How to clean gutters

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Project Overview

Keeping your gutters clean is a simple job that can help prevent problems like blocked downpipes and rainwater leaking into your ceiling cavity. Dried out leaf litter can also be a fire hazard. You can do this job yourself with the most basic equipment. This video shows you all you need to know to clean gutters safely. Continue to step-by-step instructions
Time Required

Quick Fix

Quick Fix

A quick fix project usually takes around 1-2 hours

 

Step by Step Instructions

1 Prepare your ladder and equipment
2 Clear the gutters of debris
  • Step 1. Prepare your ladder and equipment

    When you work on a ladder, you want to do it safely and avoid climbing up and down too much. Make sure you have your bucket, gloves and accessories ready to go. For added safety, it’s worth getting a Ladder’s Little Helper, which holds your ladder steady and a Ladder Limb to hook your bucket in place.
  • Step 2. Clear the gutters of debris

    With one gloved hand, pull all the debris out and put it in your bucket. Your other hand should be holding the ladder to help keep you balanced. Use your scraper if the debris is sticking too much, or the gap between your gutter and tiles is too narrow. Once you’ve removed most of the mess, give the bottom of the gutter a good sweep with your brush. Don’t worry if you leave a small amount of debris behind, the next rains should wash that away.

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