With the changing of the seasons, the climate changes; as do our trees and foliage. Leaves begin to fall and debris flies around in a moderate wind storm, putting our gutters at risk. Before winter sets in and the weather is intolerable, now is the time to tend to the gutters and prepare for the winter months.
Mr Windows Cleaning Service LLC has prepared some tips on cleaning those gutters, and repairing if necessary
Remove Leaves & Debris – The first step is climbing a ladder and removing leaves and debris from the upmost section of the gutters and working your way to the downspout. Be sure not to neglect the downspout as clogs can prevent water from draining properly. Not only will mud and mildew build up, clogs can cause sagging gutters.
Inspect the Spikes – They should be extending through the gutter, fascia board and into the rafter behind it. If the spikes work their ways out of holes, it is a wise investment to replace the old spikes with new ones.
Check for Leaks – Some leaks can be repaired, however others may lead to gutter replacement. If gutter repair is in order, use a chisel to scrape the caulking out and let dry completely. Follow that with new bead silicon sealing to keep the water from getting behind the gutters and rotting the boards.
Check Downspout Rivets – Last mechanical check is the rivets on the downspout. If they are loose or have dropped out, as they do frequently, a rivet gun can secure them quickly and efficiently back in place.
Leaf Guard – Installing a leaf guard will cut down on leaves and debris from your gutters. If your gutters look rusty and beyond cleaning and repairing, be sure to get them replaced.
Professional Gutter Cleaning & Whitening in Reston, Herndon & McLean Virginia
Cleaning the gutters can be a daunting task, especially those with equilibrium issues, or other medical conditions, as the majority of the work is done on a ladder while manipulating equipment. If you choose to conduct this duty on your own, be sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions. Just be cautious as the wrong angles can destroy your shingles. If you cannot do it yourself, or merely can’t afford the time, not only can a skilled professional from Reston Pressure Washing conduct this service, but we also offer gutter whitening to make your gutters are clean and like new again. The best way to clean the gutters is a pressure wash, and better yet a professional pressure wash from Reston Pressure Washing will ensure the cleanest gutters!