Your gutters and downspouts need to be regularly cleaned. They can become filled with debris, including dirt, sticks, and leaves, that can prevent water from flowing through the gutter channels as it should. This extra weight can cause damage to your gutters. This can also prevent the gutters from being able to discard water away from your home, potentially damaging your foundation, home siding, and landscaping. Pressure washing gutters, also known as power washing gutters, can be an effective and fast way to get your gutters cleaned. Here is everything you need to know about gutters and pressure washing.
The Benefits of Pressure Washing a Gutter
One of the benefits associated with pressure washing a gutter and the downspouts is that it helps to get the gutter clean in a short period of time. Pressure washing involves spraying pressurized water onto the gutter and into the downspouts. This helps to quickly remove debris and clogs. This is much faster than trying to remove this debris by hand. Pressure washing also helps to remove caked-on debris, such as mud that has been baked into the gutter thanks to heat and sunlight. Pressure washing a gutter system is both a fast and effective way to thoroughly clean gutters and ensure water can flow through the channels and downspouts as designed.
How Often a Gutter Should Be Pressure Washed
It is recommended that your gutter system be cleaned at least once a year. Many people prefer to have this task completed in the fall, right before winter and spring bring rain with them. However, there is no right time of year to have this task completed. If your gutter fills up fast, you may need to have your gutters cleaned more frequently. If you have a tree that hangs over your gutter system and drops leaves in the gutters or you have pests who build nests in the gutters, you may need to have your gutter system cleaned as needed to remove this debris.
Why Hire Professional Pressure Washing Services to Clean Gutters
Pressure washing gutters is one of the fastest and most effective ways to clean a gutter system. However, pressure washing gutters can damage the gutters if someone does not know what they are doing. Gutters are often made from aluminum, which is fairly soft. The right amount of pressure needs to be used, or the gutters can bend or become damaged. Additionally, a professional can determine what cleaning solutions to use to ensure the landscaping below the gutters is not damaged or killed by harsh cleaning products.
When you are looking to have your gutters cleaned, hiring a licensed and experienced pressure washing company to help you can be invaluable. Here at Griffs Pressure Washing Services, our team can help to clean the exterior of residential and commercial properties, including siding, fencing, concrete surfaces, asphalt surfaces, and gutters. Call us today to schedule a cleaning service with us.