Gather your tools before you start. You should have the following:

  • Gloves:
    These help because not only do they keep your hands clean, but also
    protect against metal pieces and anything sharp that may have gathered
  • Trowel or scoop:
    Again, these tools save your hands from grime and injury, but also
    speed up cleaning as you can just scoop and dump.
  • Ladder:
    Some experienced gutter cleaners
    recommend using a tall step ladder for stability instead of an
    extension ladder. Having someone steady the bottom is also a good idea.
  • Rake/Broom:
    Leaves and debris should be raked and removed, including on the roof,
    so any rain won’t push more into the troughs.
  • Goggles:
    If anything splashes into your face, or something sharp gets flushed
    out of the gutter, your eyes are protected. They also keep insects and
    other critters from getting into your eyes.
  • Bin bag:
    This makes clean up MUCH easier. Scoop and dump!

We recommend cleaning your gutters at least once or twice a year, maybe
more if your house sits near trees etc. The best time to clean is start of
spring and autumn, as these two times there will be most build up of leaves
and debris.

Repair and maintain gutters to prevent cracks and clogs. By maintaining
gutters , you are preventing damage to your home and keeping your
investment safe.

For more expert advice on how maintain your gutters, call into your local Expert Hardware store.