Cleaning Gutters

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3 DIY Projects to Finish Before Daylight Saving Time Ends

Get those final outside projects done before you run out of daylight!

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Prepare Your Gutters for the Rainy Season

Follow these 7 tips for preventing damage to your house.

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How to Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Clean your gutters and protect your home in 5 easy steps.

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Using Muriatic Acid to Clean Drains

Do you have a difficult clog that resists all methods of clearing? As a last resort, learn how to apply muriatic acid to a tough problem.

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How to Maintain Plastic Rain Gutters

Plastic rain gutters are quite cheap and easy to maintain and repair. So long as you tend to a problem quickly, you can greatly decrease the risk of causing further damage and prevent any excess leakage. Repairing and maintaining plastic rain gutters is easily within the reach of anyone comfortable with

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How to Clean and Maintain Steel Gutters

Steel gutters are very crucial components of your roof, since it is the part that collects rain water and eventually drains them off to the house’s sewer system. While steel gutters are made from very sturdy materials, it is still at risk of getting damaged over time especially when debris like leaves

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Box Gutter Maintenance and Cleaning

Gutter maintenance is something you probably don't think about until mid to late fall, when your roof and gutters become covered with leaves. Cleaning and maintaining your box gutters is not a fun task, but it's a necessary one if you want to extend the life of your gutters. Tools and Materials Needed:

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Gutter Maintenance: Mistakes to Avoid

Gutter maintenance is not an enjoyable activity. You want to do it fast and get it over with, which can lead to errors in judgment. Here are a few mistakes you should try to avoid when dealing with gutter maintenance. 1. Badly Positioned Ladder When cleaning the gutters you will probably need a ladder.

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How to Prevent Clogged Gutters

Cleaning up clogged gutters is a chore most of us like to put off until it is too late. The seasons come and go so swiftly that before we know it, the gutters have sucked up all the leaves, springtime seeds, and soil particles they could muster. When winter calls for cleaning, we end up struggling through

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How to Clean Clogged Gutters

Clogged gutters are an irritating problem which can be difficult to fix. The following article contains some tips on how to do it yourself. You will need to have some tools and certain cleaning materials at your disposal. Getting the right tools and materials will save you time and help you do a better

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Cleaning Your Vinyl Gutters

These practices protect against a gutter ball in your game.

Thaw a Frozen Downspout

A Downspout is an integral part of a home's gutter system that's responsible for taking the water collected by the gutters and dispersing it out and away from the home.

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Using a Pressure Washer

The spring cleaning ritual is as much a part of the season as baseball, rain showers and tulips. Tackling

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How to Clean Your Eaves Troughs

It's a bit of a hassle, but it's better not to ignore it. Taking a short amount of time to clean out your eaves troughs, two or three times a year will make the job easier to keep up with.

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Make Your Own Economical Gutter Cleaner

Having a gutter cleaner to help clean out the gutters along the edge of the roof line of your home makes

How to Unclog/Clean a Roof Drain

A roof drain is often used on flat roofs to connect the roof to the outlet pipe. However, they will need cleaning from time to time, as they tend to clog.

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Clean Gutters Mean Dry Basements

While you may not have thought about it, gutters play an important role in ensuring your basement stays