By High Five Gutters on March 28, 2021
Cleaning gutters and downspouts can be an easy job for any homeowner. The trick is to make sure you have the proper tools, and know what you’re doing. And most importantly, safety. You want to make sure you’re fully aware, whether you’re on a ladder or walking on your roof. We’ve compiled some of our favorite gutter cleaning instructional videos to make sure you know what to do in any situation.
The first video below is an excellent example of a DIY gutter cleaning explainer. The video explains a bit of roof safety, as well as techniques to clean out your gutter tracks – manual vs blower. It also covers the interior and exterior gutter cleaning process, as well as a downspout clearing. Check this one out if you need a high level, 5 minute gutter cleaning explainer.
Next up, a Home Depot created video covering gutter cleaning 101. It lists the supplies and equipment necessary to DIY your gutter cleaning. All available at Home Depot, by the way. It goes over the basics of clearing your home’s gutters from a ladder. It also covers patching leaky and sloping gutters.
Next up, a video about clearing downspouts. You’ll learn about problems that cause downspout clogs and where you should look for potential clogs. It also discusses downspout sizes to reduce clogs and maximize drainage. This video also shows a technique to manually unclog downspouts using a plumbers. Flushing the loosened clog is can be done from the top down or the bottom up.
Lowe’s makes created great homeowner DIY content. This video discusses gutter cleaning, as well as gutter guard installation. While we don’t recommend gutter guards, we recognize that many people have them on their homes and need to know how to clean and maintain them. One great thing about this video is that it discusses ladder safety quite extensively. It’s a great watch for anybody using a ladder to access their roof. It also covers downspout clearing and leak abatement in heavy detail.
This collection of videos will cover almost all bumps and roadblocks you may run into when DIY cleaning your gutters. It’s great to know how the cleaning process works before you run into any issues. We like to keep this page up to date with the latest technology and techniques, so if you run into any situations that are not covered by one of these videos, please let us know.
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