Calgarians love to complete home care projects themselves, but gutter cleaning doesn’t have to be the gross chore it’s always been. We totally understand if you’ve been putting off this inconvenient task, but it’s important to finish it before we fully welcome winter in Alberta. Clogged gutters from leaves and gunk causes water to build up and flood when it rains heavily. This is dangerous once winter hits because that water freezes into icicles and can cause damage to your roof, as well as any poor, unfortunate soul standing below when an icicle breaks. Using a pressure washer to clean the gutters of your home is a great way to save yourself time and stress.
Make sure to read last month’s blog post if you want to learn more about the type of machine you’ll need to get the job done. Besides a machine, you’ll need some extra attachments. A specialized C-shaped nozzle will help you easily clean your gutters. This bent nozzle means that you don’t have to be above your gutters to remove the autumn gunk. Cleaning from the roof is dangerous, so you’ll want an extension wand to help you reach your gutters while you stand on the ground. If you can’t get these extra attachments, we recommend leaving pressure washing to the professionals.
When you decide to take up pressure washing projects, it is absolutely necessary to stay safe. Wear safety goggles to protect your eyes. When you spray your gutters, leaves and dirt are going to fly everywhere, and there’s no point in losing an eye to a flying pebble. Before you start, walk around your house to check for electric outlets or damaged areas. You’ll want to avoid hitting these spots with the high pressure water. Never stand on a ladder using a pressure washer; keep yourself grounded, with both feet planted.
When you’re ready to get to cleaning, power washing your gutters is actually a really easy process. Once you’ve prepped by reading the Operator’s Manual for your machine’s complete instructions, you are ready to go. Connect the cleaning attachment and extension wand to the pressure washer. Hook up the machine to your garden house and turn them both on. All that’s left is to insert the end into your gutters and spray! You’ll know you’re done when debris stops flying off your rooftop.
Remember, this blog is not a complete guide on how to properly clean your gutters. If you aren’t sure you are ready to start using a pressure washer on your own, you don’t have to. Don’t worry about how to store the big machine when it’s unused; a professional residential pressure washing service can provide a full cleaning of the entire exterior of your home and we’ll take all the bulky products away with us! Zanjani Cleaning Services offers customizable home cleaning packages to Calgarians so that you can afford the shining home you deserve. Call us today at 403-668-1665 or visit us online for a free quote on the services you’d like to use.