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Cleaning gutters - how it's done

Cleaning gutters - how it's done


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A garden is not just made up of plants that need to be cared for in the beds. You also have to take care of everything around it. This also includes the task of cleaning the gutters.

Cleaning gutters is also part of gardening

Clean the gutter
Wherever there is a roof, you will also find a gutter or rain gutter so that the water can run off in a coordinated manner. And you have to check these channels every now and then. Especially when there are trees nearby and ensure that the gutter is blocked from time to time. If the gutter is full of leaves, on the one hand the water can no longer drain properly and shoots out over the gutter, on the other hand leaves can clog the downpipe. That is why you should check your gutters regularly and remove foreign objects.

Constipation in the gutterIf rainwater flows over the edge of the gutter or drips slowly from the downpipe, then the gutter or downpipe is clogged. To clean the gutter and downpipe you should do the following:

  1. Always clean the gutter first.
  2. Then pour water into the downpipe from above.
  3. If the water flows out of the downpipe very slowly, it is blocked. So you have to clean this too. The best way to do this is with a spiral tube.

Grids and nets
If you want to save yourself this annoying work, you can attach grids or nets to the gutter that prevent leaves and branches from falling into the gutter and thus into the downpipe. If the wall of the house is covered with climbing plants, you should check again and again, because these can damage the gutters and pipes by their force alone.