Lose the Gutter Gunk!

How to Clean Your Gutters, Dallas Real Estate Agent DFWAshleyFall foliage is a glorious time to be outdoors - taking in the changing colors and crunch beneath your feet. But it can wreak havoc on your gutters. Tackle the build-up with some of these tips.

Start in the Corners
Using gloves, clear tight spots first, like corners and downspouts. Toss the gunk into a work bucket (opposed to on the ground) so that you have less mess later and no slipping hazards.

Clear straightaways
Make a plast scoop easily with a plastic milk jug or 20 ounce bottle of soda. Use a utility knife to slice off the bottom at a slight angle and you'll have a scooper!

Usually, two elbows join the gutter to the downspout, which become ideal locations for clogs. Blast some water with your garden hose to add some pressure cleaning.

Eliminate this Chore
Have you considered a gutter guard? Fine-weave mesh covers can be added to your gutter system to allow water in and keep leaves out. You'll find prices around $9 a linear foot in stores and online.

Be sure to use a safety ladder or stabilizing bar to prevent damage to the gutter system. You'll have clean, free flowing gutters in no time!

DFWAshley, Ashley Cox, Dallas Realtor (972) 978-3109

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Comment balloon 3 commentsAshley Cox • October 12 2015 10:28AM


These are great tips Ashley Cox ....I just had our cleaned ....

Have a great day in Dallas!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 2 years ago

It is a chore I used to do multiple times in the fall back in the midwest. This year in Las Vegas I get to skip it, but I do miss the leaves, the extra chore was worth the beautiful colors. Have a great week!

Posted by Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech (Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger) about 2 years ago

I see so many houses this time of the year that need to remove the gutter gunk!

Posted by Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma) about 2 years ago