On Saturday I cleaned my gutters. It is definitely a job that I don’t like doing as it is dirty and also high off the ground.
I am re-using pictures from back in 2018 in this post, but most of the text is new 🙂
It is a bit of a challenge to figure out where to place it against the house to get to where I want.
A lot of leaves collect in the gutters, especially when there is a large tree close to one of the long gutters. The side of the house shown above doesn’t have any trees, but they blow over the roof and fill it up.
A pair of scissor tongs really helped in grabbing the leaves out of the gutter, and also extended my reach just a bit.
It was easy to lift them out and fling them out onto the ground.
My sidewalk down the side of the house looked similar to this when I was done. I am letting the rains wash them off the sidewalk, and in the other places I broke up the larger clumps and will just let them add fertilizer to the lawn.
The gutters are now much cleaner.
I have a couple small gutters that never get cleaned, they are simply too hard to get to from the ground and I am not going to climb up on the roof.
I am really glad that I don’t have a two story house.
I am seriously thinking of getting leaf guards for my gutters or hiring someone to clean the gutters in the future.