If you’ve ever attempted to clean your gutters by hand, you know that this is not an easy task. Between balancing on a ladder and trying to reach all of the curved edges of your gutters; this becomes a task that no homeowner wants to tackle often. While cleaning may not ever become your favorite chore, using a pressure washer will greatly reduce the time spent on cleaning your gutters. With more than 15 years of experience using pressure washing to make Jacksonville homes look great, join Aarron’s Pressure Washing as we discuss the easiest way to clean your gutters with a pressure washer.
In order to get your gutters on their way to looking new, you need to rinse them with clean water from your pressure washer. It is important that you use a lower pressure setting initially so that you do not damage your gutters or siding in the process. If you have any foliage nearby, another best practice is to rinse them down with a low-pressure setting to avoid having any detergent stick to your plants. This step helps get any noticeable debris off of your gutters so that they are primed for your cleaning solution that can be used in the next step.
After you have finished rinsing down your gutters with clean water, the next step is to apply the detergent to your pressure washer. When spraying down your gutters, try to aim the nozzle ahead of yourself and to the side to prevent water from spraying back at you. Avoid directing a large amount of water into your gutters as this can cause mold or mildew to form.
Once you feel that you have given your detergent enough time to work its magic on your gutters, begin pressure washing the soap away with clean water. If you happen to get any detergent on any trees or shrubs nearby, you can always use a lower pressure setting on your pressure washer to rinse them clean.
The last step for achieving beautifully clean gutters is to pressure wash the inside of your gutters. Unlike hand cleaning your gutters, there is no ladder needed for this step! Using a special attachment for your pressure washer, you can clean the insides with ease. Use your wand to spray away from the downspouts and the pressure alone will hurl all unwanted debris out of your gutters.
We hope that you have found these tips useful for simplifying your gutter cleaning experience. For the best results, we recommend that you consult a professional pressure washing company like APW to help you get the job done right. For more tips and tricks feel free to check out our other blog articles or to schedule your pressure washing appointment, give APW a call today at 904-386-4871. We look forward to helping you make your home look beautiful again with pressure washing!