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Gutter Maintenance For Homeowners

As a homeowner there are many home maintenance items that become your responsibility after you purchase a home. If you’re not careful, it can be easy to lose track of routine maintenance tasks and let them pile up. However, gutter maintenance is something that is important to stay on top of, because they are an important part of a well-functioning roofing system. Here are several tips for cleaning your gutters that will leave you with the knowledge you need to check a maintenance item off of your list. 

What You Will Need

  • A ladder tall enough to reach your gutters 
  • A pair of heavy work gloves 
  • A small plastic shovel 
  • A garden hose long enough to reach the roof 
  • A spray nozzle for the hose 
  • Eye protection 
  • A tarp or bucket to collect the debris 

How To Maintain Your Gutters 

Step 1. The first step in the gutter cleaning process is to clear the debris out of the gutters. For this task, it is best to wear safety glasses and heavy work gloves so that you can protect yourself. To do this, place a ladder near the gutters and scoop out any debris. Sometimes using a plastic shovel helps in the process. 

Step 2. After you remove the debris, it is time to flush the gutters with water. To do this, take a garden hose with a spray nozzle, and spray a steady stream of water down the gutter toward the downspout. This cleans out any remaining dirt and debris left in the gutter.

Step 3. After you finish each gutter, move around your roof and repeat this process until all of your gutters are clean and free of debris. 


While routine gutter maintenance can prevent many gutter and roofing system issues, damage can occur over time. If you notice any issues while performing routine gutter maintenance, calling a professional roofing company is a good idea. If you’re looking for a professional roofing company for your gutters, look no further than Cenvar Roofing! We are a professional roofing company with an in-house gutter team qualified to meet your needs. Our convenient location in Zion Crossroads, VA lets us serve the entire Charlottesville area effectively. Visit our website to schedule your free estimate!