If you’re new to house keeping or home ownership, I bet last thing in your mind is cleaning your gutters. Or maybe you never thought keeping 'em clean was such a big deal — Right? Well, here’s why you should you care: the last thing you want is a clogged gutter! Overtime they may lead to big problems. Cleaning gutters is a lot easier than you may think, and with a little prevention, totally pain free. Read on to learn how we keep ours tip top!We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
While unclogging some of my gutters the other day which I'm thankful I did because water was backing up and freezing onto the wall of the house, I discovered that at least one of the ceramic drainage pipes was filled with debris from when I cleaned the gutters. I've reached as far down as I can go with my hands and arms to pull stuff out but as you can see, there is stuff I can't reach. Outside of using a drainage snake, what could I do to clean it out? We have an inch and a quarter of rain forecast for tonight and it's going to be 60 degrees today so I hope I can get this unclogged a little better.