How to Clean Your Gutters in 3 StepsCleaning your gutters is an important part of home maintenance. Clogged gutters can cause water damage to your home, yard, and roof, not to mention increase your chance of flooding.
Want to prevent this at your home? Here's how:
* Clear out all the debris and leaves at the top of the downspout.
* Using a hose, rinse the lengths of gutter until the debris begins to flow toward the downspout and onto the ground. (You may need to remove larger pieces with your hands.)
* Rinse out any downspout strainers. If these get clogged, it can cause back-ups in the entire system.)
Do this at least once or twice per year.