Getting all the debris out of a gutter can seem like a daunting task. However, it is critical for every homeowner.

Not only does a messy gutter look unsightly, but it can also lead to a number of issues. From causing flooding inside a home due to improper drainage to a gutter breaking or cracking, keeping this system in working order is highly important.

Be cautious

When scaling ladders and going up on the roof, it's of the utmost importance to be safe. Homeowners should undertake this kind of project with someone else whenever possible.

Get the right equipment

There are a number of different items that will make cleaning gutters easier. Before heading up on the roof to clean a gutter, homeowners should have protective eyewear, gloves, a gutter scoop, a rake and rubber-soled shoes. Each of these items will help keep a homeowner safe and efficient when cleaning gutters.

Be thorough

Make sure you don't miss parts of a gutter and ensure the system is running properly after cleaning. It's better to be thorough the first time around than have to repeat the process all over again - there's no need to go up on the roof more often than absolutely necessary. 

For those looking to learn more about the various aspects of their house - from the roof to the foundation - a 1 year anniversary inspection is a great option.