Accumulation of leaves, dirt, and other debris is the primary cause of clogged downspouts. For your gutter system to function optimally, you will need to first unclog the system, then make the necessary repairs. Until then, you can’t escape from troubles associated with clogged gutter system including gutter overflows and leaky basements.
Offering a gutter cleaning service is not work that takes a lot of skill but experience is something that can be of value to you. There are a lot of companies offering the sake services out there you need to be more than just aggressive in attracting clients. A simple thing such as unclogging a gutter is one of the most basic things a gutter cleaner should learn. If you unskilled in such areas, then you will have q hard time in keeping up with the changing dynamics of such a venture.
Most clogging incidents are not actually logging but debris blocking the upper part of the downspout. You simply have to clear away the debris and the gutter will be working within no time. it is important to note that when you are clearing and cleaning away the debris you may end up clogging the downspout. Take extra care when you use water to clean out the drainage by removing all the debris before you pour the water. You can bring an extra bucket with you for the sake of putting away the debris.
When it comes to unclogging the gutter you have two main options that will work for your gutter:
- Dismantle the downspout. This can be easily done but it can be a delicate process as you need to be attentive to the way the downspout was fixed so that you can easily fix it back once you are finished with unclogging.
- Using a gutter snake. This is a tool that uses the same concept as that of a toilet snake only that in this case the diameter is half of that of a toilet snake. Place it inside the gutter and use it remove the clog in the gutter pipes.
Note that a professional gutter cleaner will first examine the clogged gutters an adopt the best strategy to unclog the system. If you decide to unclog the downspouts on your own, make sure that you have the necessary skills, tools and equipment.