How to clean and maintain your gutters

Thursday, 29 January 2015 3:56:30 PM Australia/Sydney

DIY can be messy and cleaning the gutters is certainly a dreaded a job. It doesn't need to be difficult and with the help of this video you can make cleaning your gutters easy.

Project Steps

  • Step 1: Ladder safety
  • Step 2: Inspect your gutter
  • Step 3: Install gutter guard

Project Checklist


  • Gutter cleaner
  • Gloves
  • Gutter guard in plastic
  • Roof and gutter sealant
  • Caulking gun
  • Stanley knife
  • Bucket and rags
  • Ladder

Step 1

Ladder safety in this job is particularly important. Always set the ladder up on a flat surface, wear suitable footwear and position the ladder away from harm. Don’t use a ladder that is too short for the task and don't lift heavy objects up the ladder.

Step 2

Inspect the gutter from beneath and above to ensure they are secure and haven't come away from the facia. Use the gutter cleaner, and clear the gutter into a bucket. Once the gutter is clear, dry the surface with a rag and look for any rust spots.

Step 3

Now to install some gutter guard. This will protect your gutters from clogging and will make the job so much easier next time you need to clear your gutters.

Unroll the gutter guard and cut to the length of the gutter. Installing is very easy, simply push the mesh into the gutter opening and fold over next to the roof line to make sure there are no openings for leaves and twigs to get through. It's that simple!

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