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    Cleaning gutters for home maintenance

    Published on 23 March 2020, Monday, 5:58 AM
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    Nipping small problems in the bud before they eventuate into larger ones should be on any homeowner's priority list.

    If it isn't, spring is the perfect time to put together a maintenance schedule to ensure that you don't get left with expensive jobs further down the track.

    Cleaning gutters and downspouts is an important task that should be conducted on a regular basis to minimise any potential flooding or roof leaks, which can easily cost thousands to repair.

    Whenever working at heights it is important to take safety into consideration - using the right equipment to ensure your wellbeing.

    Depending on the height of your roof, you may find using a cherry picker or scissor lift from your local Kennards Hire useful. You can also hire harness kits that can provide you with safety in the event that you fall or slip.

    When clearing gutters, it is advised that you start close to the downspout and work your way outwards - this will avoid any unnecessary debris entering the spout.

    You may find using a garden trowel or hand spade helpful to remove the debris from gutters - finishing off with a good rinse using a hose to remove the last of the leaves and foliage.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.