We have been fortunate that this summer in Connecticut has not been filled with rain storms and hurricanes. Though there is still plenty of time left until the fall, it does appear as if Connecticut will be spared any real damaging storms.
However, your gutters could still benefit from a a quick DIY cleaning. While you will want to save the big cleaning job for the end of November, when the leaves have all fallen from the trees, now is a good time to some spot cleaning.
Already some dead leaves have started to fall as well as pollen, twigs and other natural debris from trees, animals and birds. Rather than let this collect and make the fall clean up even harder, spend an afternoon doing a quick brush of the gutters.
A good way to achieve a quick cleaning is to use a leaf blower and carefully blow down the gutter channels to clear it of any debris. Then run a hose down the channels and downspouts to flush out any remaining debris. This won’t take long but it will give your gutters a quick rinse that will help prevent any clogs from forming.
If you are going to be working on the roof or a ladder, be sure someone is around to assist. Never work on your home by yourself and at least let someone nearby know you are working on the roof. Use sturdy work gloves to prevent scrapes and cuts and make sure no one is standing under the gutters when you are clearing it of debris.