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Attention, homeowners: Don't pay another repairman until you check out this video series on simple repairs you can make yourself.
You Will Need
- Weather forecasts
- Two buckets
- Two wire hooks
- An extension ladder
- Work gloves
- Safety goggles
- A trowel or scoop
- A garden hose
Check the weather
Choose a day with good weather to clean your gutters; you don't want to combat high winds or rain.
Hang buckets to ladder
Hang your buckets on the top of your extension ladder with wire hooks. Load one with your tools and use the other to hold debris collected from the gutters.
Raise the ladder
Raise the ladder to lean against the eaves. Put on your work gloves and safety goggles.
Use your trowel or a scoop and remove the debris from your gutters, beginning near a downspout.
Work away from downspout
Move away from the downspout as you work to prevent additional debris from collecting at the downspout.
Hose the gutters clean
Wash away any residual debris with your garden hose. Aim the spray towards the downspout.