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How to Clean a Gutter System

Step 1

Place the sturdy ladder on a level base. Put on heavy work gloves, non-slip shoes and safety glasses to protect you from sharp objects and falling debris.

Step 2

Scoop loose leaves and debris out of the gutter system using a narrow garden trowel. Start at a drain outlet near the low end of a gutter and work away from the drain outlet. Place the leaves and debris into a plastic garbage-can liner.

Step 3

Wash any further debris out of the gutter system using a water hose attached to a high-pressure nozzle. Spray the water throughout the entire gutter system, working toward the drain outlet.

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