Should You Pressure Wash Your Gutters?

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The rain gutter market in the US was valued at $1,001.81 million in 2021. They may not be the most exciting part of our homes, but if they go wrong, boy, do you know about it! They can cause damage to your roof, walls, and windows that can cost thousands to put right.

This has led many to ponder whether they can bust out their pressure washer when it’s time to clean their gutters. The answer is a little more complicated than you might think.

Pressure Washing Gutters - Proceed with Caution

Pressure washing is an awesome way to clear away dirt from hundreds of materials, from brick to outdoor furniture. In theory, it can also be used at low pressure to clean gutters. But there are a few reasons why you’ll want to consider whether it’s really the best choice.

Uncontrolled Gutter Debris Spatter

If you go ahead and blast dirt and debris out of your gutters, it will go everywhere. It’ll splash onto your roof and run down your walls. Even if you decide to use a pressure washer, it’s best to remove the dirt by hand first.

That way, you can keep it under control and not create extra work for yourself. You can then use the pressure washer on low to medium pressure to flush out any remaining gunk.

Safety First

Working with a pressure washer up a ladder is tricky. The power of the jet could unsettle you and be very dangerous. For this reason, we advise having someone else foot the ladder. 

Even better, call the professionals. They’ve got the right safety gear and training to get it right safely.

Avoid Gutter Damage

Gutters are designed to withstand heavy rain, but not a pressure washer on full power. Avoid damaging them by using a gentle setting.

Let Wash-N-It Handle Pressure Washing For You

If your gutters need some serious attention, the pressure washing professionals at Wash-N-It are up to the challenge! We’re proud to serve the people of Napa, CA.

Call us today at (707) 294-4873 or reach out online.

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