Beneath the edge of your roof are gutters that are fixed with it and these are called eavestrough. Practically in the seasons of spring, fall and winter, it is a good time to pay extra close attention to your eavestrough and conduct some cleaning. Some debris and other particles are noticeable to be caught up in the eavestrough after winter season. Fallen leaves and other debris should also be taken into close attention since during autumn these will get clogged in your eavestrough and also in the downspouts. If you fail to clean your eavestrough from these fallen leaves and debris during the fall season, you will have the risk of damaging your property when winter and spring comes due to the clogging. In order to remove and clean the eaves, it would come in handy to have a bucket, a brush and a hose to help you do the cleaning job.
First you can do is collect by hand all the big clog materials and put it in the bucket. There could be a possible hardening of the leaves in the eaves, and when this happens, just take your brush and scrub them until these are removed and the eaves are smooth again. When the eaves are cleaned from debris, you can take the house and wash the eaves down, and be reminded that no debris are left behind that might be included as you wash down because this will cause your main drainage to clog.
The maintenance of your eaves is better to be done every spring and fall seasons so that this area of your house will work at their optimum performance. If you fail to do this maintenance regularly, possible leaks that would overflow and damage your lawn, gardens, patio and other areas could happen, not to mention the fact that clogged leaves can dismantle and fail your roof structure because of its weigth.
Take note that applying downward force to your eaves can also cause damage and so be careful when you perform your cleaning.
You may not know this but it is said that the number one reason why your eaves is causing problem is because it was installed incorrectly in the first place. The reason of this is because it takes talent to make a precise skill to mount the eavestrough, which not all contractors have.
A reliable company that specializes in eavestrough would usually advise their clients to pay more attention to these rain gutters. You will be advised to call them as soon as you detect some problems, as they have the skills and equipment to clean, repair and replace broken pieces of your eavestrough.
It is thus advisable that you have your eavestrough protected and cleaned regularly so that you will avoid big damages on this part of your house.