Beneath the edge of your roof are gutters that are fixed with it and these are called eavestrough. During the seasons of spring, autumn and winter, it is advisable that you give some extra maintenance by cleaning these eavestroughs. 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. When winter to spring seasons would be over, you would have potential damages of your property if these clogs will not be taken away after the fall season. To remove debris, a bucket, brush and hose would come in handy to remove and clean the eaves.
With the use of a bucket, the big debris you have collected by hand will be placed inside. 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. You can then wash the eaves down once you have completed clearing the eaves, just be careful no debris is left that will go to the downspouts for this will create clogging in the main drainage.
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.
Another thing that can cause damage on your eaves would be when a downward force is applied during cleaning, and so be careful not to do this action.
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. Take note that not all contractors have the talent to install eavestrough, which would take a precise skill to mount them, and if not done properly will lead to problems.
If you are dealing with an experienced company that specializes in eavestrough, you will be urged to give special 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.
And so in order to avoid big damages on your eavestrough, be advised to have them cleaned and protected regularly.