Leaf guard gutters play a huge role in keeping your gutter free of debris that will prevent proper draining of rainwater and melted snow. which will, in turn, lead to the growth of mildew and mold that is detrimental to your health. And worst case scenario causes your roof to weaken and cave in due to water damage.
But sometimes, even the doctor needs to go a see a doctor. In essence, cleaning gutter guards help to ensure they do not cave under the pressure of the collected debris and stop working efficiently.
How To Clean Leaf Guard Gutters
The first step would be to try and remove the debris by hand or using a brush or leaf guard gutter cleaning tool. As some of it may be caught in the fine mesh that prevents them from getting in the gutter. Next, you can use a hose to wash away any debris that is left behind after the initial cleanup step.
Finally, if any of the debris or pine needles are still left behind after the hose down. Remove the leaf guard gutter and proceed to do a more thorough cleanup on the ground. You can also hose down the gutter at this point to remove any build up from the rainwater or any other fine dirt that got through the fine mesh of the leaf guard.
Carry out a routine leaf guard gutter maintenance every few months to ensure that the debris buildup does not end up being the cause of the problems you were trying to avoid by installing them. Debris buildup on the leaf guards can also pile up on the roof and provide a perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. Lastly, do not forget to wear protective gloves before you get started to prevent getting cut by the guard itself or any sharp objects in the debris.