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How to Avoid Gutter Cleaning

Cleaning the gutter system on your house is one of the worst chores you have to complete as a home owner. Not only is it dangerous, but it is time consuming and a little gross. In addition, you need lots of different gutter cleaning tools. What I there was a way to avoid this chore altogether? The truth is that there is a way and that is to install gutter guards. Gutter guards are systems that keep debris from getting into the gutters in the first place. Therefore, you never need to clean them out. You might need to occasionally move things that cover the holes, but that is much less significant than cleaning out entire gutter systems.

There are several different types of gutter guards to choose from. Some gutter guard systems are nothing more than some mesh covering the top of the gutters. If you decide to use this variety then you need to be careful when selecting the mesh size. If the holes are too big, then you will still let some debris in to the gutter system. In this case, cleaning the gutters might be even harder because you need to remove the gutter guards in order to clean.

Another type of gutter guard is one like the Amerimax gutter guard where there is a small slit at the outer most edge of the guard to let water fall back into the gutters while debris runs off the side of the house. These gutter guards work on a principle known as water adhesion. As water and debris make their way down the roof and to the very edge of the gutter guard, the leaves and twigs will fall off the edge. Because of the properties of water, the rain adheres to the edge of the gutter guard for a heartbeat longer and then travels slightly backward on the underside of the gutter guard and then into the gutter system.

Buy a Lawn Sweeper

Do you have a garden or lawn at home? If you do, I guess you would need to spend some money to keep it clean and tidy. Having a lawn or garden at home can really make your residence or place of stay a beautiful and nice one with clean smelling fresh air every morning, but you need to put in some effort and time to make sure that it is growing all right and also that everything is spick and span. Recently, my house gutters have been giving me a headache. Not only has there been some choking in the pipes but I realised that so many leaves were gathering in the gutters that I had to clear them before it became a disaster. So I decided to get a cool gutter cleaner which was run even run by remote control! Using a mechanical brush system with high power water jets, it was able to clear my gutter of all the debris and disgusting stuff.

lawn sweeperUnfortunately, there is no such robot or mechanical equivalent machine to help clean up your lawn. Perhaps in the not so distant future mankind would invent such a robot. However it would most certainly be costly! But I guess if you already can afford to maintain a beautiful lawn that extra amount of money used to hire a robot lawn manager would be welcome and resulting in much time and effort being saved. If people can hire domestic help, why not get a robotic one to clean up the lawn? Well if you ask me, I would surely get something like that if it is available!

Anyway, such technology is not available now and the best I can get is a lawn sweeper. The lawn sweeper is a simple equipment that can be used to sweep the lawn, that means you push or pull it along your lawn and it acts like a vacuum cleaner of sorts and sucks up everything that should not be on your lawn.