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Is it OK to pressure wash gutters?

It is generally safe to pressure wash gutters, but there are some important considerations to keep in mind to ensure that you do not cause any damage or harm yourself.

Firstly, it is important to use the correct type of pressure washer and nozzle for the job. A pressure washer with a pressure setting of 1500 PSI or less and a fan nozzle is recommended for cleaning gutters. Using a higher pressure or a concentrated nozzle can cause damage to the gutters or force water under the shingles, leading to leaks.

Secondly, make sure to take proper safety precautions when using a pressure washer. Wear protective gear, including eye and ear protection, gloves, and non-slip shoes. Always use a ladder that is sturdy and secure, and never stand on the roof itself.

Lastly, it is important to be mindful of the environment and where the water is going. Direct the water away from your home's foundation and any nearby electrical equipment, and be sure to follow local regulations regarding wastewater disposal.

Overall, if done correctly and safely, pressure washing gutters can be an effective way to remove debris and keep them functioning properly.


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