How to Clean Conservatory Gutters
With the Right Cleaning Tools and a Bit of Elbow Grease You Can Keep Your Conservatory Guttering in Tip Top Condition.
Buying a brand new conservatory is a big investment, so you’ll want to keep your new living space looking and working its best for years to come. Our home improvement experts share their top tips on how to clean and look after your conservatory guttering in this article.
In order to clean your conservatory guttering, you will need a sturdy stepladder or conservatory ladder that’s high enough for you to see and reach into the gutter. Prop it against the roof but make sure not to put pressure on the guttering – any weight could cause the gutters to split or crack.
To start off, check your downpipes. These may be blocked with plant debris, dirt or muck – if so, you’ll need to take the pipes apart in order to remove the dirt using a wire, stick or a hose that’s capable of creating a forceful stream of water. If your downpipes are connected to the wall with brackets, you may also need to unscrew them before you start cleaning.
Next, move on to cleaning the gutter brackets and the guttering along the roofline of your conservatory. Double-check that none of the brackets have come loose – if they have, either screw them back into place or replace them. Now clean out the roofline guttering using a trowel and a damp cloth to remove any debris. Wipe any leftover dirt away.
Finally, once you’ve cleaned the downpipes and roofline gutters, make sure to clean the ends of your conservatory roof panels and use a hosepipe to flush the gutters properly, leaving them fully cleaned and free of debris.
If you are interested in discussing the installation of new conservatory guttering, roofing, windows or a brand new conservatory, we can help – all you need to do is contact us. You can also visit our Basingstoke showroom to see a variety of available conservatory styles and our portfolio of recent projects.
Related Topics in Our Conservatory Buying Guide:
- How to Keep Your Conservatory Cool
- How to Modernise a Conservatory
- How to Keep Your Conservatory Warm