During the spring time it is a good idea to get down and possibly slightly dirty, if your eavestrough are, and do some cleaning. After the winter season has passed you will notice particles from your shingles and other debris caught in your eavestrough. During the fall season you should pay extra close attention to your eavestrough as fallen leaves and dirt will get clogged in your eavestrough and also your downspouts. If you don’t clean this from the fall season you risk damaging your property over the winter season through to spring with clogs. A very easy and comprehensive way to clean your eaves is to get up on a ladder or roof, have a small bucket for debris and a brush for cleaning. Keep your hose handy to wash the eaves.
First collect all the big debris by hand and dispose into the bucket. Some debris will harden to your eaves, take the brush and scrub your eaves until it is smooth again. Once you have completed this take your hose and wash the eaves down. Be careful not to let debris go down your downspout because this will clogg the main drainage. Do this every fall and spring season to keep you eaves working at optimal performance. Failure to do so can result in foundation leaks by overflowing, damaged lawn, gardens, patio stone interlocking, etc. Clogged eaves can also fail and become dismantled from the roof structure by to much weight within the eaves.
Be careful when cleaning to not apply any downward force to your eaves because this can cause damage as well.