We all know how to keep in the inside of our gutters clean – with regular cleanings or the installation of leaf protection products, but few people are aware of the suggested solution for cleaning the outside of gutters.
Some gutters, especially white ones, can get what we call “tiger-stripes.” This happens when dirt and grime build up in the lip of the gutter, and moisture is combined with the pollutants in the gutter, causing the filthy mixture to stream down the front of your gutters. Rain causes the dirt and grime in the gutter to overflow down the front of the gutter, even more so in especially rainy spring and summer months (HELLO, MICHIGAN THIS YEAR!!)
The good news is…. there is a do-it-yourself solution to help you get rid of these hideous streaks!
The recipe is as follows:
- 1/3 cup laundry detergent
- 2/3 cup trisodium phosphate
- 1 quart 5% bleach
- 3 quarts water.
Mix, apply to the gutters, and rinse.
This should take care of your problem! Happy Cleaning!