How to Remove Black Streaks from your Gutters


Do you have gutters on your house with dark black streaks? They should be easy enough to remove.

Things You'll Need

  • Ladder
  • Spray Oven Cleaner
  • Face mask
  • Eye Protection
  • Hat or Hair Net
  • You can go to your local Dollar Store and buy generic oven cleaner, hair net/cap, and paint mask, and goggles

  • Be Careful and use ladder to go up to the gutter. Spray with oven cleaner and move to next section. Do not over reach while on a ladder as you could fall.

  • Do one side of your house at a time.
    After spraying with oven cleaner let sit for about 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse with garden hose. Be sure to rinse entire wall at the same time

  • Finish by doing the remaining sides of your house.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear Eye and Resperation Protection
  • a Hair Net or Hat might also be a good idea
  • You could also wrap a tshirt around your head looking out the neck hole (old painters fix)
  • If you have a pressure washer you can rinse with it.
  • Do Not Over reach while on ladder
  • Make sure ladder is in good working order
  • Do not let oven cleaner sit on wall or gutter surfaces without rinsing off with water.

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