Clean Gutter Discoloration

Filed in Gutter Tips by on April 2, 2016

How to Clean Gutter Discoloration

One common question we receive is how to deal with the vertical stripes that are often seen on rain gutters. We have a solution you can use to clean your gutters exteriors. Apply the solution listed below with a sponge or sponge mop and gently scrub until discoloration is minimized. Rinse away any remaining solution immediately to prevent damage . Always wear eye protection and gloves when working with caustic chemicals.

Exterior Gutter Cleaning Solution, prepare as follows:

  • 1/2 cup detergent (ex. Tide)
  • 2/3 cup Trisodium Phosphate (ex. Soilax)
  • 1 quart 5% Sodium Hypochlorite (ex. Clorox)
  • 3 quarts Water

Caution: Greater concentrations may cause damage to your property. Make sure to spray off any area that the solution has come into contact with as soon as possible and to thoroughly rinse plants and flower beds to insure they are not harmed.

*Please note, this process is to be used at your own discretion, All Gutter Systems is not responsible for any misuse or damage that may occur as a result of using this cleaning method.


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