How Often For Gutter Cleaning?
It is recommended to regularly clean gutters to keep them free of debris and to allow water to flow freely. Some experts recommend cleaning your gutters at least two times per year (late spring and early fall). You should clean your gutters often enough to prevent overflow or potential damage. If you have large trees on your property you may need to clean your gutters more often to prevent dry leaves, branches and debris from filling your gutters.
What happens if I don’t clean my gutters?
The result of not cleaning your gutters regularly can be clogged gutters and downspouts. This can lead to standing water and mold growth. Overflowing gutters can cause your roof to leak from the accumulation of water. If your downspouts are clogged or don’t drain properly away from your home’s foundation, water can enter your basement.
Proper maintenance can prevent water damage to your home’s fascia, soffit and foundation. Protecting your home from moisture helps avoid future repairs and dollars out of your pocket.
The best option is to examine your gutters for damage before it starts. Inspect your gutters regularly or get a professional inspection.