Generally, it’s recommended to have your gutters cleaned at least twice a year, usually in the spring and fall. However, the frequency might need to be increased depending on factors such as the presence of overhanging trees and the local climate.
Regular gutter cleaning prevents buildup of debris such as leaves, twigs, and dirt that can cause blockages. Blocked gutters can lead to water overflow which can damage the building’s foundation, siding, and landscape.
While it’s possible to clean gutters yourself, it can be a dangerous task due to the height and ladder use. Hiring a professional gutter cleaning service can ensure the job is done safely and thoroughly.
Professional gutter cleaning typically includes removing all leaves and other debris from the gutters and downspouts, checking for any signs of damage, and ensuring that the gutters are flowing freely. Some services may also include a cleanup of the debris around your property.
Neglected gutters can get clogged and cause water to overflow, potentially leading to a variety of issues such as mold growth, basement flooding, foundation damage, landscape erosion, and even pest infestations. Regular gutter cleaning is an important part of home maintenance to avoid these problems.