How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?

“Happy Saturday, everyone! I think I’ll go clean my gutters today.” -No one, ever.

It’s one of the most commonly overlooked household chores. It could be because it’s not as visible as the lawn that needs to be mowed or the dishes that need done, but it’s not any less important. Many homeowners, however, don’t even think to clean them.

But why is it so important? I’m glad you asked, friend.

The primary purpose of gutters, as I’m sure you know, is to catch rainwater and dispense it safely away from your home.

But what happens when the gutters get clogged up with leaves, dirt, and shingle pebbles?

Well, then that rainwater gets blocked up and can’t drain through the downspouts, and that’s when your problems start. First, the rainwater runs down the side of the home and creates unsightly streaks over time. This concentrated moisture often turns into algae and moss.

More problematic, though, is the damage that it does to the foundation of your home. The water that runs down the side of your home has to go somewhere, and that place is usually a pool that will gather at the foundation level of your home, causing erosion. It doesn’t happen overnight, but it will cause irreversible damage in the long-run.

Er, not to be the bearer of bad news or anything.

Thankfully, though, we’re here to help.

We have the right solutions and equipment to clean your gutters and downspouts out, and wash out all of the small debris. We’ll be the ones on the ladders, because we know you hate ladders.

It is recommended to have your gutters cleaned at least once a year, and more if you live under big trees.

Call today to get an estimate to have your gutters and downspouts professionally cleaned. It’s not as expensive as you may think, and your home will thank you for it.