Chances are you have scheduled you next gutter cleaning for late fall. The recommended routine is to have the gutters on your Connecticut home or building professionally cleaned in the late autumn after all the tree leaves have fallen and late spring. But when it’s late summer you should probably do an inspection of your gutters to make sure your system will hold up until the next cleaning.
Gutter inspection can be performed by an experienced homeowner but it is better left to a gutter professional. The reason is a person familiar with gutter will notice things the average person won’t and this can make a huge difference if you overlook a hard to spot tear, an unseen clog in the downspout or other small but hazardous defect with the gutter system.
To play it safe, contact a gutter specialist who does more than just clean gutters. Anyone can scoop out dead leaves and debris, but it takes a specially trained installer to assess the overall condition of your gutter system. Find a reputable gutter expert and schedule an appointment for an inspection.
When the gutter inspector arrives, join him as he tours the house and inspects the gutters from below and above. Listen carefully as he points out where the gutters are weak or showing signs of decay. Also, let him know any abnormalities you’ve noticed, such as excessive water draining from a single point and consistent leaking from a downspout joint. With his expertise and your input you should be able to cover all the bases.