How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?

Schedule Routine Maintenance Checks For Your Gutters

When to Clean GuttersIn order to ensure the gutters on your home or commercial building are in working condition and are capable of diverting rainwater away from your home, you need to schedule routine maintenance checks including gutter cleaning. Neglecting the gutters on a home or commercial building can be a recipe for disaster, especially if you live in New England where heavy rain in the summer and snow and ice storms in the winter are common.

If you don’t take care of your gutters and roof and a storm causes significant damage to your home few insurance companies will cover the repair costs after it’s been determined you could have done more to safeguard your home. Don’t take chances with your gutters, have Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors perform bi-annual gutter cleanings that will keep your gutters free of clogs and identify any areas that need repairs or replacing.

Autumn Gutter Cleaning

When people ask how often their gutter should be cleaned the obvious answer is whenever there is a clog. However, as a rule of thumb most gutter experts will recommend gutter cleaning at the end of autumn and the end of spring. In Connecticut and New York most homes and commercial buildings are exposed to common outdoor hazards including dead leaves, pine needles, tree sap, wild animals and other debris. The reason for cleaning your gutters at the end of autumn or right before winter is to allow all the trees to shed their leaves so you don’t have to continue cleaning out your gutters each weekend to keep up with the falling leaves. It’s best to wait until the trees are bare so you only have to clean your gutters once.

Spring Gutter Cleaning

The other recommended time of year for gutter cleanings is the end of spring. In New England the spring months will be full of pollen, rain and the debris that has collected in your gutters over the winter. Before the summer starts and the thunder storms begin it is advised that your have a professional gutter cleaner perform a thorough inspection and cleaning of your home or commercial building gutters. Cleaning up after winter often leads to finding a lot of debris scattered about the yard and you will also find quite a lot of gunk in your gutters. Letting the pollen and other air dust settle first is a good idea since you don’t want to have to clean your gutters repeatedly.

Contact us today to find out how we can help keep your gutters clean, and free of maintenance by your hands.

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