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How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?

Many homeowners want to know how often their gutters should be cleaned.

A simple answer is that they should be cleaned twice a year, and more if you notice that they are dirty.

Though many people like to clean their gutters themselves, it is best to hire a professional to ensure that they are cleaned thoroughly.

To ensure the longevity and well being of your roof you should have a system of regular roof maintenance.

Cleaning the gutters is an important aspect of your preventative roof maintenance system. Professional gutter cleaning ensures that all debris is thoroughly removed and draining properly. In addition, professionals will also make sure that the downspouts are cleaned and draining adequately as well. When gutters and downspouts are cleaned and draining thoroughly, you can rest assured that you are taking pro-active steps in your roof maintenance.

When you hire a professional to clean your gutters you should make certain that they would remove any remaining debris that may be on your property. They should also leave your gutters rinsed free and there shouldn’t be any traces of leaves or other material in the gutters whatsoever. If you have trees overlooking your home, you may find that your gutters need cleaning more often. It is very important to check for additional debris during the spring and fall months, as this is the time of year when leaves and other material tend to fall on to the roof.

If gutters or downspouts are not cleaned, they will become clogged and fail to drain properly. This can cause mold, fungus, and bacteria to grow and will allow moisture to accumulate on the roof. Excess water that remains in gutters will also lead to rusting, which in turn will cause your gutters to deteriorate.

To ensure the longevity of your roof system, have your gutters cleaned at least twice per year.