Annual gutter cleaning is an essential part of keeping your home secure and durable. Clean gutters benefit your home’s curb appeal and prevent your home from enduring a number of issues including roof deterioration, water damage, and siding damage.
Here are some common scenarios when you should clean your gutters to keep your home in a durable and beautiful condition.
Twice a Year
At the very least, you should be cleaning your gutters twice a year: once in the spring and again in the fall.
Spring is an essential time for cleaning, as it removes any twigs, leaves, and debris that may have accumulated in the system during the winter months. When snow melts, it often leaves behind a variety of clutter that can clog your gutter system and set them up for failure during the summer months. Prepare your system for the future rainfall by thoroughly cleaning your gutters during the spring.
Come autumn, you’ll want to get on your ladder again to clean your gutters once more for the year. Fall is the season where leaves are falling off of trees and drifting through the wind on a daily basis. All of these flying leaves and other debris end up in your gutters and clog the entire system.
You’ll want clear gutters to properly escort melting snow and freezing ice away from your home during the winter months. Stay ahead of the first snowfall and clean your gutters as soon as you can.
After Rain Storms
Rain storms are often accompanied by high winds, which can send a collection of leaves and debris, in addition to water, into your gutters. If you’ve recently experienced a heavy rain storm, you’ll want to inspect your gutters to ensure all of the water has been properly drained from the system.
Keep an eye out for any twigs and leaves that may have collected in your gutters and promptly remove any debris that is restricting water flow.
During Pest Infiltrations
If you’re noticing an increase in pests in your home, such as carpenter ants, flies, and mosquitos, you’ll want to inspect and clean out your gutter system. Trapped water and debris make for the ideal environment for these pests to breed and live. Eventually, they’ll make their way into your home in search of food.
To stay ahead of a serious infestation, clean out your gutters and remove any debris that may be trapping water in your system.
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