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The Importance of Regular Gutter Cleaning

The Importance of Regular Gutter Cleaning

When it comes to home maintenance, one of the most overlooked steps is gutter cleaning. While gutters may not seem important, they are one of the first defenses against costly damage. Clean gutters can help you avoid damage and rot to your roof, mold and mildew buildup in a basement, keep landscaping looking nice, and even prevent structural damage to the base of your home.

Get Rid of Debris

As the year progresses, leaves and twigs will break off of trees. Over time, these start to collect in your gutter. Gutter cleaning is necessary to get all the debris out. If you don’t remove debris, water from your roof will have nowhere to go and can start to soak into the fascia boards around the edge of your roof. Unchecked, this damage can turn into the need for roof repair or shingle replacement. 

Remove Clogged Up Gutters

Gutters come with drain spouts to direct rainwater away from the home. When these spouts get clogged up, the water builds up and eventually spills over. Because your roof collects a lot of rain, the amount of overspill can quickly start to damage the foundation of your home. In addition to putting the integrity of your house at risk, clogged gutters can lead to excess moisture in basements and become a catalyst for mold growth.

Find Any Issues That Need Fixed

Regular gutter cleaning by a professional service means you will be able to spot damage before it becomes a serious problem. Professional cleaners will look for portions of your gutter that may need to be replaced, find problem areas that have been caused by water damage, and let you know the steps needed to get everything repaired. Getting this information as soon as possible allows you to stay ahead of any repair jobs—a much cheaper solution than roof or foundation repair.

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How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?

How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?

Gutters that aren’t cleaned can lead to severe damage to your home. Clogged gutters can cause water to spill onto your foundation, slowly eroding it. Water can seep into the fascia board of your roof and ruin shingles. Overflowing gutters can even be responsible for ruining landscaping. To keep your gutters well maintained, you should have them cleaned every year but how often should it actually be done?

Clean Your Gutters At Least Twice Per Year

No matter where your home is located, it is advised to have your gutters cleaned at least twice per year. This is typically done in the Spring and Fall seasons. A Spring cleaning gets your gutter system ready for the increase in rain and Fall cleanings will keep your gutters clear as more foliage begins to build up. Summer and Winter cleanings can be done, however, and may be slightly cheaper than peak-season cleanings.

Sometimes You Need To Clean More Often

While twice per year is the standard for gutter cleaning, your home may be in need of more frequent maintenance. Homes that are surrounded by mature trees may need an additional cleaning throughout the year. Certain geographical regions, especially areas with higher than average rainfalls, may also need three (or even four) gutter cleanings per year to make sure you are free from buildup.

Hire A Professional To Clean Your Gutters

Having your gutters cleaned properly one time by a professional is more effective than having multiple self-cleanings that aren’t complete. This is especially true for debris-prone homes that clog up quickly. Professional cleanings involve debris removal, unclogging, and a thorough inspection of any damage to your gutters or roof. This allows you to make small fixes instead of spending thousands on large repairs in the future.

Contact us today at Power Green Clean for a free gutter cleaning quote! (216-839-9274)