Gutter cleaning can be a tricky process. Because of this, it’s not surprising that homeowners tend to have plenty of questions about it. Today, our team of local gutter installers answer some of the most frequently asked questions about gutter cleaning and maintenance.
How Often Should I Clean the Gutters?
While gutters are fairly low-maintenance, they still need to be cleaned occasionally. Ideally, you’d want to clean your gutters twice a year. The first cleaning should be done during late spring while the next one should be done before winter. In areas with a lot of trees, you may have to clean twice during autumn.
Should I Clean the Gutter if It Isn’t Clogged?
One of the worst things that can happen to a gutter is for it to get clogged when you had plenty of chances to clean it. Don’t assume that a gutter is “good to go” if it didn’t show signs of clogging last time it rained. After all, it might be a leaf or two away from getting completely clogged. Contact a local gutter company to have your gutter checked for signs of possible debris build up to further reduce the risks of clogging.
What Happens If the Gutter Gets Clogged?
A clogged gutter can pose a serious risk to your home. When it rains, water that’s supposed to go safely down the storm drain gets stuck in the trough. The water stuck in your gutters can leak into the fascia and other more vulnerable parts of the home. The gutter itself can suffer signs of corrosion, plus all the weight of the water can add to the wear and tear on the trough and fascia.
Can’t I Just Flush Out the Debris?
Trying to flush out the debris can do more harm than good, as the pressure from the hose could end up pushing the debris into the downspout, making the clog more difficult to clean. For more effective cleaning results or any gutter-related maintenance in general, we recommend hiring professionals cleaning and gutters replacement services instead of attempting to clean the gutter on your own.
Have your gutters cleaned and checked by our team. Advantage Seamless is the leading gutter company in Baxter and Brainerd, MN. You can call us at (218) 270-2663 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.