Cleaning your gutters is never fun, we can all agree that it is a messy job – gutters can quickly become blocked with leaves and debris easily.
When should you clean your gutters
It is recommended that we should clean our gutters in the fall months, although checking them after any storms is always a good idea also. You will know to clean them when you start to notice water overflowing and leaves making a greater appearance.
Why you should clean
When you don’t clean your gutters you could run the risk of them becoming clogged with leaves and debris, when gutters remain clogged especially during winter you could have ice dams. This can add additional weight and could result in your roof collapsing. Leaky gutters can also cause water to seep under shingles, Water can leak into siding and your home foundation leading to expensive home repairs.
How often should you clean
It is recommended that you clean your gutters twice a year, this can be done by yourself or with the help of a professional gutter cleaning service such as Blue Sky Gutters.
You will need a ladder when cleaning your home’s guttering system which must be used correctly to ensure safety. When using your ladder, ensure to place it on level ground to make sure it doesn’t fall.
Tools you will need