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How Often Should You Clean Gutters? More Than You Think.

by Jun 27, 2022Ask Aerotech Experts Gutter Blog

Did you know that the most significant source of damage to gutters isn’t the debris itself? The buildup of ice, for example, can easily bend and pull the malleable aluminum material of most gutters apart. This creates unknown leaks you might overlook until after the problem becomes much more obvious – and costly. Once a gutter becomes misshapen, it can easily bend and warp even further during hard winds, hail storms, falling branches, and more. Therefore, knowing how often to clean your gutters is vital to avoid irreparable damage to your home. 

How often should gutters be professionally cleaned?

As a professional gutter cleaning service, we recommend getting your gutters cleaned at least four times yearly to ensure they don’t sustain irreversible damage. Ill-maintained gutter systems can lead to unchecked water damage to your home, foundation, yard, or even driveway over time.

DIY gutter cleaning methods rarely eliminate the most stubborn clogs and are often even dangerous for those without the proper experience or equipment. That’s why it’s best to rely on a trained professional who knows what to look for. By finding trusted, experienced gutter cleaners, you’ll enjoy the benefits of saving time while knowing that your property is in good hands.

Why should gutters be cleaned regularly?

Having your gutters cleaned properly and consistently is important for the lifespan of the gutters themselves – but there are numerous other benefits many people aren’t aware of until they see how much better their gutter system performs after being consistently and professionally cleaned.

Some of the benefits our homeowners enjoy after our regular gutter cleaning services include:

  • Maintaining damage-free gutters
  • Removing potential homes for pests
  • Ensuring water moves far away from your house
  • Protecting the home from seen and unseen water damage
  • Mitigating flooding potential
  • Ensuring water doesn’t pool and over-water one area of your yard
  • Keeping water from accumulating where ice hazards would be dangerous in the winter

Even without an obvious source of debris, such as trees overhead, gutters can be clogged for many other reasons you might not see, such as a bird’s nest or a ball. Whether or not you see obvious obstructions to your gutters, it’s better to ensure they aren’t with a regular and affordable cleaning schedule.

What time of year is best for gutter cleaning?

It’s prudent to have a professional gutter cleaner check and clean your gutters once every season at a minimum. However, if you have endless potential for clogged gutters, such as from tall trees overhanging your house, it may be wise to have them perform an extra cleaning in the fall.

How long does it take to clean your gutters?

Depending on how large your home and gutter system is, professionals can accomplish what might take you a matter of hours in a matter of 20 or 30 minutes instead – and even quicker for smaller properties.

While it might be tempting to try cleaning your own gutters, it cannot only be unsafe, but it can take an absorbent amount of time out of your day. By hiring an experienced gutter cleaner, they’ll be able to handle even the most tricky gutter designs or obstacles such as odd roof designs, gutter guards, trees, or telephone utility lines.

Get your gutters ready for next season.

Though it may not seem necessary until after a heavy rain reveals serious flaws in your home’s external water-management system, it’s best to be sure that it’s running properly and efficiently before there’s a problem. To avoid these potential problems, we recommend cleaning your gutters at least four times yearly. 

Our 4x-per-year package makes it easy to get your gutters checked and cleaned at least once every season.  Because our rates are much lower than the competition, it will likely save you money in the long run. For a free estimate and top-rated gutter-cleaning services throughout the year, contact Aerotech – you’ll be glad you did.