When Is the Best Time to Have Gutters Cleaned?

Cleaning gutters is the least favourite house chore that a lot of people would love to forget, but this is very important in keeping a safe and clean home. If you are not living near a forest, you still need to clean your gutters at least once or twice in a year.

The reason being is that if you let debris or dried leaves stay in there, the water will not properly drain and will lead to decay and growth of mildews and such. The leaves and other debris will rot in the gutter and adds more weight as well. This instance will lead to shortening the economic life of a gutter because of unnecessary moisture being trapped there.  This might sound like a simple problem, but it is not.

This is a costly problem which would involve hiring professionals to install and replace the old damaged gutters. Having a regular maintenance schedule in your roof can help in extending the lifespan of your gutter and roof.

In order to help you in gutters cleaned, here are some quick tips:

  1. Do not ignore cleaning the gutters.
  2. Make sure to get some safety materials prepared when you plan on cleaning the gutters.
  3. Make sure that your ladder is safe and steady enough for you to climb up the roof.
  4. Use a longer garden hose that can reach your roof with enough pressure to clean the gutters from dirt that has been sticking in there for a long time.
  5. Scoop debris and dirt that is hard for the high-pressured water hose to move. Do not use a metal scoop for safety reasons.
  6. Wear gloves when cleaning to protect your skin and hands from getting into the dirt that might have some microorganisms that might hard you.
  7. Make sure to protect your eyes.
  8. Wear rubber shoes or something that will help you from slipping when water passes.
  9. Unclog downspouts.
  10. Make sure that there are no blockages in your work area that might cause danger and safety hazard to you.

So what time of the year do you think would be the best to start cleaning your gutters? Believe it or not, the best time would be in the late fall where all the leaves have already fallen from the trees. Once you are done with cleaning your gutters, it is best to find ways to protect your roof gutters from the usual wear and tear.