How Often Should Your Gutters be Cleaned?
The National Center for Healthy Housing recommends cleaning your gutters at least twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. It may also be a good idea to periodically check them for debris during the year.
If you live in a unique climate or experience any of the following, you might consider altering the frequency:
Woods: If your house is surrounded by lots of trees, your gutters may need cleaning three to four times a year, says Angie’s List.
Snow and Ice: If you have snow on your roof and notice any ice dams, it may be too slippery and dangerous for you to attempt to remove ice dams yourself. It’s a good idea to contact a professional who has experience and the appropriate equipment.
Remember, you should always defer to the advice of a professional on the right plan for your home to help make sure your gutters are cleaned often enough.
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