Why Do Gutters Need Regular Cleaning?
Your gutters are an important part of your home's water drainage system. Your gutters carry water away from the house and deposit that water safely into your yard or sewer. Without gutters, water could cause damage that would devalue your home. Functioning gutters prevent leaks and help keep your home safe from mold and mildew.
How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?
Gutters need to be cleaned whenever they're clogged. Some gutters fill quickly, others need cleaning once per year. The frequency with which your gutters need cleaning often depends on how many trees are in your area, how close they are to your house and whether those trees drop leaves or needles onto your home.
You'll be able to tell when your gutters need cleaning if they overflow during rainstorms. If your gutters are left clogged, they may eventually become damaged or warped.
Is It Safe to Clean Your Gutters Yourself?
Cleaning your gutters on your own could lead to injuries, due to risk of a fall from the roof or a fall from a ladder. Gutter cleaning is also time-consuming, so doing it on your own can take two or three times longer than hiring a professional. Gutter cleaning is best done by a pro with expertise and the right equipment to do the job correctly. To find out more, contact a home maintenance professional today.
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