Cleaning your gutters is a job that many people ignore for far too long. It’s not something that needs to be done daily, weekly or even monthly. In fact, all it takes is a good cleaning once or twice a year. Yet, for some reason, it’s not uncommon for people to ignore the job altogether.
You don’t want to make that mistake. Sure, watching the football game, taking a nap or doing practically anything else sounds more fun than cleaning out your gutters. However, if you don’t take the time, you’ll pay dearly in the long run. Who wants to do that?
Below are some common questions about gutters and useful tips on why you need to clean your gutters. Check them out!
Why Do I Need to Clean My Gutters?
The simple answer is that it could end up costing you thousands of dollars if you don’t. Gutters carry rainwater from your roof down the side of your home and away from the foundation. The further away, the better chance you have of avoiding flooding and problems with the foundation. When gutters get filled with leaves and other debris, the water has nowhere to escape. If it backlogs, you could end up with water inside your home, which can create mold and foundation issues.
How Often Do I Need to Clean My Gutters?
Not very often. If you clean them out twice per year (late spring or early summer and late fall or early winter) you’re set. Just make sure they’re cleared of leaves, large debris and anything else that has found its way into the gutter. Also, make sure that birds don’t build a nest in your gutters as that can be a big problem.