How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?

dirty gutter

How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?

Bad weather

Weather conditions

The sunlight shining through the trees

Trees and Foliage

Gutter Guards installed on a gutter

Gutter Guards

  • Increased water flow.
  • A good gutter guard can protect against ice from cracking your gutter and even ice dams in colder areas.
  • Stop downpipes from blocking.
Badly rusted gutters

Gutter Condition

Subsidence cracking the floor

Why Gutter Cleaning Is Important

Gutters with plants growing out of them

How To Tell That Your Gutters Need Cleaning

  1. When there is heavy rainfall, look at the downpipe; a considerable amount of water should flow.
  2. When it’s raining, check whether or not you see the gutters overflowing.
    If the gutter is overflowing, you’ll see streaks of dirt on your walls and puddles of water around your property. But please note that during extreme rainfalls, it’s normal for your gutters to overflow.
  3. Damaged gutters and downpipes. An excess of debris can crack your gutters or make them sag.
  4. Plants growing from your gutters or increased animal activity, like nesting birds.

Is Gutter Cleaning a Task for DIYers?

Freshly cleaned gutters

Gutter Cleaning Conclusion



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