How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters?




This is your home: one of your most important investments. And this is your roof, which protects you and keeps your dry. And these little unsung heroes here are your gutters, the only thing keeping the water and debris that runs off your roof away from your home.

The problem is that gutters get clogged all year round, causing damage to your foundation, basement and even the gutters themselves. Mold, mildew, rot, flooding: all nasty stuff and all caused by clogged gutters.

Now, most people get that they have to clean out their gutters. But how often is enough? Once or twice a year? Not by a long shot.

At Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning, you could say we’ve got our mind in the gutter 24/7/365, but in a good way, though. So, let’s take a look at proper gutter maintenance during the year:

First, we got March. Now, during the harsh winter months, late clinging leaves and branching fall on your roof and they get washed into your gutters. At the same time, you need your gutters re-nailed and leaders re-strapped because of those storms. With April showers coming, it’s time to clean, inspect and tune them up.

Next is spring, when trees reproduce, spreading seed pods, oak tassels, helicopters and other debris that ends up in your gutters, absorbing water and clogging your drains. In June, it’s time for a spring.

Then we’re on to summer, with thunderstorms galore that rip the leaves right off the trees and all over your roof. And guess where it goes then? Yep, right in the gutters. Before Labor Day, you need to have all that debris cleaned out.

Finally, there’s fall, a lovely season with football, crisp air and colorful changing leaves. But you know what? Gutters hate fall. So, they need some real TLC. You should clean them in early fall, middle fall and late fall, just before that winter freeze hits and locks that debris in for months.

Fortunately, Ned Stevens has the complete solutions you need. Our Diamond Service Plan takes care of all your gutter cleaning needs all year round and it comes with all sorts of free benefits. Family owned and in business since 1965, Ned Stevens is A+ rated, with the most highly trained, knowledgeable staff anywhere.

So, contact us today to schedule an appointment or to get a free estimate.