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How Often and When to Clean your Gutters

We get it - cleaning gutters are not the most glamorous part of owning a home, but it is a very necessary one as they serve as an essential piece in directing water away from where it is unwanted.

Here are some tips on how often and signs to look for as to when to clean the gutters:

  • How often: A good rule of thumb is to clean a home’s gutters twice per year. Remembering to regularly clean the gutters can be a challenge in itself, so it is helpful to pair it with another task that is done on the same cadence. From getting a vehicle’s tires rotated to resetting clocks when Daylight’s Savings Time rolls around, it can be a good reminder to group these things, so none are forgotten.
  • When: If collecting debris is noticed before the semi-annual cleaning, it is important to get that taken care of. Unfortunately, gutters can become clogged more easily than many think. Has a bad storm recently come through? Storms can deposit a lot of debris in gutters, and it is important to take care of cleaning them out sooner rather than later.

There are things homeowners can buy to reduce the amount of debris that collects in the gutters, but it is still important to regularly check and clean them. Ignoring the daunting task of gutter cleaning can be very detrimental to other areas in home maintenance. From stained siding to flooding basements and even foundation problems, trust us, cleaning the gutters is a much easier task than dealing with any of these!

If you have questions about cleaning gutters or need help with cleaning your gutters, contact Accurate Renovation today at (984) 999-8547! We come highly recommended in the Triangle area.