Keeping your home’s exterior clean and pristine means that you will have to perform maintenance multiple times a year. Many homeowners neglect their gutters and are not sure how often they should be cleaned. Gutters on residential buildings can become clogged easily, so thorough gutter cleaning is important to prevent damage or leaking rainwater.
It is recommended by professionals to clean gutters twice a year or semi-annually. Professional gutter cleaning can help remove twigs and leaves that will prevent gutters from working properly. When gutters are unable to move water away from your roof and home, you run the risk of flooding, roof damage, and foundation sliding. If you are unsure of when your gutters were last cleaned, it may be time to spend a little extra money on getting them cleaned.
Professional gutter cleaners can also inspect the current state of your gutters and make repairs. If the gutters are unattached from the roof or have dents or holes they will be unable to keep moisture away from your home.
Gutter Cleaning During Different Seasons
Different seasons in different climates will come with storms, insects, and different debris. Navigating gutter cleaning during different seasons can change the way you need to clean.
Working to clean gutters in the winter can be difficult if you live in a cold-weather state like Colorado. Snow, rain, and wind are constant during the months of February to April. While this is not necessarily a great time to clean out debris, it can be a good time to reinforce gutters so that they can hold snow and heavy rains.
In the spring and summer, gutter cleaning is much more enjoyable due to the more moderate temperatures. Cleaning during spring and fall is the best time to remove a large amount of built-up debris. Spring brings pollen, pine needles, twigs, and insects. Fall brings leaves, twigs, dirt, and mold that can build up quickly in gutters. Cleaning your gutters right after a long winter or after a hot spring and summer is the most recommended time.
What Kind Of Debris Will Clog My Gutters?
Some debris that can cause gutter clogs are listed above, but there are a variety of things that can lead to clogged gutters. Cleaning gutters and performing other home maintenance will help prevent foundation problems and flooding. Some common debris items include:
- Pine needles
- Insects or rodents
- Birds nests
- Mud and dirt
- Old roofing material
- Plastic holiday light clips
- And more
Gutter Cleaning Packages From Jacob’s Ladder Window Cleaning
Our cleaners here at Jacob’s Ladder offer both basic and premium gutter cleaning packages to meet the needs of many different homeowners. We want to help improve the state of your Colorado home and remove dangerous built-up debris.
Our basic package includes our technicians cleaning the debris out of the gutters and ensuring the downspout is flowing. These two procedures will ensure that your gutters can safely move moisture away from your home foundation. Working to remove debris is the most important part of gutter cleaning.
The premium package also includes clearing out debris and checking the function of the downspout but also includes a flush and rinse of your gutter. We will use water to rinse out any leftover debris and make sure that it leaves your downspout. This gives you a fresh start for a new season and prevents any leftover debris from lingering.
No matter what package you choose, Jacobs Ladder will help ensure your home is clean and healthy. We also offer window cleaning, window screen repair, pressure washing, and installing holiday lighting for homes in Colorado. Your home deserves to be protected, so give us a call to get a free estimate!