While the answer to this question may seem so obvious, it’s highly variable. Many professionals would recommend twice a year, in the spring and once in summer.
However, that is not the only determining factor. If you reside in an area like Tampa, FL, with many overbearing trees, twice in a year won’t save your gutters.
In addition, if your home is at a higher elevation, snow and ice won’t spare your roof and gutters. This means you need to clean your gutters more regularly, say after every season.
One rule of thumb: it’s better to be safe than sorry. This simply means before the damage to your gutters occurs, address the issues that may lead to it.
Here are some signs to watch out for that may result from dirty gutters:
- Pooling water in your foundation. This may mean your gutters are not draining water as they should, or the downspouts are improperly linked.
- There’s water in your basement.
- Gutter leaks
- Clogged gutters causing your gutters not to drain
- The presence of pests and bugs in your home
- And much more
Some of these issues can be severe enough to damage your roof and gutter system, which may cause you expensive repairs or, worse, a replacement.
So, before your gutters reach a point of despair, it is essential to hire gutter services for a thorough gutter inspection and cleanout.
These gutter services involve more than simply cleaning out debris. The professionals will ensure they carry out:
- Downspout cleaning
- Gutter guard cleaning
- French drains cleanouts
A good professional will also highlight the issues with your gutter system and recommend necessary repairs.
You now know how often you need to clean your gutters. The remaining part is getting a professional cleaner.
If you’re interested in hiring professionals to clean your gutter system, contact Tampa Bay Lawn Service.
We provide high-quality residential and commercial gutter cleaning services and lawn care services. We will be more than happy to help.