We provide Services for Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Guards in Vancouver, WA. Let us help with your Home Exterior Maintenance Project.
Why is gutter cleaning important?
An often overlooked task, gutters control the flow of water around your home and away from your foundations.
Clogged or overflowing gutters can lead to moisture in the crawl space, basement, or roof, which can cause serious damage to your home. Moisture in the foundations can freeze in the winter, cracking the foundations your home sits on.
This is why it is critical for you to regularly clean your gutters and repair any sagging or broken hangers as soon as you notice them. If you have been neglecting your gutters, you may need to consider completely replacing your gutters depending on the level of damage.
How often should you clean your gutters?
This depends on several factors.
The most important time is in late fall after most of the leaves have come down, as leaves and twigs cause most gutter clogs. Spring is a great time as well, as flower pollen, twigs, flower petals, nuts and seeds, needles and more fall or are windswept into gutters at this time. Those living in heavily wooded areas may need to have their gutters cleaned up to 4 times a year!
And don't forget to always make sure your downspouts are not clogged and they are carrying water away from the house foundation.