How Often Should I Have My Gutters Cleaned?

How Often Should I Have My Gutters Cleaned?

Your gutters are essential, yet often overlooked, components of your house or property building. They prevent water from collecting and damaging both the exterior and interior of your home, and they can also help curb mold and mildew growth in the attic.

However, when gutters become clogged, your property can suffer severe damage, from an influx of mosquitos breeding in the stagnant water to rotting fascia boards. While a quick gutter-cleaning job can be done partially by a property owner, in order for the job to be correctly, efficiently, and safely done, it should be handled by a professional.

Having Your Gutters Professionally Cleaned

Most experts will tell you that they recommend that gutters be cleaned once per year, at the very least, and they will usually recommend twice per year for optimal results. The area where your home or building is located can play a role in the schedule of cleanings for your specific property, though.

For example, if your building is in an area with very few trees nearby, you likely won’t need gutter cleanings as often as a home or building that is located in an area with a high population of trees. 

The types of trees can play a role in this as well. If you live near evergreen trees that don’t shed a great deal of debris throughout the year, you likely won’t need gutter cleaning as often. 

At the other end of the scope, if the trees near your building are 100-year-old colossal maple trees that lose their leaves each fall and drop thousands of seed “helicopters” all over your lawn, you’re going to need gutter cleanings more often!

Trust the Experts in Gutter Cleaning in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

When you decide it’s time to have your gutters cleaned, make sure you only trust the area’s property services leader. For a free quote, reach out to Chesapeake Property Services today at (410) 661-4235.