Maintaining Your Home’s Rain Gutters

Some homeowner’s do not realize the importance of maintaining their home’s rain gutters. Many individuals do not understand that they require work. Keeping your rain gutters clean and in proper working order is crucial for them to do their job properly. Many times homeowners simply do not clean out their gutters as often as they should. Or, they simply wait too long and the amount of debris that has built up in the gutters is immense. Some people even have grass and weeds that start growing out their gutters because soil has made its way inside. Clogged gutters can cause a lot of problems, including water damage, water leaking into the home’s flooring/walls, mosquitoes breed in standing water, leaves in gutters can be a fire hazard and the buildup can also cause overall deterioration of the gutters themselves.

How Often Should I Be Cleaning My Gutters?

The amount of times you need to clean your rain gutters depends on your location and your home. If you have a lot of trees hoovering over the roof line, then you will need to clean your gutters more frequently. Also, low sloped roofs required more frequent cleanings. For houses with trees within ten feet of the roof line, gutters should be cleaned out at least two times per year, but three or four would be more efficient. If your home has no trees, we recommend a yearly cleaning.

Why Hire a Professional for Rain Gutter Cleaning?

Most people wonder if they can clean rain gutters themselves. The answer is, yes, however sometimes hiring a professional saves you the hassle and also gives you the peace of mind knowing everything has been cleared out. Master Gutter offers affordable rain gutter cleaning services to your home, and at the same time they can check to make sure the gutters are working properly. If you want to learn more, call us today!