When is the best time to get the gutters cleaned?
Okay, so this is a very popular question and the truth is that there is no perfect answer but I can tell you that the weather, the dynamics of your property, timing and the cleanliness of the gutters are all important things that you will want to think about before getting the gutters cleaned.
First thing first, why is it important to clean the gutters? Well, because the gutters are a system that keeps the water from getting on the walls decreasing the chance of mold, it keeps the water away from the foundation of your property reducing the chances of the property shifting and its always nice to walk out the door after spending an hour getting ready for work without water splashing all over you. The other benefits include reducing insects, pests, animals, bird nests and ice dams from calling your gutter its home.
It is important to understand the difference between the best time to clean the gutters and the best time to clean the gutters to get the most out of my money.
I don’t disagree that you should try and get the most out of your money but we had experiences where a client of ours gutters are filled right up to the top with little plants sticking out and they want to wait till every leaf falls off the tree so that they can get the most out of their money! Well guess what? One rain day goes by, then another rain day goes by, then another and another, their gutters are filled up, the downspouts are clogged and at this point the gutters are completely useless. Think about the gutters working instead of every leaf falling off the tree because you will be getting the most out of your money when the gutters are working.
Our company offers a second gutter cleaning service session for up to 3 months for the cost of $50.00-$75.00 + Tax after the first gutter cleaning service because after the first cleaning the chances are that it is just leaves that started to build up in the gutter within those 3 months and we would not have to use our vacuum and spray down the gutters all we would have to do is take a leaf blower and blow the leaves out of the gutter. Talk to your gutter cleaning service provider and see if they would do something similar for you.
Now if the gutters are currently working and the trees are still full of leaves, wait until you notice the gutter is not working or until the leaves have fallen of the tree.
The most popular seasons to have the gutters cleaned is spring because depending on where you live and the weather this is the season you might see the most rain, fall would be another popular season to get the gutters cleaned because well… the name of the season explains it best, this is the season when all the leaves are falling of the tree’s and the probability of your gutters getting dirty is much higher which means there is a high chance that you will need to get the gutters cleaned and not only that winter is the next season after fall and you want to have your gutter cleaned before winter so that they will be ready for the rain or snow.