How Often Should I Clean My Rain Gutters?
In San Diego, we often forget to have our rain gutters cleaned; out of sight/out of mind. However, rain gutter cleaning is essential for fire prevention, water damage prevention, and the overall health and safety of your home.
But, are all homes and gutter systems built the same? Do they all need to be cleaned at the similar frequencies? Not really. Here is how to know when and how often to clean your gutters:
First, look at your gutters. Can you see debris from the ground? If so, they are in desperate need of a cleaning and you should schedule an appointment immediately.
LOTS OF TREES
Do you have many trees around your house and rain gutters? If you do, then you will probably need your gutters cleaned at least once per year. Some clients need multiple cleanings per year depending on the number and types of trees around the home and rain gutters. Look around your house. Do the trees dump debris on the rest of your property? If you are noticing tree debris on the property, it is also on your roof and rain gutters.
Not all trees drop excessive debris. Take a look around your property and keep track of what is falling. If not much, you can probably book a cleaning on an annual basis. However, keep in mind that the majority of debris in the rain gutters in San Diego is roofing material. The sun beats up your roof and causes it to shed. The granules and dust from the roof makes its way into the gutter system and in a city with little rain, it accumulates. To keep your gutters in good working order, most clients are advised to do a yearly cleaning.
Even if you have no trees, your gutters should still be cleaned at least once every two years. This will help prevent animal nesting, and small issues that tend to develop into major issues over time. When SD Gutter and Solar Cleaning is your gutter-cleaning specialist, we will arrange the schedule around your specific needs and if your gutters don’t require cleaning on a particular visit, we let you know and come back next year. (And we don’t charge you for the inspection if no work needs to be done).
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