Your gutters are among the parts of your home that you should attend to before winter arrives. Make sure they’re clean and clog-free, so you can avoid big problems. Gutter and foundation repair specialist Rapid Dri offers some tips to consider before hiring a pro to carry out gutter cleaning.
Frequency of Cleaning Gutters
Many experts will tell you that cleaning your gutters twice a year will save you a lot of trouble. More specifically, you should do this task once in spring and again in the fall. However, if your home is surrounded by oak and pine trees, you might want to clean your gutters every quarter.
These trees typically shed and build up quickly, so your gutters might get clogged with leaves and other debris more easily. This situation can lead to more serious problems with your roofing or foundation, among others. Before you know it, you’re in need of roof or foundation repair.
To DIY or Hire
Gutter cleaning is simple enough that homeowners like you can do it. However, since you will likely need to climb a ladder, there are dangers to performing this job. If you’re not careful, you may end up falling or getting injured. To ensure your safety, hire a professional. But if you think you can handle the task, make sure someone else will be present to hold the ladder as additional support and to provide assistance when you need it.
Using gutter covers such leaf guards can reduce the amount of debris that gets into your gutters. And since there is less debris getting stuck in your gutters, you can schedule their maintenance every one to three years. This can be a cost-effective solution for you in the long run. However, don’t forget to check your gutters from time to time or after a storm for your peace of mind.
Rapid Dri has decades of experience in foundation replacement, basement waterproofing, and gutter services. Call us at (734) 272-4563 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Bloomfield Hills, MI.