Why Do I Need to Get My Gutters Cleaned?

Published on
September 2, 2022
Julius Marchi

As a new homeowner or experienced homeowner, you might be wondering, “do I need to clean out my gutters?” The answer is yes. Gutter cleaning is one of the most important home maintenance tasks that you can’t overlook. Keeping your home exterior and interior healthy and clean starts with cleaning your gutters as this will prevent so many possible issues that will result from clogged gutters.

For example, flooding, mold/rot issues, bug/rodent infestations, discoloration of your siding, interior water damage, and the list goes on. If your gutters are not properly diverting water away from your home these issues can quickly arise, not to mention like just stated, debris build up makes for a real nice, cozy home for rodents and bugs (trust me we’ve seen it).

Now you’re starting to see why it is such an important home maintenance task to get your gutters cleaned out. Now you might be wondering if you should do it yourself, which you definitely can depending on your home and whether or not you have a ladder and the risk tolerance, but we would recommend just hiring a company to do it. Save yourself the risk, it’ll be well worth it, especially being that the average gutter cleanup job is very inexpensive, compared to the time it would take you.

How Often Should I Clean Out My Gutters?

How often you get your gutters cleaned out depends on a few factors. Mainly being wether or not you have trees above your gutter lines and if so, how many. The main cause of gutter clogs tends to be from sticks, twigs, leaves, and other debris that come off of trees. So if you in a very woodsy area with a lot of tree coverage, chances are your going to need to get your gutters cleaned out quarterly or biannually, whereas a home in a very open area with no trees around would usually be fine with just an annual gutter cleanup. Other factors like whether or not you have gutter guards and if so what type of gutter guards you have installed will also affect the rate of debris buildup in your gutters. In our experience, most gutter guards actually make it worse and trap debris in your gutters, or on your gutters, more so than if you didn’t have them at all, so we always recommend to our customers that they just leave them off and just get their gutters cleaned out once or twice a year.

If you have any questions or would like to get a free quote, PreshClean is Westchester’s local gutter cleaning service and we’d be happy to help!

Text or call us at 914-984-8299!

Let’s Get Started

Whether you need pressure washing, gutter cleaning, commercial work, and more, we’ve got you covered. Get your quote online today.

Get a Quote Call Us