Why Gutter Cleaning Is Important and When You Should Do It

Why Gutter Cleaning Is Important and When You Should Do It

Why should I clean my gutters?

Regular gutter cleaning is essential if you want to extend the lifespan and maintain the conditions and appearance of your gutters. Regular cleaning decreases the likelihood of blockages and damage to your gutters and ensures that materials stay durable and in top shape.

It’s important to note that there is no such thing as a maintenance free gutter. Even with additional accessories like gutter guards, all gutters require some degree of maintenance. The best way to protect your gutters from damage and keep them looking shiny and new is by leaving it to a professional.

How often should I clean my gutters?

It’s common practice to have your gutters cleaned a minimum of twice a year. By having your gutters cleaned regularly, you’re more likely to catch any damage that may have been caused to your gutter and can prevent the damage spreading from the gutters and roof to other areas of your property.

A bi-annual clean and maintenance check allows you to also uphold the appearance of your property, which is especially important for businesses.

There is no definitive answer as to how many times a year you should have your gutters cleaned as the answer is dependent on several different factors, so it’s always the best idea to speak to a professional. The team at ProFlo have over 30 years experience in the industry and are always happy to provide a free quote.

When should I clean my gutters?

When it comes to knowing when to get your gutters cleaned, you want to make sure that you don’t have it done too early or leave it too late as both of those scenarios will have you spending more money than you need to.

There are a few tips into knowing when your gutters need a good clean:

  • Gutter size and depth
  • Weather conditions
  • Nearby trees and vegetation

Different sized gutters will require cleaning at different periods. Gutters with accessories such as gutter guards may require less periodic cleans but will require more work during the clean as a lot of debris gets caught in the guards.

Weather conditions in Perth are known to be temperamental, with rain storms one minute and hot sunny days the next. Keep track of the weather conditions around the time you want to have your gutter cleaned to make sure it’s the safest and most efficient time for the job.

If your property or business neighbours a few tall, leaf shedding trees, then you will most likely need to have your gutters cleaned more than twice a year. By keeping an eye on weather conditions and regularly spot checking your gutters for built up areas or large pieces of debris, you’ll be able to tell when your gutters need to be cleaned.

Why you should work with professionals

Gutter cleaning is a particularly dangerous chore, even for professionals with decades of experience and especially for novices who aren’t as familiar with the tools and work involved in a gutter clean. Working with a professional means that you’re trusting someone with the experience, knowledge and understanding of how to keep your gutters running better and for longer. A trusted professional can also let you know when and how regularly your gutter requires cleaning.

At ProFlo, we prioritise customer satisfaction and safety. Book a free quote online or give ProFlo a call on 0460 290 926 to speak with one of our friendly team members today.

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