How often do you have to clear your gutters?

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Whilst not the most glamorous of tasks, gutter clearance is important. Clear gutters make sure excess water is kept away from your property where, if left to build-up, a host of serious problems can occur. But you may be wondering how often should this happen? So to clear up any confusion, we’ve created this short post.

How often should I clear them?

It is recommended that you clear your gutters at least once but ideally twice a year. However, if your home is surrounded by a number of trees, your gutters are likely to accumulate leaves and other debris more quickly. For such homes, it’s wise to check the gutters every 3 months or so, and arrange a gutter clearance if necessary.

When is the best time to clear them?

Ideally, you should clear your gutters at the beginning of the winter. This is because the autumn leaves will have fallen and you’ll still have ample time to have any repairs fixed before the weather gets worse during the winter months.

How can I tell if they’re already blocked?

If your gutters are already blocked, it’s important they’re cleared as soon as possible. A good way to tell if they are or not is to step outside whilst it’s raining and see if water is running down the side of your house. If so, it’s likely your gutters are blocked.

Related to this post: What a Hedgehog Gutter Brush can keep out of your gutter.

How to clear your gutters

Gutter clearing can be a messy and time consuming activity. You would have to be able to gain access to your gutters and clear them out with your hands.

So if you don’t fancy clearing them yourself…

Roofline Solutions Home Improvements Ltd offer an affordable, professional gutter clearing service, which comes with a free gutter survey. At Roofline Solutions Home Improvements Ltd , we have professional access equipment and use a Sky Vac™ to remove build up and blockages from your gutters. This involves a thorough inspection of your current guttering system, from which we can offer free advice and guidance about how to get the best out of it.

If you require new gutters or want to improve your current system, Roofline Solutions Home Improvements Ltd supplies and installs high quality uPVC and aluminium guttering systems and Hedgehog Gutter Guard, which helps reduce the build-up of debris in your gutters. Want to learn more? Call Roofline Solutions Home Improvements Ltd today on 01252 852336 or send us an online message.