It is the inevitable; an autumn season with falling leaves, followed by a long winter full of snow and ice have left your gutters full of mushy mulch that needs to be taken care of come spring. Ideally, your gutters should be cleaned twice each year in the spring and then once again in the fall.
Methods of gutter protection offer ways to protect your gutters so they stay debris-free, year round. But if you have left your gutters unprotected all season long, it’s time to get out the garden gloves and ladder and tackle the project yourself. Beware of skipping this important bit of yard work, as a clogged gutter can lead to roof leakage and other household repair nightmares.
Spring and fall is the best time for cleaning gutters. They are the months that do the most for gathering gross sediment. If you have covers on them then you can avoid big pieces like leaves from getting in there and the damage will be way less intense. Also the cleaning will be easier. You can use plastic mesh, wire mesh or specifically made covers for your system.
You can maximize the life of your gutters and your home with a simple cleaning and using precautionary equipment. A simple once-through and then a routine maintenance will do a world of difference for your home. You will benefit greatly from taking responsibility and moving forward with positive action.