How Often Should Gutters be Cleaned

How often should gutters be cleaned? We can't tell you how often we are asked this question. In many cases, we're asked this question after a homeowner has neglected their gutters and we had to perform some repair work. After realizing that neglected gutters lead to damage, people tend to be more interested in learning about gutter cleaning. If you suspect your gutters need to be cleaned there's a simple solution, have them cleaned. If you can't remember the last time that your rain gutters were cleaned then it's been too long. It's that simple, and here at Gutter Cleaning Contractor, we'd be happy to come out and clean them for you.

How Often Does the Average Home Need Its Gutters to Be Cleaned?

Telling you how often your gutters should be cleaned isn't something that's etched in stone. It's a suggestion, a general guideline, a rule of thumb that you should fall back on. It's not something that you should rely on as being foolproof. The average home in Boston should have its gutters cleaned twice a year. That's the average home, and in some cases, you'll need to have your gutters cleaned more often. So, if you see any signs that your gutters need to be cleaned, and they were cleaned a few months ago, never assume that everything is okay.

How can you figure out how often your home's gutters should be cleaned? The easiest way would be to call us at Gutter Cleaning Contractor. We have over 10 years of experience serving the Boston area, and we'd be more than happy to put that experience to work on your behalf. When you hire us to clean your gutters we will inspect them for signs of damage, and we'll also be able to tell you how often they should be cleaned. Our experts have the training and experience necessary to help you set up a regular gutter cleaning schedule that will keep your gutters in great condition.

The Importance of Gutters

Rain gutters are important everywhere they are in use, but in regions such as Boston, they are even more important. Boston gets a fair amount of rain, and winters are cold with a lot of snowfall. Winters are the time of year when gutters are the most important. All of the snow and ice that builds up on the roofs of homes melts creating a lot of runoff. If gutters aren't clean and in good condition, they won't be able to handle all of that runoff.

Clogged gutters are a particular problem during the winter since ice dams could form. Ice dams are a danger to your property, and if the cause your gutters to collapse on a person they could be seriously injured. While you should never neglect your gutters and avoid having them cleaned, doing so during the winter in Boston is asking for trouble.

Gutter Guards Are Not A Substitute for Regular Gutter Cleaning

One of the most common problems we run into are homeowners that have neglected to have their gutters cleaned because they have gutter guards. Gutter guards and other types of gutter protection systems are designed to keep debris from entering gutters. Do they work? Most do, at least to some extent. Will they keep all debris out of your gutters? Unfortunately, that's not likely to happen. That's why you should still contact us and have us come out to clean and inspect your gutters regularly. We'd be more than happy to remove your gutter guards, clean and inspect your gutters, replace the gutter guards, then let you know how often we think you should have your gutters inspected.

Our Five Step Process

Clear Roof

Clear your roof of any accumulated debris.

Scoop Gutters

Scoop the gutters by hand removing matter that has built up.


Thoroughly rinse the gutters removing anything left behind including shingle grit.

Down Spouts

Make sure downspouts are functioning properly & unobstructed.

Clean Up

Remove and haul away all of the debris.


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