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Maintenance / November 17, 2021
Gutter maintenance is best done in the fall. When the temperature cools, leaves fall from the trees, gathering in your gutter. This just adds to the congestion, which is not only inconvenient but also dangerous during extreme rainstorms.
You can keep your gutters in good operating condition all year by keeping them clean and pruning back overgrown trees that could cause problems. Below, we’ll go through each of these gutter cleaning techniques in further depth.
The first thing to remember before working on your gutter is that if it becomes clogged or dirty enough, water will pool around your foundation rather than drain properly. This is more of a problem in the winter when fewer leaves fall and gutters aren’t used as much, but it can happen at any time of year, especially if your gutter is clogged with pine straw or other foreign material.
The best way to avoid this is to keep your gutters clean on a regular basis. The best approach to get rid of them is to use a leaf blower or a vacuum. If you don’t have one, you can use a rake instead. Simply keep an eye out for leaves that become stuck in the bends of your gutter and are difficult to remove.