When should I clean my gutters?

When should I clean my gutters?

If your gutters are blocked, it can cause leaks and floods which will lead to costly repairs and even water damage to your property. We advise you to clear and clean your gutters once or twice a year to ensure your gutters won’t build up to the point that this could occur.

When is the best time to clean your gutters? Well, there's a short answer and a slightly longer answer. Simply put, if your gutters need to be cleaned, then do it! Blocked, overflowing, leaky gutters can be so damaging, so we advise you to get them cleared and cleaned as soon as possible. Otherwise, you will risk rotting wood, damp, roof problems, and more! Find more information on how to spot when your gutters are in need of a clean, or if you think your gutters are damaged.

But if your gutters are faring well, and you’re looking for tips on the best time of year for a gutter cleaning, then you’re in the right place.

Gutter cleaning is ideally done annually, after Autumn or at the beginning of Spring. In Autumn time, your gutters are likely to get clogged up with leaves and twigs, so it’s best to wait until after the leaves have fallen, so you’re not cleaning gutters that could be filled up again in a matter of weeks. However, the amount of debris that will fall into your gutters is likely due to the amount of trees and birds around your property. If there are a lot, we recommend you clear your gutters out twice a year.

Typically, many homeowners wait for the leaves to fall, and then call us in to tackle the aftermath. As wet leaves stick to gutter interiors, a gutter cleaning will unblock this build-up and protect your gutters from blockages and damage if stagnant water freezes and expands in the winter.

However, if the weather is particularly bad, it may be an easier job in January time, as icy gutters won’t be easy to clean and could be more prone to damage. Although, a gutter cleaning professional would likely seek good weather opportunities for their appointment.

However, if you do it at another time of the year, there are still a lot of benefits. In spring, heavy rain can also cause blocked gutters, and this time of year is likely to carry seedlings that may take root. So by summer, your gutters won’t just be blocked by mud and leaves, but also plants too!

So whether you time it just right, or notice your gutters are overflowing, it’s important to clear and clean your gutters at least once a year to avoid build up. This can be a messy job, so we recommend you call in the professionals! At UKWindowClean we provide fixed price gutter cleaning services around the UK for residential or commercial properties. Contact our friendly team to find out more!