It’s one of those tasks that you don’t want to do. That is, if you even remember to do it. Nope, cleaning your gutters is not at the forefront of your mind. Not to be too dramatic, but remembering to do this annoying little task regularly can save your life. That’s right. Why? It’s because some people don’t remember to clean their gutters until there’s a storm threatening to tear the roof off. Rather than risk a pricey home repair, they risk their neck on a ladder in the rain. Don’t be that guy!
Save yourself from a trip to the emergency room, or from being that neighbor who fell in a tree. You and your wallet will be embarrassed. Keep them clean, and learn the right way to do it. The best rule of thumb, to answer your question, is to invest your time and energy into a good cleaning twice a year: once in the spring, and once in the fall.
If you’re reading this, you’re likely a homeowner who grasps the basics of cleaning your gutters. Grab the essentials: a bucket, a ladder, a trowel (or anything that can scoop), and a hose. Of course, don’t forget the gloves. It’s not exactly as simple as step up and scoop; but, there are plenty of basic methods and tips out there to help you along the way.