Gutter Cleaning Services In The Portland Metro Areas
Why do I need my gutters cleaned?
Cleaning your gutter system is an important part of your home’s routine maintenance. Clogged gutters can cause water to back up into the walls and lead to many thousands of dollars in damage. Standing water in a clogged gutter is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, a concern with the spring West Nile virus and EEE season. In the winter clogged rain gutters freeze into heavy blocks of ice causing your rain gutters to pull away from your home, shortening the gutter systems lifespan and creating an overhead ice hazard and can lead to large ice dams and icicles. Gutter Covers (AKA Gutter Protection) can reduce or eliminate gutter cleaning maintenance.
How often should I have my gutters cleaned?
Depending on the debris left by the trees surrounding your home, (i.e. trees with blossoms, pollen strings, leaves, pine needles, seeds, acorns, sticks, etc), it is recommended that you have your gutters cleaned 2-3 times a year – in the spring, early fall (October) and late fall (November/December). For homes with large amounts of leaves or pine needles a fourth gutter cleaning in the summer is often required.