When is the best time to have my gutters cleaned?
The following are recommended times for gutter cleaning.
Because weather patterns are different each year a range is given for each gutter cleaning.
• Spring – Between April and end of June to rid your gutters of an accumulation of fall and winter debris. In addition, some of the tender tree foliage is blown off the trees along with blossoms and pollen strings which because of their consistency will clog gutters causing them to hold water, providing a perfect breeding ground for mosquito larva.
• Mid to Late Summer – August through September because, despite the fact that most leaves are firmly attached to the trees, some still come down and end up in the gutters. Thunderstorms, strong winds and drought, all are strong contributors to large accumulations of leaves, pine needles, sticks and debris during the summer.
• Early Fall – October through November, leaves and needles quickly accumulate in your gutters and their sheer volume requires the gutters to be cleared.
• Late Fall (before the snow arrives) – Cleaning time depends on where you live and is between late November and the first weeks of December is when most leaves are off the trees. This gutter cleaning is a balancing act of waiting for most leaves to be off the trees and not waiting too long so that all rain gutters freeze solid with the ice and leaves in them.