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There are many reasons why you should be cleaning your gutters, and if you don’t it can cost you money long term. Gutters collect rain which can cause an overflow of water which could result in a flood inside your home. You should clean your gutters one time every spring and one time every fall.  If you want to clean your gutters yourself you’ll need to rent the proper equipment and learn how to check for damage.

Key Takeaways:

  • Make sure to clean your gutters. Letting them get clogged makes them harder to clean and can put strain on your roof. The water can overflow and cause major issues on the foundation.
  • Cleaning two times a year is a safe place to be. You might want to check your gutters after a storm for branches and such.
  • Cleaning costs for gutters range so figure out how much it costs to rent vs buying to save yourself money.

“Gutters are designed to collect rainwater from the roof and carry it away from the foundation of the home through downspouts. Since both the gutters and downspouts need to be clear in order to carry out this task, having clogged gutters could cause an overflow of water.”

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