How often should I clean my rain gutters?

Your gutters help to direct water away from your home. This is one more step in keeping your home moisture-free. Speaking in general terms, you should make a point of cleaning your gutters at least twice a year.

When you don't clean your gutters, the downspout can get clogged from leaves, debris, or any matter that can wind up there. This blockage then leaves standing water to collect and eventually overflow. Left unattended to, the leaves that clog up your gutter can begin to decompose and eventually rot.It’s understandable if you don’t feel safe trying to clean out your gutter system on your own. Home improvement and DIY projects can be intimidating. You can always call a professional for help instead.