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Gutter cleaning is perhaps one of the least exciting home maintenance tasks, as it’s both tedious and time consuming. However, keeping the gutters clean is vital to your home’s protection from water damage. To make things easier, many homeowners choose to delegate gutter and gutter guard cleaning to professionals.

In today’s blog post, ABC Seamless Siding talks about the three most important things that you should know when hiring pros to clean your gutters.

How to Prepare Your Home

While hiring professional gutter cleaners relieves you of the gutter cleaning portion of the task, you still need to ensure your lawn is safe to be working on. This entails clearing out dog toys, kids’ toys, lawn ornaments, rocks and other items so the contractors have a clear pathway and plenty of room to move the ladder around.

Tipping Etiquette

The easiest way to find out whether or not you should tip your gutter cleaner contractor is to ask about their tipping policy. Generally, you don’t have to tip your home improvement crew. However, you can be hospitable by offering snacks and refreshments. You can also show your appreciation for a job well done by leaving a positive review on the company’s website.

How Often Do You Need to Clean Your Gutters?

Your gutters should be cleaned out at least twice a year, during the spring and fall. However, you can schedule gutter cleaning as often as needed. If you don’t have the budget set aside for frequent gutter cleaning, it’s wise to invest in efficient gutter guards such as Gutter Helmet®, which will completely eliminate the need for gutter cleaning.

Regular gutter and gutter guard cleaning keeps your roof and home in good shape. But if you’re interested in never having to clean your gutters again, turn to ABC Seamless Siding. Call us today at (907) 646-2228 to schedule an appointment. We serve Anchorage, AK.