Blog 4 Gutter Maintenance Mistakes You Need to Avoid October 19, 2022October 20, 2022Jeremy Kelseygutter As a homeowner, it is important to stay on top of your home maintenance checklist. One of the essential tasks in this list is gutter cleaning and maintenance. Here, our gutter experts share four gutter maintenance mistakes you need to avoid to save yourself time and money in the future. Ignoring small repairs. A patch of mold, a slightly loose downspout, or a leak in the seam are all minor problems that can cause long-term damage if left untreated. Each component of your gutter system should be maintained well to function properly and take care of your home. Installing gutters on your own. While it may be tempting to replace your gutters on your own, it is a job best left to the professionals. A reliable gutter company has the knowledge and experience to repair or replace gutters without causing damage to the rest of the exterior and make sure that the gutters will drain runoff effectively for a long time. Using harsh chemicals to clean your gutters. When it is time to clean your gutters, avoid using caustic chemicals to prevent damaging the finishes of your gutters. Instead, use cleaning solutions approved by the gutter manufacturer. Failing to clear out debris. Your gutters collect all sorts of debris, from fallen leaves and twigs to animal droppings and bird nests. These things can cause clogs in the gutters that block the water flow into a designated drain in the ground. It is recommended that you clean your gutters at least twice a year. It is also smart to install gutter covers or screens to minimize the cleaning you do throughout the year. For the best gutter protection solution, Gutter Helmet® is the name to trust. Call our team at (800) 824-3772 or fill out this contact form to learn more about our products and services.