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Cleaning your gutters is an important home maintenance task. This chore can prevent gutter clogs and greatly reduce the risk of water damage to your home. In today’s article, Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota, the top choice for rain gutter guards in our local area, explains what you should know before hiring a pro to clean your gutters.

How Often Should I Have My Gutters Cleaned?

A good rule of thumb is to have your gutters cleaned twice a year, in spring and fall. However, the recommended schedule also depends on your local climate and how many trees are in your yard. How many leaves land in your gutter in the fall? What types of leaves are they? Are there any tree branches overhanging your gutters? The answers to these questions will determine how often your gutters need to be cleaned.

Why Is Gutter Cleaning Important?

When leaves, dirt and other wind-blown debris fall into your gutters, they can form gutter clogs and block the flow of water when it rains. Once this happens, water will overflow from your gutters and cause all sorts of damage, such as roof leaks, siding problems and ruined landscaping. If left unattended, the water can even cause foundation damage. Regular gutter cleaning will prevent gutter clogs.

What Is a Gutter Protection System?

Gutter protection systems are designed to prevent leaves and other debris from entering your gutters. Your gutters wouldn’t have to be cleaned as frequently once you have a gutter protection system installed—and if you choose a top-notch product like Gutter Helmet, you’ll never have to clean your gutters again, guaranteed!

Our rain gutter guards are the permanent solution to your gutter cleaning problems. Gutter Helmet is America’s first, best and number one gutter protection system, with an innovative nose-forward design that uses surface tension to draw in water without the fear of clogs. We serve many areas including Culver, MN. Call us at (866) 937-3508 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote. You can also contact us here.