The best time to clean the gutters is during autumn. With all the trees shedding their leaves, many of them will land right in your gutters. This causes a major headache if they are not taken care of right away! Wet leaves in your gutters can become too heavy and can cause an obstruction. This leads to water pooling around the foundation and cause damage to your home.
It’s especially important to have your gutters cleaned before the winter season comes. Connecticut winters bring storms that could blow even more debris into your gutters. Making sure they are clear now will help them stand up to additional weight that winter can bring on them.
Gutter cleaning and maintenance isn’t just for the fall season! During the rest of the year, be on the lookout for an increased number of pests and mosquitoes around your home, water overflowing from the gutters, sagging under the weight of the buildup, staining of the siding of your home, and plant life growing from the gutters. All of these signs indicate that your gutters are well overdue for a cleaning!