When is it the right time to clean your gutters?

Asking yourself when the right time to clean your gutters is can be a difficult question, especially because there can be a lot of factors you need to take into account.

It is believed that 70% of all gutter blockages involve plants growing in the gutters themselves. So, it is important to know what is blocking your drains. If you have leaves blocking your drains it is probably for the best to have them cleaned at the end of autumn. However, if you have plants growing and blocking your drains then the end of summer or spring would be for the best.

The location of your home has a big influence on how often your gutters will need cleaning. If you live in an especially exposed area where there is woodland around or in open fields, it is best to get your gutters cleaned at the end of every season. A minimum of twice a year is recommended. If you do live in a particularly wooded area then your guttering may even need cleaning 2-3 times during the period of time that leaves are falling.

The style of your roof is also a contributing factor to the frequency you need to have your guttering cleaned. If your roof is made of anything other than slate then it is common for them to erode and for the silt to be washed into the gutter. The silt will act as a hotbed for flora such as grass and other plants. Throughout the winter months there is commonly a lot of rainfall in England which will help accumulate silt; this means by the time the summer and spring roll around plant life will be flourishing in what was left from the winter.

If you are interested in a professional service to help give your gutters a thorough clean then don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We are one of the leading roof cleaning companies in Surrey and offer flexible services to clean up the roofing as well as the guttering.