HOW OFTEN should I clean my eavestroughs: One, two, or three times a year?

LAST UPDATED: Sep 2023

Importance of the Gutter Cleaning Schedule

In addition to window cleaning and pressure washing, gutter cleaning is an essential part of home exterior maintenance that should never be overlooked. Clogged gutters can cause serious damage to your house, including water damage to the foundation, basement, and walls, as well as damage to your roof, siding, and landscaping. That’s why it’s important to have a regular gutter cleaning schedule to keep your gutters clean and functioning properly. In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of regular gutter cleaning, how often you should clean your gutters, and some tips for maintaining your gutters between cleanings. Whether you’re a new homeowner or a seasoned DIY enthusiast, this post will provide you with the information you need to keep your gutters in top shape and protect your home from costly damage.

A rain gutter (eavestrough) is a component of a water discharge system for a building. It is necessary to prevent water from dripping or flowing off roofs in an uncontrolled manner for several reasons: to prevent it from damaging the walls, drenching persons standing below or entering the building, and to direct the water to a suitable disposal site where it will not damage the foundations of the building (C) Wikipedia

How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters

Keeping your eavestroughs clean is essential for maintaining a healthy home and avoiding costly repairs. But how often should you clean them in Calgary? This is a question that many homeowners ask, and the answer depends on a few factors. First, it is important to consider the size of your gutters. For small gutters, it is recommended to clean them at least twice a year, while larger gutters may need to be cleaned more often. In addition, the type of debris that accumulates in your gutters can also affect how often they need to be cleaned. If your gutters are prone to collecting leaves and twigs, you may need to clean them more often than if they accumulate only dust and dirt. Lastly, the type of roofing material you have can also play a role in how often you should clean your gutters. For instance, if you have asphalt shingles, you may need to clean your gutters more often than if you have a tile roof.

Here in Calgary, the recommended gutter cleaning schedule is TWICE a year (spring and fall), if your budget allows you to do so.

If you can only afford to do it once a year, do it after leaves fall, but before water starts to freeze and breaks eavestroughs and/or downspouts. That’s where it gets tricky in the Calgary area. A very rapid fall season messes up all the plans usually. A lot of times the air temperature drops below zero and it starts to snow before leaves fall. So you call us to clean your gutters, but we can’t because they are full of ice and snow.

When You Need to Clean Them More Often

Another thing to keep in mind is the surroundings of your house. Quickly answer these questions:

  • Are there trees close to your house?
  • Do you or your neighbors have a pine, an ash, a maple, or a birch tree?
  • Is there construction nearby?
  • Is your roof really old?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you may have to clean your gutters more frequently than twice a year. We are always open for a free consultation, give us a call.

In conclusion, how often you clean your gutters depends on a few factors, such as the size of your gutters, the type of debris that accumulates in them, and the type of roofing material you have. Taking these factors into consideration can help you determine how often you should clean your gutters and keep your home in tip-top shape. Remember that it’s cheaper to maintain your eavestroughs than to repair them, so call your favorite gutter cleaning company and schedule their visit.

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Why choose ‘Gutter Cleaning on a Budget’ for your eavestrough and other exterior cleaning needs?

A small but dedicated family business. We are in the TOP THREE gutter cleaning companies in our beautiful city, and #1 by volume of eavestrough cleaning jobs in Calgary. Thank you, YYC. We’ve been working hard to achieve and sustain this status. Our spotless reputation is backed up by the CLOG-FREE & NO STREAKS guarantee. Your satisfaction is our priority. We guarantee that your gutters, eavestroughs, and downspouts will have no clogs after our appointment. We guarantee that your windows will have no streaks.

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Over the years, we helped CEOs, doctors, lawyers, politicians, engineers, IT-specialists, tradesmen, and even some local celebrities. We helped single moms, retirees, landlords, tenants, new homeowners, and a lot of other people who are not comfortable with heights or don’t have enough knowledge of the rain gutter system. That means you won’t be among the first thousand customers who trusted us, but we are very happy to work for you anyway 🙂

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