To make sure they operate as intended
Twice a year
- If comfortable, inspect and clean on a ladder yourself. Never reach to clear debris. If you can’t reach it, move your ladder.
- Make sure gutters are sloped to drain toward downspouts and that water drains a minimum of five feet away from the foundation as it discharges from downspouts.
- When on the ground, inspect gutters from underneath and look for leaks, rust spots, or holes. Caulk as necessary.
- You can also hire a professional gutter cleaner.