With the approach of fall, you may be wondering if it’s time to clean out your gutters. Let us take this not-so-fun chore off your hands! Weather patterns are different each year so we recommend a range of time to get your gutters cleaned.
Spring – Between April through the end of June to rid your gutters of the accumulation of fall & winter debris. In addition, some of the tender tree foliage is blown off the trees along with blossoms & pollen strings which because of their consistency will clog gutters causing them to hold water, providing a perfect breeding ground for mosquito larva.
Mid to Late Summer – August through September because, despite the fact that most leaves are firmly attached to the trees, some still come down & end up in your gutters. Here in Colorado we tend to get a lot of hail near the end of summer, which will knock down a lot of leaves. You want to make sure these get cleaned out before the build up of fall debris.
Early Fall (before the snow arrives!) October through November, leaves & needles quickly accumulate in your gutters. We do not have a long period of fall here in Colorado and the leaves falling off the trees will build up quickly in your gutters! This gutter cleaning is a balancing act of waiting for most leaves to be off the trees & not waiting too long so that all gutters freeze solid with the ice & leaves in them.