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November Is the Best Time to Clean Gutters in DC and Maryland

Did you know neglecting to clean your gutters can cost you thousands of dollars in home repairs? That’s a fact.

Don’t risk major damage to your home and costly home repairs: Have your gutters cleaned by a professional at least twice a year.

Risks of Not Cleaning Gutters

If you forget to clean your gutters and downspouts regularly, debris build-up prevents the gutters from diverting water and debris. Clogged gutters can cause the following issues:

  • Roof leaks
  • Water can leak inside home and cause damage to drywall
  • Interior damage can include mold and mildew from leaking water inside home
  • Water collecting on foundation
  • Damage to windows, window sashes, and frames
  • Damage to exterior paint and flower beds
  • Rodents and nesting could occur if a hole forms in the roof

What Does Quality Gutter Cleaning Entail?

Gutter cleaning is the process of removing the debris, dust, dirt, leaves, tennis balls, and other material from the inside of your gutter system.

When you hire us to clean your gutters, we use a variety of scoopers, shovels, and other gutter cleaning tools designed to make the cleaning job easier. We use ladders (and a partner to “spot” the ladder) to reach the roof and gutter systems. We take an abundance of precautions to ensure the safety of the gutter cleaning professional.

After debris is removed from the horizontal portion of the gutters, we clean the downspouts. This often involves running a hose with water down the downspout to simulate rainwater. Your gutter cleaning professional then flushes the downspout to remove any debris that may remain in the gutter system.

Downspout flushing is the most critical component of cleaning gutters; when you flush the downspouts, it keeps the flow of the water going and allows the gutters to do what they were designed to do and can also show possible leaks in the gutter system.

After the gutters are cleaned and downspouts are flushed out, the debris that has come out of the gutters is removed from your yard. Our gutter cleaning crew has trash bags available to gather the debris and either haul it away or place it in your trash cans for curbside pickup.

When Should You Clean Your Gutters in the DC Metro Area?

The million-dollar questions are when should you clean your gutters in Washington, DC and how often should you clean them.

The general rule of thumb is to clean gutters twice a year, but that depends on where you are located, the freeze and thaw that happens with water, etc. November is a great time of year to get your gutters cleaned in Washington, DC and suburban Maryland – it’s close to the end of fall and most of the leaves have fallen off the trees.

You should get your gutters cleaned in the spring, too, but your gutters may need to be flushed before spring arrives if you live in a heavily wooded area or if storms have carried a lot of debris into gutters.

The bottom line is that preventative maintenance is key, especially when it comes to gutters. So always keep them clean to ensure that problems will not occur and cause costly damage to your home.

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Richard Hightower
Director Of Contract Operations, Didlake

“One of the easiest service companies to call on, KEVCO is #1 in quality of work and customer service! My windows sparkle and shine and I can always count on them to pressure clean my deck and never have an issue. Great job KEVCO!”

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“I recently had an important Broker function at my property and noticed that our windows were filthy and needed to be washed – I called KEVCO very last minute and they were still able to accommodate us – the clean windows made a HUGE difference and I was so appreciative – Thanks KEVCO for making…”

Susan Ruiz
Senior Property Manager, Avison Young

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