The air is getting crisp which means fall is upon us. The best time of the year to clean your gutters is late autumn or early winter for most homeowners. Montana homeowners may need to plan accordingly earlier than later. You don’t want to be fighting against cold temperatures or ice build up when trying to clean your gutters.

Most homes should only need getters cleaned once a year to avoid the costly damage and health risks caused by heavy rain and gutter build up. Some homes, however, may need their gutters cleaned twice a year. You should consider this if you live around a lot of leaf-shedding trees. You should also consider cleaning your gutters twice a year if you are on tank water to keep your drinking water clean.

Why Should I Clean My Gutters?

Clogged gutters can cause water leaks on your home’s inside. Trapped water can rot the wooden boards your gutters are mounted to, letting moisture into your home. They can also cause ice dams underneath your shingles which can saturate attic insulation, destroying its insulating effectiveness and triggering toxic mold growth in your attic.

What Should I Do if I Experience Water or Mold Damage?

Water and mold damage are the most common and potentially destructive problems you can face as a homeowner. Unwanted water in your home can promote electrical hazards, cause expensive damage to your home’s structure and furnishings, and can even lead to the growth of hazardous mold If not taken care of immediately.

When the worst happens, call the water and mold damage restoration experts at ServiceMaster Restore®. With one call, we’re at your side, providing expert guidance on what to do, with the experience to fix the problem, fast. We are available 24/7, every day of the year to provide you with emergency water and mold damage services.