If you haven’t had your gutter system cleaned and checked in the past 6 – 12 months, now is the time to get that looked after!
When it’s one of those rainy days Vancouver is famous for, you should be able to spot some of the more obvious gutter problems such as leaks which can be repaired by professionals.
It is recommended that you have your gutters cleaned at least one to two times per year. Things to consider when deciding how often you need your gutters maintained/cleaned would include your surroundings (trees, types of trees, type and age of roof, how often it rains, etc.). Here in Vancouver, there is a good chance that you will need those gutters cleaned more often!
The reason that gutter cleaning is so important is to keep your gutter system functioning (which will eliminate overflows causing flooding) and to extend its lifespan. The debris that is left in your gutters eats away at the material of the gutter causing much faster wear and tear.