Clean Your Gutters Now or Pay Later


Only a well functioning gutter system can protect your home from water damage. When gutters and downspouts are filled with debris and/or clogged, they do not perform correctly. Water can back up, become misdirected and damage your roof, basement, foundation, roof, fascia, soffits, paint and siding. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to spot the damage until it’s too late.

Often overlooked, cleaning your gutters is one of the most important home or building maintenance projects you can do. Experts recommend cleaning out your gutters at least twice a year: in the spring and fall. Failing to regularly maintain your gutters can lead to unwanted and expensive problems down the road.


A major problem with clogged gutters is that water doesn’t properly drain away from the home. Instead, it drains in places where it can (and often does) cause damage from the roof to your basement.  Moreover, the weight of water-logged debris often leads to gutter system damages. Acting as Mother Nature’s sponges, as debris absorbs rain water it becomes extremely heavy. This weight puts stress on gutters and fixtures, which can cause them to pull away from your home.


Forgetting or delaying cleaning your gutters can end up being a very costly. Like many other people, you may dread the prospect of climbing up a ladder and cleaning your gutters. Consequently, you may find it easier to have them professionally cleaned in the spring and fall. This will help ensure your gutter system is properly cleaned to prevent costly repairs later.


Serving Chicagoland and surrounding suburbs, My Window Washing offers professional and affordable gutter cleaning services. Call 1.800.941.2790 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

5 thoughts on “Clean Your Gutters Now or Pay Later”

  1. I don’t think people really think that cleaning out their gutters are important. Let alone doing it twice a year! It makes sense though. Leaves can get lodged down there during the fall and if you live in a dusty and windy area, all that dirt gets blown into the gutters. Then, if it rains, that dirt turns to mud and it gets all clogged! So I can definitely see why people are told to clean their gutters twice a year!

  2. This is some great information, and I appreciate your suggestion to have your gutters cleaned twice a year. My husband and I just moved into our first house, and we want to make sure we take good care of the property. I didn’t realize that cleaning the gutters was such an important task, but we’ll definitely look into having professionals come to clean them at least twice a year to keep them from getting damaged. Thanks for the great post!

  3. You make a great point about how not cleaning your gutters can lead to very serious problems for your home. It makes sense that clogged gutters won’t be able to properly drain water away from your home. Hopefully, I can remember to clean my gutters out twice a year. Do you think it would be better to hire a professional?

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