Gutter Debris | Best Pick Reports
While gutters serve to direct rain water away from your foundation
and reduce damage, they frequently collect debris. It can consist of
leaves, pine needles, seeds, buds, twigs, and granules from shingles.
This concoction creates very good compost or mulch. Seeds that have
fallen into gutters during springtime may find gutters with buildup a
suitable home and begin to grow there if not properly removed during
Gutter cleaning should be done a minimum of twice a year: once in
spring, after heavy storms and flowering plants have spread their
seeds, pods, and buds; and once in late fall, after the leaves have
fallen from the trees. Dirty gutters may lead to undermined driveways,
patios, and walkways; damaged fascia, soffit, or outside walls; termite
colonies; cracked foundations; leaking roofs; and mosquitoes.