Cleaning your gutters twice a year is ideal—in the spring, after heavy storms and flowering season, and in late fall, after most leaves have fallen. Because gutter cleaning often involves tall heights, it’s a good idea to hire a professional. Not only do our Best Picks have special training and the proper equipment, but they also have the required insurance. Be aware that there may be additional costs depending on the distance from the ground, size of the job, type of roof, or other complications.Many homeowners opt for gutter protection systems such as gutter covers or screens that are installed over gutters and are designed to shed debris and require less cleaning. For more information, contact one of our Best Picks.