It’s a good idea to clean your gutters at least twice a year, in the fall and making sure mold doesn’t start growing in your home.
If you want to protect your home and avoid having to file a claim on your homeowner’s insurance, make sure to do the following:
Clean gutters. Remove all leaves, sticks, and injuries that occur on your property.
Remove clogs. You may need to use a hose with a pressure nozzle, or a plumber’s snake, to deal with the toughest clogs.
Install gutter guards. These help to prevent debris from entering gutters in the first place, so your next cleaning job will be a lot easier. Gutter guards are available at home improvement stores, and you can hire a professional to install them if you feel unsure of your do-it-yourself abilities.
Reattach sagging gutters. Any gutters that are sagging will prevent water from flowing properly, and reattached.