Gutters tend to be one of those home fixtures you might not notice until they have a problem. That doesn’t mean they should be ignored, though! Routine cleaning is one of the best ways to maintain your gutter system, which will ultimately help prevent water damage to your home or building. It also forces you to proactively check for any problems or issues before they become emergencies. Did you know that it’s recommended to clean your gutters at least twice a year? Ideally, they would be cleaned in late spring and late fall, but some situations require more frequent cleaning (like if you have certain types of low-hanging trees near your house, for example).