When To Clean Your Gutters: 5 Signs

EZ Smart Gutter Cleaner in action. 

EZ Smart Gutter Cleaner in action. 

Gutters are an interesting piece of technology for the homeowner to deal with. They require maintenance a couple times a year but mostly stay out of sight and out of mind. They aren’t like your lawn, which becomes painfully obvious when it needs to be cut, or your fridge, which starts to smell when it needs to be cleaned out. So if you’re not exactly sure when to clean your gutters here are 5 signs that will tell you it is time! 

Critters and birds. 

If you see that a living creature is starting to get comfortable in your gutters, it’s undoubtedly time to clean them out. Though they might seem like a convenient place for a bird to nest or a squirrel to scamper, those residents don’t make your gutters’ job any easier. 

Visible plants.

If you see little green plants sprouting up from your gutters, it’s definitely time to clean them out. This means there’s enough dirt and debris up there for something (usually a small tree, actually) to take root! 


If it’s raining and there’s more water spilling over the edges of your gutters than coming out of your downspouts, it’s way past time to clean your gutters. In reality, water should never spill over the edges of properly functioning gutters. If you see even a small trickle spilling over the edges, it’s time to clean them out. 

The season is changing.

Whether it’s about to get cold out or the cold is just now thawing out, it’s probably a good time to clean out your gutters. If winter is coming, you won’t want the debris that’s in there now to get frozen in for the season. If spring is blooming, you’ll want to make sure the gutters are clean when the rainstorms come.

You can’t remember the last time you did it.

Gutter cleaning ideally happens a few times a year, or at least once every season. If you can’t remember the last time you cleaned them out, I would bet that they desperately need a cleaning. 

Is it time? If any of these 5 signs of when to clean your gutters sounds familiar, then it most definitely is. The EZsmart Gutter Cleaner aims to make this home maintenance task easier, safer, and quicker than ever before, instead of lettings debris pile up keep your gutters maintained. That’s what our tools is for. Stay tuned to our blog for updates on availability and more information regarding new products soon!