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4. Inspect your gutters and downspouts frequently, and clean them:
C. At least twice yearly, late Spring and late Fall.
Yes, you must have figured out that a maintenance schedule puts you in control of what happens to your house. You don't want to be in a position of simply reacting every time something goes wrong. So check your gutter and downspout connections monthly. Inspect frequently. Then, at a minimum, clean them at least twice a year--late Spring and late Fall. This may vary depending upon the number of trees you have in your yard, or next door. The recommended approach is to clean them as often as it takes in order to keep the gutters clear. You want the rain to be able to flow freely from the roof into the gutters, drop through the downspouts, and be carried safely away from your foundation walls through appropriate grading!