Our gutter cleaning service protects your gutters, downspouts, and the exterior of your home from the accumulation of damage-causing debris from trees and other sources. Your home’s foundation also depends on the proper draining away of water coming from above. Concentrated amounts of water pummeling the earth near your foundation can wash away supportive soils and create weak areas underneath. Proper drainage prevents this situation from developing and keeps your home secure.
Many homeowners overlook the condition of their gutters until a problem surfaces. While cleaning gutters cannot repair them, doing so can often keep repair work to a minimum by eliminating the cause of damage. Leaves may not seem capable of causing any problems for your property, but once they form clogged areas and blockages, they can cause problems in the gutters and also in the downspouts. Rust also becomes much more likely when moist leaves remain in place and retain moisture for extended periods.
Sticks can also cause problems. These can pry apart sections of gutter, creating open spaces that nobody notices until the rain starts exiting through them, pouring all down the sides of your home. When blocked areas exist between the opening and the downspout, this torrential gushing of water becomes even more tremendous. It does not take much for this once harmless rainwater to become a damaging nuisance to your home’s structure.
Many homeowners opt to include this service with other services, as it gets two jobs out of the way. Gutter cleaning should occur at least once a year. Cleaning off the dirt and grime covering your roof from both trees and pollution can help you see, without getting wet in a rainstorm, exactly where any problems with your gutters exist as the water runs off your roof. Depressions in the ground might only reveal the worst areas, while a visual inspection can provide you with a much truer picture of your gutter system as a whole.
In addition to the gutters, we also clean the underside of your roof’s overhang. This area often harbors insect egg sacs, bird’s nests, and a plethora of spiders. We use different pressure strengths, depending on the location we clean, and this area is no different. We would never use the same amount here as what we would use to clean your driveway of oil stains. This area not only contains less durable material, but the grime that accumulates here also comes away from the surface of your home or business much more readily than the oil and grease that covers many of the driveways and parking lots we encounter.
If your business operates in a stand-alone building, maintaining your gutters so they drain away helps keep your customers happy. You do not want the reputation of almost drowning those visiting your store or shop when they enter or leave. Keeping the path clear for water so it can drain away also protects parked cars that inch too near your building from any debris that might come off the roof along with the water and leave scratches.
Also, just as residential customers can prevent saturated ground harming their foundation, you can prevent flooded areas in your parking lot from aggravating your customers. Once your gutters hold no more clogs and blockages, they can easily drain away into the downspout and away from your building. Your customers might not realize that you did this, but their appreciation can result in repeat business.
Maintaining your home or commercial site can become costly, but preventing damage can reduce overall costs by significant amounts over the lifetime of your ownership. Ensuring that gutters remain clear and free so they can perform as expected might seem trivial, but their use on almost all buildings indicates their importance. Every aspect of your investment serves a purpose, with a few serving more than one, and we can help you in maintaining each of these exterior components so they last as long as they should.
Our company’s professional cleaning and revitalization services also help reduce risks wherever they might develop, and protect your property from damaging elements, including rainwater and insect pests. Clearing away obstructive debris can become a highly beneficial method of controlling pests and their ability to damage your home or business’s exterior. Once in, these minute creatures can continue to cause damage to insulation, wiring, and other structural aspects of your building. Because gutters often contain leaves that already harbor insect egg sacs, clearing them out of all debris becomes a very easy way to help protect your entire investment. If anything about your home or business’s building concerns you and you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask our crew leader about how we can help you.