Is there something that can be done to avoid the need for gutter cleaning?
We install both aluminum gutter screens and permanent gutter guards, however, the best way to ensure clean and working gutters is by regular cleaning. This is similar to changing the oil in your car, you can always prolong the oil change, however it always needs to be done. During the routine maintenance the technician will test and locate any problems that need attention. Upon discovery of any problems you will be promptly notified.
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Do you recommend screening or gutter guards?
We install both aluminum gutter screens and permanent gutter guards, however, the best way to ensure clean and working gutters is by regular cleaning. During the routine maintenance the technician will test and locate any problems that need attention. Upon discovery of any problems you will be promptly notified.
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How do you clean gutters?
We will arrive at your home ready to go with our own ladders, hoses and bags. We will hand clean all gutters and leaders. Then the gutters and leaders will be flushed out with our hose which will be hooked up to your water source. If water is not available air pressure will be used to check the proper flow of the gutters and leaders. Any leaks or repairs will be noted and you will be promptly contacted to further discuss the problem. Upon completion of the cleaning all debris will be bagged and left ons-ite unless otherwise requested.
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When should I clean my gutters?
We recommend cleaning your gutters twice per year: late spring/early summer mid to late June after all the seed pods, blossoms; “helicopters” are done falling. These will clog gutters as well as the leaders and any underground drains on the system. These seed pods will soon germinate and you will have trees growing out of your gutters! and late fall/early winter early December,
after most leaves are done falling. This will help protect the gutters over the winter.
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How do I know if my gutters need to be cleaned?
The gutters will not work properly if they are clogged. Some good signs the gutters are clogged is the water coming over the top, water in the basement, water constantly dripping of leaking from the gutters when it is not raining or hasn’t rained recently. Water leaking inside your home/building, generally where the ceilings meet the walls. These are just the most obvious signs of clogged gutters, sometimes the signs are not so easy to spot, which is why we recommend cleaning the gutters twice a year.
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What is the purpose of gutters?
The purpose of gutters is to carry rainwater from your roof areas down the side of your home/building and safely away from the foundation where it could leak inside your home/building and potentially cause floooding or foundation problems. Gutters are also designed to avoiding larg icicles from forming at the edge of your roofline, which will damage the edges of shingles. Wate from the room which is not directed can cause leaks inside your home from water shooting everywhere. The fascia boards or rafters can begin to rot from the water constantly dripping. In addition the sides of your home/building will weather much faster from the excess water beating on the side. The leaders should drain the wate 3- 5 feet from the foundation of your home/building, safely away from frequently used sidewalks/driveways since the water during the winter will freeze and will create an unsafe condition.
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How do gutters get clogged?
Gutters become clogged generally from leaves which fall twice a year: late spring/early summer mid to late June after all the seed pods, blossoms; “helicopters” are done falling. These will clog gutters as well as the leaders and any underground drains on the system. In addition sometimes animals such as birds and squirells may build a nest inside or behind your gutters which can also cause a clog.
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What happens when gutters get clogged?
When the gutters become clogged, the water does not drain through the leaders where it should. Instead it overflows over the front of the gutter or overflows over the back of the gutter. When the water overflows over the front of the gutter it is easy to notice, usually it erodes the soil below the lekaing area, begins making black marks on the side of your home/building from the dirty water inside the gutter continually leaking. If the water in the gutter starts overflowing over the back of the gutter, it can leak inside your home, potentially creating mold. In addition if there is fascia boards/rafters behind the gutter, these will begin to rot.
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How much does it cost to have gutters cleaned?
Since every home is different, so are our rates.  So that we can provide you with the best possible pricing, please call for an exact quote of your home. If it is a large building or development, we will arrange a mutually convenient time to meet you to establish a price.
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Do I need to be home when my gutters are cleaned?
No, you do not. We will call you the day before to remind you we are coming. We arrive, do a great job cleaning the gutters. All debris from the gutters will be cleaned up and bagged. An invoice and convenient return addressed envelope will be left at the time of service and we will all and notify you the work was completed. If there are any problems with the gutters that need further attention we will notify you to arrange an estimate at a mutually convenient time for you. All we ask is that you remit payment within 10 days of service.
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How do I pay for gutter cleaning services?
An invoice and convenient return addressed envelope will be left with you at the time of service. Payment can be made using cash, check or credit card. Checks can be mailed in using the return addressed envelope. If using a credit card, you can make a payment using our online payment feature or you can call it in. We ask that payment is remitted within 10 days of service.
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How long does a gutter cleaning take?
There is no set time for a job to be done since there are so many different kinds of houses/buildings as well as what needs to be done. An average house usually takes 15 minutes to an hour.
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How long before someone arrives to clean my gutters?
In off peak times of the year we can usually have a crew out to your home next day. However during peak times of the year when the leaves fall, we can usually have someone out to your home within a week depending on the are you reside.
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Why should I hire someone to clean my gutters?
You should hire someone to clean your gutters for many reasons, first of all we are proffesionals who do this every day. We can effectively do it much faster than you would be able to. Second, gutters are our only business therefore during the cleaning, we may spot problems you would not be aware of. Thirdly we are fully insured and have years of experience on ladders. For the average person it is not work the risk of falling to save the small fee we charge
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