The variety of gutter guards found at a home depot stores helpful in keeping debris
out of your gutters between cleanings but it is not a substitute for gutter cleaning.
You might keep leaves out but seedlings and pine needles get through anything. In
my opinion many of the gutter guards sold today are even counter productive and other
make cleaning your gutters much more difficult or even close to impossible.
The “Never Clean Your Gutter Again Products” are good but not the solution. The problem
is that they are not 100% effective and when you have a problem the company that
installed them is the only one who can clean them. During periods with lots of heavy
rains it may take them weeks to get to you.
Lastly, people with gutter guards tend to forget about their gutters completely until
there is a problem. Weather you have the cheapest gutter guards, the most expensive
or no guards at all, every now and then grab an umbrella, take a walk in the rain
and make sure your gutters are functioning properly.
How Often Should My Gutters Be Cleaned?
At a minimum I suggest twice a year, Spring and fall. The issues presented by the
leaves of fall are obvious but the seedlings that fall in the spring can be just
as damaging. You do not want clogged gutters during those heavy summer thunderstorms.
Some house need cleaning more often than others. We can figure a scheadule to suite
Why do I need My Gutters Cleaned?
Clogged gutters do a great deal of damage to a house. Water that is not directed
away from the house can end up in your basement or doing damage to the foundation.
Damage to paint and rotting of the fascia boards are common with prolonged periods
of over flowing gutters.
How do you clean Gutters? Do you run the hose down them?
Most times we come on a dryer day and blow out the gutters and use the blowers to
ensure that your down spouts are not clogged. Sorry, we do not guarantee underground
drains. At times we find wet “muck” that we clean by hand and bucket.
What if I Just Don’t Remember to Get My Gutters Cleaned?
We offer automatic gutter cleaning. We came out at just the right time and clean
your gutters. You don’t have to lift a finger. Your gutters just get cleaned at the
right time. Many of our customers have found this to be best for their needs.