- Reduces Maintenance
- Lowers Yearly Cost
- Helps Prevent Blockages
- Does Not Affect Curb Appeal
- Cost Effective
- Different Styles
- Moves Water Away From Foundation
- Controls Where Water Is Released
- Water Can Be Captured For Later Use
- Does Not Affect Curb Appeal
- Required For Some Home Loans
- Great Preventive Maintenance
- Takes Out The Guess Work
- Quality Service
- Detailed Photos
- Great For Preventive Maintenance
- Very Cost Effective
Frequently Asked Questions About Gutter Cleaning
Answer: A home with a 1,500-square-foot roof sheds 1,000 gallons of water for every inch of falling rain. Properly pitched gutters and leaders gather that water and channel it away from the home. Doing so prevents water penetration into the home and its foundation.
For this reason, Consumer Reports magazine claims that “runaway rainwater” is the “#1 Home Repair That You Should Not Ignore.”
Because of how important a properly flowing gutter system is to your home, you must keep them clean, all year round. The best and least expensive method to do so is through one of our great Service Plans.
Answer: To protect your home and keep it safe from water penetration, it is crucial to clean your gutters on a regular basis. Throughout the course of a calendar year, we recommend that homeowners clean their gutters in March to re-nail all gutters and clear out the branches, dirt and other winter debris so that they are ready for the "April Showers"; in June to clean out all the oak tassels, ragweed, seed pods, "helicopters", and other debris that land all over our properties; in August to remove wind-blown debris caused by Summer thunderstorms; and then three times in the Fall: October, November, and December, to remove all the clogs caused by leaves that come down throughout the Fall season, before the winter freeze.
Answer: No -- we will make your life easy! After you schedule your job, we will appear automatically without further notice for each service scheduled, do a great job, and leave a receipt for you in your door. It’s that easy!
Answer: Yes, we guarantee every gutter cleaning we perform. Because of the amount of debris that falls every single day, and the small amount of debris required to clog gutters, gutters can clog at any time. However, we guarantee that your entire system will be cleaned and flow freely through the next rainstorm following your service.
Answer: Yes! Under certain circumstances, including lack of available water and customer request, we will perform a “dry cleaning.” We will only perform a dry cleaning where we can ensure that the gutters and leaders are free from clogs. If we perform a “dry cleaning”, the service carries the same guarantee as a cleaning with water.
Answer: Gutters work on the principle of gravity. The gutter, when properly installed, sits on a small angle on the home. That angle causes the water to flow toward the downspout, eventually being carried away from your home’s foundation.
When a gutter goes “off pitch”, it has lost its angle, and therefore the water simply sits still in the gutter. That water has to go somewhere, and will eventually back up into the home or overflow and pour into the foundation. When backing up, the water also rots the wood behind the gutter (known as the “fascia board”), causing the gutter to eventually fall off the home. If the fascia rots, you will have to replace the gutter and the fascia.
Off pitch gutters can be caused by shifting foundations and the elements (including falling branches), but are often caused by clogs in the gutter. Once debris clogs the gutters, the water has nowhere to go, so it sits in the gutter. That gutter that was once around 20 pounds, now weighs over 300 pounds due to the weight of debris and water sitting in it. Eventually, it goes off pitch and has to be replaced
Answer: No, and nobody should! When removing a gutter, you will dent and bend the back of it. Like a dented soda can, you will never be able to return it to its original shape. Once dented, it will not sit flush against the fascia board. As such, water will get behind the gutter and begin to rot your fascia board. At that point, the gutter will go off pitch again, but this time both the gutter and the fascia will need to be replaced.
Answer : Yes, but our experience has taught us that there is no such thing as a "no clog" gutter.