Our 5 Step Gutter Cleaning Process
Gutter Cleaning is our specialty and we pride ourselves on our system of cleaning. Below is a step by step outline of what you can expect when we come to your home for your gutter cleaning.
We remove leaves, acorns, sticks and any other debris from your roof. Many times debris gets caught in the valleys of a roof or behind chimneys. For these situations we utilize extension poles or powerful air blowers to remove it.
We remove the heavy debris from the gutters, by hand, and place into a bucket.
We remove any remaining debris from the gutters with high powered handheld blowers and/or by flushing the gutters with a garden hose. Simply removing the debris by hand, as many companies do, does not adequately remove the smaller particles that are difficult to pick up. At all times, we are careful not to stain the exterior of the gutter. If we do, we promptly clean it up!
We test each downspout to ensure that it is clear. Note: If a downspout is blocked, we will snake it clear or flush it with a garden hose. Our crews have the experience to disassemble the elbow and unclog the blockage if necessary.
We clean up any debris surrounding your property and dispose of it properly. We leave your gutters and the surrounding area “spotless!!”
Last winter alone there was significant damage due to frozen gutters, burst pipes and other weather related disasters. To prevent this from happening to you, utilize Spotless Gutter Cleaning and Repair, Inc.’s 5 Step Gutter Cleaning Process on a regularly scheduled basis. By signing up for our Annual Maintenance Contract you won’t have to worry because all debris will be removed from your gutters, allowing rain, snow and melting ice to flow freely!!!
Importance of Gutter Cleaning
The effects of clogged gutters costs millions of dollars each year in water damage, basement flooding and foundation erosion, not to mention that they are a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, termites and mold.
Gutter cleaning is an ongoing and very important home maintenance task that should not be ignored until the fall season. Most home experts recommend that you clean your gutters three to four times each year (spring, summer, early and late fall).
All deciduous trees produce organic litter in the form of buds, flowers, seeds, small bits of bark, twigs and leaves on a never-ending annual cycle. Evergreens are just as bad as they shed needles and other bits of debris throughout the year. In addition, after each rainstorm, asphalt from roof shingles runs off into your gutters, inevitably causing them to clog.
Damage Resulting from Clogged Gutters
Here is an example of water damage caused by an overflowing gutter that was not cleaned in time.
When gutters have debris piled up above the flashing or shingle line, the debris can hold moisture on the fascia boards – the horizontal boards at the end of the roof overhang.
The moisture can also affect the roof sheathing and framing beyond the fascia. This moisture can cause dry rot, ice dams and a variety of other problems