Last Updated on February 13, 2024 by Nasir Hanif
Every year, 1 in 50 homeowners file water damage claims with their homeowner’s insurance provider. The culprit in at least a portion of these claims is clogged gutters.
Do you know what it takes to clean your gutters?
Not only is cleaning your gutters a dangerous job, but it’s also not an easy one. It requires climbing up on the roof to access the gutters and then using a tool to reach all of those hard-to-reach spots. It doesn’t sound like a fun weekend project, does it?
Hiring a professional gutter cleaning service makes sense for several reasons. Read on to see how you’ll benefit from this type of professional service.
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Gutter Cleaning Is a Dirty Job
If you’ve ever attempted to clean the muck out of your gutters, you already know it’s a dirty job.
Leaves, twigs, and branches are only the beginning. There could be roofing nails, broken glass, small animals like squirrels or raccoons, not to mention insects like bees and wasps all lurking within the gutters.
When you hire professional gutter cleaners, they do all of these dirty tasks for you quickly and efficiently.
Get the Job Done Faster
It will take you several hours to clean your gutters. If you add in setting up your tools and debris disposal, it could be a large weekend project.
Professional gutter cleaners perform this service all year long. They bring professional knowledge and equipment that allows them to get your home’s gutters cleaned out much faster than you can.
Professional Gutter Cleaning Removes All Debris
If you dare (and can handle it physically), climb a ladder and have a look in your gutters. What do you see? Probably a lot of leaves and other debris.
But professional gutter cleaners don’t just remove the visible gunk from your gutters. They reach deep into the system to clear out embedded grime.
The Right Equipment
The average homeowner only has access to a garden hose — maybe a power washer. Those tools won’t be enough to get the job done right, but a gutter cleaning firm brings all the right tools.
So, what are the right tools for gutter cleaning?
Gutter cleaning tools include professional-grade leaf blowers and other devices that can dislodge stuck debris. Don’t forget professional-grade cleaning solutions to help loosen up all of that built-up gunk, so it washes away easily.
A gutter cleaning professional also uses powerful vacuum cleaners to clear out each gutter all the way to the downspout, getting rid of every speck of debris. Can your little old garden hose accomplish that? We guess not!
It’s not unusual for professional gutter cleaners to discover damage that homeowners can’t see themselves. For example, removing leaves and other debris might uncover small holes or cracks in the gutters. They could save you thousands on future repairs.
Best of all, professional gutter cleaners clean up after themselves. You don’t have to worry about rinsing out the muck at the bottom of your gutters or sweeping away dirt footprints.
It’s a professional job from start to finish with attention to detail.
Reduced Risk for Future Water Damage
When you’re proactive about scheduling gutter cleaning at least once a year, you reduce the risk of water damage to your home.
Dirty gutters lead to blockages or overflows. This prevents water from flowing down through the gutter and into the drain as it should.
All it takes is scheduling professional gutter cleaners once a year for clean, unfettered drainage.
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