When it comes to cleaning out gutters, not many people want to even entertain the idea of having to do it. Let’s face it, it’s a dirty job.
Most of us have seen the television series, “Dirty Jobs,” aired on the Discovery Channel and produced by Pilgrim Films & Television. In the series, host Mike Rowe performs dirty jobs that are disgusting or messy. Nearly every job Mike performs is harder than he had anticipated.
Cleaning gutters is one of those jobs that you know is unpleasant but will end up being harder than you thought it would be.
Very often, gutters are ignored for long periods until there are problems the clogged gutters caused that just can’t be ignored any longer. The longer between periods of cleaning, the bigger the problems you will have when it’s time to do the job.
Potentially, the debris accumulates until you actually have to dig it out to get rid of it. The system can become so clogged that no amount of water pressure could wash it out. This makes for a harder project than it should be.
The easiest way to get your gutters cleaned out is by hiring a service to do it for you. This is often the most economical choice when you consider the dangers involved with doing it yourself.
Not only will you need to get up on a ladder, you will likely have to get on the roof as well. You will also need to carry up and down any tools you need to perform the work. Every time you get on a ladder, you risk falling and breaking your neck. It’s just not worth it when your family depends upon you to stay healthy so you can provide an income.
Professional gutter cleaning companies are bonded to ensure that if any accidental injuries occur, their insurance coverage will pay for it. They should be skilled and qualified with any certification or licensing required in your city, county, or state.
Find out exactly what services are included in the quoted price. They should include the removal of waste from the gutter. Here are a few things you might want to take note of when thinking about hiring gutter cleaning services…
- Leaves cause clogs when rain is falling down on your house. Sticks and other debris will only cause problems.
- The service should include flushing out the gutters. Once the debris is removed, the system should be flushed to ensure all matter is gone.
- Downspouts should be free from clogs
- The service should include repairing or replacement of sections. If a patch needs to be made or a section replaced, it should be done at the time of cleaning.
You want to ask the gutter cleaning company for references as well. A professional service should have no problem giving you references. If they are a quality service company, they will even be proud to give you the references. This means they are confident in what they can provide customers.
Gutter cleaning will probably never be a job that people want to do, unless of course it is your profession. It’s just a dirty job, but it is a very important one that you want to have done to protect your home from water leaks and the potential mold or mildew problems that can damage your health.
Just be sure that the company you hire is the worth the cost for the service.
We’d be grateful, here at Pocono Non-Pressure Roof & Exterior Cleaning, LLC if you would give us a call to learn about our gutter cleaning services. Please take a look around our website and give us a call to learn more.