Gutter Cleaning Near Me
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You asked for “gutter cleaning near me”…here we are, your local gutter cleaner. There’s a reason you’re visiting this page; it’s time to get your gutters cleaned. What we offer is safety, effectiveness, and efficiency…all for a great price
How Much Is It Going To Cost?
Our base gutter cleaning price includes removing all debris, flushing the gutters and downspouts to make sure everything functions properly and, of course, we’ll make sure any mess that hits the ground is removed.
Our base price applies to roughly 70% of the jobs. Examples of variables that can affect pricing are type of shingle, roof pitch, gutter guards, last time they were cleaned, solar panels, one or two stories, etc. If we run into any unforeseen problems, don’t worry, our quote typically doesn’t change. At times, our pricing may even be reduced. We don’t take your money for granted.
One Story, typical pricing – $119
Two story, typical pricing $159
Before we start any job, we will agree on the price. NO SURPRISES!
That’s why you want us when you are looking for “gutter cleaning near me”
Our Gutter Cleaning Process
Our approach is to make sure we do the job safely, effectively, and efficiently. We’ll either remove the debris by hand or, more typically, use a pressure washer or both. We never use leaf blowers for good reason. The type of debris we find in the gutters or whether you have drains that go under ground will determine which method we use. The end result is to get your gutters and downspouts flowing at full capacity.
We find several recurring reasons for water flow being impeded. Obviously, number one is debris in the gutters such as leaves, dirt, mud, composite from shingles, roofing materials, tennis balls, toys and much more. Flushing the gutters with water is the ONLY way to COMPLETELY remove it all.
Clogged downspouts are also very common. Clearing them is one reason why we use pressure washers or a garden hose instead of leaf blowers. Dirt, shingle composite, leaves, etc. can bind together, harden then dam up the downspout elbows.
If you have kids, don’t be surprised if we find a ball or toys blocking the water. Animals and birds also get in the way.
When you ask for gutter cleaning near me, we’re there to get the job done RIGHT and SAFELY!
Gutter Cleaning Helps Protect Your Investment
Gutters serve one function, to channel water away from your home. Properly functioning gutters not just protect the house foundation, but also keep water from entering your home which can create costly water damage and potential severe health risks with long term mold. It’s that simple.
Rain moves down the roof into the gutters, flows towards the downspout, then runs into the downspouts away from your largest investment. Any blockage or impediment along the line will cause the system to not function properly; thus, the need to service regularly.
Getting your gutters cleaned isn’t sexy because you don’t get to enjoy it like clean windows. However, it is MORE important if you have any intent to keep your foundation sound and reduce chances for costly internal water damage, and potential health risks.
Asking for “Gutter cleaning near me” is a great way to find us!
When And How Frequently Should I Clean My Gutters?
Is your biggest question how often should I clean my gutters? Sorry to side step your question with, “It all depends.” Most folks will address it once a year. You might be surprised that many home owners need their gutters cleaned twice and sometimes three times a year. Then there are those lucky few that can get away with once a decade.
After we do a professional gutter cleaning, bring us back in 6 months to do a free inspection. This will help us structure an effective maintenance plan. I bet it will feel good knowing they are being maintained properly.
Sometimes our maintenance plan will need to be adjusted. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for heavy rains, hail, late/early snow, high winds which cause branches, leaves, dirt, composite from shingles, shingles themselves, toys, bird feathers and droppings, etc…all which create obstructions. We may need to come out earlier than expected to correct the problem.
Can you tell we keep using “gutter cleaning near me”? Yep, google seems to prefer we use this phrase even when it doesn’t make sense, you are welcome
Gutter guards and gutter covers
Before getting started, you need to take everything I say with a grain of salt because, I only see problems. You have several choices that can be purchased from big box store like home depot or from direct sales companies like gutter helmet or leaf filter. I also want to let you know, if you decide the gutter guards are going to meet your needs, it will probably be best to let us install them. We can give a quote for the installation…which we typically win. Actually, I don’t think we’ve ever lost a bid for installing gutter guards.
Gutter function is all about channeling water away from the house. Gutter guards are an attempt to reduce or eliminate any impediments while allowing water flow. I know, I posted non-flattering pictures of different types gutter covers. These pictures are from jobs I just did this year. Again, I only see problems and you can see the problems I run into.
The first “screen” style can be found in many places including big box stores. Pros: can process water relatively well. Keeps bigger debris out, like branches and certain types of leaves. Cons: Debris will still find its way into the gutters, especially dirt, grit, certain types of leave, buds and pine needles.
The second “gutter helmet” is a solid piece of rounded metal. Pros: does an excellent job keeping most, if not all, leaves out of the gutters. Cons: The picture says a 1,000 words. Heavy rains can go right over the gutter, straight to the ground, defeating the purpose of having gutters in the first place. PRICE! How many times can you get your gutters cleaned before you get a return on your money
The third “vinyl” is a snap in, plastic over with and mesh underlining. Pros: more affordable compared to other options. Keeps leaves out when in good condition. Easily installed. Cons: Damages easily. Warps after a couple years. Once damaged or warped, debris fills gutters.
The fourth solid metal with pin holes is offered frequently by local gutter companies. Pros: Keeps leaves out. Cons: Cannot process water fast enough during heavy rains. Raises susceptibility to ice damming.
To close this out, there are other gutter guards available. Take your time to investigate for yourself. Remember to take what I say with a grain of salt because, I only see the problems. Ray
If you can do repairs to your gutters that are effective, is there any need to replace them? First, most perceived repair needs is because the gutters need cleaned. When you invite us observe and discuss your concern, we’ll share our opinions. Again, a majority of “repairs” can be done just by getting and keeping your gutters cleaned. So, let’s dive into so common problems we see.
Common issues are leaking seams and end caps, water falling over the gutters, water falling from behind the gutters, rust holes. standing water in the gutters, ice damming and a few other things.
The leaking seams can be caused by a couple things. The original caulk has deteriorated and needs to be replaced/resealed. Could be they were installed improperly and either need replaced or just resealed. The older steel gutters are notorious for rusting, especially when there hasn’t been regular cleanings. Hopefully, the rust hasn’t advanced beyond repair. If not then we can make repairs, otherwise, they’ll need replaced.
Water falling over the gutter is most likely clogged downspouts. Other reasons can be the gutters are sagging and need new hanger arms installed to pull it back against the fascia. The gutter may also need to be rehung. Last, you could have the wrong size gutter installed. If this is the case, you’ll usually see this steeped pitched roof or tile roofs.
When it comes to patching rust holes, it is really going to depend on how far advanced the rusting is. For small holes, we will usually lay silicone over the holes. With regular upkeep, we would expect you to get a few more years before needing replacement. When the gutters have deteriorated to the point where the rust has created longer cracks, we’ll install metal flashing to cover and reinforce the gutter. Hopefully this will give more life to your gutters.
If the rain water is falling behind the gutter, again, cleaning is the first option. Here is where the problems can be a touch more involved. We’ll look for sagging and the gutter pulling away. Installing new hanger arms will fix this issue most of the time.
Drip edge is a piece of flashing the goes under the roof shingles and over the back of the gutters. When the drip edge is missing or not in the correct position, water can flow behind the gutters. Several things can happen. Good chance the water will go under the shingles, eventually rotting the plywood underneath. Fascias and soffits will also eventually rot. Worse case is the water will back flow and find it’s way down the walls inside the house. The fix is apparent, install new drip edge. You can get the drip edge from home depot or other hardware stores or you can hire us.
We can typically handle all of this. When it is out of area of expertise, we have great people to refer your business.
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