It’s very important for a homeowner to have the gutters of the house cleaned at least twice a year. This is because the gutters divert thousands of gallons of water away from the house and the foundation. Without them, water might leak into the foundation or behind the window panes or siding and set up conditions for rot and other problems. Among the items that can clog gutters and keep them from doing their job are leaves, grit from a deteriorating asphalt roof and even the nests of birds or animals. Usually all that’s needed to clean a gutter is to hose it from one end to the other. If downspouts can’t be cleared using a hose, we can either use a plumber’s snake or take the drain apart and clean it.
We not only get rid of debris in your gutter but make sure that it’s sloping properly to get rid of standing water. We can scrape and clean out rust and apply roofing cement to guard against further rust in a metal gutter. If an area of the metal gutter has rusted through, we can patch it with flashing then cement it in place. We can also fix wooden gutters by sanding them then applying linseed oil and coats of roofing cement. We can also install screen guards to make sure that leaves don’t clog up the gutters.
Homeowners shouldn’t hesitate to contact our company to keep their gutters clean and working throughout the year.