Gutter Cleaning

Preparing your home for winter

Preparing your home for winter-

  1. Have your doors and windows properly insulated. Winter heating bills can get high but with proper insulation you can reduce that bill. Add weather strips, caulk and insulated window films to better trap your heat in your home. These are things many homeowners can do themselves or a handyman can do for you.
  2. If you have a traditional fireplace you should have your chimney serviced. A chimney sweep can remove built up soot and reduce the risk of fires. The chimney and fireplace should be services once a year or more often if you use them frequently.
  3. Protect your pipes. Pipes can take a lot of abuse when temperatures drop below freezing. Keep your home heated and when possible keep the temperature around your pipes above freezing as well. When the temperatures drop too low you may need to leave the faucets running to keep the water pressure active and reduce the chance of freezing.
  4. Cover outside spigots and remove hoses. The outside water spigots can freeze and crack which causes leaking. Have these serviced before winter begins and cover them to protect from freezing.
  5. Keep gutters clean. After the fall season your gutters may need to be cleaned out. Leaves can accumulate in the gutters and cause them to stop working or slow down. Keeping them clean helps to reduce the risk of the gutters freezing solid. Icicles should be removed to protect the roof and your home. Cleaning your gutters can be challenging especially if your roof line is high. Calling a professional is cheaper than you may think and a lot safer.
  6. Consider gutter guards. If you have a lot of trees you may want to install gutter guards to reduce the risk of clogged gutters.

These simple steps help prepare your home for a cold winter without a lot of effort. The changing of the seasons always brings new challenges for your home but also new fun.

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Nobody likes cleaning gutters! It’s messy. It’s dangerous. It’s time consuming! But, the alternative to cleaning them is letting them fill up with debris that can cause them to fail as a system. Gutters provide many benefits, not the least of which, preserving your home’s exterior. Your walls, roofing surface, foundation and landscaping can all take a beating when gutters become clogged!

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Fall is Gutter Cleaning Season in the City of Trees!

The beautiful fall leaves that once adorned the neighborhood trees are now mostly on the ground! At least they are in my neighborhood. The ones that aren’t on the ground are finding their ways into places they shouldn’t be, like your gutters! It’s important that your gutters remain free of debris to work properly. Clogged gutters are more than useless, they pose a hazard to your home allowing water to backup under your roofing material or shingles.

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Colder Temps are Coming…Are Your Gutters Ready?

With the onset of winter only weeks away, it’s getting colder and colder as the days’ pass. Your gutters need cleaning now if they haven’t already been taken care of. The colder months are especially difficult on homes that are not prepared. There is one simple reason to have your gutters prepared for winter; snow and ice must have somewhere to go when it melts.

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Here are 3 More Reasons to Hire a Professional Window and Gutter Cleaning Company!

Companies always tout the reasons why you should do business with them. Here are just a few more reasons why you should hire a professional window and gutter cleaner, whether it’s our company or one of our competitors.

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal!

Who doesn’t love boosting the curb appeal of your home? When your windows aren’t clean, your curb appeal is, well, less appealing. Perfect for before those holiday parties and trick or treaters! You don’t have to be selling your home to want to boost your curb appeal. Houselogic.com breaks it down this way, “Realtors® say washing a house can add $10,000 to $15,000 to the sale prices of some houses” so be sure to “wash your windows inside and out, swipe cobwebs from eaves, and hose down downspouts.”

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3 Important Reasons to Clean Your Gutters…Now!

Here a couple of old sayings to think about…”out of sight, out of mind” …or “what you don’t know won’t hurt you”! When it comes to your gutters, you couldn’t be more wrong! Just because we don’t see inside of them on a daily basis doesn’t mean everything’s OK. Dirty gutters that are full of debris can wreak havoc on your home. Here are just a few reasons to get your gutters cleaned professionally.

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