Cincinnati Gutter Cleaning
How Our Professionals Clean Your Gutters
The Necessity of Gutter Cleaning
Let’s face it! Nobody really wants to deal with the hassle of cleaning their gutters. While you may dislike gutter cleaning, it is one of the most important maintenance chores for your home’s exterior. Without proper gutter cleaning a clogged gutter can cause major damage to your home. Standing water in your clogged gutters is an attractive habitat for bugs and rodents. If water is not drained properly, it can cause extensive damage to your home. Getting a professional gutter cleaning service is an excellent way to help prevent this from happening. When you hire a professional gutter cleaning service, they will arrive with a toolkit and ladder. Depending on how tall your home is, extension ladders will be necessary. Other tools to be used may include a trowel, bucket, blower, and garden hose. Safety goggles, gloves, and other protective gear are used to help protect the cleaner from debris and possible pests that could swarm around your home. Ultimately, hiring a gutter cleaning service will save you time, money, and stress.
Setting Up Equipment and Tools to Clean Gutters
Our technicians follow the highest safety standards in the gutter cleaning industry. While every gutter cleaning job is different the tools used to perform most jobs are similar. Setting up ladders safely and correctly while avoiding any damage to the gutter system or landscaping is particularly important. While many skilled technicians are able to manage ladder usage properly without them, different types of ladder stabilizers are frequently used to help avoid both property damage and potential accidents. Especially large jobs require multiple ladder moves by technicians. Properly attaching hoses to allow for the necessary reach without damaging surrounding shrubbery, plants, or flowers is imperative. If a pressure washer is to be used safely setting up that equipment is necessary. Additional equipment may include work gloves, buckets, trash bags, screwdriver, hammer, and a plumber’s snake.
Gutter and Downspout Inspection
We inspect your entire above-ground gutter system. Looking for problem areas that may require special attention we review any obvious blockages in the channels and downspouts. We also take the time to notice missing screws, loose-fitting joints, and areas where your gutters may have significantly pulled away from the fascia. Performing this inspection allows the cleaner to properly assess the exact issues with your gutter system, specific areas that may need special attention, and to determine the exact steps necessary to ensure a properly functioning gutter system.
Remove Debris and Clogs in Gutters and Downspouts
After the inspection, the gutter cleaning professional will safely position an extension ladder to gain access to the starting point of cleaning the gutters. Depending upon problem areas found during the inspection, the technician may choose to remove obvious large obstructions first or may simply start at one end of the guttering working their way to a downspout. For two-story houses, most professionals prefer to clear the gutter system starting with the highest level and work their way downward. Heavy-duty work gloves, a garden or gutter trowel, and a bucket are extremely useful when cleaning the gutters. When particularly stubborn blockages are found the technician may opt to utilize a plumber’s snake or high-pressure water to clear the obstruction. Finally, after removing all the debris the gutter cleaner uses a low-pressure water hose to flush the gutters and check for the proper functioning of the entire gutter system. At this point, the technician may have the opportunity to notice issues or potential problems with your guttering that were not apparent prior to the cleaning. The cleaner will advise you of anything you should be on the lookout for over time.
Bag or Distribute Residual Gutter Debris
After the gutter system is inspected, cleaned, and flushed, the technician will ensure that all residual debris is bagged properly for disposal. Alternatively, depending upon the amount of debris accumulated and the type of landscaping on the property, the technician may opt to distribute it into existing flower beds or gardens.