GUTTER CLEANING THE OLD FASHIONED WAY

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How we do Gutter Cleaning

Although there are a variety of different approaches to cleaning gutters, we have found to hand scoop method to be the cleanest, and most effective. Other companies may utilize a vacuum system, while others employe leaf blowers. We’ve experimented with both, and we found that neither of these approaches can properly adapt to the different types of gutter debris while leaving your yard as clean (or cleaner) than when the job started.

Depending on the area and neighbourhood, gutter debris can be super heavy and thick mud, or it can be 8” long pine needles, or it can even be sloppy and saturated leaves. We tried a 6HP vacuum and it didn’t stand up to even moderately soiled gutters.

Sometimes there are no shortcuts to a job well done and that is the case when it comes to cleaning gutters by physically removing the refuse.

All debris is scooped out using a contoured plastic scoop and the debris is placed a bucket. Then, using a heavy-duty hose, we flush out all the remaining fine debris making sure that the downspout isn’t clogged and that everything is working properly.

While we are on your roof, we will check to make sure that everything is functioning well, and let you know if we spot anything worth mentioning. We would love to prove to you how great our gutter cleaning is, request a qute to make it happen!

GUTTER CLEANING - average home $149

GUTTER CLEANING is an important part of home maintenance.

Having clean gutters is an important part of home maintenance. With clogged gutters, rain water will splash over the lip and because it isn’t being properly diverted, it could seep back into your home’s foundation causing a flood, soil erosion, or even rot the portion of the roof that meets the gutter. During the winter a clogged gutter can also cause a dangerous ice patch where people walk. A simple gutter clean is an important aspect of home maintenance!

Frequently Asked Questions

If we are able to access the gutters from the roof (when the slope and shingle type allows) we follow WCB standards for fall protection, meaning we wear full body harnesses that are connected to a secure anchor point.

If we are not able to walk on the roof, we will access the gutter by ladder. Stand-off bars are used so that we don’t actually set the ladder on the metal of the gutter, but rather the edge of the roof just above.

There are many different ways people clean gutters, vacuums, blowers, water fed poles and even robots! We have been cleaning gutters for a long time, and after experimenting with these sorts of products, we found that like many things, the old fashioned way does the best job. Vacuums will plug, blowers create a mess, robots will spin out when exposed to extreme debris, and water fed poles do little to actually remove dirt and leaves. Hand scooping using our contoured scoops always does a great job regardless of what is in your gutters.
Having clean gutters is an important part of home maintenance. With clogged gutters, rain water will splash over the lip and because it isn’t being properly diverted, it could seep back into your home’s foundation causing a flood, cause soil erosion, or rot the portion of the roof that meets the gutter. During the winter a clogged gutter can cause a dangerous ice patch where people walk. A simple gutter clean is an excellent investment!
If you do not have a suitable place for us to dump the waste, we will take it away for you and dispose of it ourselves.

We are generally not in favour of installing gutter guards for two simple reasons. 1. No gutter guard system will eliminate the need to clean your gutters in the future. Although some companies sell the product with this premise, the simple fact is that if the guard has holes to accept water into the gutter, fine shingle grit and dust will also enter the gutter. 2. When the inevitable gutter cleaning is required, the gutter guards take a moderately time consuming task and make it an extensive one. Gutter guards come in a variety of shapes and materials, and some are even bolted on. To properly clean the gutters, they need to be removed, and if the homeowner is in favour, they need to be reinstalled when the cleaning is complete.

Unless you’re in an area with a lot of large trees, and you find yourself having to clean the gutters more than twice a year, we do not recommend the installation of gutter guards.

When we are done the job, the nails holding in our fall protection anchor get removed. When that happens, we apply a commercial-grade roof tar to cover up the small holes. The integrity of this adhesive is stronger than the shingles themselves, so there is no risk of complications in the future.

No, we never put our ladders against gutters, we use stand-off bars any time we are accessing a roof.

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A+ GUARANTEE

Your gutters and downspouts are now free of debris and they can handle the rain and snow.

We have the A+ Guarantee which means you have to be completely happy with the job done, or we will keep working until you are 100% satisfied. We know we have done our job properly when you are happy to the point where you would have us back again, an outcome that we will always strive for.

We would love prove to you how great our gutter cleaning is, quickly request a quote to make it happen!

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