Gutter cleanings are best done by experts in the field who are skilled at cleaning downspouts, identifying areas of disrepair, and gutter maintenance.
When the trees shed their leaves this fall, detritus may collect in your gutters and affect their ability to redirect and manage water flow. In times like these, your gutters need cleaning, but don’t look to your landscaper. As Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors owner Frank Heneghan says, “When you need your teeth cleaned, do you have your podiatrist do it, or do you go to the dentists?” The same principle applies to gutter cleanings. Professional gutter cleaners are experts in their industry and have the knowhow to thoroughly clean not only your gutters, but also your downspouts and elbows. Professional gutter cleaners can also identify and diagnose problems with your gutter systems and save you the cost of future damages.
Hire a Gutter Expert
An effective gutter cleaning is more complicated than most people imagine. Here are a few reasons why your landscaper shouldn’t be your gutter cleaner:
- Cleaning downspouts. Most landscapers can climb a ladder and scoop out debris from a building’s gutters, but not many have the tools or knowledge to disassemble a downspout, unclog an elbow, and put the system back together. Connecticut Gutter & Exterior’s experienced team of techs, or gutter cleaners, are also professional gutter system installers and have the tools and expertise to thoroughly clean your downspouts in a timely fashion.
- Identifying problems. While your landscaper may empty your gutters of built-up leaves and debris, they do not have the experience needed to identify issues or causes for concern within your gutter system. In a year’s worth of ice, snow, and rainfall, your gutters undergo a lot of stress. That’s why our techs always perform a ten point inspection with every gutter cleaning to check for wear and tear inside the gutters, splits on the seams, damage to the internal hangers and screws, and shifts in the pitch of the gutter.
- Fixing problems. Not only do our techs identify problems, but they can also provide a solution to those problems or discuss future steps for fixing them. All of our techs carry seam sealant in their trucks along with the correct tools and components to fix common gutter problems. Good luck finding a landscaper with the right supplies and tools on hand.
Don’t Suffer the Consequences of an Inferior Cleaning
If not maintained, your gutters can sag, clog, tear, or otherwise become ineffective. If these problems are not discovered and addressed, the redirected water can cause serious damage to your home. Spillover can run down your home’s exterior and damage the siding by causing paint to peel and wood to rot. When not managed properly, rainwater flow can also damage the foundation of your home and flood your basement. An expert gutter cleaning service can identify issues with your gutter system and ensure the hardware is working correctly to capture water and redirect it away from your home.
For professional gutter cleaning and installation services in Connecticut and New York’s Westchester County, don’t hesitate to call Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors at 203-878-2411.