Gutter cleaning is a very important part of home maintenance and the more often you remove debris from your gutters, the easier it is for water to drain properly. If you are a new homeowner and have no contracted with a gutter cleaning company before, here are a few questions you should ask to make sure you get the service you need.
Are you Licensed & Insured: Whenever you have people work on your home, from gutters to roofing, it is always important that they are licensed to perform the work and have their own insurance. If they are not licensed work could be halted and you may face a fine and if they are not insured you could be liable if someone is hurt on the job on your property.
Can you Provide References: Before anyone does work on your home, ask for references. Unfortunately general contracting is known for its share of fly-by-night operations and if the people you are considering can’t provide even on solid reference, it is time to look to someone else. Follow up with the references and ask to see the work that was done so you know for sure that the contractor is legit.
Do you do Inspections: Some gutter cleaners are simply that, cleaners. They will remove the debris and hose down the channels and downspouts but that’s it. However, some companies also offer full inspections that will help spot tears and other inconsistencies that could be trouble in time to come. Ask the contractor upfront if they offer inspections and if there is an additional charge for it.
By asking the right questions you can ensure you get the best gutter cleaning service possible.