Gutter cleaning is a necessary part of home maintenance that many homeowners overlook. Gutter systems can become clogged with leaves, debris and other items over time, which leads to structural damage and costly future repairs. A gutter cleaning company will come out every 6 months to inspect gutters for any signs of blockage or defects in the gutter system that could lead to water seeping into your house. The gutter cleaner will then clean the guttering system by removing all of the debris from it as well as any extra leaves stuck inside. This process also helps prevent pests such as bugs from building nests in your guttering system!
Why do gutters get blocked and how can I recognise it?
When debris gathers in a gutter system, it can lead to water seeping into the house and damaging items over time. The Fall is the most common season when leaves go inside gutters causing an overflow that may cause structural damages to your foundation.
If your gutters are dirty, you may spot overflows occurring at the bottom of the gutter line on the ground.
You might also recognise a blocked gutter by noticing the guttering is not draining properly, you will notice excess water on your pavement or inside your home with puddles under windowsills and leaks from ceilings.
Can I do it myself or should I hire a professional gutter cleaning company?
If you see that your gutters are blocked, you may be tempted to clean them by yourself. At RVA Green Pros we recommend that you call a trusted gutter cleaning company to do it for you. The reason why it's better to let a professional company do it for you is that
As a trusted provider, we recommend that homeowners clean their gutters by themselves when possible, as it is a relatively simple task. However, in most cases homeowners need specialized equipment to properly clean them, such as a high-pressure water hose and ladder. We recommend hiring RVA Green Pros experts for the job because of the following benefits:
- Our gutter cleaning contractors are insured and certified. We are committed to providing you with the safest, most reliable service possible.
- RVA Green Pros’ professionals will be able to clean your gutters for a more affordable price than if you purchased all of the necessary equipment yourself or hired someone on your own.
- You'll feel better by letting us handle gutter cleaning for you - you'll get your weekends back!
- You'll have peace of mind knowing that there won't be any more structural damages or home repairs to worry about.
How does gutter cleaning work?
The process of gutter cleaning is very simple: gutter experts will use a gutter cleaning machine to vacuum the debris out of your gutters and then they'll sweep the gutter for any remaining particles.
Gutters can become dirty in many different ways: tree leaves, siding materials, soil, roof shingles - you name it! Gutter cleaner professionals are trained on how to handle every type of obstacle that is blocking them.
How often and when should I clean my gutters?
You should gutter clean at least once every six months. Depending on how often you use your gutter (for example, if you have a water feature in your home), the guttering might need to be cleaned more frequently than that.