Gutter cleaning is an essential home maintenance task around Atlanta – preventing water damage, pests, and other problems that can be brought on because of clogged gutters and downspouts. It is not a “do it yourself” task though. The hazards involved and special equipment required to do the job properly mean that it is best left to professional gutter cleaning companies like Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning. Here are the reasons why.
- Gutter cleaning is hazardous. Climbing and working on tall ladders and the roof is obviously dangerous. Thousands of accidents happen around the home due to working on ladders. The injuries typically require a trip to the emergency room or hospital and can be significant. Working on ladders and the roof is also physically very difficult work requiring hours of standing on a ladder rung, climbing up and down to the roof edge, working in the sun, and encountering pests.
- Some specialty equipment is required to do the job correctly. Typically crews use extension ladders from 12 to 40 feet long to properly access the gutters at the roof edge or to climb onto the roof. Stand-offs are used to protect the gutter edge and a variety of tools are used to remove the clogged debris including a leaf blower, trowels, scoops, and other devices. Tightening gutter hangers and brackets requires some mechanical ability as well as cordless screwdrivers, specialty bits, and other items. Downspouts must be carefully disassembled when needed and reinstalled after cleaning which also requires cordless drills, special tools, and experience working with metal to be done properly.
- Gutter cleaning takes time. There is no fast or easy way for a homeowner to do this job. Aside from having to gather the tools required along with buckets, trash bags, and rakes – the job simply takes time to do as the technician moves around the edge of the roof and on the roof surface. A normal home can take 2 to 4 hours or more for a professional team to clean properly. This can work out to 8 hours or more for a homeowner willing to risk their safety to try and do it.
Home gutter cleaning is one of those tasks around the home that is best left to the professionals. It is not the same as choosing to use a lawn service instead of mowing your lawn yourself. All you really have to do is ask yourself – “What would my family do if I fell off a ladder trying to save a small amount of money on gutter cleaning?” Don’t put them, or yourself in that position in the first place. Click or call for a free, no obligation quote for professional gutter cleaning from Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning today.