We attach a soft bristled car wash brush on the end of an extension pole that can reach 3 stories. We dip the brush in a bucket of cleaning solution and apply it to the exteriors of the gutters and then rinse with hose water. They come out sparkling! Our way is much safer because we are not using a power washer which produces gallons of water every minute. All that water ends up near the homes foundation or can ruin flower beds, overall a very messy process. Not to mention it can chip painted gutters. We brush the gutters and simply rinse them down with a garden hose. Not to mention we can complete this service from the ground keeping our techs safe.
In the Pacific Northwest, moss seems to grow overnight. The moist, temperate climate creates the perfect growth conditions for moss and once it takes hold, it’s extremely difficult to eliminate. Once moss forms in your gutters, it can accumulate quickly. Falling leaves and debris add to the blockage until the gutter fails and causes collateral damage to the home.
Our professional gutter cleaners will make sure that your gutters are clear of obstructions while paying close attention to detail. The integrity of your roof is paramount, so extra care is taken throughout every phase of the job.
The first step of successful gutter cleaning is to remove any clumps of debris from the gutter. You can use a trowel or scoop and there are even special tools for the job that you can find at your local hardware store. Whatever you use, be sure to avoid damaging your gutters. Scratches, dings, and dents can cause debris to build up faster or even prevent the gutter from working as intended. We highly recommend spreading out a tarp underneath your gutters while you work to catch the disgusting gunk you remove.
Once you’ve removed all of the big stuff, use your garden hose to wash out the remaining crud. You need to be careful during this step because hoses can quickly become tangles around ankles and legs, and the last thing you want to do is end up on your tarp with broken wrists and face full of gutter gunk. If moss has accumulated in your gutter, you may need to use a plastic scraper or bristle brush to remove it. Be sure to use the hose to wash out all of your downspouts.
While you’re cleaning your gutters with the hose, you should be checking for leaks. If you find a leak, you should immediately repair or replace the affected section. Leaks most commonly appear in gutter joints between sections or bends. Gutters downspouts should empty well away from your home’s foundation or damage to your foundation could occur. This problem is more common than you may think so be sure there are no leaks in your downspouts.
Obviously, gutter cleaning isn’t necessarily difficult but does take time and requires attention to detail. One mistake can cause damage to your home or to your body. If you live in a multi-story home, specialized equipment will likely be necessary.
If you decide the job is too difficult or dangerous, get professional help from our gutter cleaning service. Simply fill out our form and we will provide you with an estimate.