Is Professional Gutter Cleaning Worth It?
Did you know your gutters and downspouts play a critical role in protecting your home’s safety, structure, and longevity? By collecting water and depositing it away from your home, gutters and downspouts help you avoid a lot of potentially serious home issues, including basement/crawl space moisture, cracked and buckled basement or foundation walls, sinking or upheaval of your home’s foundation, mold and mildew growth, damage to your yard and landscape, and much more.
To effectively do their job, gutters and downspouts on most homes need to be cleaned about twice per year. In the greater Houston area, heavy rainfall may contribute to homeowners deciding to clean their gutters more often than that. While some homeowners don’t mind doing the job themselves, there are many reasons to consider hiring a professional home gutter cleaning service to take care of the task for you.
At TruShine, we provide expert Houston gutter cleaning, gutter guards, and leaf guard services for both residential and commercial customers. If you’re considering hiring a gutter cleaning service this year but not quite sure whether you’re ready to take the plunge, read on for more information. Then, call us with questions or visit our homepage for a free estimate.
Why Hire Professional Gutter Cleaners?
Reason #1: Increased Safety.
Ladder injuries and fatalities are a very real risk of cleaning your own gutters. While a ladder is the preferred method for accessing gutters for cleaning (a person should never try and access their gutters from the roof), even people with a lot of ladder experience are at serious risk of harm. Cleaning gutters will require you to have at least one hand off the ladder, sometimes two. Uneven ground, changes in weather, a bee flying by – anything could happen to cause you to tumble off the ladder and seriously injure yourself. The professional gutter cleaners at Trushine are not only insured, they are experts at working on ladders. Protect yourself – put away your ladder and call TruShine today.
Reason #2: Decreased Hassle.
In addition to posing a safety risk, getting up on a ladder to clean your gutters can be tricky, tedious, and time-consuming. You need certain equipment close at hand and will continuously need to move or adjust the ladder to gain access to your gutters. When you get to the downspouts, it may be necessary to detach them from the gutters, meaning they will need to be reattached again later. Depending on the size of your gutter system, the process can take hours — even days. Professional gutter cleaners are efficient, using strategies learned from servicing hundreds or thousands of homes.
Reason #2: Get the Best Clean.
One of the trickiest parts of gutter cleaning is ensuring downspouts are completely clear of debris. Downspouts, particularly on multi-story homes, can get very long, and it often takes special equipment to ensure the entire length is free of debris. Professional Houston gutter cleaners like TruShine have the tools and expertise necessary to provide a comprehensive cleaning of your entire gutter system.
Reason #3: Avoid the “Ick” Factor.
Cleaning your own gutters is a messy, dirty job. Much of the debris found in gutters is organic matter (think leaves, sticks, insects, and pest droppings) and will decompose over time. This can cause an unpleasant odor that most people won’t want to deal with during an up-close-and-personal gutter cleaning session. The debris will likely be wet, mucky, and sticky, and cleaning your own gutters often leads to a big mess for you to clean up yourself. By hiring professionals to clean your gutters, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy staying clean.
Reason #5: Long-term Cost Savings.
While hiring professional gutter cleaners may feel like a bit of a luxury, doing so can actually save you money in the long run. Professional gutter cleaning with TruShine can cost as little as $100 for a one-story home, with prices increasing for larger homes or more complex jobs. Alternatively, the cost of neglecting to clean your gutters at all can be much higher. Debris buildup in your gutters over time can cause them to break or pull away from your home, necessitating a partial or full replacement of your gutter system. This can cost $800 or more. Additionally, gutters that are clogged with debris cannot do their job of collecting and moving water away from your home, meaning your home will experience the disastrous effects of water damage.
Ready to get started? Hire the Houston home gutter cleaning experts at TruShine today.