Keeping your eavestroughs clean is a job that can help prevent problems like blocked gutters and rainwater leaking into your ceiling and walls. We have listed below some of the reasons why eavestrough cleaning should not be neglected especially in the fall.
Dried out leaf litter can be a fire hazard.
It can affect the appearance of your home.
It could damage ceilings and walls, and even flooding inside your house.
If neglected, gutters can make nice homes for pests, rodents, mold and honeycombs.
“If you let gutter cleaning go by the wayside, it can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars,” says one cleaning expert in North America.
There are two ways of tackling this project – either do it yourself or hire a professional gutter cleaning company to do it for you.
You can do the job yourself, but it can be a very dangerous work. Here are five reasons why you might want to consider hiring professional eavestrough cleaners.
Ladder safety. It’s the biggest reason to avoid cleaning your gutters yourself. Falls from ladders account for many injuries, sending homeowners to emergency rooms.
Unexpected guests. You don’t know what could be hanging out in your gutters. As mentioned earlier, blocked gutters could have birds, rodents, bees, and other insects. In addition, decaying leaf matter can contain some types of bacteria that could post a health risk.
Power lines. Power lines may be running into your home from the street, and if the ladder comes in contact with them, there’s a great risk of electrocution.
Damage to your home. If you are not experienced in gutter cleaning, your ladder could dent the gutters. Seams could separate if you are not careful, and that could cause gutter leaks, too.
No liability insurance. You never want to end up in a situation where your injury is not covered by the insurance. Well, you never want to worry about it, period.
Our intention is not to scare you but to give you the information you need in order to decide what is best for your gutter cleaning. For many homeowners, the risks of eavestrough cleaning outweigh the benefits. But it’s critical to keep your gutters clear, clean, and free-flowing. So what should you do? You can contact our professional gutter cleaners at Clearview Cleaning.
Clearview Cleaning carries full liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance for any employees we bring to the job. We have been cleaning eavestroughs for over 20 years and carry all the right tools and equipment for any job. We also exercise great care so as not to cause any damage to your property. You can have peace of mind, knowing that everything related to your gutters will be looked after.
Window cleaning professionals at Clearview Cleaning Inc. have been serving Calgary for over 25 years. We deliver professional service and excellent customer satisfaction through honesty and attention to detail.