How Do Professionals Clean Gutters?

November 07, 2021

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Rain gutters are an important addition to any home, especially in Florida and other surrounding areas. They will take the rainwater falling down your roof and redirect it to a safe place before it pools on your foundations. Beyond this, one of rain gutters' greatest advantages is their durability, which allows them to last for decades without any major signs of decay. This perk, however, goes hand in hand with an owner's commitment to keep the gutters clean off debris and external elements. Seamless rain gutters are easier to clean because there are no joints where branches and leaves could get stuck, but traditional rain gutters can also be kept in proper condition with the right assistance. By all accounts, it's safer to hire a professional cleaning company, but how do professionals clean gutters? Let's look at the full picture.

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Is the Process Much Different When Hiring a Professional Cleaner?

You probably won't go terribly wrong while cleaning your own gutters, since it doesn't take much effort to find the main areas of attention. All the seams must be cleaned on the regular to stop debris, branches, leaves, and trash from getting stuck. The downspout opening is also a common spot for clogs, as well as the bended area preceding the downspout's vertical route. This information can easily be found online, along with a variety of tips to help homeowners do their own cleaning.

With that said, knowing the general sequence of steps and the most important parts of the gutter is not all that goes into an efficient cleaning schedule. Even with enough practice and the support of an assistant, DIY cleaning is still riskier for those who are not seasoned in the field, especially in gutters that follow multiple angles.

Gutters professionals will know how to master their tools to make the process go quicker, usually managing to wash the gutter's insides while simultaneously clearing out the debris to the disposal bins. They will flush out any dirt that can't be removed directly and make sure the debris doesn't make its way to your home's premises after getting out of the gutters. By the end of the process, your gutters will look spotless inside and out, and it'll be easier for you to keep them in proper condition for longer.

Professional Cleaning Tools

Obviously, ladders will make cleaning more efficient, even in a one-story house. Regardless of the case, professional cleaners will be equipped with ladders long enough to reach the top of larger houses when needed. Professional tools overall will be long and large enough to ensure maximum accessibility.

Professional Cleaning Gutter in LadderTo clean the gutters, professional cleaners will use industrial hoes, steam cleaners, and vacuums, usually larger than regular tools to achieve more reach and save time. Since it's made for this specific purpose, their whole equipment will also have more powerful washing capacity overall.

Other tools include disposable gloves and safety goggles to protect cleaners from unknown elements. Professional cleaners will also care to clear up all the dirt, so nothing ends on your roof or around your house. For this, they will bring buckets and garbage containers.

How Often Should I Have My Gutters Cleaned?

The answer to this question can change slightly depending on the amount of rain you get in your area, but most gutter installers recommend doing a thorough cleaning twice a year or at least every six months. As we mentioned earlier, a seamless gutter will gather less dirt, so your cleaning schedule may change depending on the type of gutter you have, with regular gutters getting dirty more quickly by comparison. Larger/wider gutters also give more access, so they can be cleaned in less time than smaller gutters.

Beyond that, you still need to check the gutters at least every week to catch potential clogs; some clogging issues are hard to spot at a glance during their early stages, only becoming evident when a rainstorm gets the gutter to overflow. If you live in a windy area and/or have many trees around your house, you should make sure there are no errant leaves and branches nesting inside your gutters, which is a likely outcome if you tend to find too many of them on your roof.

Gutter guards are a useful solution to make cleaning less stressful. They will cover a portion of your gutter's surface and reduce the amount of debris making its way into the guttering system. Rain Gutters Solution can handle the installation of your gutter guards to make sure they don't interfere with your gutter's performance. On the other hand, if you want to set a regular cleaning regime, our maintenance services are an affordable asset to help you ensure the best results.

Make sure your gutters are always in perfect condition after every storm. With the best cleaning services in the area and a variety of rain gutter accessories, Rain Gutters Solution guarantees everything you need to preserve your gutters free of debris and dirt. If you want to help us with your gutter maintenance, you can always call (305) 270-7779 or fill out the contact form on this website, and schedule an appointment with our specialists.

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