Cleaning gutters is one of the tasks that most homeowners are afraid of. Many of them bypass it and end up in clogged gutters that overflow every time it rains. Those who understand the importance of clean gutters, but do not yet have gutter covers, often call professional gutter cleaning companies. If you have a gutter cleaning Dayton that comes to your house twice a year, you may wonder how they do this work so quickly and efficiently. Here’s more about how they do the work.
Using the right tools
In general, professionals will clean the gutters more thoroughly and more effectively than you can. But this is to be expected because they charge a service fee. Their cost includes the tools they have invested in. This may include industrial vacuum cleaners (and even truck-mounted) with gutter-size connectors or extremely strong electric pads for blowing up clogs.
Some companies use so-called “wet/dry technology”, which allows employees to change between electric washing and vacuuming to remove all kinds of dirt. And finally, gutter cleaning professionals collect all cleaned garbage and place it in garbage bags or disposal containers.
Although not all gutter cleaning companies dispose of garbage, systems equipped with trucks often do. They can also offer cleaning of the outside of your gutters. This may include scrubbing with a mechanical brush, washing with steam washers, and manually polishing to remove moss, black marks, and algae that often appear on the gutter fronts. They may offer services to repair seams or remount gutters or downpipes.
Installers of gutters and gutter covers
Some gutter cleaning companies are also installers of gutters and gutter covers. They can inspect the gutters and recommend repair or replacement. If you have noticed that your gutters are failing, new gutters will benefit you; however, you still need to clean them if you don’t invest in gutter covers. If a cleaning company is trying to sell you on gutter covers to prevent the need for future cleaning, make sure they install a proven and high-quality product.
Are gutter covers better than gutter cleaning?
It depends. Although the cost of renting a gutter cleaning company really adds up over time, choosing inferior gutter covers will not bring much benefit. It may turn out that you still need occasional cleaning of the gutter or cleaning the gutters themselves.