Gutter Cleaning Services

Why Gutter Cleaning is So Importanat

Do the job yourself or hire out?

Although cleaning gutters is a task most homeowners might be able to do themselves, it can be dangerous work. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, falls from ladders sent more than 240,000 people to hospital emergency rooms in 2009 (the most recent year available).

Before climbing a ladder, be sure it's sturdy and all the steps are in good condition. Climb the first two steps to determine if the ground is level. Check  soil conditions,for large rocks or debris that could de-stablize the ladders footing. You should also make sure not to rest the ladder on the gutters themselves because the additional weight can cause them to collapse.

A professional knows what they're looking at and can stop the problem before it gets worse. Gutter prevention is measured in pennies, and repairs are measured in dollars.

A debris-clogged gutter can quickly cause water damage, a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home.

Gutters are an integral piece of your home’s well being. They serve to control the flow of rainwater, to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape.

When neglected, experts say gutters can turn from a necessity to a nightmare. A gutter clogged with leaves, sticks and other debris can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior and/or exterior of your home/building. Those in the industry will also agree that debris and water filled, gunked-up gutters also make nice homes for pests, rodents, mould and honeycombs from bee and other insect infestations.

“If the home/building owner neglects or does not regularily inspect their buildings gutter and drainage systems, it can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars.

“Gutters are a potential bomb above your head full of insects and critters".

Safe Ladder Use
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Work BC - Safe work practices for ladders.

How often should they be cleaned?

It depends largely on where you live and, most importantly, how many trees are in your yard. Assure Property Solutions Inc. recommends having gutters cleaned and maintained in the spring and fall. Assure Property Solutions Inc. recommends people call in the fall when all of their leaves are down.

"In the springtime, maple trees get those little helicopters that go everywhere, including into your gutter.” - Assure client

Assure Property Solutions Inc. believes it’s important to have our professional staff clean the downspouts when cleaning the gutter system. A clogged downspout(s) can stop rain water from exiting the gutter(s). This can cause the clogged downpiping to back up and overflow the gutter, which can cause damage to your home/building.

Assure believes that cleaning ones gutters, should be on every home and building owners twice a year, depending on the tree climate. In a high-yield environment, leaves fall all year-round.
During a cleaning, a professional should remove of all debris from the roof, gutters and downspouts, while checking and repairing any loose gutter spikes. The cost of gutter cleaning ranges from home to home, depending on the length of gutters, height of the home and scope of work. Most companies charge a flat fee per foot of gutter, but the cost can go up depending on the complexity of the work.

Assure property Solutions Inc. does carry liability insurance.

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