Now that we’ve had some windy weather systems blow down a lot of the fall leaves, it’s time to clean the rain gutters. Before winter arrives, it’s important to avoid situations where twigs and debris can cause problems, especially if the house is surrounded by trees. While it can be satisfying knowing that you’re saving money when tackling the dreaded gutter cleaning chore, there are actually several good reasons to hire a pro.
You’ve probably cleaned your gutters in the past. Even though getting motivated can be a hassle, it’s no big deal – armed with a good pair of work gloves and your favourite tools, you’re good to go. But schedules change and as the years progress, climbing that ladder might not be as easy as it used to be. If you find that you keep putting it off or the thought of standing on a ladder scooping out goop makes you a little anxious, perhaps its time to get a professional to clean the gutters for you.
Employees of a reputable gutter cleaning service company are properly trained, skilled technicians. They will be implement good safety practices and clean the gutters in a timely manner. Gutter cleaning professionals also have access to and regularly use tools that, as a homeowner, it might not be worth your while to invest in. And while you’re concentrating on just getting the job over with and celebrating with a fresh cup of coffee (or whatever you prefer), a gutters cleaning pro will be on the lookout for related problems such a missing roof tiles, gutter sections pulling away from the fascia, etc.
In the long run, it might be worth it to have someone clean the rain gutters in the autumn. Hiring a pro for gutter cleaning doesn’t have to be expensive. Some companies feature seasonal promotions or offer customized gutter maintenance packages that are very affordable.