Keeping your Atlanta gutters clean is important for keeping errant water from damaging your home. Clogged, leaky, or separated gutters can cause all sorts of problems including water damage to your basement, fascia, soffit, or outside walls; erosion of your foundation, landscaping, driveway, patio, and walkway; soil splatter and settlement issues. Damage this profound can invite termite colonies, and standing water creates mosquito problems.
Water damage caused by gutter problems can be so bad that many homeowners think they need waterproofing when they actually just need gutter cleaning.
Some Atlanta gutter cleaning companies will use ladders with U-shaped, standaway brackets to prevent damage to your gutters. Another thing to look for is whether your company will haul away the debris afterward. Some will and some won't, so be sure when comparing prices that you're comparing apples to apples. If your gutter cleaning company won't take care of the debris, remember that it can be used for composting.
It's important that your gutter cleaner have the proper tools for the job. For instance, gutter cleaners usually drive out downspout clogs by spraying water into the opening of the downspout, either from above or below. Stubborn clogs require plumber's snakes, so be sure your gutter cleaner has one. Your gutter cleaning professionals should have access to these and other tools used to safely and efficiently clean your gutter system.
Any company working at the home should carry both workers' compensation insurance and liability insurance. This is especially true for gutter cleaners. Damage to property is always a possibility. Due to the heights involved, worker injury is also possible.
Gutter cleaning should be performed a minimum of twice a year. Clean your gutters in spring, after heavy storms and flowering plants have spread their seeds, pods, and buds. Then clean again in late fall, after the leaves have fallen from the trees.
The Atlanta gutter cleaning contractors below are all Best Picks. They achieved Best Pick status by receiving extremely high praise from the Atlanta homeowners we interviewed. Call them today to get more information and quotes.