Gutter cleaning is a task that is probably low on your list of home maintenance to-do’s. There’s nothing less you probably want to do on your own than go through the sludge of build up in your gutter systems, as you inch your ladder from side to side to get through the entire perimeter of your home. That’s why you have professional gutter cleaners that will gladly take this off your hands and do it for you, albeit for a small service fee. But many homeowners have found that the benefits of having a professional gutter team come out and do the cleaning tasks for them greatly outweigh the small service charge incurred. So the next time you decide to hire a professional gutter cleaning service to handle the unwanted task of gutter maintenance for your home, consider performing the following tasks beforehand. Though simple in nature, these due diligence steps can save you some time and headaches down the road.
- Do your due diligence
It’s not uncommon for amateur gutter cleaning companies to claim they are the number one trusted service in your local neighborhood. But it’s important to do some research before you entrust the gutters of your home to a no name company that is less than reputable. If a company has a website, make sure to do a quick review of it and during your call with the rep, ask them if they are certified or insured to perform the task at hand. The last thing you want is to call someone over to your home only to have them damage your gutters or lawn because they do not know what they are doing.
- Recall the general date of your last gutter service
Though it’s probably not the thing that’s top of mind, try your best to recall your last gutter cleaning service. This will help to inform the gutter cleaning team if your gutter systems will require a deep cleaning and power washing or just a light maintenance clean. This will affect the quote that they state and also the duration of time it takes for them to complete the job from start to finish.
- Clear out the base of your home of any flower pots or lawn decorations
Once you’ve found the perfect gutter service company for the job and you’ve scheduled your home appointment, it’s time to prep for the service workers who will arrive to perform the job. Make sure that any area around the base of your home where they would be setting up the ladders are clear of clutter and anything that may get in the way of the technician. If you have flower pots or lawn decorations around your home, store them in a safe place until the gutter cleaning job is completed. This way, you ensure the technician gets straight to work once they are on the premise and do not risk having to pay extra service charge to have them clear the area out for you.
There are many benefits to having your gutters professionally cleared and washed. But it’s also very important to do the proper due diligence to ensure you are getting the most out of your service call. Don’t make the mistake that many amateur home owners make and come prepared to the service appointment. We’re sure your service technicians will greatly appreciate it as well!