DIY Vs Professional Gutter Cleaning Service: Why You Should Let the Pros Handle Your Rain Gutters
Your rain Gutters funnel water off your roof and away from your home, helping to keep your structure dry and solid. Unfortunately, especially if you’ve got trees around your property, your Gutters can become clogged with leaves, twigs, and other debris. Clogged Gutters can’t do their job and need to be cleaned out. But before you grab your ladder and climb up onto the roof yourself, consider the benefits of having a professional gutter contractor tackle the job.
Knowledge and Experience
Professional gutter contractors clean, install, and repair Gutters for a living. When you hire someone to clean your Gutters, you aren’t just hiring out the manual labor, you’re also signing on knowledge and experience. A gutter cleaning service knows the most efficient approach to clean out your gutter system. Because you don’t necessarily know the best way to proceed, cleaning your own Gutters might take you much longer than it will take an expert. A pro will also be able to examine your Gutters for splits and breaks that have resulted from the debris clogging the channels, whereas you might not know exactly what to look for. If the pro does spot a problem, even something small that might later develop into a larger issue, he’ll have the know-how, tools, and replacement parts to fix it now.
Even if you only have a one-story home, cleaning Gutters involves climbing on ladders and the roof, as well as leaning precariously to clean downspouts and other tough-to-reach areas. Gutter cleaning service professionals are used to the height, and the reaching, and know how to take all necessary safety precautions to protect themselves, their colleagues below, and your property. Meanwhile, you put yourself at risk of injury by taking on gutter cleaning yourself, especially if your home is more than one story tall. You might fail to prop the ladder up properly or reach too far beyond the rungs and fall. Not only can an injury range from inconvenient and frustrating to truly traumatic, but it also means your gutter job must be finished by a professional anyway. Save yourself time, money, and pain by hiring the pros in the first place!
Do you know how to remove deep downspout clogs without damaging your gutter system? What happens if you accidentally pull a section of gutter loose while trying to yank out that stuck branch? Or what if you lose your balance and knock some shingles loose while trying not to fall from the roof? In addition to protecting himself from personal injury, a gutter contractor will know how to do his job without causing any unnecessary damage to your home. When the project’s done, you can be sure your rain Gutters will be clean and the rest of your home’s exterior will be exactly as the gutter contractor found it and in many cases, your property’s protection will be guaranteed by the company’s insurance.
All of this is not to say that you can’t take on isolated clogs or other situations by yourself. If you know exactly where the problem is in your Gutters and feel confident climbing a ladder, resolving the issue, and climbing back down, go ahead. But large-scale jobs are better left in the hands of the people who work with Gutters every day.