Gutter Cleaning Services

A gutter filled with fallen leaves in autumn

Gutter cleaning is a difficult, messy job that requires taxing physical exertion at often risky heights. Pressure Specific Improvements (PSI) understands what’s involved with proper gutter cleaning and is happy to help homeowners with this vitally important task.

 

Why is Gutter Cleaning Necessary?

 

Gutters are meant to direct large amounts of water away from your home. If they’re running clear and doing their job, you will avoid exposing your home’s foundation to excessive moisture. When leaves or other debris collect in your gutters and aren’t removed, they quickly restrict water flow to the downspouts. In a heavy rain water has nowhere to go but over the side of the gutter, potentially ruining expensive landscaping or creating an erosion ditch. If gutters or downspouts are blocked, you could also experience water seepage into a basement or crawl space, indoor mold growth, or insect infestations. Water could even backup and run into the substructure of your roof, causing rotting, leaks, and expensive interior damage. Over time, the additional weight of repeatedly wet debris will put a strain on fascia and can even stress roof shingles. During winter the risk is heightened with even a light freeze. Regardless of the time of year, dirty gutters could harbor pests and rodents, or appeal to nesting birds. These situations are all avoidable if gutters are regularly cleaned.

 

What Does Gutter Cleaning Entail?

 

When you choose PSI to inspect and clean your home’s gutters, our professional team will remove and contain heavy debris by hand. When we have removed the worst of the clogs we can then flush smaller particles away. If gutter guards are installed our technicians can easily remove them and reinstall following a thorough cleaning. Once gutters are clean we will test each downspout for clear flow. If we find a blockage, we will handle it in a similar manner to the gutters. If need be, our seasoned experts can disassemble parts, access and remove the stubborn clog, and reassemble the downspout. 

Timing and pricing will depend on several factors, including your home’s overall size and the extent of debris. While all this work is being done, we are fully aware of how our actions and methods affect your property. Be assured that we treat your home as if it were our own and will always leave it in a better condition than when we arrived.

 

How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?

 

What we can say for sure is that all gutters should be examined and cleaned at least twice a year, in spring and fall. This is a solid rule of thumb but it can lean toward more often if you live in an area with high tree density or if you experience a heavy storm season. If you keep to a regular schedule of gutter cleaning the debris will never accumulate to a point that threatens your home.

Some customers wonder if installing gutter guards could cut down on overall cleaning. The answer truly depends on local weather and environmental conditions, and will be different for everyone. Styles of gutter guards vary, with some still allowing particles through. Cleaning might be needed less frequently but it is still recommended.

 

Choose Your Local Experts

 

The benefits to routine gutter cleaning are clear – you can prevent damage to your roof, exterior, and foundation while avoiding costly indoor repairs. Opting for a local cleaning expert like Pressure Specific Improvements (PSI) takes the responsibility off of your shoulders and leaves it with specialists who have the needed gear, equipment, and experience. Safe practices are key when cleaning gutters and at PSI we are extremely safety-conscious. Our insured, professional, and dependable team is passionate about helping our North Carolina community stay safe and clean. We would love the opportunity to help you with your next gutter cleaning project – get in touch to learn more!

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