Gutter Cleaning in Miami
Your gutters are probably not something you have top of mind — at least they aren’t until they are clogged and start giving you problems. However, even if you do not think about them often, gutters perform effective functions when it comes to protecting your home. Simply by ensuring that water is kept away from the roof, gutters play a key role in maintaining the integrity of the structure of the home and, when they are clean, will do so for many years to come.
Another vital function of gutters is to redirect water to protect the foundation, prevent erosion, conserve your landscaping, and if you have a basement, keep it from flooding. If water moves away from the structure of the home, exterior walls will not be stained or covered with mold, algae, and mildew.
At GWS Pressure Cleaning, we understand the importance of making sure that your gutters are clean and able to perform their vital functions. Give us a call today, and let us have a look. We can not only perform a thorough cleaning job, but we can offer you a periodic gutter cleaning service that you can easily set and forget. We will be there as frequently as you want us to be, and your gutters will never be neglected or become clogged. Schedule a no-obligation quote today.
Our Gutter Cleaning Service Process
You know you want to protect your home from water damage and leaks, and you can prevent this from happening when your gutters are clean and allow water to run away from the property as it should. When the gutter cleaning specialists from GWS Pressure Cleaning show up, you know the job will be done thoroughly and efficiently so that you can have the peace of mind you deserve.
We don’t mind getting our hands dirty. We’ll remove all the gunk and debris that has accumulated in your gutters. Every inch of the gutter is manually cleaned, and then we use our power washers to remove the residue.
We Check for Blockages
We conduct an investigation to determine if there are spots where debris is collected and not allowed to flow freely all the way down. We will use different types of mechanisms, including our gutter cleaning service, to get all blockages cleared out.
We Flush the Gutters
Once everything has been cleared of dirt and debris, we verify that both gutters and downspouts are working as they should. We flush the entire system a couple of times to confirm that there are no more blockages and everything is working perfectly.
We Report Any Damage to You
On occasion, we may come across damaged areas in your gutters. There can be tiny holes that allow water to trickle down through them, and there may be sections of gutters that have come off the wall or are wobbly. Whatever we find, you will let you know about it so that you can decide what corrective measures need to be taken to keep your gutters intact.
How often should gutters be cleaned?
The standard recommendation is that gutters should be cleaned twice a year. However, in the South Florida area, where there is so much rain and humidity coupled with plenty of vegetation, you should consider getting your gutters cleaned more frequently. If you have too many leafy trees close to your roof, if the asphalt shingles on your roof are shedding their granules, and if there are frequent thunderstorms, you may want to call us every three or four months.
What can happen when gutters are not cleaned?
When gutters are allowed to remain clogged for some time, water will overflow and run along walls. This will damage the siding, and if you have a basement, it may result in a flood. Also, the edge of the roof will get damaged if water is allowed to stay on it for long periods, causing you to have the expense of repairing or replacing the entire roof. When water is allowed to soak the perimeter of the house, it will seep into the foundation, causing damage there as well. As you can see, although gutters seem to be superfluous, they do perform important tasks that keep your house functioning as it should.
Do damaged gutters need to be replaced?
Not always. In some cases, dented or damaged gutters can be repaired. However, if the gutter structure has collapsed or is crushed, you may have no other option but to have it replaced. Even if your gutters look fine, you should know how old they are. If they are over 20 years old, it is time to have them replaced. With proper care and periodic cleaning, you can extend the life of your gutters and avoid the expense of a replacement.
Can gutters be pressure washed?
At GWS Pressure Cleaning, we use pressure washing to clean your gutters after the big chunks of debris have been removed. Our gutter cleaning specialists know what size nozzle to use and how much water pressure to apply to get the desired results.
With GWS Pressure Cleaning by your side, you can be sure that your gutters will always be clean and your property protected from damage due to excess water. Give us a call today, and let us set up a gutter cleaning program. We will stop by your house every spring and fall, and you can rest assured that your gutters will never be the cause of water-related problems on your property.