Wondering why you need your gutters cleaned out? It only takes a couple of handfuls of leaves falling into your gutter system to create a clog. And clogs prevent water from flowing through your gutters, causing overflow. This will not only create rusting of and damage to your gutters but also the potential for roof and wall leaks. Decaying debris sitting in the gutter releases acid that eats at seams, and it attracts pests by providing both nutrition and nesting for all kinds of creatures.
Call Green Army Clean to schedule your gutter cleaning to avoid the annoying consequences of unclean gutters.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to get my gutters cleaned?
Good question. So what if your gutters are a little clogged? Actually, when leaves and other debris prevent water from flowing through gutters and downspouts, a number of costly complications can be the result. Standing water and acid produced by decaying foliage can cause gutters and roof to rust, grow mold, and break down more quickly, which can cause roof or wall leaks. This debris also offers a nesting place that insects, rodents, and other pests love. The most basic problem that clogged gutters can cause is water overflow, which essentially means the gutters aren’t doing what they were made to do. This can damage landscaping and can create unwelcome water flow above entryways or other areas.
How do I know when my gutters need to be cleaned?
Unless you go up and check periodically, it’s impossible to know when your gutters need to be cleaned. You don’t want to wait until they start showing signs of major clogs like lack of water flow or damage to your house from standing water and acid from decaying foliage. The best thing to do is clean your gutters on a schedule so you know when to check them to see if they need to be cleaned. If you give us a call, we can send someone out to do a property assessment to tell you if your gutters need to be cleaned and, based on tree cover and other factors, how often you will likely need to get them cleaned out. Even if you choose not to have us do the cleaning, you can use this information to create a gutter-cleaning schedule.
How often should I have my gutters cleaned?
It depends on a number of factors, including how much tree coverage you have, but as a rule of thumb we generally suggest that you have them cleaned at least twice a year.
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“Green Army did our gutters and some power washing around the house. It was great to be able to reach out to the office and have a team there so quick that was backed by Green Army’s experience. Haven’t seen my gutters that clean in a very long time.”
I recently hired Green Army for a trio of tough jobs — power washing, grill cleaning, and debris removal. Their office provided and on time estimate, after I provided the pictures of my projects. Kim was professional and pleasant. The day of the job the team was on top of it, completing the tasks beyond my expectations. One member of the team even pointed out an area (of power washing) he was dissatisfied with and planned a date to return to make it perfect! The bottom line is that my experience with the Green Army team was outstanding with professionalism, quality, and pride in their work being their standout qualities. And the price was more than fair. I will definitely recommend them to friends and neighbors as well as hire them for future jobs.
“The house is squeaky clean now. When we moved into our new house I was concerned about toxins so we had Green Army come in and give it a good once over with their safe products. Love it!”
“Gutter cleaning can be such a hassle but necessary as any homeowner knows. We have been dreading it now that our boys are out of the house. We gave Green Army Clean a call and they were prompt and got the job done. Thanks!”