Gutter Cleaning Service
Gutters aren't something you normally take much interest in. You probably don't talk about gutters when you want to impress people at parties. So don't go inviting the CL Window Washing Service team to your parties because we love talking about gutters. We know that if you have 2,000 square foot of roof, it will be dealing with over 1000 gallons of water for every inch of rain that falls given that Crystal Lake easily gets 100 inches a year that mans your roof has to shed more than 100,000 gallons efficiently if you don't want it to suffer from the damage that comes with standing water. That's about 110 tons of weight. Now of course that's spread over the whole roof and the whole year but that amount of moving weight creates enough force to do damage to the structure of a roof it it's not cleared properly and if your gutters are blocked or damaged then they won't clear it. It's a vicious circle too because once your gutters are blocked with debris then the force of that water build up starts to buckle them and change the angle (pitch) that they run at which means they won't work properly even if cleared of the original debris. Which is why a good gutter cleaner doesn't just empty them, they also inspect them.
Technology is a wonderful thing but when it comes down to it there is nothing that cleans out a gutter better than the human hand. At CL Window Washing Service we have a full range of soft power washers that can help, but for emptying material out of the gutter we know that it's time to get the gloves on and do it right.
Cleaning out the debris that collects in a gutter is a great step towards helping it work but while you've got someone up there then isn't it also the right time to check out those gutters for evidence of buckling, decay, or altered pitch? At CL Window Washing Service we certainly think so. Our cleaning technicians will inspect your gutters as you go and help you anticipate and avoid the need for repairs.
Once the debris that blocks gutters is gone it's time to clean them. Since high pressure can make flow problems worse we don't blast gutters to see if they're OK, we wash them with care. Because we also know exactly the flow rate of water we are putting in we can see right away if there's a problem with the way that water is being carried away by your guttering.
We keep seeing products that promise you'll never have to unclog a gutter again. Usually these are screens or guards that work just fine for a while until the elements get the best of them and then they can actually help make the problem worse by making it harder to get hands in to clean clogged gutters. There's only one really foolproof way of keeping your gutters healthy without getting your hands dirty and that's to get our hands dirty instead. Don't wait for Fall to clog your gutters, have them regularly serviced to ensure year round flow. Talk to CL Window Washing Service about our maintenance plans.