What You Need to Know About Gutter Cleaning

Posted on May 27, 2020 in Gutter Repair, Seasonal Home Tips

Gutter Cleaning - What to Know

Keeping your gutters clean is one of the most important aspects of home maintenance. Your gutters direct rainwater away from your home, preventing soil erosion and structural damage. Knowing how to clean your gutters properly will allow you to keep them functioning at full capacity, saving you the cost and headache of issues caused by leaking, broken gutters. Keep in mind professional gutter cleaning services are very affordable and will help you avoid the unsafe situation of climbing on a ladder.

How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?

At minimum, your gutters should be cleaned once a year, preferably in autumn after the trees lose their leaves. However, having your gutters cleaned four times a year is ideal depending on where you live. Each season produces a different type of debris, so seasonal gutter cleaning will prevent them from becoming clogged or damaged. If your gutters become clogged throughout the year, it’s a good idea to get them cleaned as soon as possible. Don’t wait until your next seasonal cleaning to address gutter issues, or damage may occur.

If your area has recently experienced bad weather, you may want to check your gutters to see if they need to be cleaned. Heavy rain and strong wind can blow debris into your gutters, causing them to become clogged at a faster rate than they can drain. If you notice that your gutters aren’t draining properly, you should have them cleaned to resolve the problem.

What Determines Gutter Cleaning Costs?

If your gutter system wraps around your entire home, this may cause an increase in gutter cleaning costs because the job will take longer to complete. If you have a steep roof, this will also increase gutter cleaning costs because it will make the job more time-consuming. PJ Fitzpatrick can provide you with an exact price on gutter cleaning costs today so you can enjoy clean gutters tomorrow. We have over 40 years of gutter repair and cleaning experience, so you can be certain that we will clean your gutters thoroughly and safely.

Should I Clean My Gutters Myself or Hire a Pro?

Falls from ladders are one of the most common reasons people end up in the emergency room. While you may be tempted to clean your gutters yourself, it’s a risky task that’s best left to the professionals. If you are determined to do it yourself, always be sure to use a sturdy ladder that’s in excellent condition and make sure someone is nearby in case you fall. Never rest the ladder against the gutters, as this can cause serious damage.

Play it safe and contact PJ Fitzpatrick to clean your gutters. We have the necessary expertise to safely clean your gutters to ensure they’re working properly. Hiring a professional doesn’t just save you time, it allows you to stay safe. Our gutter cleaning services can help protect you, your roof, and your home’s foundation.

Benefits of Gutter GuardsBenefits of Gutter Guards

Delaware Valley homeowners can call on PJ Fitzpatrick to install Klean Gutter Leaf Guards. Leaves, twigs, and other debris can cause your gutters to become clogged and damaged. Gutter guards protect your gutters from build-up so water can flow continuously. The Klean Gutter Guard system also prevents warping, so your gutter system will last longer. Pine needles, ice, leaves, and small animals won’t be able to enter your gutters and cause issues when you opt to have gutter guards installed. Gutter guards can help you save money on gutter cleaning costs.

This patented gutter guard system offers many benefits, it’s low maintenance and can redirect a high volume of water away from your home. Did you know Klean Gutter Guards have 70% more filtering area than any other system? They’re compatible with 5- and 6-inch gutter systems and can be installed in two ways, either slid underneath the roof shingles or mounted to the fascia. Neither of these installation options will void shingle manufacturer warranties. If you’re still on the fence about installing a Klean Gutter Guard, keep in mind we offer a Lifetime Warranty on materials and labor, plus the PJ Fitzpatrick no-clog guarantee for 10 years!

PJ Fitzpatrick Can Help with Gutter Cleaning

Gutter cleaning can be time-consuming and unsafe, but PJ Fitzpatrick can help with that. Keeping your gutters clean is one of the best ways to protect your roof, siding, and foundation from damage, so it’s important to have them cleaned several times per year. No one wants to spend their Saturday cleaning wet leaves out of their gutters. Homeowners in the Delaware Valley can contact PJ Fitzpatrick to do the job for them. If you’ve been putting off cleaning your gutters, give us a call today!

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