Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I clean my gutters?
We recommend gutter cleaning between 2-4 times per year, with a minimum of once a year following this schedule:
- Once in late March just before “April Showers”
- Once in June when all the spring debris such as seed pods, oak tassels, blossoms finishes falling
- Once in late October. Don’t wait until late fall to clean this out. It’s too much weight on the gutters and an early freeze can leave you with this situation for an entire winter.
- Late November/early December when about 80 to 85 percent of the leaves are down.
What are some signs that I need to clean my gutters?
Looking up at your gutters find where the downspouts come out at the top. If you see very dark streaks in the bends of the elbows, that’s a sure sign that they are clogged. A cleaning should be done ASAP. Also, any overflow during a rain storm needs your immediate attention.
If I see water coming out from behind the gutters does that mean they should be replaced?
More times than not, the answer is no. Gutters are not sealed in the rear. They are hung on hangers spaced out every 16 inches. Hence if they are clogged, they will over flow in the front and rear.
Will a dent in the gutter affect its performance?
More times than not, it will. The gutter is made of aluminum and when it bends it will never be completely straight again no matter how hard you try. That bend affects the flow of water.
If a corner of the gutter is leaking can I just reseal it to stop the drip?
9 times out of 10 the answer is no. If you try to reseal a corner by putting tar or silicone on top of existing sealant, it is likely that the gutter will leak right away again. Replacing the whole corner or end cap is the best solution.
GUTTER CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Avoid costly problems such as dry-rot, landscape erosion, mold and mosquitoes by contracting with us to clean your gutters. We help clients throughout the Bergen County and Rockland County area keep their gutters free of debris and working properly.
Your home is vulnerable to water damage from sticks, leaves, twigs and bugs that accumulate in gutters. A gutter that is full of water can weigh as much as three hundred pounds, causing the gutter to go off pitch. A gutter that is off pitch holds water and does not drain properly, This can cost thousands of dollars worth of damage to home and property.
Prevent this problem by having us clean your gutters regularly. We use the highest quality cleaning methods so you don’t have to worry about your gutters and leaders functioning properly.
Call us today for a free quote.