- All rooftops and valleys to be cleared of branches, leaves and debris
- High-pressure vacuums and/or by hand removal
- All downspouts water tested
- Before and after digital photos
Perimeter drains run both below and above properties but while these systems can be treated at the ground level, heights are hard to handle! Your eavestrough might be designed to carry water away from your roof, but it spends all day collecting debris. Slow drainage or blocked pipes can mean water damage, leaks and even insect infestation. Don’t let debris drag down the condition of your property when a Gorilla is available for your Moose Jaw gutter cleaning.
Breaking Up Your Blockages
If roofs are designed to let water run off, gutters are designed to catch it and carry it away. This movement of moisture is achieved through a system of covered and uncovered materials but that does not stop foreign materials from sneaking in. There is no limit to what might end up in your eavestrough but organics are the main problem items. Natural materials fall from surrounding plant life and layer over themselves within pipes and downspouts. It might be hard to imagine that something as small as a pine needle can bring down a sophisticated drainage system, but it can!
Even the smallest of materials can lead to big problems within your eavestrough. Small but heavy items like needles, seed pods, dirt or twigs create a base layer inside systems. This layer holds onto moisture and creates a trap for lighter materials. As gutters become weighted down, they can pull away from fixtures, causing surface damage along with structural decay. Without anywhere to travel, water has no choice but to sit. Contrary to popular belief, snow removal does not stop at the ground level. Rainfall and snow melt collect and sit against materials, weakening and wearing away at them. Softened materials pave the way for leaks, water damage, mould, electrical damage and even flooding. Preventing these worst case scenarios is as simple as calling a Gorilla for twice annual maintenance.
The Gorilla Approach to Moose Jaw Eavestrough Cleaning
While certain cleaning projects, like window cleaning seem simple enough, there is more than meets the eye. A professional roof gutter cleaning service requires more than running a hand along opened areas and removing gunk. Because your eavestrough is made up of both covered and uncovered areas, you need to be able to see through metal! Gutter guards might work to keep debris out, but they also prevent a full visual inspection. Luckily for our clients, Gorillas have all the tools to get the job done properly. High powered tools might take some of the bite out of your chore but they can also cause damage to your home. You can’t just run down to home depot to rent a pressure washer and aim it into pipes or downspouts. Instead of an improper power wash, let high-powered vacuums suck up blockages for you!
Clearing away clutter and clogs is a main feature of your eavestrough cleaning, but the work doesn’t stop there. Once materials are cleared away, your system is left with unsightly mildew stains. Black streaks, dirt and discolourations cannot be sucked up by a vacuum, so we rely on sponges. Gutter washing can be performed with the right technique and a bit of elbow grease. A well-rounded maintenance routine is made up of services including gutter washing, clog removal and a complete eavestrough cleaning service.
When it comes to cleaning your gutters, getting up there is half the battle. Plenty of amateur maintenance practices have ended with a tumble and a trip to the hospital – but that does not have to be you! As much as our Gorillas strive for great results, we also have a focus on safety. It is hard to pinpoint whether or not your ladders are standing safely until you are already in the air. Let the experts make the ascent while safely on the ground!