- 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
A functional property is made up of many moving parts. If just one of these cannot move properly, everything comes to a halt. This is what makes regular cleaning of gutters and downspouts so important. Nearly every property across Canada is outfitted with a perimeter drain along the upper edges of roofing. When in good condition, this system carries rain and snow melt away from sensitive areas but when in bad condition, you can expect leaks, water damage, mold and even pests. Instead of dealing with a worst-case scenario, have a Gorilla handle your Nanaimo gutter cleaning services.
Dealing with Gutter Clutter
Nanaimo has a rich plant life, which can make exterior cleaning a pain for property owners. This means that cleaning, maintenance, window cleaning, gutter cleaning and even house washing can pile up on the to-do list. While all of this is happening, your gutters are piling up with gunk and being overrun with debris. Depending on the type of plant life surrounding your property, pipes and downspouts can fill up quickly. The trouble with this is that pipes don’t give any signal when they are in distress. Leaves, sticks, twigs and needles fall onto roofing, eventually rolling into gutter systems. A gutter guard might help to partially cover opened areas but there is no stopping clogs and blockages from forming over time.
Cleaning gutters by hand might have been the go-to method in the past, but maintenance practices have come a long way since then. Climbing a ladder to reach new heights can be tricky. One slip can mean serious injury and an amateur technique spells subpar results. It is easy to put off proper care but sitting water has a lot of negative side effects to it. Firstly, it attracts pests, like mosquitos which are never good news. Excessive moisture can also soften construction materials, wearing them away and leading to costly repairs and even replacements. A damaged drainage system can mean water damage to your home, so opt for regular gutter maintenance services instead!
The Gorilla Approach to Gutter Cleaning
Plenty of property owners take gutter cleaning and roof de-mossing into their own hands, using not much more than a pressure washer. These heavy-duty machines can blast away aged or weakened construction materials. Instead of a heavy handed approach, our experts combine eco-friendly cleansers with specialty tools along with years of experience and training. Backpack vacuums allow our specialists to suck gutters dry and remove clogs from downspouts. All systems are water tested before our Gorillas pack up for the day and ‘Before and After’ photos are always provided. A picture is worth a thousand words and these words provide clients with peace of mind! In order to keep your system running smoothly, our experts highly recommend having your system serviced twice per year, once in fall and once in spring. Call today for a free quote for your home, commercial or strata property.