- 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
Victoria BC might be the 6th sunniest city in Canada, but that does not mean that homes are not exposed to rain fall. Falling rain and melting snow can create a damp environment around homes or storefronts. Without a clear drainage system, heavy rains can quickly lead to rot, water damage, flooding and mold. Keeping these pathways clear can mean navigating heights and slippery surfaces, as well as covered drains that make access difficult. Instead of struggling to keep up with the needs of your drainage system, call a Gorilla technician for your Victoria gutter cleaning services.
Proper drainage is a key element of protecting your home’s foundation, as well as prolonging the lifespan of your construction materials. It is hard to believe that leaves and debris can have such a widespread impact on structures but clogs and blockages inside drainage systems can lead to everything from structural damage, a drop in curb appeal and even pest infestations. If your gutters are showing signs of clogs, call a Gorilla to remove debris and get gutters flowing freely again.
Gutter Cleaning: Avoid a DIY Disaster
The most common types of debris to find inside gutters are organics, often dropped from surrounding plant life. This means leaves, seed pods, twigs, needles, as well as dirt, dust, pollen and the occasional frisbee, all end up in your drains. Heavier items will sink down to the bottom of gutters, layering over themselves and making it impossible for water to pass through. Damp, covered spaces are the ideal place for insects and rodents to call home, as well as bacteria to thrive and mold to form.
Over time, sitting water will become swampy and unsanitary, as well as adding weight to fixtures. As clogged gutters become heavier, they will pull fasteners away from walls, causing damage and potentially falling off walls and roofing completely. Leaning a ladder against siding is a way to reach higher areas, but this is not always a safe approach. All it takes is one wrong step to end up in a slip and fall situation.
Every year, homeowners attempt to clean out clogged gutters using a pressure washer. This harsh technique can cause breakage and even make clogs worse. In a closed space, high pressure sprays can just push debris into corners, creating larger blockages that are unreachable. If gutters and downspouts are covered, it is more difficult to reach clogs and might even require dismantling whole systems in order to reach them. Luckily, our Gorillas have all of the necessary tools and techniques to remove debris from the gutters around your home or commercial property.
The Gorilla Guarantee: Keeping Your Gutter System in Great Shape
In most cases, all it takes to clear debris off of lawns is a quick pass with a leaf blower but upper levels are more complicated. When you want great results for your rain gutters, ditch the work gloves and opt for professional services instead. With safety equipment like harnesses and ladder stabilizers at the ready, our team of highly trained experts are always ready to clear away debris and get systems running smoothly.