• Benefits Of Gutter Cleaning

    August 24, 2016 | Blog
  • Many Frederick homeowners wait to get their gutters cleaned until they notice a problem. Unfortunately, this is like waiting to put gasonline in your car until you have run completely out.

    Gutters are designed to be the sentries of your home. Ideally, they control the flow of water around your home, protecting it from a myriad of ailments. Clean, debris free gutters will not only save your home from premature decay, but can save you thousands of dollars in repair bills.

    Clogged gutters can wreak havoc with the natural drainage of water away from your home. This can result in damage to fascia, soffit, roofing, or even begin leaking into your home. Additionally, water damage can ruin the very foundation of your home – something you NEVER want to happen.

    A few things we recommend:

    Have a helper - Even if you are comfortable with climbing a ladder, you should still have someone there to help you. This helper can assist by holding the ladder steady, handing you the various items needed, and be there to help should there be a worst-case scenario situation.

    Use a Garden Hose - For best results be sure the hose has good water pressure and then attach a pistol-grip trigger spray nozzle. The garden hose will make it easier to spray out the rain gutter once the large items have been removed; simply spray the smaller items towards the downspout.

    Don’t injure your hands - Wearing heavy gloves is not an option! The gloves will protect your hands from rotting leaves, sharp branches or twigs, any sharp metal edges and any animal droppings.

    Keep your eyes safe - Cleaning rain gutter is a dirty job, and you don’t want to have any of that dirt in your eyes.

    As a pressure washing company, Sparkle Clean, will clean gutters for a nominal fee, allowing you, the homeowner, to avoid getting on ladders and putting yourself at risk. While cleaning your gutters we can also clean the black streaks off the outside of the gutters, making your home more aesthetically pleasing.