We clean gutters by going above and beyond the call of duty, which includes loose debris removal from the roof, air blowing, pressure washing (when needed), and pictures to show that we did a great job so you don’t have to get up on the roof and check the work. The low pressure cleaning is nice because it gets everything clean and I shoot the wand in all of the downspouts to clear them of any clogged debris. We have special tools for clearing underground clogs as well – rooter equipment which if needed would be an additional $250.00 cost for each clog. We would keep you posted before getting into any additional work. When we are done on the roof we go around the house and clean any mess that is left behind and will pressure wash rinse the outside of the gutters, the siding and whatever else got dirty from the job. We have a $150.00 minimum. 503-432-9093.
The pressure washing, air blowing method for gutter cleaning is by far superior as it gets everything pristine and clean! Scooping out by hand or with a scooper leaves debris left behind which can clog your downspouts.
For repairs, we will need to get them fully clean and draining first before we are able to asses what type of repairs they will need. We are able to do repairs up to a certain point because we are not installers and are not able to fabricate new gutters. I do not know any good gutter installers who like doing repairs, probably because they do not like working on other people’s shoddy work. Who could blame them? So you will have to do your own research when wanting a contractor to do certain repairs on your gutters.
If you have a steep roof we will want to install roof anchors before we can do the job. Please ask about these I can send you some more info and photos and if you want to have a conversation about them that is even better. Safety first
Extra large corrugated downspouts with baskets help to keep gutters clean!
One of the systems that we love and it works very well for keeping the gutters cleaner for longer is the extra large corrugated downspouts with the basket debris catcher at a level where you can reach the debris from the ground (see the first photo below). What this system does is it allows for the debris to be sucked down the gutter downspout with the water and then caught in the basket so that way the stuff does not go underground and cause a clog. The hole in the top of the gutter is opened up much larger to accommodate your new larger downspouts, therefor allowing more debris to be flushed down the downspout hole and so it does not stay up in your gutter causing a clog. See some photos below of some comparisons for the size difference of these compared to regular size downspouts. These work great, you will love them! We can order them in pretty much any color. I would love to meet with you and bring the color sample so that we could discuss some options.
We love to install gutter screws for the gutter fasteners as they will last a lot longer, will hold a lot more weight and will not pull out of the wood like the nails that are normally used. Ask about these I can send you photos and info. We have a $390.00 minimum for gutter repairs. The only gutter repairs that we do are install gutter screw fasteners where the gutter spikes are pulling out and we can work on downspouts.
We do not have a gutter machine and we do not do any kind of fabrication work. We cannot do partial replacements or fix leaks in the seams. If you do have rusty gutters and they are leaking, then you need new ones. We do have good leads though, and we can do a thorough inspection on your gutter system included when you hire us to clean them. We will let you know the right route that you need to go. Most of the time, gutters just need a good cleaning.
We can repair and upgrade downspouts as well. Also, we can do complete gutter systems.
Underground clogs and clearing
We can clear underground clogs, which requires us to use our special rooter equipment. These are $250.00 for each underground clog. They require us to take the downspout apart, clear the downspout, add a strainer so that future clogs do not happen, clear the drain with our rooter hoses, and then devise a good plan for the future so that we do not have worry about that problem anymore. If you are getting clogs in the downspouts and underground, you may be a good candidate for a better downspout system with the debris catcher baskets at ground level. Please ask and ill send you photos and info on these.
If you call us back after we cleaned the gutters and there is any new foliage in your gutters since we cleaned them last then we will need to be compensated for our work.
Tree Debris In Your Gutters? Having Thoughts About A Gutter Cover? Give leaf drop a thought.
If you have heavy tree debris (large maple leaves) around your house and you are cleaning your gutters out a lot more then necessary, then you may want to try out a downspout system. I have tested just about everything on the market and these seem to work the best. Gutter covers just do not work. They get in the way, stuff piles up on top of them, stuff spills over the tops of them and many more problems. What we have seen to work the best is a system called leaf drop. Below I explain the system.
We are offering an upgraded downspout that helps to alleviate the need for gutter cleaning and helps with maintenance. People who have these installed are cutting their gutter cleaning back from once a year to once every five years on average. Included some photos. We can talk about these and show you some samples when we come out and do the cleaning? What I have seen in my 15 years in business cleaning gutters is that these work the best, better than any gutter guard on the market. No such thing as a maintenance free system but these are helping people the most. It is a 3×4 large corrugated downspout with a large opening at the top that funnels debris down. There are leaf traps (clean outs) at the bottom to alleviate underground pipe clogs. I have them on my house and I just love the system. Works great.
They usually run about $490 for a 1 story and around $690 for a 2 story, per downspout and sometimes we are offering deals on these.
Reasons why gutter guards or gutter covers do not work.
They collect stuff on top of them and stuff will spill over the tops.
They usually do not do the job they are supposed to do so they end up just making it difficult to clean the gutters properly. Stuff still collects under them.
We use to install gutter guards, top of the line ones or the best ones that we could find. I never really liked what they did and always had problems with them.
Leaf drop is the way to go with most gutter problems. They really help with maintenance.
Every once in a while, once we install them we need to come back out to the house and dial them in in certain problem areas to help them function even better. This is not included with the original installation price, it is an additional labor cost but usually takes less than an hour.