There are 3 crucial things to consider before you hire a gutter cleaning service. Learn how to save yourself time, frustration and money!
Hiring a gutter cleaning service to work at your home or property seems simple enough; find a good price, set an appointment and get the job done. If it was only that simple… It seems that when times are tough, everybody is a gutter cleaner. Consider the following 3 things when you are selecting a gutter cleaning service:
1. Are they Licensed and Insured?
Holding proper licenses and insurance to perform gutter cleaning at your home or property is perhaps the most crucial thing to consider when hiring a gutter cleaning service. Some states require a home improvement license as well as business licensing and general liability insurance. The last thing you want is for someone to work at your home, injure themselves and then sue you for doctor’s bills, loss of work or disability. Your home owner policy might cover you but then again, it might not.
RCP crews carry all required licenses and full general liability insurance giving you peace of mind that our service is doing everything by the rules and is protecting YOU from any unforeseen liability. We will gladly provide information about our licenses and liability insurance coverages to you upon request.
2. Do they have the Equipment and Training to Do the Job Right?
Cleaning your gutters and downspouts does not require a lot of equipment but it requires the right equipment. Two-Story stand-off ladders, cleaning materials, safety equipment, hoses and trash bags are a minimum. Leaf blowers and pressure washers are NOT equipment for cleaning gutters. Leaf blowers are for your yard and landscaping, power washers are for removing tough stains and paint. Neither one is good to use on your roof, gutters or downspouts. If a 40 mph wind can cause roof tile or gutter damage, why would a 160-200 mph leaf blower be OK? Same goes for water pressure; standard hose water pressure is around 50 psi while a power washer can usually go up to 2,000 psi!
Training is also a crucial thing to consider when it comes to gutters and downspouts. Though they all do the same job, each gutter and downspout system is designed to match YOUR home. Things like corners, long slopes and architectural downspouts can complicate things if a technician is not trained in how to handle them correctly.
RCP technicians carry a full equipment inventory and have the training required to handle any gutter or downspout design. And we will NEVER take a leaf blower or power washer to do any work on your home. NEVER. And don’t ever let anyone else.
3. Do They Have the Experience?
This is simple. Experience means everything in the home maintenance field. If you have experience that means you should have references. Ask for a list of current local references with contact numbers before you accept a quote.
RCP has been in business since 2001 and we have a list of happy, satisfied customers a mile-long! We will be happy to provide you with current references and contact numbers on your request.
So there you have it; 3 crucial things to consider before hiring a gutter cleaning service. Of course we would be proud to have you consider Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing for your next gutter and downspout service.