Gutter Cleaning

Gutter cleaning is a term we are familiar with in Georgia. Most Georgia residences have gutters unlike some areas in the north. The reason why a lot of northern United States homes do not have gutters is because of ice and snow. Without the proper thawing equipment installed gutters can cause the roof to hold too much snow and ice, which is bad for the home and can lead to roof collapse. Luckily we in Georgia do not have this issue!

Gutters are installed on most homes here in the south and that is why most gutter cleaning is needed in Peachtree City, Tyrone, Fayetteville, Sharpsburg, Senoia and Newnan. Most homeowners know they should clean their gutters, but unfortunately it takes some people a long time to call someone out to preform the gutter cleaning, usually because they can see debris in the gutter. The process for gutter accumulation is a long term process that involves rot and decomposed leaves and other debris.

The Importance of Clean Gutters

When a home first has gutters installed the gutter company arrives at the job and makes the gutters on site by measuring the length of the roof in which they wish to place gutters. They take these measurements and use specialized equipment to make the gutters on the ground, tailor-made to the home. They then install the gutter using many technicians and ladders. These technicians put a slight slant on the gutters so that the rain flows to the downspout.

Downspouts are placed in areas of the gutters where the most rain will accumulate and need a place to go. Downspouts transport the rain from the gutter to the ground. At the new stage of the home the gutters preform as they should. As time progresses things get into the gutters and cause problems with the operational flow of the gutters.

When leaves fall, they get stuck in the gutter, as is for pine straw. Left uncleaned, the leaves and pine straw begin to decompose. When more leaves fall on top of the decomposing material, the process continues. when everything has decomposed in the gutter it makes for great planting soil. All it takes is one seed from a tree to be dropped into the gutter for the growing process to occur.

Don't Wait For Gutter Cleaning

When trees are growing out of the gutter is when most homeowners call for gutter cleaning services. This is not the time as the gutter has been full for some time now and the water flow issue has already taken its toll. Soffits, trim board and window sills are all damaged by full gutters.

Without a proper way to drain, due to the decomposed soil, the gutter fills with water every time it rains and overflows onto the house and ground below. This can also lead to premature rotting of the house where it meets the ground.

Why Have Professional Gutter Cleaning?

Gutters and downspouts are made to carry water away from the home, and when full they cannot do that. When they cannot flow water away from the home the gutters need cleaning. Without gutter cleaning the overflow and rot process within the gutter continues. This is not an ideal situation for the homeowner because it leads to great expenses, much greater than the cost of gutter cleaning in Peachtree City, Tyrone, Sharpsburg, Newnan, Fayetteville and Senoia. It is best for the homeowner to call for gutter cleaning services before great expenses to repair wood rot are needed.

Our Gutter Cleaning Process

The gutter cleaning process is as follows. A homeowner in Fayette or Coweta County that needs gutter cleaning services looks up gutter cleaning on the internet and finds a company such as Firehouse Pressure Washing to clean gutters. Firehouse Pressure Washing and Gutter Cleaning will then come out to provide a free estimate for gutter cleaning. If the homeowner agrees to the price and scope of work, then an appointment is made. 

When it is the day to clean out gutters at the home, Firehouse will give a two-hour window of arrival and arrive on time to clean the gutters. A technician will meet with the homeowner and walk around the home with them if they wish. It is now that any problem areas can be discussed. Once the homeowner goes inside, the gutter cleaning process begins. 

Safety Is Important

One technician will place a ladder for gutter cleaning against the house as the other technician dons his fall protection harness. It is the use of a fall protection harness and roofers worker comp that makes Firehouse Pressure Washing the most professional and safest gutter cleaning operation in Newnan GA. After the fall protection harness and rope have been put into place the gutter cleaning process begins. 

The technician on the roof will either blow out the gutters with a leaf blower or the pressure washer. Pressure washing the gutters out is the best option as it flushes the downspouts and removes all the debris that hand picking gutters does not. Hand picking gutters is usually the last process we at Firehouse Pressure Washing and Gutter Cleaning do. 

We like to flush the gutters and downspouts with water whenever possible to ensure our customers get the best quality work when it comes to gutter cleaning. All sorts of things have been in gutters. Most common is debris from trees like leaves and pine straw. 

Debris Like You Wouldn't Believe

Sometimes a child will throw or hit a ball into the gutters. This is bad because the ball will float to the downspout and clog it up. One ball can clog up a whole side of a house’s gutters. It is for this reason a yearly inspection and cleaning of the gutters is reccomended. We have cleaned commercial building gutters in and around Atlanta. One particularly alarming item found in a gutter was during a commercial gutter cleaning in College Park GA, where a bag of illegal drugs was found in a gutter!

Service Areas

The need for gutter cleaning ebbs and flows with the seasons, and usually the most common time to preform gutter cleaning in Newnan GA is during the winter after all the trees have dropped their leaves. Homeowners also are known to have their gutters cleaned in the summertime before the rainy season starts. It is never the wrong time to clean gutters in Senoia Ga and gutter cleaning in Peachtree City GA is a year-round business. Also, gutter cleaning in Senoia and Peachtree City is done year-round especially on all the new homes in Senoia and tall homes in Peachtree City GA. Whether you live in Coweta, Spalding, Pike, Meriwether or Fayette county, Firehouse Pressure Washing can clean the gutters on your home or business.

Why USe Fire Fighters?

Gutter cleaning has a low cost of entry, all one really needs is a ladder and a bucket. Yet, when insurance and liability come into play it raises the price. A homeowner has to choose between the cheap guy who is rarely licensed and insured, and firefighters at Firehouse Pressure Washing. The technicians at Firehouse are all firefighters and firefighters train on building construction, ladders and safety more than any other professionals around. It is for this reason you should have gutter cleaning performed by the firefighter technicians at Firehouse Pressure Washing.

Serious injuries including death have occurred from homeowners attempting to clean their own gutters. Homeowners often have old wooden ladders at their home and when stored in the elements the wood becomes very brittle and rotten. It is usually when the homeowner falls off the ladder that this evidence of this is first found. The ladders used to clean gutters by the technicians at Firehouse Pressure Washing are inspected daily, monthly and yearly. Any damaged ladder is taken out of service and repaired. 

The technicians at Firehouse Pressure Washing are professionals and we take our job seriously as far as safety is concerned. You should hire a gutter cleaning service anytime you notice a downspout not flowing correctly or anytime you see visual evidence that debris has accumulated in your gutters. Yet like was said earlier in this article, when trees start to grow from your gutters it is far past time! 

Serving Your Community

So do your home, your roof, your walls, your soffits, your gutters a favor and have them professionally cleaned today. If you need gutter cleaning in Senoia, Meriwether, Harralson, Pike, Conchord, Luthersville, Turin, Senoia, Sharpsburg, Newnan, Carrollton, Fayette, Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Tyrone or Brooks GA give Firehouse Pressure Washing a call and remember: “No one is better with water than a firefighter on their day off”!

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