Frequently Asked Questions for gutter cleaning

OUR DISCLAIMER:
We are a CLEANING team.
We guarantee that your eavestroughs and downspouts are clean when we have finished.
However, we have no control over the layout- or age issues of your rain gutter system. We will remove all clogs, but if your gutters are sagging, have a wrong pitch, or your downspout extensions have too many elbows, we won’t be able to fix it with cleaning, unfortunately.
In addition, we have no control over the weather. When it’s raining cats and dogs, it will overflow your gutters. If hail clogs your downspouts, the gutters will overflow too.
Please let us know of anything that we should keep in mind while performing cleaning at your property.

Q: How often should I clean my eavestroughs?
A: Here in Calgary a recommended gutter cleaning schedule is TWICE a year (spring and fall), if your budget allows you to do so.
If you can only afford to do it once a year, do it in the fall, before water freezes and breaks eavestroughs and/or downspouts. Remember that it’s cheaper to maintain your eavestroughs than to repair them, so call your favorite gutter cleaning company and schedule their visit.

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Q: How long does gutter cleaning take?
A: It depends on different factors. However, in general, with a job assessment at the beginning and quality assurance in the end, it’ll take 1hr to 2hr for an average house in Calgary.
Please keep in mind that we don’t price jobs based on hours or linear feet of the length of your gutters. That means whether the jobs take 30 minutes, or 3 hours your problem will be solved: clogs and obstructions in your gutters and downspouts will be cleaned and they will be running freely.

Q: What is NO-CLOG* guarantee?
A: NO-CLOG* guarantee means that we stand behind our work. We will check and clean your entire rain gutter system (except for underground drains), whether you are present at the property or not. If you think that we missed something, we’ll come back to double-check that, no extra charge. We guarantee that your rain gutter system is free of clogs once we have finished the cleaning, and will stay like that for the guaranteed time or at least until the next hail, leaf- or snowfall.

Q: How much does gutter cleaning cost?
A: Different companies use different quotation systems.
Instead of going by the linear foot or time consumption, we go by how tall your roof is, because it increases our work at heights risk. We take into consideration what kind of roof it is, because a shingled roof is much easier than a clay tiled roof for us. Also, we keep in mind the square footage of your house and if you have gutter guards installed.

Q: Do I need to be home for the cleaning?
A: NO, unless you prefer to. We always ring the doorbell on arrival. However, we will CHECK and CLEAN your entire rain gutter system regardless if anyone answered the door or not. If there are any questions, we’ll call you while at your property. After we finish, if you picked such a service package, you’ll be provided with ‘the after’ pictures. In addition, we offer a “no-clog guarantee” which protects you even after you paid for our services.

Q: Can I pre-schedule gutter cleaning for when leaves go down in the fall?
A: As much as we would like to help, a very rapid fall season in Calgary messes up all the plans usually. A lot of times water starts to freeze before leaves fall. Unfortunately, we can’t clean gutters and downspouts when they have ice in them. In addition, different parts of Calgary have different microclimates, so leaf-falls vary in time. However, we can pencil you in and will try to time it for you.

Q: What do you do with the debris?
A: It depends on the job. Most of the time we bag the debris, and we ALWAYS clean up after we finish. We respect not only your property but your neighbours too.

Q: Can I clean my eavestroughs by myself?
A: YES, you sure can. It can be done as your Saturday DIY project. However, remember, that cleaning eavestroughs can be hazardous to your health. Ladders can slip when you reach too far sideways to grab debris from a gutter. If you clean gutters while standing on a roof, you can lose your balance and fall. Please have a correct size ladder for the job, so you don’t have to reach far or be in an unbalanced pose. Please use ladder standoffs to keep it stabilized. Amazon.ca or your local hardware store has a lot of different gutter cleaning tools that will make your job much easier.

Q: Do you repair eavestroughs?
A: We repair downspouts, but not the eavestroughs. However, 50% of the time a good clean is all your eavestroughs need, and cleaning is cheaper than repairs, and we offer a free estimate, so there is no risk in asking for a quote.

Q: Can you replace a downspout?
A: YES, we can replace, repair, or extend your existing downspout. We can install additional downspouts too.

Q: Should I clean gutters on my garage?
A: If you care for your garage, then YES.
Just like the rain gutter system on your house, if it’s not checked and cleaned regularly, it doesn’t serve the purpose (which is to discharge rainwater or melting snow from the roof properly so that the water doesn’t damage the structure of the building). In addition, unlike our competitors, we offer a very affordable price for cleaning garage gutters.

Q: Do you clean eavestroughs with a pressure washer or do you use a vacuum?
A: We prefer using a vacuum or a special gutter scoop. We can use a pressure washer as per customer’s request, but we advise against it, as it creates a mess. However, every job is unique, so let’s discuss your house in particular. We have a FREE QUOTE FORM on our web-site, and it’s available 24/7.