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Gutter Cleaning Best Practices

Gutter Cleaning Best Practices Cleaning out your gutters is vital on four fronts: safety, efficiency, curb appeal and prevention of property damage. Every spring and fall, you should clean out your gutters to ensure proper rain water flow. It’s important to place safety first when tackling this job. Here are some best practices to follow this season. Use a safety ladder: It’s imperative to use a ladder with stabilizers if you have two or more stories to your home. Also, it’s wise to have a buddy help you in case you need assistance passing a bucket back and forth. If not, make sure the ladder is sturdy enough to hold a bucket while you scoop out the debris. Four-footed fiberglass ladders are best over [...]

By |2017-07-19T19:06:10+00:00July 19th, 2017|Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Whitening|Comments Off on Gutter Cleaning Best Practices

Gutter Whitening – Unsightly Black Lines on Gutters

They CANNOT be removed by any type of pressure washing.  They can be the most stubborn surface we clean. This is due to many, many factors. The black stripes that you see are referred to as "tiger stripes". They are caused on the outer surface by electrostatic bonding. When natural moisture overflows rain or dew, it causes particles from the petroleum component in your shingles to stain the front part of the gutter. Tiger stripes are also susceptible to airborne emissions and dirt. Algae, mold, and mildew are also often times present. Most importantly, neglecting your gutters surface can result in oxidation; oxidation is breakdown of your gutters protective finish. The only way to thoroughly clean your gutters is with a combination of the right cleaning [...]

By |2016-10-28T19:35:11+00:00April 7th, 2015|Gutter Whitening|Comments Off on Gutter Whitening – Unsightly Black Lines on Gutters