Why Should I Clean My Gutters?

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During a rainstorm, your gutter system is designed to route runoff water from the roof to where it can drain away from the house. By doing so they protect siding, windows, doors, and foundations from water damage and help protect flooding in basements. If the gutters are clogged and can’t channel the runoff water properly the gutters will fill up and overflow. The water will then spill over the front of the gutter but it will also spill over the back of the gutter where the water can penetrate the house. This can cause some serious damage.

Driveways and walkways will sink and rise, interior and exterior walls and floors can warp, bow or become wet, molded or stained. Entire homes have been destroyed due to water damage, which could have been easily and affordably prevented with regular maintenance of their gutter system. Gutters are not glamorous but are essential for routing roof runoff water from your home.

 

Beware of Gutter Screens!

So much hype, don’t believe it. Over the years I have come to learn that gutter screens are for the most part a waste of people’s time and money. There is a large mix of screens in the market, and for whatever reason they don’t work. There is nothing out there that prevents the leaves from getting into the gutters 100%. Yes, they can slow the accumulation down but you cannot depend on them to completely stop the leaves, branches and whatever else from entering the gutters. Most of the install yourself screens are either collapsing into the gutter itself and clogging it up or they end up getting blown away when a strong wind comes along. Gutter hoods are a joke. They are not designed to handle the volume of water that an open gutter can. In moderate to heavy rain they only ramp the water off of the roof completely defeating the whole gutter system altogether. Once the birds get in there, and believe me they will, they are next to impossible to get rid of. When it comes time to clean these gutters, good luck! The top doesn’t open allowing access for cleaning when the time arrives to do maintenance. When screens are installed people tend to ignore the gutters altogether creating a bigger problem. Bottom line is, it is important to monitor your gutters with or without all the extra gadgets on your gutters. Allowing a clog to trap water in a gutter is a very bad situation altogether. A clogged gutter in the winter will trap all water and then it freezes. Once that happens this extra weight will likely pull the gutter away from the house which in most cases is the beginning of the water damage process on your home. Clogged gutters in the spring and summer months can cause a major health risk with the infestation of mosquitoes, moss and other things that grow in these environments.

Many people think “yeah I put screens up now I can forget about my gutters; they will never have to be cleaned again.” Those are usually the people who wind up calling the gutter repair man who ends up coming out and giving replacement estimates and yearly maintenance programs to!

 

Why should I choose Streakless Clean Services?

If you are looking for a professional Gutter Cleaning Company that you can rely on year after year to deliver quality services feel free to end the search. Streakless Clean Services has brought consistent, reliable service to Dallas/Fort Worth and Surrounding Areas since 2009. We have been maintaining client accounts now since the beginning. We are not a fly by night company looking to earn a quick buck and then to never hear from us or see us again. We value our clients and their needs. We bring our customers peace of mind. Knowing a highly trained, very cautious, and fully insured company of professionals will be taking care of the gutters goes along way. With all the proper equipment and tools necessary to carry out the job, we are the only company around that can handle the largest jobs. We have many customers with very large houses. If you are a homeowner with the needs listed above we are the company for you. There may be a lot of gutter cleaning companies out there, but when quality counts, there surely is only one company that creates the Streakless Clean Project.