Have you ever heard of the saying “April showers brings May flowers”? Well here in Kansas May can be just as wet as April. As a homeowner the big things on your mind this time of year besides “I finally get to go outside!” is the dreaded hailstorm. But most people do not realize that a small issue that plagues every homeowner are full gutters. Its in the back of your mind if there at all. But this small issue can lead to huge problems. Full gutters mean the water is not going to go where you want it to and instead where it wants to. This can wreak havoc on a foundation. Leading to leaks in the basement and even worse foundation movement.
But do not worry. Cleaning out your gutters are a simple task every homeowner can do. There are several different methods as well as products on the market that can help you with this task. One of the simplest ways to do it is from a ladder. You lean the ladder up against the gutter and clean it with your hands. You then get a hose and was the small stuff away. Just be very careful on a ladder. Ladders are some of the more dangerous things in a house that a homeowner owns. If you don’t want to get on a ladder, then there are several products on the market like the Orbit sweeping wand that attaches straight to your garden hose. The do okay if you keep them cleaned on a regular basis but may not work well if your gutters are packed full of debris.
The last option and the one that is most recommended because of the dangers associated with ladders is to hire it done. This may seem silly but hiring a company that has the equipment and the personnel. That is familiar with ladders, heights, and how to complete the task safely and efficiently, could put you miles ahead. Most company will only charge a couple hundred dollars to clean the gutters of an average sized house. That can be money well spent especially if you end up hurting yourself in the process of your DIY project.
Some things to keep in mind when you are looking to hire a professional are insurance. Do they have work comp for their people? What about general liability just in case they drop something off your roof, and it breaks a window? These things are important, and it separates a chuck in a truck from a real professional company. Sure, chuck may be a bit cheaper, but you could pay for it on the back end if something goes wrong on the job site. The next thing to check is reviews and or references. We are kind of past the days of references since we have the internet and so many reviewing sites. You can pretty much find the information you need on the company just by looking at places like the BBB, Google, Angi, ect. But you want to hire a company that has overwhelmingly positive reviews. You will also want to ensure they have experience in the area you are wanting to hire them for.
We at Pure State Services strive to be the best from the small repairs to the largest of projects. We want to be your go to shop for all things home. If you need any home repairs from cleaning your gutters to fixing your foundation leak, give us a call and join the family of thousands of already happy customers. Come and experience our 5-star service.