Gutters are a critical component of your home’s exterior. They are responsible for diverting water away from your exterior, preventing water damage to your walls and foundation. If they are no longer in optimal condition, you need to replace them as soon as possible before they do damage to your home. But having your gutters regularly cleaned and maintained will help extend their quality and longevity. To make sure your money is well spent and you find trustworthy gutter contractors to work on your exterior cleaning project, Applied Power Wash in the Phoenixville, PA area suggests asking these four questions.
How knowledgeable are they?
It is recommended that you begin your research by casting a wide net and searching online for all the gutter cleaning services that serve your area. Based on what you find, try to narrow your search down to three. From there, we recommend that you call each company and spend about 5-10 minutes asking about their expertise.
It’s okay to ask specific questions about how their gutter cleaning process works and how it is superior or different from their competitors. Listen for answers that incorporate elements of safety precautions, material selections, and thoroughness in their work. Pay attention to how they’re answering your questions and how they may be asking you what elements of your home they should be considering.
How long have they been in business?
Most people think that gutter cleaning involves general labor but no real skills. However, that is simply not true! The job does require skills which can only be acquired through experience. Besides, it is often risky to hire someone who doesn’t know what they are doing.
Make sure to ask how long the company has been in business. Try to hire a company that has been around for at least for a couple of years.
Are they insured?
Just like training and safety, insurance is a must. If an uninsured worker gets hurt on your property, you could be facing a legal nightmare. Likewise, if a shingle or tile breaks or a wall gets damaged during the cleaning, you will have to bear the repair costs yourself if the company is not insured.
Before you hire a gutter cleaning service, make sure they have adequate insurance coverage. Most professional contractors will gladly share their insurance details with you. You can cross-check these before hiring them.
How will they be cleaning your gutters?
Some companies use a leaf blower, creating more of a mess for the homeowner to deal with later. Some companies may just clean out the gutters without flushing water through them ensuring that the water will flow properly after they have left.
You want to make sure you’re choosing a company that cares for your property like they would care for their own. A company like Applied Power Wash, who ensures all gutters are inspected, cleaned out and debris is bagged. All parts of gutters are then rinsed and flushed, so they are completely free from debris and we ensure that the downspouts are not clogged.
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Along with our flagship power-washing services, Applied Power Wash also handles gutter cleaning in the Phoenixville, PA area, and we would be happy to discuss our local gutter cleaning experience and qualifications with you. Contact us to schedule an appointment.