Spring is right around the corner and there is no better time to inspect roofs and gutters. Before you pull those ladders and tools out of storage, consider the perks that professional services provide. Calling in the experts means expert results, safe practices but it can also extend the lifespan of materials and prevent unnecessary damage.
The Right Tools and Equipment
Traditional methods of gutter cleaning usually involve a standing sliding ladder and a pair of work gloves. At the best, this method might provide a superficial result but your drainage systems is more complicated than meets the eye. These perimeter drains are made up of both covered and uncovered sections. As seasons change, the elements dislodge all sorts of organic debris that finds its way inside this system.
Leaves, needles, sticks, seed pods, and even heavier items like pinecones find their way in but can’t always find their way out again. When these items become tangled deep inside pipes, there is no amount of arm-span that can reach them. Professional property maintenance firms have tools and techniques designed to reach these problem areas. Specially designed vacuums, for example, are able to suck gutters and downspouts clean of both dry and damp materials.
The Importance of Routine
The frequency of gutter or eavestrough care should largely be based on the plant life and environmental factors surrounding properties. For example, gutter cleaning in Edmonton should be carried out at least twice a year according to density of greenery and rainfall. When left to its own devices, organic debris can only accumulate. Without twice annual services, this clutter can only go from bad to worse.
When property maintenance is concerned, safety is always priority number one. There are no safety features that come with basic ladders, but there sure are on speciality ones. Proper stand-offs secure these ordinarily precariously perched tools stay steady while the pros are working.
Every year, Canadians are admitted to the hospital due to slips and falls from ladders – but this does not need to be you with help from a professional property maintenance company.