15 Jul 2017
splash block

Gutter Splash Block


Many times we see splash blocks installed backwards, with the opening facing towards the house.  The picture above shows the proper way to install them, so that water flows AWAY from your foundation.  People often have them backwards when grass seed is applied so that it doesn’t wash away, then don’t ever turn them back around.  This causes water to back up near your foundation instead of flow away.   Keep your foundation dry and prevent erosion by checking your splash blocks, making sure they are centered under your gutter, and pointing away from your home.

17 Jun 2017
Gutter cleanings using SkyVac

Gutter Vacuuming vs Roof Walking

Today I was called out to a job where a father wanted to get the gutters on his home cleaned in order to reduce mosquito holding areas in preparation for his daughters birthday party.  This customer was very knowledgeable in his options for gutter cleaning, and he specified that what stood out about Suck It Up Gutter Cleaning was that we removed the debris and wouldn’t get his nice clean deck all dirty.  After completing the job, we were chatting, and he made a striking comment:

I could have gone with the guys that go through the neighborhood and charge $40 to walk across the roof with a leaf blower, but then I’d have to spend hours cleaning my flower beds and pay someone to wash the siding”.  

This is not an uncommon comment from someone who has had to maintain gutters in the past, but it may strike new homeowners as a way to SAVE money.

Suck It Up Gutter Cleaning offers a premium service, and yes, we do charge more than “Roof-walkers”, but by taking more time and using the right equipment, we are saving you from having to perform or hire out those ancillary services.

And that doesn’t even take into account the significant cost that would be incurred by the homeowner if one of those roof-walkers were to fall from your roof!  Just ask your insurance agent!

Just like the old saying from Ben Franklin goes, “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”.

Remember that, and give us a call to get the job done, without making more work or expense for you!

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