Fall is right around the corner, and with it comes the annual leaf cleanup from your gutters. Take a quick look at this video to see how we clean gutters safely, and keep us in mind for the fall. You can even call us now to schedule your fall service, so you’ll be first on the list during the busy cleaning time.
What a weekend we’ve had in Raleigh so far! Temperatures have been steady near 90, but this morning we were treated with a dramatic cool-off following a couple of intense thunderstorms.
After we had completed 2 houses that had several years of neglect, the rain came DOWN. Fortunately this storm happened right as I was leaving the 2nd job, and was heading to the 3rd. The 3rd customer is a regular maintenance customer that has their gutters cleaned bi-annually. When I arrived, there was a literal river running down the sidewalk, and the gutter over the main door was overflowing. A quick look with the SkyCam revealed that the only issue was a clogged downspout on the 2nd story. After the water flowed out, the remaining grit was removed and it was on to the next job! Take a look at the video to see how the SkyVac made quick work of a clog.
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!
Recently we have been doing a LOT of work for apartment buildings and HOA/Condo units in the Raleigh and Wilmington/Myrtle Beach areas. On average, we have been removing >50lbs of debris from gutters! That is DRY weight! This amount of debris can cause water to pool in the gutters, creating much more weight being held up by gutter brackets.
Having regular gutter cleaning maintenance from Suck It Up Gutters can help keep the water flowing and prevent unnecessary weight from being placed on your gutter brackets, ultimately resulting in the need for costly and dangerous repair. We recommend twice yearly cleaning, or more if you are in an area prone to regular pine needle and leaf dropping.
Regular maintenance will also prevent gutters from overflowing, which can cause erosion issues around your home foundation, which can require an even more costly repair! Rely on the Suck It Up Gutter crew to help keep your home in great shape, with less overall cost, and MUCH less risk!
We clean more than just gutters. The other day we were called out to remove debris from a home with several roof valleys. Leaves, sticks, and pine stray had piled up to ~4″ deep since the last cleaning (previous year).
Look at the pictures and you can see the difference. Properly cleaned valleys can aid in all-around good drainage of your roof. You can even see in these pictures that after the debris was removed, the shingles were clearly still wet, even though the rest of the roof was dry. Consistently wet areas on a roof can lead to premature roof failure, so keeping these areas clean is critical.
We use our special tools to clean the valleys without getting up on a ladder. Our equipment also allows us to clean without dropping the debris on your flower beds, decks, and driveways. Between the benefits of clean valleys and the peace of mind of having Suck It Up! safely perform your work, it’s an easy decision to give us a call!