Although we are considered one of the top gutter cleaning company’s, we too have to protect our homes from rain. Hurricane season and heavy rains are apart of living in Florida. It is important to protect your home by having your gutters inspected. Schedule summer gutter cleaning at least 2 times per year. All Gutter Service is here with three reasons why you need summer gutter cleaning.
Inspecting your Gutter System
If you have not been consistent with your gutter cleaning through out the year, there is a good chance water is overflowing. This can damaging your roof line and create cracks in your homes outside stucco wall. Cracks create an entry way for water but also for bugs to enter your home. Cracks in your stucco exterior wall occurs from water splash back as it falls over an upper roof-line and hits a lower secondary roof. Proper installation would prevent splash back from occurring.
Summer’s Weather Can Be Harsh
Through out the year, especially in fall and winter, everything from leaves and pine needles to small branches and acorns begin to settle in your gutters. Now enter summer’s harsh hurricane and rainy season. The deluge of water that rolls down your roof and enters your clogged gutter system. As the water has no where to go, it spills over the edge on to your homes foundation and landscaping. Over time you will notice that the water will start to pool, eventually causing foundation cracks or shifting.
This is the time to call AGS to schedule service to clean out your gutters – go here and check it out. With in hours we will inspect your gutter system, clean out and bag all debris, adjust or fix down spouts so that water runs away from your house so you are assured your home is safe from potential damage.
Be Ready for Fall
Keeping your gutters clean in the summer is by far the best way to be ready for fall. As the leaves on the trees around your house start to change and fall from the trees. Stay on top of your homes maintenance with an AGS scheduled gutter cleaning and repairs. Unlike most companies, they have no minimum service call fees. So you only pay for the exact service you need.
How much does it cost to clean gutters?
Gutter cleaning cost in Florida is usually between $99 to $150. Though oftentimes less for small or relatively simple jobs. Gutter cleanouts cost around $75 for a small house. Average gutter cleaning would be around $125. Large houses would be about $150 or more. Consider using a gutter company that DOES NOT HAVE A MINIMUM FEE. If they do, they are basically telling you “you’re not worth our time.” That’s not right or good business.
Look for a gutter company that does not require a minimum service fee.
Many people are surprised when companies say “they offer free estimates.” However the job needs to be below their minimum service fee – otherwise you are on your own. Therefore make sure the company you hire has insurance in case of an accident. Our company charges based on linear footage of the gutters and the height of the house and does require a minimum – learn more here. Another way to save on gutter cleaning is to get a group discount by talking to your neighbor(s). You should both get a break if both homes can be serviced the same day.
Stay on top gutter cleaning with an AGS Scheduled Clean Out – offered here. Our specialists always provide a no-hassle estimate. Now you can relax knowing water is flowing properly through the gutter system without causing damage to you home.
How often should I get my gutters cleaned?
Many people get by with a twice-a-year gutter cleanings. It really depends on the amount of trees around your home and how often it rains. As the colder days start approaching, leaves, acorns, moss and small branches start to fall into your gutters. If you let it sit too long rain water eventually turn the debris into a compost like substance. Perfect for seeds to to grow and weed. We have even seen the beginnings of small trees starting to grow in gutters themselves!
All that debris will eventually prevent water from flowing properly through your gutter system which results on standing water. When the water has no where to go it can start to penetrate your roof and the overflow pours down our your foundation and landscaping.
As Tampa residents, we all know the summer / hurricane season between June and November are the most important times to be sure your gutters and downspouts are functioning properly so that water flows away from your home. Take notice of how your gutters are functioning. Are they overflowing with water spilling over the edges? If so, it’s time to have them checked and cleaned. AGS has $99 clean out specials throughout the summer months. Plus, the FREE Inspection will note any repairs that are recommended. If not, great! A thorough cleaning will do the trick.