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What to Ask Before Hiring a Gutter Cleaning Service

 What’s one of the most dreaded outdoor chores for homeowners? Cleaning the gutters. It’s true – there’s a lot to dislike about cleaning gutters. For one, it needs to be done at least twice a year, more if your home is surrounded by trees (odds are it is since we live in Colorado). Next, it’s a downright nuisance lugging around a ladder, bucket, plumber’s snake, and garden hose all while climbing up and down the ladder as you make your way around the gutter system. 

Now that fall is in full swing, your half-round gutter system could use a good cleaning. Pine needles and leaves can cause clogs this time of year so it’s crucial to the health of your gutter system and the protection of your home to keep the gutter system clean.


If you don’t feel comfortable using a ladder or if you’re not wanting to clean your gutters yourself then you’ve probably considered hiring a professional gutter cleaning service. Keep reading for what to ask before hiring a gutter cleaning service to get the best service and to keep your home protected.


1. Is the Company Insured? 

When shopping around for gutter cleaning services in Colorado, be sure to hire a company that possesses all required insurances and licenses. Ensuring they have all proper licensures will protect not only you but them in the event of an accident. 


A professional gutter cleaning company should possess the following licenses and insurances: liability insurance, workers’ compensation, and state licensure. If the company meets these requirements then you’ll be protected should any accidents happen while they are cleaning your gutter system. Never, under any circumstances, hire a company or individual that won’t provide you with proof of insurance.


2. Does the Company Have a Good Reputation? 

Just like you wouldn’t hire a lawn care service that has a one-star rating and many customer complaints, you should never hire a gutter cleaning service with a poor reputation. Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make and you should only hire professionals that have great reputations. You’ll want to trust that the company you hire is going to complete the job well and in a timely and professional manner.


Unsure if the company you’re considering hiring has a good reputation? Start by doing a Google search for the company. From there you should be able to find their website and social media platforms to learn about their company history and read customer ratings. A company that has a good reputation should be the only one you trust with your home’s drainage system.


3. How do they Ensure Customer Satisfaction?

When you hire a gutter cleaning service you expect the job to be flawless. Not only should the company get your gutters sparkling clean but they should thoroughly clean up after themselves. Before hiring a gutter cleaning service, ask how they can ensure customer satisfaction. Do they come back for free if your gutter system still clogs after the job is complete? Do they clean up after each job and discard all debris?


By asking the questions above, you’ll be protected from a gutter cleaning nightmare. Again, no homeowner enjoys the daunting task of cleaning their gutter system. If you’re looking for a permanent solution to avoid having to clean your gutter system ever again, consider installing the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System. Installing the K-Guard Gutter System on your home eliminates clogged gutters and drainage issues forever!


How can we ensure you’ll never have to clean your gutters yourself or hire a professional gutter cleaning service? For one, our gutter product is the most effective gutter system available on the market. Our complete gutter system includes many parts that flawlessly work together to keep pine needles, leaves, and other debris out of your gutter system, thus eliminating clogs. A major component of our K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System that helps keep all debris out is our curved hood. It allows rain and meltwater to flow from the roof into the gutter, allowing all debris to slide off of the gutter system and preventing it from entering the gutters.


Next, our gutters are larger than that of a half-round gutter system (5 inches to be exact), allowing for more water to move through the system at a rapid pace. The K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System can handle a minimum of 23 inches of rain per hour and can withstand all types of weather: freezing rain, hail, blizzards, heavy rain, etc. Our downspouts are also larger than other gutter systems and have 45-degree by 45-degree inside corners that eliminate “choke points”, areas that often accumulate debris and cause clogs. The result? A home that’s better protected against moisture retention and flooding.


Fall and winter can wreak havoc on your half-round gutter system with all of the extreme winter weather we experience. According to The Farmer’s Almanac, we could experience above-normal precipitation this winter and you’ll want a quality gutter system that can keep up. Consider making the switch to K-Guard to protect your home from drainage issues. Schedule your free in-home estimate today. We proudly offer our installation service across the state of Colorado including, but not limited to, the following locations: 



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