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Gutter cleaning is one of those tasks most homeowners dread. Many avoid it and end up with clogged gutters that overflow every time it rains. Those who understand the importance of clean gutters but don’t yet have rain gutter guards often call professional gutter cleaning companies. If you have a gutter cleaning company come to your home twice a year, you may wonder how they do the job so quickly and efficiently. Here’s more about how they get the job done.

Using the Right Tools

Generally speaking, professionals will clean your gutters more thoroughly and effectively than you might. But that’s to be expected, since they’re charging for the service. Their cost includes the tools they’ve invested in. This may include industrial-strength (or even truck-mounted) vacuums with gutter-sized attachments, or extremely strong power washers to blast clogs out.

Some companies utilize what is known as “wet/dry technology,” which allows workers to alternate between power washing and vacuuming to remove all types of debris. And, last but not least, gutter cleaning pros will pick up all of the cleaned-out debris and put it into garbage bags or containers for disposal.

Extra Services

Although not all gutter cleaning companies haul away your debris, those with truck-mounted systems often do. They may also offer cleaning of the exterior of your gutters. This may involve scrubbing with a mechanical brush, washing with steam cleaners and polishing by hand to remove moss, black marks and algae that often appear on gutter fronts. They may offer services to repair seams or reattach your gutters or downspouts.

Gutter & Gutter Guard Installers

Some gutter cleaning companies are also gutter and gutter guard installers. They may inspect your gutters and recommend repair or replacement. If you have noticed that your gutters are failing, new gutters will benefit you; however, you will still need to clean them if you don’t invest in gutter guards. If the cleaning company tries to sell you on gutter guards to prevent the need for future cleanings, make sure they’re installing a proven and high-quality product.

Are Gutter Guards Better Than Gutter Cleaning?

That depends. Although the cost of hiring a gutter cleaning company really adds up over time, choosing inferior gutter covers won’t benefit you much. You may find that you still need occasional gutter cleanings or cleaning of the gutter covers themselves.

Talk to Gutter Professionals

Why not call your local Gutter Helmet® gutter guard installer instead? Once you have Gutter Helmet on your gutters, you’ll never need to pay a company to clean your gutters or clean them yourself! If you’ve tried other rain gutter guards without success, you’ll quickly see that Gutter Helmet is different.

Gutter Helmet’s patented nose-forward design ensures that even the heaviest rain is channeled into your gutters while debris flows over and onto the ground. Our warranty includes cleaning your gutters and adjusting your Gutter Helmet if your gutters ever become clogged. Call (800) 824-3772 to be connected with your local Gutter Helmet gutter guard installer today.