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  • Why should I clean my gutters?
    Gutter cleaning prevents blockages that can cause water damage to your home, roof, and foundation. It also helps maintain the appearance of your home and can prevent pests from nesting in the gutters.
  • How often should I clean my gutters?
    It is recommended to do gutter cleaning at least twice a year, or as needed depending on the amount of debris and trees surrounding your home.
  • Can I clean my gutters myself or should I hire a professional?
    You can clean do gutter cleaning yourself if you feel comfortable with the height and have the proper tools. Hiring a professional may be necessary if you have a multi-story home or if you're not comfortable with heights.
  • What is a gutter guard?
    A gutter guard is a protective barrier that is installed over gutters to prevent leaves, twigs, and other debris from entering and clogging the gutters.
  • Why should I install a gutter guard?
    Installing a gutter guard can save you time and effort from having to regularly clean your gutters, as well as prevent potential water damage to your home caused by clogged gutters.
  • How do I install gutter guards?
    Gutter guards can be installed by a professional or as a DIY project, depending on your skill level and the type of gutter guard you choose. Some gutter guards simply snap into place, while others require screws or other fasteners.
  • Are gutter guards maintenance-free?
    Gutter guards can reduce the amount of maintenance required for your gutters, but they are not maintenance-free. You may still need to periodically clean the gutter guards and check for debris build-up.
  • Do gutter cleaning services include an inspection and cleaning of the downspouts?
    Your I&S Gutter cleaning will include an inspection and cleaning of the downspouts, as well as the gutters. However, some companies may charge extra for this service, so it's important to ask when getting an estimate.
  • Are there any discounts available for gutter cleaning services?
    Some gutter cleaning companies may offer discounts for repeat customers, referrals, or for booking multiple services at once (e.g. gutter cleaning and window washing). It's always a good idea to ask about discounts when getting an estimate.

FAQ, or frequently asked questions about gutter cleaning

  1. Prevent Water Damage: Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow and seep into the roof and walls of a home, leading to costly water damage and potential mold growth.

  2. Maintains Aesthetic Appeal: Gutter cleaning can improve the overall appearance of a home, as unsightly build-up of debris and stains can be removed.

  3. Protects Landscaping: Overflowing gutters can cause water damage to landscaping and soil erosion, which can be prevented by regularly cleaning the gutters.

  4. Prevents Pest Infestations: Clogged gutters can provide a breeding ground for pests such as mosquitoes, rodents, and birds, which can be eliminated through proper gutter cleaning.

  5. Increases Gutter Longevity: Clogged gutters can put added stress on the system and cause damage over time, but regular cleaning can extend the life of a gutter system and prevent costly repairs.

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