Is cleaning your home's gutters one of those things that often gets left aside as you focus on other, more visible, home maintenance tasks? In today's busy world, homeowners like you may want to clean their gutters, but simply don't have the time to do it. The good news is that at Clear N' Bright Windows, Gutters & Pressure Washing, we do have the time and we take great pride in properly cleaning our clients' gutters.
While often overlooked by homeowners, dirty gutters can lead to a variety of serious problems, one of the most expensive ones being cracked foundations. Whenever it rains or snow melts in the spring, water on your roof trickles down into your gutters. If they're clean, they'll direct the water to the downspout and away from your home's foundation. But if your gutters are full of debris, water will simply flow over the edge and land directly beside your home, eventually leading to erosion and cracks in your foundation.
Dirty gutters can also lead to mold in your attic or crawl spaces. This occurs as water that should flow down your gutters gets absorbed by the debris in them, creating a humid mass right by your roof and reducing your attic's ventilation in the process. Ultimately, this leads to mold. Dirty gutters can also lead to mold developing in your crawl space as water falls right by the house and trickles into your basement through cracks in the foundation.
Dirty gutters can also affect the integrity of your home's walls as water overflows from your gutters and trickles down them. This can lead to those ugly black gutter stripe stains you see on many homes' walls. Besides negatively affecting your home's appearance, the water trickling down your walls can also damage them.
Yet another issue created by dirty gutters is that they attract pesky insects that could take up residence in them. Many insects, such as mosquitoes, thrive in humid environments like gutters clogged up with leaves.
And finally, dirty gutters can lead to the erosion of the landscape around your house as water that should be drained away from the building falls right at its base. In the long run, this may entail costly repairs to your landscaping.
Getting your gutters cleaned will also help keep the exterior elements of your home looking good. Clean gutters ensure that water is quickly funneled away from your roof instead of dripping all over your windows, doors and into your siding.
It’s a fair assumption to make that the condition of your gutters is not something you think about on a daily basis, and why would you? However, when you have a problem with your gutters, it can be difficult to think about anything else. That’s because they play such an important role in protecting your home’s siding and foundation from damage. Without gutters, rain water would not be directed away from your property. Instead, it would sit on your roof, significantly degrading its structural integrity. That is why it is so important that you get them cleaned on a regular basis.
Problems associated with the lack of gutter cleaning often involve expensive and extensive repairs. With routine cleaning from Clear N’ Bright Windows, you can avoid:
While people will likely not notice perfectly secure gutters, hanging ones are hard to miss. No matter how minor the issue may be, the eye can’t help but be drawn to the problem. Sagging gutters are typically the result of buildup leaves and debris, the weight of which causes the nails to become loose from the fascia board.
Most people don’t realize that there’s an issue with their gutters until they recognize the visual signs. Often, when it gets to this point, gutters are beyond repair and a complete replacement is needed. While gutter replacement is something that a lot of homeowners will need to do at some point or another, regular cleaning can extend the life and performance of your gutters significantly. That means you won’t be hit with the unfortunate surprise that you will need to dish out thousands of dollars for new ones.
Water streaks and stains can happen if you fail to properly clean your gutters. These stains are nearly impossible to remove and new siding may not be in your budget. Getting your gutters inspected to make sure there are no clogs ensures that rainwater will not flow behind them and down your siding.
Who wants to spend their weekend on a high ladder scrubbing their gutters? It’s not worth your time, and it is definitely not worth the risk of falling and getting hurt. Hiring a professional gutter cleaner is the way to go if you are looking to avoid the hassle of doing it yourself. When you team up with us, you can expect the highest level of service. We are equipped with all the tools and cleaning products necessary to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Plus, with years of experience, we know how to get the job done in a safe manner. We know what an important role your gutters play, and are committed to making sure they are clear of any debris. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we’ll stop at nothing until we meet it!
As you can see from all the problems dirty gutters can cause, the cost of getting them cleaned will more than pay for itself over time. So call Clear N' Bright Windows, Gutters & Pressure Washing today at (425) 486-5114 to get the gutters in your Bellevue home cleaned.
You may also want to set up an annual or bi-yearly maintenance program for your gutter and downspout cleaning so the work will get done without you even having to think about it. As an added bonus, new customers in the Bellevue area receive $25 off their first service call!
Active in Bellevue since 1990, our family at Clear n’ Bright Windows always comes prepared. Many homeowners will attempt to clear out their own gutters, and while it’s a valiant effort, we don’t recommend it.
Not only do we have years of experience, but we know how to perform the job in the safest way possible with the right equipment including cleaning machines, suction poles, and other high-reach equipment that will get your gutters cleaner than ever without any risk involved.
All work is done by hand, with a close eye kept so as not to blow out gutters or make a mess in your yard. If you do not have a receptacle for waste, we’re happy to haul excess debris away at a minimal cost.
Gutters should be cleaned twice a year. At the beginning of fall, and the beginning spring. At Clear n’ Bright Windows, we offer our Bellevue clients quarterly, bi-yearly or annual maintenance programs so you never have to worry about forgetting to have your gutters cleaned!
At any of these appointments we can also perform other services, such as installing gutters. While with proper maintenance your gutters can last 20 to 50 years, their time may be up or could be cut short in the case of extreme weather.
The Clear n’ Bright Difference
The do-it-yourself gutter cleaning process tends to consist of a homeowner grabbing their ladder and using a hose or even vacuum to spray debris out of the gutters. They’ll likely continue on to scrape any remnants out by hand.
At Clear n’ Bright, we’re not afraid to get dirty and clean your gutters—often with our bare hands—but we have also invested in specialized equipment to make the job easier and more effective.
We’ll even clean the outsides of the gutters, scrubbing them down to prevent rust and remove moss.
The Johnston family team prides ourselves on the spotless gutters we leave behind for each and every one of our clients.
The Clear n’ Bright team has been clearing out Bellevue gutters for over 25 years now. When you’re looking for a family-owned and operated company that always goes the extra miles for the homeowners employing them, you’ve come to the right place.
Our gutter services come with a guarantee that if you’re not satisfied neither are we. If you have any complaints, don’t hesitate to tell us and we’ll continue our work until the results are up to your standards.
Licensed, insured and bonded, we offer top-tier customer service from our family to yours. Give us a call today to discuss what Clear n’ Bright can do for you!
The best way to put an end to problems before they even start is by practicing proper gutter maintenance and hiring a gutter cleaning service to regularly visit your Bellevue home. The Clear n’ Bright gutter contractors aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty to help you prevent:
For such a simple looking home accessory, gutters help keep your home protected from a wide range of problems. They’re up there for a reason!
When you picture snow and ice building up in your gutters your first question might be: How do I stop it? At Clear n’ Bright, we have the right tools for the job. While gutters do not cause ice dams, they do help to concentrate ice and water at vulnerable areas of your roof weakening the entire structure. Using ice melt, roof rakes, and other chipping tools, we can get rid of any buildup, and then install a snow melt system.
If you’re not looking for a permanent gutter cleaning solution, just give us a call when you suspect there’s too much ice and snow in your gutters and we’ll clean them again! It’s important to work with a professional gutter cleaning service when it comes to ice buildup. It’s easy to slip and cut into roofing materials, and worse, injure yourself on unexpected falling ice. Bellevue might be a part of the evergreen state, but we’re not immune to sleet, snow, and ice!
While in some cases it’s easy to see right away that gutters need cleaning, when they’re overflowing with debris and have received no gutter maintenance over the years, it’s not always so simple. As gutter contractors, it’s easy for anyone at Clear n’ Bright to visit the home of one of our Bellevue clients and see if their gutters need some TLC. But when you’re checking yourself, keep an eye out for:
And of course, if you can’t remember when you last had them cleaned, it’s likely they need cleaning! When you’ve got dirty gutters in Bellevue, just pick up the phone or open up your laptop and get in touch with the Clear n’ Brigh team. We’ve been working for a long time to perfect what we do. Let us get our hands dirty so that you don’t have to!
If you are reading this, the importance of having clean gutters has no doubt been drilled into your head by now. You don’t want your roof to get all moldy and you certainly don’t want to do any damage to your home’s foundation. Fixing either problem can do some serious damage to your future plans as well as your bank balance. And if you don’t want to have to deal with cleaning your gutters on the regular, what can you do?
Well, you can always count on Clear N’ Bright Windows to clean your gutters, but it you want additional protection from any debris doing serious damage to your Bellevue home, then give us a call today and ask us about installing gutter guards.
Since our gutter and window cleaners have plenty of experience being high up on ladders, we are very comfortable installing gutter guards into Bellevue homes to protect them from being filled with leaves and debris. The gutter guards we like to use fit snugly into your gutters and provides consistent water flow and gutter protection even during the heaviest of rainstorms.
The rain water flows through the gutter guard’s perforated surface and into the gutter. The water then gets diverted away from your roof and out the downspout and what would have obstructed the flow of rain water rests above the guard. As an added bonus, the guards are virtually invisible from the ground view, so you don’t have to worry about this very practical feature detracting from your home’s curb appeal. Instead, all you have to do is reap the benefits of having a home with added protection against the elements.
Clear N’ Bright Windows can install gutter guards in virtually any type of gutter system commonly found in Bellevue homes. All you have to do is call (425) 486-5114 today and we will be happy to arrange a time where we can inspect your gutters. Once we have conducted our inspection, we’ll be able to provide you with a quote on our gutter guard installation services.
Installing gutter guards is a smart investment. Not only does it make our gutter cleanings faster and easier, it makes sure that you are protected even when you let cleaning your gutters fall by the wayside. To find out more about the gutter guards we can install to ensure the structural integrity of your Bellevue home, give us a call today.
In the event that we find parts of your home’s gutter system damaged by debris, our skilled technicians have the necessary training to patch up or replace damaged areas as necessary. Damaged gutters are just as dangerous to your home as clogged ones since any type of damage can affect the way water is diverted away from your home. If there’s even a tiny hole, it can leak directly onto your home’s foundation, setting you up for some serious property damage.
For a gutter cleaning company that goes above and beyond what you would normally expect from gutter cleaning services, choose Clear N’ Bright Windows today.