Gutter Cleaning

 

PROTECTING YOUR HOME, ONE FOOT AT A TIME

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(Before and after for a Lake Stevens area home)

 

Gutters have a main purpose of diverting rain water away from the foundation of buildings and secondarily, keeping runoff from dripping heavily over common walkways.

 

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 (A home on Lake Stevens: before and afters)

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F.R.E.D. uses a six-point process to clean gutters:

 

*Diligently remove debris by hand (we do NOT use a leaf blower to blow out gutters) and place debris in our own buckets

 

*Clear clogs in downspouts (disassemble if necessary to ensure they are free-flowing) 

 

*Flush gutters with a hose

 

*Flush Downspouts with a hose

 

*Clean the gutter face to make it look practically brand new again (we clean via scrub brush and bucket of solution)

 

*Appropriately discard the debris from gutters

If necessary, a 7th point would be performing some repairs or addressing sagging issues; all which would thoroughly be discussed with our customer.

 

 

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(Debris removal and flushing for a Bothell home)

 

 

We have found that most gutters have between 75-125 pounds of debris in them.

The debris found in your gutter can lead to greater problems beyond just overflow of water, including:

  • separation of gutter from roof line
  • cracks in the seals that keep separate gutter pieces together
  • sagging which brings incorrect sloping for drainage, etc

If your gutters are not cleaned regularly (we recommend at least twice a year) you could ultimately end up needing to replace them or having costly repairs.

 

 

Gutter Debris

 (Gutter debris taken from a 2-story house)