The fall + winter seasons can bring a lot of rain to Chilliwack, so you want to be sure your gutters are working properly. Cleaning your gutters is an important thing to at least once a year, otherwise gutters can clog and overflow potentially causing other issues to your home.
We know that finding good gutter cleaners can be a challenge. Many people want to avoid the risk that comes with ladder work, so they like to hire a local Chilliwack company that cleans gutters. Having a regular maintenance schedule for your house is an excellent plan for avoiding plugged gutters.
Why Hire Us?
We understand the risks associated with ladder work and that hiring gutter cleaners can be stressful if you haven’t hired them before.
If you are looking for experienced/professional gutter cleaners in Chilliwack, you’re in the right place. We have been cleaning gutters since 2005 and have been serving clients from Langley to Chilliwack.
When we clean gutters we are very thorough. If there is a lot of debris, we will start by scooping the excess, follow this with a vacuuming, and a final rinse to leave your gutters clean and flowing the way they were meant to.
Read a few of our customer reviews and see why people like to hire us to clean out their gutters.
How do I prevent moss, algae, and bacteria from growing on my roof?
Over the years moss, mold, algae, lichens, and bacteria (such as gloeocapsa magma) can get out of control on your roof if preventative measures aren’t established. Your roof is your first line of defence against the elements. If it fails or leaks this can lead to costly issues and repairs.
A good plan to prevent moss from growing out of control on your roof is to kill the moss so it stops growing and reproducing.
There are many products on the market that are effective at killing moss. Some products may not be very safe for the environment. Obviously, use your own discretion and risk.
We always recommend utilizing a product with activated oxygen (hydrogen peroxide) as it is safe for the environment and won’t harm pets, plants, roof, buildings etc. An example is shown in the video below of the type of product we use to safely clean roofs in the Chilliwack area.
How do I protect my investment and reduce the risk of a potential insurance claim due to a roof moss issue?
Over the years moss will begin growing on all roofs in a rainy climate zone such as in Chilliwack, BC. This is just what nature does in a rain forest.
You may notice that moss tends to especially grow on north sides of a roof. This happens due to the lack of ultraviolet light reaching these areas. UV tends to kill moss.
Since UV light tends to kill microorganisms exposed to it, moss grows minimally on south sides of roofs except in certain scenarios such as trees or other buildings shading those areas.
Your home is a significant investment of your time, energy, and money. The roof protects your investment as long as it is not compromised.
As moss grows and reproduces its roots become stronger over the years gripping onto and penetrating the shingle granules. If allowed to grow out of control moss may eventually take over your roof and if allowed to continue this will eventually lead to premature wear and the risk of potential roof leaks.
We obviously recommend having your roof cleaned by an expert such as us. We’ve gained a lot of experience in cleaning and removing moss from roofs since 2014 and we utilize proper fall arrest procedures to ensure we are safe while on the job.
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Fill out the form below to request a gutter cleaning quote. After receiving your quote, please approve it online or reply to the email to book gutter cleaning.
* Approximate value of free window washing is $149.00 and is limited to 2-floors above ground. “Window washing” denotes a brush wash + spot -free rinse of accessible exterior windows from the ground by water-fed pole. Homeowner must remove screens prior to scheduled appointment. Larger homes may require an additional charge. This offer may end without notice.
Do your gutters get clogged and start overflowing when the rainy season begins and after leaves have fallen?
6 Options to Prevent Plugged Gutters
1. Gutter Vacuuming (Debris Removal)
Having your gutters professionally cleaned to remove all the debris plugging up your gutters is a great first step to prevent overflowing gutters.
A final rinse of gutters will be done where necessary.
It’s a good idea to have this service scheduled in spring and/or autumn if you have trees nearby and your gutters tend to plug up regularly. (price range: low-moderate)
The gutter vacuuming (inside clean) process is explained in this video:
2. Gutter Guards
Have gutter guards (aka leaf guards) installed. This will prevent debris from going inside and only allow water to flow into the gutters. (price range: high)
3. Gutter Baskets
Have Gutter Baskets installed over your gutter outlets to reduce gutter clogs and to allow your gutters to continue flowing during the rainy season. (price range: low-moderate depending on how many outlets)
4. Larger Outlets
Most gutters typically have small diameter plastic outlets that easily clog. Having larger outlets installed will improve the flow of water exiting your gutters. (price range: low)
Having Funnel-Outlets installed is an excellent option for reducing clogs at the outlet due to the extra-large size of the outlet. (price range: higher)
6. Leaf Catchers
Leaf catchers can be installed in the gutter downspouts in unison with Funnel-Outlets or larger outlets preventing leaves and debris from going into your underground drainage system. (price range: high, but worth it!)
DIY or Hire Us
Finally, now that you know the many options available to prevent eaves from clogging, you can continue to put up with them overflowing or have them serviced to remove this headache from your life.
You can find these products at the hardware store and install them yourself or you could simply hire us to take care of it for you so you don’t have to deal with the risk of climbing high ladders.