Gutter Maintenance

Gutter Maintenance 2023-12-21T20:16:18+00:00

Gutter Cleaning Prevents Water Damage

It’s no secret that being a homeowner in the Southeast can present plenty of challenges. The seasonal changes and weather patterns in areas such as greater Birmingham, AL, Chattanooga, Cleveland, and Knoxville, TN, as well as North Georgia, are relentless on our roofs and gutter systems. The best gutter maintenance plan includes routine professional gutter cleaning and prompt repairs to ensure effective waterflow and distribution, and ultimately prevent damage to your home. 

How Often Do My Gutters Need To Be Cleaned? 

Cleaning and maintaining gutters effectively means keeping them debris-free and preventing water damage. Any time you notice water overflow from your gutters, this means the outlets and downspouts are clogged and need to be cleaned. Now, it’s time to call Drain Right Guttering!

A Drain Right Guttering Estimator can visit your home and provide you with a quote of a one-time charge for your gutter cleaning and gutter maintenance needs. We can also provide an estimate for an annual gutter cleaning cost for consistent and preventative maintenance. Otherwise, a clogged system causes water into the fascia and soffit, rotting the wood and surrounding structures, and resulting in costly repairs. 

How Do I Know When It’s Time To Clean My Gutters?

The best gutter maintenance practices monitor all aspects of the condition of your gutters. Here are the top signs that gutters need to be cleaned professionally and questions you need to address: 

  • When was the last time the gutters were cleaned or inspected? If you can’t recall the last time, you are most likely due for a professional gutter cleaning.
  • Are there visible signs of physical damage to your gutters? If you identify leaks, sagging, separation, or cracks in your gutters, they need prompt repair. 
  • What is the condition of the downspouts? If your downspouts are not securely attached or not properly directing water away from the foundation, they need prompt repair. 
  • Is there any mold or mildew around the foundation? If you observe mold growth around the foundation, it’s likely your gutters are clogged, overflowing, and need to be professionally cleaned. 
  • Has there been significant seasonal change, heavy rainfall, or severe weather? Heavy volume of rain, heavy winds, snow, or fallen leaves can impact your gutter system and warrant an inspection. 
  • Are there any pests or insects in the gutters? Pest or insect infestations are sure signs of pooling water in your gutters, resulting from clogs that need to be professionally cleaned. 
Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance

Drain Right Guttering offers gutter cleaning services.

The cleaning service includes:

• Removing all leaves and large debris from the gutters.
• Checking that the downspouts are clear and free flowing. If the downspouts are clogged, we will remove the debris from the downspouts.
• Cleaning leaves from the roof valleys of the home.
• Bagging the leaves and debris removed from the gutter and roof and hauling it away..
• Evaluate your gutter system and inform you of any malfunctions or necessary repairs.

Gutter Repairs

Can My Gutters Be Repaired?

When it comes to repairing gutters and existing systems, a Drain Right Guttering Estimator can evaluate your current system, assess if gutter repairs are possible, and identify the repairs needed. The cost of gutter repairs will depend on the type, size, age, and materials used in the existing guttering system. Drain Right experts can also recommend if it is more cost-effective to replace gutters rather than to repair the system, or if installing gutter guards will be the most effective solution.