It’s that time of year again, time to get out the ladder and brave the elements. The sound of water cascading over the side of your clogged gutters is enough to drive any normal person nuts. Hiring a professional gutter cleaning company can be an expense for sure. But for the peace of mind knowing that you will not have to ever get another ladder again. You will never have to brave that steep roof and risk falling and injuring yourself or a loved one. Falling from a roof is not something you can prepare for, it happens to fast believe me. Finding a company that will take care of your home the way you would take care of it is a challenge.
For many homeowners price is the bottom line, most consumers don’t want to over pay for gutter cleaning. Most companies know this and will accommodate the consumer with a quick and dirty job. But what happens in the end is the homeowner isn’t satisfied with the work or cleanup and continues their search for another cheap company next year. It’s a vicious cycle that we hear all the time from homeowners. The simple fact is quality service costs money. It takes more time to ensure each and every gutter downspout is functioning as it should, to check the drainage underground. Quality rain gutter cleaning on most homes is under $250. That is less that .69 cents a day to ensure the rain water is channeling properly away from your roof into your gutter drainage system.
But how do you go about finding a quality gutter cleaning company in your area? Well, you can look in the yellow pages find the section you are interested in and start calling and hope to get lucky. In most homes today we have the ability to go on the internet. You can use a search engine like Google to find a gutter cleaning service. Some gutter cleaning companies will offer referrals, although we value our customers privacy, there are some companies that will offer this up to make a buck. You can look to see if the company in question has an online gutter cleaning review, which is a good way to get a feel for their service. Also, just call a few cleaning companies and test their customer service skills by talking with them on the phone or through email. When requesting an estimate do you need to be home? This is an old sales technique to try and close the deal with the customer right then and there. When receiving the estimate, take note of the way it is presented to you. If the estimate is over the phone or in person are they polite? Do they seem knowledgeable and explain in detail what will happen on your property? Do they have a guarantee? As yourself, what is the overall feeling you get when talking to this company,
After you have selected a company based on all of the criteria that is important to you set up your appointment. If they are busy that is a good sign that people like doing business with them. After the work is completed have a look around the home and make sure the jobsite is clean and up to your standards. A quality gutter cleaning company will desire to make sure the new relationship is beneficial to both parties. As a consumer you should expect your gutter cleaning costs to rise 6 percent a year on average. Gutter cleaning companies have expenses that continually rise each year, such as wages, fuel, insurance and other business expenses. If the company is not raising prices to keep up with the costs of running a company it may be a sign they are in trouble.