Fall is finally here and it is time for fall cleaning. Yup, that’s right—fall cleaning. While spring cleaning focuses on the inside of your home, fall cleaning is more for the outside for your home. We’re talking roof, gutter, and downspout cleaning. Getting all of these things clean will prep your home for fall so you don’t have to worry about it later.
Why do I need to prep my home for fall?
We get it. We live in California and there is basically one season all year long. But, it’s still important to prep your home for fall. Even though the temperatures won’t dip too low, you’ll still have leaves falling from trees. These leaves will get on your roof and in your gutters and downspouts, making a mess. So, by preparing now, you’ll be ready for when the changing weather comes.
What does this entail?
A roof, gutter, and downspout cleaning is pretty self-explanatory. It’s just clearing your roof, gutters, and downspouts of all the dirt and debris they’ve collected over the past year. Because, let’s be honest, you probably haven’t checked any of those since last fall.
First, start with a general cleaning, like clearing out all of the leaves and other debris. Then, flush the gutters and downspouts with water and spray on the roof to make sure everything is really clean. This will prep your home for the coming fall and winter weather and any leaves that may fall. Without cleaning, your gutters and downspouts will overflow, causing issues you don’t want to deal with.
Can I do this myself?
Technically, you can clean your roof, gutters, and downspouts yourself. But the question is: Do you really want to?
Cleaning your roof, gutters, and downspouts yourself means getting up on a ladder to do all of the cleaning. You’ll have to use your hands to get out every single leaf, twig, and dead bug. You’ll have to climb up on top of your roof to get absolutely everything. You’ll have to get your hose up there, too. You’ll probably need some help, and you’ll definitely need someone you can trust to spend long hours out there with you.
All of that, and you still may have trouble getting everything done. Just like any other cleaning job, it’s easy to get bored and not want to finish it or think it’s completely done when it’s not. Is it really worth it, when you may not actually finish it all the way?
Get a professional to prep your home for fall
Instead of doing all of that work yourself, get a professional to do it. Professionals are trained to do this, have the proper tools, and will make sure it gets done right the first time. Plus, when you hire ASF Clean Team, we will also replace screens and fix any minor repairs on your roof, gutter, and downspouts. And, we have insurance for our employees, so you don’t have to worry about liability if an accident happens. Get a free quote today.