Improper gutter drainage can negatively affect the property around your home. Just like it affects your foundation, water that collects on concrete pathways and driveways can freeze and crack, or undermine the concrete. Pooled water causes rapid mold and mildew growth, and attracts insects. Runoff can also cause soil erosion and kill plants due to overwatering. Here’s the good news! You can stop these problems before they start. At ASF, we highly recommend a proactive, preventative approach to water damage with roof, gutter, and downspout cleaning services.
Think of gutters and downspouts as your sentries against water damage to your home or business. Water damage, at best, is expensive to repair; at worst, it can be catastrophic. Gutters and downspouts provide your first line of defense.
You’ve heard the phrase, “water seeks its own level.” Well, we’re here to confirm that it most certainly does.
Clogged gutters cause water to collect around the foundation of your home. In cold-weather areas, this excess water freezes and expands, cracking your foundation. In warmer climates, the water can seep in and undermine the foundation. Both issues are highly detrimental to your home.
More commonly, gutter backups cause moisture damage to the wood in the fascia around your home. When that moisture finds its way into undetected roof leaks, it causes interior damage to walls and ceilings. We can prevent that!
To protect your property from stormy weather, we suggest that you have your gutters cleaned, cleared, and inspected twice a year: At the beginning, and at the end of, the rainy season are the most important times to do this.
When we come out, we’ll clear out debris, unclog downspouts, install or replace screens, and perform any minor repairs.
We’ll be at your property rain or shine, and for most jobs, we can be there the same day you contact us, or the very next day.
With commercial services we have to answer that question on a case-by-case basis: it depends. Once we’ve generated a bid, we can give you an accurate estimate of the time it will take to do the job right. We CAN promise you this: our team will show up on time, look sharp, work professionally, and minimize any disruption to your business.
The first time through, we highly recommend that you be present during the service. We will do a walkthrough with you once we’re finished, to make sure you are happy with the work. If you are unable to be there, that’s fine too, we will document the work thoroughly with before and after photos.