Downspout & Gutters Cleaning
Don’t Ignore Your Gutters!
While gutter clean-out is something many of us would like to ignore, gutter cleaning is an important twice-a-year ritual almost all homeowners need to adopt. When clogged gutters overflow, they can cause winter ice dams on the roof that may allow water inside your home. Gutters can also get so heavy that they’ll pull loose and rot the trim and siding. Even if your gutter doesn’t overflow, leaving any decaying debris in there is an invitation to mosquitoes, carpenter ants and other insects. If you have a lot of trees around your house, you might want to clean your gutters even more often.
Call the Gutter Cleaning Professionals at 517-482-4040 or request a quote by clicking the button above.
Be Assured: We will NOT try to sell you new gutters or gutter covers
Gutters and Downspouts require routine cleaning to work correctly
A local, experienced, gutter cleaning service such as Great Lakes is well positioned to provide cost-effective periodic cleaning of your gutters; just call and set up a schedule for you gutter cleaning service; and get priority scheduling for our fall and again in the spring program.
What About Just Cleaning the Gutters Myself?
It may be tempting to safe a few bucks and attempt the cleaning of your gutters one’s self, or to hire a neighborhood kid or friend; But is it really worth the time, effort and risk? This business of working from a ladder or roof is best left to a gutter cleaning service that is fully equipped and trained to do a safe and thorough job more so than the typical home owner.
When should I get my gutters cleaned?
If your gutters are over flowing you should call today and it’s likely you should be on our Twice-A-Year schedule. There is so much to remember in maintaining a home, so we have “Set it, and Forget it,” Services for both gutters and windows. Our Basic Schedule: We will clean your gutters in the fall and again in late winter or early spring depending on the weather that year…
Set it up, forget it & Save $$$
Don’t put your family & lifestyle at risk!
Working Safe takes extra time and equipment.
If someone is on your roof without fall prevention in place; working near the edge, or even worse; leaning over the edge to clean your gutters, they are likely not in compliance with MI-OSHA regulations and putting their life and your lifestyle at risk!
Don’t Take The Risk of Expensive Water or Mold Damage:
Local Professional Gutter Cleaners
Hiring a Local Gutter Cleaning Service and setting up scheduled routine gutter cleaning service, gets the gutter and downspout job done as easily as making the phone call; One easy call to schedule gutter cleaning service and your gutters and downspouts can be taken care of for years to come. — One less thing for you to be concerned about.
We clean Gutters throughout the year; except of course, when Gutters are frozen. Among homeowners in established neighborhoods with beautiful, mature trees; it’s common to have gutters cleaned out several times a year; every couple of weeks during the autumn and fall, again during an early winter thaw, and once or twice during the spring blossom and seed drop. For once a year service; Based on our experience November 1-15 is the best time for fall gutter clean-out. 95% of leaves have already fallen from the trees. The first big freeze of the winter is usually around November 15th. The freezing temperatures will bring the last leaves down but unfortunately wet leaves will freeze solid in the gutters and are impossible to remove. We book up our fall gutter clean-out schedule at the end of October, please call early to get on our “once in the fall, again in the thaw” schedule so your home is not missed.
Rain gutters often get clogged with sticks, seeds, leaves, balls, etc.
MOLD: When your downspouts and gutters don’t drain water away from your walls and foundations it becomes more likely your basement or crawlspace will become damp or wet, an invitation for black mold .
ICE DAMS: In winter poor drainage can contribute to ice damning on your eaves causing water to back up under your shingles and allow water to enter your ceilings and walls.
BUGS: Water standing in clogged gutters is an ideal breading habitat for Mosquitoes and other pests and insects such as wood-eating termites and carpenter ants which are attracted to the rotting leaves and sticks, then drawn to the inside of your home when the weather changes.
WEIGHT: Full – Heavy gutters can become very heavy and pull away from your home, even allowing water to drain between your home and gutters, another potential cause for water damage inside your home and wood rot in fascia and soffit boards.
FREEZE HEAVE: Heavily water saturated ground next to your foundation in freezing/thawing weather can even allow freeze heave to crack or otherwise damage your foundation. In extreme cases the structural damage can be significant. Keeping your gutters and downspouts flowing correctly keeps can keep this water away from your foundation.
Gutter Life Extension: Typical rain gutters and downspouts have a limited life expectancy; routinely cleaning your gutters can extend that life expectancy considerably!
1. Safety: Cleaning eavestroughs can be quite dangerous; especially if; a: The Contractor is inexperienced on ladders or roofs. b: the person you hire to clean your gutters does not follow MI-OSHA safety procedures or, worse, is not even aware of them. c: does not have the appropriate fall prevention equipment and use it. Falls from roof height, especially if one is leaning outward from the roof, can often result in serious head injuries.
2. Insurance: BE SURE whoever you hire to clean your gutters and downspouts has both Liability and Worker’s Compensation insurance coverage; recent changes to MI-OSHA regulations place responsibility for a safe work place on the property owner, as well as the contractor. Your home-owner’s insurance policy may not provide coverage if an uninsured person you hire to clean your gutters is injured on your property. — Can you afford the risk?
3. Experience and Reputation: there is no substitute for gutter cleaning experience and reputation; We’ve been cleaning out gutters and downspouts in your area for almost 40 years! Chances are we are the gutter cleaning company homeowners near you have been using year after year.
Rates start as low as $150 for a basic single story home. Discounts are available for active window cleaning customers, or on future gutter cleaning services when booking thaw or spring cleaning at same time as fall clean-out, or multiple fall eavestrough cleanings. Factors that affect price are how high the gutters are, how many and how long the gutter “runs” are, how long it’s been since they’ve been cleaned and, what obstructions or other challenges there are to access the eavestroughs.
An eavestrough is defined as a drainage channel attached to the eaves of a building. Gutters are normally found alongside roads and streets. Due to the common usage of the term “Gutter Cleaning” to describe the cleaning out of eavestroughs, even within our company, we use them both interchangeably in our advertising.
Gutter Cleaning Service Areas
We are currently providing eavestrough / gutter and downspout cleaning in limited service areas including; Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, DeWitt & Jackson and the surrounding areas. Other areas upon request – call to discuss