Gutter cleaning is probably the most overlooked maintenance item of most homeowners. The problem is most homeowners wait to get their gutters cleaned until they notice a problem. Unfortunately, by this time the damage may already be done to your home.
Clogged gutters will not allow for proper drainage away from your home, which results in your gutters overflowing which could result in fascia, soffit, and roof damage. In severe cases, water can begin leaking into your home causing mold issues you might not even be able to see along with water damage and in some extreme cases your homes foundation may become compromised requiring expensive repairs. All these potential headaches and expensive repairs can easily be avoided by routine, affordable gutter cleanings.
We recommend having your gutters cleaned in the spring and fall, especially if you live in a wooded area. Our gutter service includes cleaning your gutters by hand. We inspect your gutters for potential problems as we clean them. We clean hundreds of gutters every year and have the most comprehensive cleaning process in our industry. We will clean out all debris from your gutters and hydro flush your downspouts to ensure they are clear and flowing freely. We will perform a visual inspection and haul away all debris.
We also install many types of gutter guards to meet your specific needs in order to help make your gutter system maintenance free and eliminate the need to climb ladders. There are many different types of gutter guard available to combat different types of problems and trees, we can assist you in picking the best guard for your specific application. We provide solutions to your clogged gutter needs!
Commercial Cleaning is important because a dirty business may turn customers away
Commercial Cleaning is important for many reasons, for starters your business is your most important calling card. In their research, business analysts Dr. Dennis Gioia and Dr. Kevin Corley have discovered that when it comes to perceptions a clean business can be more important than doing good business. The appearance of your business can make a lasting impression that can impact the way a customer perceives your product or services. For example, if you have a dirty or cluttered lobby, then the customer is likely to perceive your output as lacking attention to detail. Having your business cleaned is a necessary task for good business.
Employees will be more productive
A clean office will have greater employee output and satisfaction. Dr. Jeffrey Campbell of the Center for Facilities Research has discovered that a cluttered office is linked to employees having higher levels of stress and frustration with lowered levels of productivity. And business cleaning is more than simple organization. An employee who cannot maneuver the filing system is likely to experience this stress. But so is the employee who notices the floors are dirty or the baseboards are dusty. Business cleaning can provide a workplace that employees can be proud of, which makes them happy workers with high productivity.
Prolong the life of equipment
Clean office equipment, cared for with the proper janitorial supplies, can have lasting benefits that speak to your bottom line: saving you money. The experts at techpro.com have identified that keeping your business clean is a necessary part of the regular maintenance of your office machinery, such as computers and copiers. Dust and debris can slow down the operating speed of your equipment, reduce the operating life of your machinery, and even void the normal warranty of your office equipment. All of these can cost you a lot of money. It is important that you stay on top of business cleaning so that your equipment can work hard and long for you. Saving you money in the long term.
We know that we have mentioned it before. We cannot repeat it enough. A clean business is just safer, for you, your employees, and your customers. And business cleaning could not save you more than in the safety of the people who enter your business. Legal expert Joseph Perkins claims that in America businesses are involved in more than 15 million lawsuits every year, which averages out to one new claim every two seconds. Having a clean business can be your protection from such stressful outcomes. A clean work area makes for a safer work environment.
Your time is valuable
As a business owner your time is very valuable and your time should be spent building and growing your business, not emptying trash and running a sweeper. Focus on what is important and leave your dirty work to us.
Many homeowners don’t know what those black streaks on their roof are. It may look like harmless staining to most people but what you don’t know could end up costing you a lot of money later on. The black stains are actually Gloeocapsa Magma, a form of algae that if left untreated could prematurely require your roof to be replaced. This algae formation can start as early as a year or two of your new roof being installed depending on your geographic location and will usually start forming on the north or west facing sides of your roof.
So what causes this staining to occur? In the 1980’s shingle manufacturers reformulated the composition of asphalt shingles to include crushed limestone. As it turns out the limestone is a food source for the algae that causes this staining. In the early stages it appears to look like surface staining but over time if left untreated the algae starts to grow root systems that will displace the granules that protect your roof. The root systems will start to grow under your shingles causing the shingles to lift from your roof.
At the point your shingles start lifting your roof has become compromised and water can now start leaking into your home causing water damage to the interior of your home. Your roof will have to be replaced at this point which could cost anywhere between $5,000 and $14,000 not to mention any interior water damage. This scenario can all be avoided by having your roof professionally cleaned at a tiny fraction of the cost of roof replacement and also prolong the life of your roof by many years.
Ecoclean Property Services offers low pressure soft washing recommended by ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association). ARMA recommends low pressure washing in combination with special cleaners to properly clean your roof. ARMA also warns against using high pressure to clean your roof. Never use high pressure to clean your roof, it will damage your shingles and void all roofing manufacturers warranties.
As you can see those unsightly roof stains not only look bad and lower your property value but much worse than that is they can end up costing you a lot of money.
Soft washing is the safe, effective method to wash your homes exterior or roof using low pressure washing. We have invested in specialized equipment required to perform soft washing in order to prevent damage to customers properties. The soft wash method has been in use for quite some time in the southern states but is a relatively new methodology in the northeast.
Why is soft washing superior to pressure washing when it comes to washing your homes exterior or roof? For starters soft washing won’t damage your home like high pressure washing will. Pressure washing can damage your siding, causing etching which will cause discoloration and actually promote mold and mildew growth.
Etching is when your siding becomes porous due to improper pressure washing, the porous surface now allows mold and mildew to easily attach itself to your homes siding requiring more frequent cleanings. If your home is soft washed it causes no damage to siding or other components of your home, because the smooth surface of your siding is retained your homes exterior will require less cleaning and maintenance saving you money.
How is soft washing so effective without the use of high pressure? Soft washing uses about the same amount of water pressure as your garden hose but what makes it so effective is the combination of cleaning solutions and surfactant that are blended and sprayed on your homes siding and allowed to dwell. The surfactant is what makes this whole system so effective, it allows the cleaning solution to cling to the surface of your home giving the cleaning solution enough time to do it’s job and lift and loosen the mold, mildew and dirt from the surface.
Without the surfactant the cleaning solution would just run right off your home rendering the whole process ineffective because the cleaning solution would not have enough time to do it’s job and the low pressure would not be effective. Soft washing is the only safe and effective choice for cleaning your homes exterior and roof, in fact pressure washing will void your shingle manufacturers warranty. I will go into further detail on roof cleaning in my next blog installment.
All this talk about soft washing may lead you to believe that pressure washing is obsolete but that is not the case at all. Pressure washing is the preferred and most effective way of cleaning all of your hard surfaces such as sidewalk, driveways, patio’s, pavers and pool surrounds to name a few. You would be surprised at how your concrete and other hard surfaces can stain and discolor over time. Cleaning with a surface cleaner can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your hard surfaces. View my gallery for example pictures.