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Gutter Cleaning Checklist
It can be frustrating to have your gutters cleaned and then another problem pop up later. It then costs more money to have someone come out again to fix a problem.
Here's a solution: Print out this checklist and ask your gutter cleaner (maybe me) to fill it out. Give the list to them before they get started.
Check with your gutter cleaner before-hand on these things:
Are they licensed by city (some cities don't require busines license like Salem, OR)
Do they have insurance in case they damage the house? (I do)
Do they use ladders with standoffs to keep from scratching the gutters? (I do)
Do they charge extra for cleaning out downspouts? (I don't)
How much to replace a loose gutter nail with a gutter screw? (A buck or two depending on location)
Do they to a cursory inspection of the roof while they are up there? (Ask me, it varies on the roof)
Can they blow off the roof or valleys? Does this cost extra? (Let me look at roof first)
Also, make a list of things that you know are an issue. Give this list to your gutter cleaner so they can make sure to check those things out:
Questions you answer and tell the Gutter Cleaner
Are any gutters overflowing?
Are there any roof leaks or weak areas on the roof?
Are there any water flowing out of where the downspout meets the ground drain?
Have you seen any moss that needs treated? (call Licensed Moss Treatment person such as myself for this)
Questions for the Gutter Cleaner
Do all the gutters slope towards the downspout? If not, which ones do not?
Are all the downspouts cleared?
Were any downspouts plugged?
Are there downspout strainers in each drain? What size and type are they?
Is there a better strainer type for that downspout (based on what was in the gutter)?
Are any strainers missing (if downspout was supposed to have a strainer)?
What type of gutter outlets are on the gutter?
Are there any loose gutter nails?
Can the gutters nails be tapped in or are they loose and need replaced with a screw?
Is there any moss starting on the roof?
Is the roof clean or is it starting to get dirty on the lower shingles?
Are there any problem areas where the downspout interface to the ground drain(s)?
Are the downspouts that empty into the landscape free from obstruction?