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You are the customer. If your goal is to choose a rain gutter cleaning company that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified rain gutter cleaner. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated gutter cleaning contractor and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews.

2) Statistical Reliability: A large random sample of past customers is surveyed on an ongoing basis so the research results you see truly reflect a Diamond Certified company’s top-rated status.

3) Full Disclosure: By clicking the name of a company above you’ll see the exact rating results in charts and read verbatim survey responses as well as researched articles on each qualified company.

4) Guaranteed: Your purchase is backed up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee, so you can choose with confidence.

Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS IN THE Contra Costa County – Gutter Cleaning CATEGORY

Jose Barajas is owner of Maintenance Agents, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (510) 228-4569 or by email.

Jose Barajas

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Jose Barajas: Working His Way Up

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

TRACY — As the head of a one-man window washing operation, Jose Barajas says his main focus is working his way up (in some ways literally) to the top of his industry. “For about nine years, I inspected powered platforms—the kind that window washers use to wash high-rise buildings,” he explains. “I got to know the owners of a couple of window washing companies and learned it was a very lucrative business. After a while, I decided to get into window washing myself, as well as power washing. So far, things have been going very well. Currently, I’m only servicing buildings up to three stories high, but I’m planning to work my way up from here.”

Today, as owner of Maintenance Agents, Jose enjoys the daily challenges his livelihood presents. “My job is definitely challenging, but then again, I’ve always done challenging things,” he says. “My favorite challenge of all is pushing the limits of the types of jobs I can handle. Recently, I serviced a three-story, 30,000-square-foot apartment complex, which is the biggest job I’ve done so far. I’m looking forward to topping that in the future.”

A lifetime Bay Area resident, Jose lives in Tracy with his wife, Carina, and their daughter, Olivia. When asked his favorite part about living and working in the Bay Area, he says it’s the many different metropolitan areas. “In my line of work, I spend a lot of time in big cities. Whether I’m working in San Jose, San Francisco or Oakland, I really enjoy being amid the hustle and bustle of city life.”

Outside of work, Jose likes to stay active with hobbies like fitness and hiking. “While I like spending time in the city, I also really enjoy the outdoors,” he affirms. “In particular, I like going on hikes with my family and lifting weights. Whether it’s outdoors or at the gym, exercise is an important part of my life.”

In his life and career, Jose espouses the value of pursuing your goals. “I often remind my daughter that nothing worth having comes easy,” he explains. “The more difficult the challenge, the more likely something good is going to come out of it. Whatever your goals are, if you work hard, you’re going to be rewarded in the end—if not financially, then internally.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Jose says he would travel the world. “I’ve been to Hawaii, and that’s about the furthest I’ve traveled, so I obviously still have a lot to see. I think if I retired tomorrow, I’d plan a trip across Europe. That seems like a good place to start.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: What’s your favorite restaurant?
A: Buffalo Wild Wings.

Q: Music or talk radio?
A: Talk radio, especially The Armstrong & Getty Show.

Q: If you could time travel, would you go to the past or the future?
A: Definitely the future, because I’m interested to see how far technology goes.

Q: What kinds of movies do you like?
A: Sci-fi and action.

Q: What’s your favorite snack?
A: Supreme Cheddar Doritos.

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Know What You Want
Think About Your Needs Before Hiring Contra Costa County Gutter Cleaning Services

Your gutter cleaning company will need to know what you expect from them in order for them to be able to meet those needs. So start by writing down your reasons for hiring a gutter cleaning company, the services you think you need, your expectations of your contractor, and any other details that will be pertinent to your job.

Begin by answering these questions and making notes you can refer to later if needed.

  1. Do I want a Diamond Certified gutter maintenance company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  2. What services do I need (leaf removal from gutters, gutter clog removal, routine gutter cleaning, gutter maintenance, rain gutter inspections)?
  3. When was the last time I had my home’s rain gutters cleaned?
  4. Is there anything the gutter cleaning contractors should know about my home or expectations? (i.e. steep roof, existing damage to gutters or gutter attachments, existing clogs or leaks to downspouts or runs, gutter guards in place, factors that may make the job more challenging, etc.)
  5. What professional qualities and characteristics do I want in a Contra Costa County gutter cleaning service? These may include promptness, good communication skills, knowledgeable, experience, and follow-up service.)
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What To Ask In Person
Meet with Local Gutter Cleaning Contractors in Person

Your phone conversations with Contra Costa County gutter cleaning contractors in Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Concord, Richmond, Brentwood, Danville, Antioch, Walnut Creek, Pittsburg and San Ramon and other local areas should give you a short list of good companies that stand out from the competition in terms of services, reliability and customer service.

  1. Can you show me proof of license, and liability and workers’ compensation insurance?
  2. Do you have the right equipment and training to do this job?
  3. Do you have available appointments that meet my schedule?
  4. How long will the gutter cleaning take?
  5. Do I need to be home while you are cleaning my gutters?
  6. Do you have a list of recent customer references that I can call?
  7. What if you find damage, leaks, or other problems with my rain gutter system?
  8. Do you offer regular gutter cleaning services that I can schedule for annual maintenance visits?
  9. How do you charge for gutter cleaning services? (Some companies charge by the square footage of your home, the number of stories your home has, the type of roofing and gutter system, and the state of your gutters. Prices can vary widely.)
  10. Are there add-on charges, or do you offer a flat fee?
  11. Will you need to use my home’s water or power supply to perform the gutter cleaning services?
  12. Do you charge a travel fee if my home or business is in Clayton, Byron, Los Medanos, San Pablo, Rodeo, Martinez, Crockett, Discovery Bay or outside of your immediate area?
  13. Who will perform my gutter cleaning? Are they fully insured and trained by your company?
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  • What To Ask References
    Learn More about Contra Costa County Gutter Cleaning Services from Recent Customers

    If you want quality from gutter cleaning services in Contra Costa County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company.  In fact, all Diamond Certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass, so it’s best to choose among Diamond Certified gutter cleaning services.

    Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

    If you can’t find a Diamond Certified gutter cleaning services within reach, you’ll have to do some research on your own. If you do, it’s wise to call some references provided by your gutter cleaning services. However, it’s understood that references provided to you by gutter cleaning services in Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Concord, Richmond, Brentwood, Danville, Antioch, Walnut Creek, Pittsburg and San Ramon and other areas are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process.

    That’s because references given to customers from companies are usually cherry-picked instead of randomly selected from the company’s complete customer database. That means the contractors will likely give you a few customers to call that they know are satisfied, which can skew your reference responses.

    If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the Contra Costa County rain gutter cleaning company’s 10 most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied. Then make some phone calls and ask the following questions and other questions that will help you find the company that meets your needs.

    1. Were you satisfied with the service from _(rain gutter cleaning company name)_?
    2. What was the type and scope of job they did for you (routine gutter cleaning, gutter clog removal, downspout clog removal, gutter repairs, gutter leak detection and repair, fall leaf removal from gutters, winterizing, etc.)?
    3. Were they prompt and personable?
    4. Did the gutter cleaning contractor explain to you any problems they found or repairs that were needed?
    5. Did they show up as expected and complete the work on time?
    6. Were there unexpected costs associated with your gutter cleaning? If so, what were they for and were they avoidable?
    7. Did the gutter cleaning company charge extra to travel to your home if you live in a smaller Contra Costa County town or Moraga, Lafayette, Briones, Canyon, Rheem Valley, Pinole, Vine Hill, Maltby, Blackhawk, Clyde, Tara Hills?
    8. Did the gutter cleaning service clean up after finishing the job? (This includes the removal of leaves and gutter debris, unless you asked them to leave the debris on premises.)
    9. Would you recommend this service to your friends or family?
    10. When you need rain gutter services in the future, will you hire this company again?
    11. Is there anything about this company or gutter cleaning in general that you wish you would have known?
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  • Review Your Options
    Locate and Hire Good Gutter Cleaning Services in Contra Costa County

    The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

    You’ve done your research and you’re almost ready to choose a gutter cleaning contractor. However, before deciding on the best gutter cleaning services in Contra Costa County for you, reflect on your notes and consider the following questions for one final review of your choices.

    1. Is there a gutter cleaning company that can meet your needs and expectations?
    2. Are the Contra Costa County gutter cleaning contractors knowledgeable about the methods and tools needed to clean your gutters in the best, most effective way?
    3. Are they able to provide the repairs your gutters may need?
    4. Can they easily explain to you any additional services or repairs your rain gutter system needs?
    5. Is the company sensitive to your budget? Can they give you varying bids that address your resources and the specific needs of your home rain gutters?
    6. Do the Contra Costa County gutter cleaning experts guarantee their work and services?
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  • How To Work With
    Steps to Take Before Hiring Gutter Cleaning Experts

    Gutter cleaning is a routine chore, but it’s also one that you’ll need to have done one or more times every year. For that reason, it’s important that you find a local gutter cleaning service that you like and trust.

    There are many gutter cleaning companies in Contra Costa County, including those that serve Pleasant Hill, Concord, Martinez, Richmond and Brentwood and areas near you. Some offer the quality and professionalism you demand, while others can’t stand up to the competition. It’s in your best interest to take your time when choosing contractors, including those who offer gutter cleaning services.

    Interview some of the best local companies over the phone to find out what they can offer you, and then invite the stand-outs to your home or business to see the scope of work. Ask them for a written estimate. Check for proof of insurance and license, and talk with some current customers of the companies you’re considering.

    It may sound like a lot of details, but finding Contra Costa County gutter cleaning companies you trust is well worth the work.

    Get Contra Costa County Gutter Cleaners Excited about Working with You
    You’re smart to be choosy about the contractors you hire. But did you know that many local gutter cleaning companies are selective about the homeowners they serve? Many have limited time and resources, and it can be expensive to prepare bids. Likewise, demanding customers, clients who are unreasonable, or those who don’t respect the contractors and their needs can be hard to deal with. Instead, the best gutter cleaning companies are looking to serve clients who value their services and treat them with respect and fairness.

    How can you be the kind of homeowner that the best gutter cleaning contractors want to work with? See the tips below.

    • Prove your interest in value instead of seeking the lowest bid for gutter cleaning. Show your interest in quality by asking questions about cleaning methods, tools, techniques, warranties and value rather than price alone.
    • It’s smart to talk with several companies and accept multiple bids. However, only shop among carefully-selected gutter cleaning companies that offer quality work and don’t accept more than three bids.
    • Tell your contractor exactly what you want done. Offer specific directions or requests, and be honest about your expectations. This will allow them to give you the most accurate bid possible. If they can’t provide what you need or want, it’s better to find out before you’ve wasted your time and theirs.
    • Interview and choose among local gutter cleaning companies in Contra Costa County, including Concord, Richmond, Antioch, Walnut Creek and Pittsburg and beyond. Most gutter cleaning services prefer to work within a smaller radius, as this allows them to provide faster service.

    What to Do Once You’ve Chosen Your Contractor
    Once you’ve found the Contra Costa County gutter cleaning company that meets your needs, it’s time to sign a contract and set up a cleaning appointment. Carefully review the contract and make sure that you understand all terms and exclusions. Don’t sign a contract that you don’t agree with, or one that you don’t completely understand.

    This is the time to ask any questions you may have. You should also resolve any verbal agreements or details. Talk about whether you will need to be home during the gutter cleaning services, who will provide the work, whether debris will be removed from your property, and how payment should be remitted. Even though you may have already talked about these details, it can be smart to review them to be sure you and your gutter cleaning service have the same expectations.

    Then set an appointment for the work to begin.

    Simplify the Gutter Cleaning Work for a Better Outcome
    Your gutter cleaning company may not need you to do anything special before they arrive. However, there are a few steps you can take to help the work go faster and more smoothly. These simple steps can eliminate risk of injury or damage to you, your property, your family and your contractor, and they can cut down on the amount of billable time by letting your gutter cleaning service focus on the job at hand rather than extemporaneous details.

    • Make a list of specific services and repairs, and write down any questions or concerns you may have about the job at hand. This will ensure you get the service and answers you need and may possibly cut the length of time the job takes, reducing billable hours.
    • Clear unnecessary items from the area where the contractor will be working. For example, move yard decorations, trim shrubs or trees, and remove possible hazards from the area around your home. This will cut down on the amount of time your contractor has to spend clearing the area in which they’re working.
    • Keep pets and children out of the area while your Contra Costa County gutter cleaning contractor is working. This will keep your family and your contractor safe.
    • Ask if there’s anything you can do to help speed the job along or make the work easier. There may be simple steps you can take to increase the contractors’ efficiency, thereby limiting the overall cost of the job.
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  • Be a Good Customer
    How Can You Be a Good Gutter Cleaning Services Customer?

    Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring Contra Costa County gutter cleaning services.

    • Be clear and upfront with the gutter cleaning services. Let them know what you want from your gutter cleaning services, the long-term outcome you’re expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
    • Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way!
    • Before you hire a gutter cleaning services in Contra Costa County, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the gutter cleaning services representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local gutter cleaning services occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
    • Ask your gutter cleaning services if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates.
    • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times while they’re gutter cleaning services. The work will move along more smoothly if your gutter cleaning services can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations.
    • When your contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the gutter cleaning services on schedule.
    • Pay for the gutter cleaning services work promptly.

    Why would you want to be a good customer? Gutter cleaning services in Contra Costa County, including San Ramon, Danville, Brentwood, Martinez and Pleasant Hill, Orinda, Knightsen, Alamo, Diablo, North Richmond, Walnut Heights, Hercules, El Sobrante and beyond appreciate customers who are honest and easy to work with. Your good customer behavior helps set the tone for your working relationship.

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Check The Work
Review the Invoice for Gutter Cleaning Services

When the gutter cleaning services have been completed, ask for a detailed written invoice. Review the invoice, ensuring that it lists the work for which you contracted and the services you expected. Look for any unexpected fees and ask about them. You may also ask your contractor to show you any areas that are damaged, worn, need repairs or that were repaired.

The invoice from your Contra Costa County gutter cleaning services contractor should include the following:

  • The  rain gutter cleaning contractor’s name, physical address and state license number.
  • A complete list of all services rendered.
  • An itemized list of all materials used.
  • The total cost for the gutter cleaning services, including itemized labor fees.
  • A written explanation of any warranties or guarantees.
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Written Warranties
Guaranteed Gutter Cleaning Services Protect Your Home

Not all gutter cleaning companies guarantee their work, but those that do should be willing to put their promises in writing. If your Contra Costa County gutter cleaning service offers guarantees on their services, get proof of that warranty.

The following items should be included in any written guarantee document:

  • The Contra Costa County gutter cleaning services contractor’s name, physical address and state license number.
  • A description of what exactly the warranty covers. This should include whether the contractor will repair or replace faulty materials or workmanship.
  • Any exclusions to the warranty must be explicitly stated.
  • Your responsibility in the case of a problem.
  • What you need to do in order to redeem the warranty should the need arise.
  • How long the warranty is valid, and whether the coverage expires on a specific day or is prorated.
  • Any actions on your part that may invalidate the warranty.
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Top 10 Requests
Most Common Gutter Cleaning Services Requested in Contra Costa County

Homeowners in Contra Costa County, including those in Pleasant Hill, Concord, Martinez, Richmond and Brentwood and other areas, request a variety of services from their local gutter cleaning contractors.

Here are some of the most commonly asked-for gutter care services.

Fall Leaf Removal
Leaves and other organic matter from trees can fill gutters during fall. The leaves, if not removed, can become compacted by rain and weather, and that can cause overflowing gutters, clogged gutters, gutter leaks, and other problems. Gutter cleaning companies will remove leaves from gutters to keep rain flowing through them freely. Routine fall leaf removal services can extend the life and effectiveness of your home’s rain gutters.

Commercial Gutter Cleaning Services
Commercial buildings, public and civic buildings, businesses, shopping centers, and even mixed-use buildings may have gutter systems that require routine cleaning and maintenance. These buildings may have closed rain gutter systems or traditional open gutters that require special equipment and handling to get them cleared out, prevent clogs, and keep water drainage running smoothly. Not all Contra Costa County gutter cleaning services can provide commercial gutter cleaning, so interview potential candidates carefully to ensure that they have the equipment, expertise and staff to complete the job correctly.

Emergency Gutter Cleaning
Large storms, sudden deluges and heavy rains can cause gutters to become clogged, overflow, leak or become damaged. Some gutter cleaning companies in Contra Costa County offer emergency gutter cleaning services. While they will cost more than scheduled gutter services, emergency gutter cleaning can clear clogs, remove leaves and debris, prevent rain overflow, and can keep rain water from damaging your home or business. Call your local gutter cleaning companies and find out which ones offer emergency services in case you ever need them.

Rain Gutter Clog Removal
When rain gutters become clogged with leaves, seeds, bird or squirrel nests, sticks, organic matter and other materials, they can overflow and even leak. Gutter cleaning companies offer clog removal services that remove the clogs and help gutters flow right.

Downspout Clog Removal
The horizontal portions of rain gutters aren’t the only sections that can become clogged. When leaves, sticks and other material builds up in downspouts, they, too, can become clogged. This can cause rain water to back up into the gutter runs, which can cause overflow and other problems. Downspout clogs may be harder to remove due to the enclosed nature of most downspouts, so you may need to call a good Contra Costa County gutter cleaning contractor with the right tools and experience to fix the problem.

Residential Gutter Cleaning Services in Contra Costa County
Most homes in Contra Costa County and the Greater Bay Area have gutter systems to move rain water from roofs and away from homes. Residential gutter cleaning services in Danville, Antioch, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and Pittsburg and other areas can maintain, clean and inspect your rain gutters for potential problems and keep them draining efficiently.

Rain Gutter Repairs
While most gutter cleaning companies focus on cleaning and maintenance, some will offer minor rain gutter repair services. These may include reattaching sagging gutters or replacing gutter clamps and clips that affix the gutters to the roof or side of the building. Rain gutter repairs may include leak detection and repair, or repairing rain gutters that have been damaged by falling limbs or downspouts that have been flattened or restricted. Ask your gutter cleaning service if they provide rain gutter repairs and, if so, what types of repairs they offer.

Gutter Leak Detection and Repair
Leaky gutters can cause moisture problems including mold, mildew, soggy earth around the foundation, and even foundation leaks and cracks. If your gutters are leaking or you’re concerned that you may have a gutter leak, call Contra Costa County gutter companies in Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Concord, Richmond, Brentwood, Danville, Antioch, Walnut Creek, Pittsburg and San Ramon and near you that offer gutter leak detection and repair services.

Underground Gutter Drain Cleaning and Repair
Underground gutters, including downspouts that drain into the ground, can be prone to clogs. Some Contra Costa County gutter cleaning companies have specialized equipment and the know-how to clean, maintain and repair underground gutter drains. If your home or commercial building has underground gutter drains or underground gutter components, be sure your gutter cleaning service is equipped to deal with their unique features.

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Glossary Of Terms
Glossary of Gutter Cleaning Terminology

clog removal
When rain gutters become clogged with leaves, seeds, bird or squirrel nests, sticks, organic matter and other materials, they can overflow and even leak. Gutter cleaning companies offer clog removal services that remove the clogs and help gutters flow right.

Also known as: rain gutter clog removal, clogged rain gutters, help for clogged gutters

commercial gutter cleaning services
Commercial buildings, public and civic buildings, businesses, shopping centers, and even mixed-use buildings may have gutter systems that require routine cleaning and maintenance. These buildings may have closed rain gutter systems or traditional open gutters that require special equipment and handling to get them cleared out, prevent clogs, and keep water drainage running smoothly. Not all gutter cleaning services can provide commercial gutter cleaning; they must have the equipment, expertise and staff to complete the job correctly.

Also known as: commercial gutter services, gutter cleaning for commercial buildings

downspout clog removal
When leaves, sticks and other material builds up in downspouts, they can become clogged. This allows rain water to back up into the gutter runs, which can cause overflow and other problems. Downspout clogs may be harder to remove due to the enclosed nature of most downspouts, and only gutter cleaning contractors with the right tools and experience may be able to fix the problem.

Also known as: downspout clogs, downspout clog services, clogged rain downspouts

downspouts

The vertical pipe that carries rain water down from the roof gutters to the ground is known as the downspout.

Also known as: rain gutter downspout, downspout extensions, leaders

elbow
The elbow of gutters is the curved section that allow the gutters to bend and curve. Gutter elbows are where many clogs get stuck and cause problems.

Also known as: gutter elbow, gutter bend

emergency gutter cleaning
Large storms, sudden deluges and heavy rains can cause gutters to become clogged, overflow, leak or become damaged. Some gutter cleaning companies offer emergency gutter cleaning services. While they will cost more than scheduled gutter services, emergency gutter cleaning can clear clogs, remove leaves and debris, prevent rain overflow, and can keep rain water from damaging your home or business.

Also known as: emergency gutter services, emergency gutter clog removal

gutter cleaning
Gutter cleaning includes annual maintenance and cleaning, leaf and debris removal, leak detection and more. These services can prevent gutters from becoming clogged and can keep them functioning better over time and help gutter systems last longer.

Also known as: gutter cleaning services, gutter maintenance

gutter leak services
Leaky gutters can cause moisture problems including mold, mildew, soggy earth around the foundation, and even foundation leaks and cracks. If your gutters are leaking or you’re concerned that you may have a gutter leak, call Contra Costa County gutter companies that offer gutter leak detection and repair services.

Also known as: gutter leak detection, gutter leak repairs, repairs for leaky gutters

gutter repairs
Some gutter cleaning companies offer minor rain gutter repair services, including reattaching sagging gutters or replacing gutter clamps and clips that affix the gutters to the roof or side of the building. Rain gutter repairs may include leak detection and repair, or repairing rain gutters that have been damaged by falling limbs or downspouts that have been flattened or restricted.

Also known as: rain gutter repairs, residential gutter repair services, commercial gutter repairs

gutter services

Services that care for rain gutter systems include gutter cleaning, rain gutter clog removal, seasonal gutter maintenance, and winterization for gutters. Most local gutter cleaning companies offer a full range of gutter services to keep rain gutters functioning at their peak.

Also known as: gutter cleaning services, gutter maintenance

gutters

Horizontal rain water channels that are installed at the edge of a roof to carry rainwater or melted snow away from the house are known as gutters.

Also known as: rain gutters, eves trough

leaders
Sections of downspouts, or a section of gutter that leads from the gutter that runs parallel to the roof, allow rain water to drain to the ground.

Also known as: gutter leaders, leader pipe

leaf removal
Leaves and other organic matter from trees can fill gutters during fall. The leaves, if not removed, can become compacted by rain and weather, and that can cause overflowing gutters, clogged gutters, gutter leaks, and other problems. Gutter cleaning companies will remove leaves from gutters to keep rain flowing through them freely. Routine fall leaf removal services can extend the life and effectiveness of your home’s rain gutters.

Also known as: leaf removal services, leaf clog removal, fall leaf clearing, gutter leaf removal

rain gutter system

The combination of the eaves troughs (gutters or runs) that collect and divert rain water shed by the roof  and the vertical pipes (leaders) that carry the water down from the roof gutter.

Also known as: gutters and downspouts, gutter system, home gutter drainage

residential gutter cleaning
Most homes in Contra Costa County and the Greater Bay Area have gutter systems to move rain water from roofs and away from homes. Residential gutter cleaning services in Danville, Antioch, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and Pittsburg and other areas can maintain, clean and inspect your rain gutters for potential problems and keep them draining efficiently.

Also known as: residential rain gutter cleaning services, residential gutter services, home rain gutter cleaning

underground drain gutters
Gutters that have leaders that drain into an underground or buried pipe are sometimes referred to as “underground drains”. Underground drains are known for becoming clogged or to stop draining correctly due to age, poor construction or lack of maintenance. Gutter cleaning contractors should be able to clean underground drains and keep them functioning correctly.

Also known as: underground drains

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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ Regarding Gutter Cleaning Services

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified gutter cleaning services?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a gutter cleaning services with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only gutter cleaning services rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified gutter cleaning services.

Q: What are signs that my gutters need cleaning?
A: Clogged or backed-up gutters won’t properly filter water off of your roof. Instead, you may see rain water pouring over the top of your gutters, leakage from the gutters continuing long after a rain, downspouts that don’t filter rain or only allow through a small trickle of water, and even water leaks in your home. If your gutters aren’t running as smoothly or efficiently as usual, call a gutter cleaning professional to look for problems, including clogs and damage. Proactive cleaning can help prevent clogged gutters.

Q: Why should I have my home’s rain gutters cleaned regularly?
A: Clogged gutters and gutters that are choked with leaves, twigs and debris can damage your roof, and they can cause pooling around the foundation of your home, which can result in water damage, foundation problems, mold, water seepage and other problems.

Q: Why should I hire a professional to clean my gutters?
A: Gutter cleaning is a task that many homeowners can perform on their own. However, there are many reasons to consider hiring a professional. The number one reason is safety. Gutter cleaning contractors are experts who have the experience and equipment to do the job quickly and safely. Additionally, many homeowners don’t have the best equipment for gutter cleaning, so the job may take hours to finish, and it may not be done with the same expertise and outcome as a professional could offer. The price for gutter cleaning is generally very reasonable and is often well worth avoiding the risk of injury and damage.

Q: Do I still need to have my gutters cleaned if I have installed gutter covers or screens?
A: Yes. While gutter screens, gutter covers and other types of gutter guards can be helpful in keeping gutters running smoothly and preventing clogged gutters, regular cleaning and maintenance for gutters is always recommended to keep them in their best working order.

Q: How often should I have my rain gutters cleaned?
A: Depending on your home, your gutter system, the age of your gutters and roof, and the plants and trees near your home, most gutter experts recommend having a professional gutter cleaning company provide services twice a year. Usually they advise cleaning gutters in spring or early summer once seed pods and tree blossoms have fallen, and again in the late fall once the leaves on local trees have fallen. Your gutters may need to be cleaned more or less frequently based on your unique location and gutter system. For example, if there are no tall trees in close proximity to your home, an annual inspection and cleaning as needed may be all your home requires. However, if your home is surrounded by many large trees that lose their leaves, you may need to have your gutters cleaned four or more times per year as the leaves, tree flowers, seed pods and other debris fall.

Q: How are gutter cleaning services performed?
A: Depending on the capabilities and preferences of the gutter cleaning company and your requests as their client, most gutter cleaning services clean gutters by hand using specialized tools. Most companies use pressurized water or air to clear debris out of gutter leaders and downspouts. Some companies will use brushes, scopes, video equipment and other techniques to completely clean gutters, test for problems or defects, locate defects, and repair minor leaks and other problems.  Good gutter cleaning services will remove all debris from your gutters and dispose of it off premises, or according to your requests. Major repairs may need to be repaired at a different time or by a gutter repair professional. Ask your gutter cleaning service how they clean gutters and how effective their methods are.

Q: Why do rain gutters get clogged?
A: Excessive amounts of leaves, tree seed pods (especially the helicopter-type seed pods), petals and debris from flowering trees, sticks, nests of birds and squirrels, and other debris can cause rain gutters to become clogged. While a heavy rain may wash some smaller debris and leaves from downspouts and gutter runners, large amounts of leaves, seed pods and larger detritus like nests and sticks can back up and cause clogs. In fact, gutters with large amounts of sediment and debris can encourage seeds to grow, which can create big problems and clogs in your gutters.

Q: Is gutter cleaning expensive?
A: Prices for gutter cleaning services vary depending on the area in which you live, the pitch and height of your roof, the amount and style of gutter system on your home, and the level of professionalism of the gutter cleaning company you hire. However, the cost of preventative gutter cleaning can be very reasonable and can save you money by keeping your gutters in good working condition and preventing leaks and damage to your roof and home. Call a good local gutter cleaning service to learn about their pricing and availability.

Q: How long do gutter cleaning services take?
A: Depending on the size of your home, the work that’s needed, the amount of time that’s passe since your gutters were last cleaned, the method that your gutter cleaning contractor is using, and more factors, cleaning the rain gutters of most homes takes less than an hour to complete.

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