So you have recently noticed that the eavestrough in your Mississauga home isn’t looking as white as it originally did. There are black mildew spots on the exterior and you thought you saw a raccoon peep out of it once. But you are not sure.

Welcome to the club. Most homeowners do not realize that there are problems with their eavestrough until the damage has extended to other parts of the home.

Tasks like mowing the lawn or cleaning the windows, which are easily visible parts of the house, often receive urgent attention. Eavestrough cleaning service is usually on the bottom of the priority list. But if ignored, it can cause a variety of damage to the house, costing you thousands of dollars down the road.

A lot of homeowners are sceptical about seeking professional help though: ‘Why can’t I clean the gutters myself? It should not take more than a day.’ ‘I have a big ladder which allows me easy access to the roof. Besides, I am a DIY person.’

As easy as it may seem, cleaning gutters requires specialized equipment, gear and expertise. Why risk your safety when you can hire a professional eavestrough cleaning company in Mississauga? Here are five reasons why hiring professional companies is a better idea.

Professional Eavestrough Cleaning
  • Safety: Climbing a ladder onto a roof is never easy. If you are unexperienced, which you probably are, it’s unsafe too. Cleaning companies rely on professional equipment and assess all potential risks. They adhere to all necessary safety procedures and are fully insured and bonded.
  • Efficiency:Despite having makeshift tools and a ladder, you will not be able to reach all areas of the eavestrough. If the downspout cage is damaged, debris may have entered the downspout. Cleaning companies will do a thorough job of cleaning the entire eavestrough. No areas will be left unattended.
  • Money: The main reason behind the ‘I can clean it myself’ decision is to save a few dollars. But this can be a costly mistake. What if you accidentally fall off the roof? What is there’s a wasp’s nest up there? What if you are unable to detect a block in the downspout which further damages the foundation and the wall? Hiring a professional gutter cleaning company will save you thousands of dollars.
  • Convenience: Booking an appointment and scheduling a cleaning job is easy these days. You can get a free estimate on the same day and have the cleaning completed in a matter of hours. It’s a lot more convenient than climbing a rickety ladder and trying to reach for the roof.
  • Peace of mind: Once you have hired an eavestrough cleaning company with the right expertise, equipment and technicians, you no longer need to worry about water or snow causing structural damage to your home.
There are enough stories of DIY gutter cleaning attempts gone wrong. It’s always better to let eavestrough cleaning companies like The Window Cleaning People in  Mississauga do the job for you.