Gutter and Downspout Cleaning
The absolute wettest places in the US are right here in the Pacific Northwest. It rains a lot here! All of that rain, melting snow, and debris can potentially damage your home if it’s not directed away from it. This is where gutters and downspouts come in. They direct water from your roof and into designated areas around your home, away from its foundation.
The Importance of Your Gutter and Downspout Drain
If you didn’t have gutters and downspouts, melting snow and rainwater would just pour off your house, tear through the soil, and create a pooling of water near your home’s foundation. When gutters and downspouts work effectively they can help:
- Prevent soil erosion
- Prevent damage of plants and landscaping
- Prevent flooding in your basement or crawlspace
- Prevent wood and siding from damage or rotting
- Prevent mold and mildew issues
Clogged Gutters and Downspouts
Clogs in your gutters are one of the most common reasons they will not work effectively. Leaves, twigs, animal nests, and other debris can end up in your gutters. When this happens, water can’t be diverted, it just fills up in your gutters. And over time, the water can weigh down your gutters and cause them to break or even damage your home. The best way to prevent clogs is to have them regularly inspected.
Gutter and Downspout Drain Maintenance Services
Over time your gutters and downspouts can become loose or disconnected, causing them to not drain effectively. If this happens, contact D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling immediately. We’ll inspect your entire gutter system and if any of them are loose or broken, we’ll fix them, saving you from potentially costly repairs later.
Cleaning Your Gutters and Downspouts with Hydro Jetting
We not only have the experience but we have the tools as well to quickly clean even the most stubborn debris out of your gutters and downspouts. We use hydro jetting. This environmentally-friendly method uses pressurized water to break up any obstructions in your gutter system. It is very effective. We recommend our residential and commercial customers use hydro jetting for gutter and downspout drain cleanings at least twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall.
Experts in Gutter and Downspout Drain Cleaning
While your gutters need to be regularly cleaned, you don’t have to clean them yourself, you can hire a professional to do it for you. At D&F, we have the tools to clear any clogs from your gutter or downspout. So contact us today for quick and reliable service in the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR metropolitan areas! We look forward to serving you.