If you own a home, having your gutters cleaned should be a part of your seasonal maintenance routine. Clogged, blocked or damaged gutters can cause serious problems for your home, like water damage and a weak foundation. With so much at stake, it’s important that you find someone who knows how to properly care for your gutters. Here’s how to hire a gutter specialist.
First things first, you’ll want to find yourself a few companies in your area on HomeStars. One thing to keep in mind is that the company should list gutter cleaning and care as one of their specialities. Many companies offer a dozen outdoor services but aren’t gutter experts. When it comes to your roof and gutters, you’ll want someone with experience finding problem areas and knows how to fix them.
Once you have options, you can compare reviews and quotes to find the right business for your job. Check each company’s HomeStars profile for recent reviews from homeowners like you. A high Star Score means the company has a solid reputation and is safe to hire!
Check for Licences & Insurance
Once you’ve found options and read reviews, you need to double-check that the company is registered with the government, have the necessary licenses, and are insured. Keep in mind that both the business and subcontractors should be licensed and insured. Insurance is especially important considering the cleaners will need to access your roof with ladders, which can be risky.
Sign a Contract
Once you’ve double-checked their licences and registration, it’s time to hire and make it official with a contract. Make sure the contract outlines exactly what work will be done and what it will cost. If you need repairs, ensure they’re included. Once you’ve read through and understand the contract, it’s time to sign and get started!
With these tips, you’re sure to find the right pro for the job. Book an appointment to have your gutters cleaned and you’ll have one less item on your to-do list.