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PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning

PMG Maintenance

Gutter cleaning

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Why should gutters be cleaned?

Gutters and downspouts exist to evacuate rainwater away from around the roof and foundation of the home.

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

When full of debris they cannot work properly and can cause problems (water leaks, etc.).

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

Should gutter guards be purchased?

Many products supposed to keep debris out of gutters exist on the market but none is really useful in most cases and gutter cleaning still needs to be performed regularly.

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

One problem with those products is that wet debris tend to stick to the top of the cover and rainwater cannot go in so it flows over the eavestroughs. They also tend to damage the edge of the roof in some cases and even increase risk of ice dam formation.

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

All gutters eventually need to be cleaned even if no trees surround the property as other debris such as asphalt shingle granules do accumulate with time.

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

If gutters are not cleaned before winter, the water trapped by debris will expand with freezing temperatures and this may cause damage to the gutter system.

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

Gutter cleaning helps decrease/avoid:

  • Water overflowing;

  • Gutters sagging from weight of debris and water;

  • Gutter damage from water in freezing temperatures;

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
  • Icicles;

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

Water leaks in the home;

Dampness in basement; 

Landscaping eroding;





Damage to grass and shrubs;

Foul smells (decomposing vegetal and animal matter);

Stains from bacteria, mold, algae and moss on the roof;

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Roof cleaning Nettoyage de toiture Ottawa Gatineau
  • Black stains on gutter exterior;

  • Stains on siding;

  • Dirty windows;

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

Insect proliferation around property;

Other damage to the home like rotting fascia.

How frequently should gutters be cleaned?

This depends mostly on the trees present around the home.

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

Once a year (in the fall) is enough in most cases.

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

A second cleaning may be necessary in the spring or summer, especially if pine or maple trees are present in the vicinity (Pine needles or maple seeds).

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

When cleaning the gutters our team at PMG Maintenance makes sure that:

  • Nothing blocks the flow of rainwater

  • Downspouts are working well

  • No standing water

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

Residential, commercial and institutionnal.

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau
PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

For your convenience, we accept the following payment options:

- Check to PMG Maintenance

- Cash

- E-transfer payable to info@pmgmaintenance.com

- PayPal (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discovery)

PMG Maintenance owns a 2,000,000$ liability insurance policy.

All workers are covered by worker's compensation / CNESST.

Residential and commercial.

PMG Maintenance - Gutter cleaning Nettoyage de gouttières Ottawa Gatineau

Testimonials

I was very pleased with the work that PMG Maintenance did for me this fall.

Pierre was very meticulous and professional when he came to clean the gutters this fall.

 

I will definitely have him do this on a yearly basis.

- Mabel, Ottawa

PMG Maintenance offer their gutter cleaning service 

in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.

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