Dykstra Outdoor Services
Areas of service:Grand Rapids, Holland, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison and Zeeland
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Cleaning Gutters for a better look
As leaves fall off the trees and onto yards and homes this time of year, itís important to spend some time cleaning out the gutters around your roofline. When leaves and debris build up in gutters, rainwater canít move properly away from your house and can penetrate under roof shingles. Additionally, when water sits in a gutter it becomes the perfect place for insects to breed and nest. Yuck!
At Dykstra Outdoor Services we clean out your gutters. When gutters arenít properly cleaned and maintained, a buildup can occur in the gutter, weighing them down and weakening the coating, decreasing their life. Dirty gutters can also result in water streaks down the front of the gutters and sometimes onto the houseís façade. Dykstra Outdoor Services trained technicians clean away that build-up and leave your gutters clean and working like new. Depending on the trees on your property and how often you clean out your gutters, the cleaning out of the gutters may be needed twice a year.
Here are tips on cleaning out your gutters if you want to do it yourself effectively and safely:
 Team up. Make sure you have at least two people helping with the project. One to clean the gutters and one to hold and steady the ladder.
 Wear the appropriate items. Shoes with rubber soles with some good traction are important. As the gutters are cleaned out, built up moisture will come out too. As the project continues, the ladder may become wet. Rubber soles will keep you from slipping. Debris in the gutters can be ridden with bacteria as insects, animal droppings and mold, so wear gloves to protect yourself. Lastly, eyewear is a must, especially as you use a hose. Debris, leaves, etc. may come lose as you clean and youíll want to make sure it doesnít go in your eye.
 Secure a bag or bucket to your ladder. Holding a filling bag or bucket in one hand and using the other to clean your gutters leaves you without a hand to steady yourself. Secure the bucket or bag to the ladder so you have one hand free.
 Donít use metal scoops. Whatever you use to clean the debris out of your gutters, donít use a metal object. The metal of the scoop can damage the metal of the gutter itself.
 Hose it down. After youíve cleaned the large debris from the gutters, rinse it down with your garden hose. While it wonít remove all of the built up grime, it will wash away the smaller debris and show you if missed any clogged portions of the gutter.
If you have questions regarding cleaning or washing of gutters please contact Dykstra Outdoor Services at 616-240-3465
Questions and answers
- What questions should a customer ask before hiring a professional in your trade?
Do you have the proper licenses?
Do you offer a satisfaction guarantee?
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
Mosquito and tick control.
- How many projects do you average in a year?
- What certifications or professional affiliations do you have?
Grandville/Jenison Chamber of Commerce
Rockford Chamber of Commerce
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
- What types of jobs are the most common?
Residential barrier spray for season long protection from mosquitoes.