Gutter Cleaning

Eaves are cleaned to remove multiple sources of debris that can cause blocks and downspout clogs that may lead to water damage, both outside and inside your home.

Gutter Cleaning

Eavestroughs, also called gutters, are on your house in order to direct water away from your foundation as well as to prevent water from coming down on you when walking around your house. Eaves are cleaned to remove multiple sources of debris that can cause blocks and downspout clogs that may lead to water damage, both outside and inside your home. It is important to prevent water build-up in your eaves because the weight can pull them away from your house in addition to causing eaves to prematurely rust. We clean eaves by hand, followed by a high flow, low pressure rinse to ensure downspouts are free flowing, guaranteed!

Areas with Mature Trees

If you live in an area with mature trees, as you may already be aware, your eavestroughs need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Your gutters fill up with leaves, pine needles, acorns, twigs and other debris. When and how often your eaves will need cleaning depends on the quantity and type of trees in your area. Even if there are no trees directly overhead, you would be surprised to see what the wind can carry. Most trees shed their leaves in the fall, but some pine trees have heat activated pine cones that burst open during a hot summer day. For these areas, we recommend getting your eaves cleaned twice a year, once in the spring/summer and again in the fall.

Wooden Shingled Roofs

Dust and dirt build-up are more visible on vinyl and metal siding. Also, they are prone to oxidation from the sun, characterized by a visible white, powdery coating. This makes the siding look faded. There are products that can be safely used on vinyl and metal siding to remove this residue, but for much less money and without the use of chemicals, one can achieve a similar result through pressure washing. Proper technique will ensure a cleaner, brighter, and more even appearance in your siding.

Asphalt Roofs

If you live in a house with an asphalt roof, you will find that over time a lot of the asphalt that was once on the shingle, is now in your eavestroughs. This is inevitable for asphalt roofs. Besides that, the debris in your eaves will be made up of dirt (from landscaping) and construction debris, especially if your house is in a developing neighbourhood or beside a busy roadway. We recommend that houses fitting these criteria have their eavestroughs cleaned every 1 to 2 years.

Installing Gutter Guards? Think Again!

There are lots of items on the market, usually consisting of a mesh design, which fit into your eavestroughs and guard against large debris. There are many false claims that having these installed will allow you to never get your eavestroughs cleaned again. Through experience, we have encountered many homes where either the debris now rests on top of the mesh or bypasses through its holes (even very small holes). This means that either way, eaves will still need to be checked and cleaned on a regular basis. Removing and replacing the mesh each time will cause the cleaning to be more expensive. We don’t install these products because we don’t believe in them.

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  • Have used Student Suds for about 5 years. They are a very professional company. Their staff are courteous and friendly. Highly recommend them for window washing. They are prompt and work quickly

    John
  • We recently had all our windows cleaned on our 2800sq ft home and the exterior of the house pressure washed. Everything was great. I wasn't home during the service but when I got home everything met my expectations and my property was left clean. I would definitely use Student Suds again and recommend them to my friends.

    Jeff
  • A pleasant experience. The crew arrived early, was very courteous, and did the work very efficiently.

    Keith