Eavestrough cleaning like all kinds of other household maintenance procedures should be done regularly. For any reason, you may not want to clean your eaves on your own. Firstly, it is a risky process. If you do not have the proper equipment and you don’t understand the methodology, your safety could be at risk. The next thing you should keep in mind is that it is a fairly hard task in terms of manual labour. Cleaning eavestroughs is a dirty job and you most certainly won’t want to spend so much of your time, especially over a weekend cleaning them. If you don’t want to or cannot clean them on your own, the most logical option is obviously to hire a professional company to do the work for you.
The first thing you should consider before you hire a company is its credibility. Check if the owner of the company has references to show you from previous customers. If he/she does not have any or if they are acting weird about showing you legitimate references, treat it as a red flag and move on to a different company. Any company that is uncomfortable with showing you previous references is trying to hide something from you. In the case that you are provided with references, make sure to enquire about the efficiency, politeness, and cost of the company.
The next thing you should consider when you’re looking to hire a company is liability, insurance, and bonds. First, look up the requirements that your state or province has in order for a company to be able to clean eaves. Do not take the word of the owner of the company if he says he has the proper licenses. If they refuse to provide you with proof of certification, this is yet another red flag. It is absolutely vital for you to make sure that the company you are trying to hire has the proper accreditation, licensing, and insurance.
The physical appearance of an eavestrough company also plays a major role in understanding what the quality of work will be and how you can expect them to behave on the job. If you’ve followed the initial steps in the process of shortlisting such as checking references as well as the accreditation and licensing, you should now pay careful attention to the appearance. If you go straight to the offices, take a look around to see if the area is clean. What did the staff look like? How were their appearances and mannerisms? If you’re given an option between two companies- one which has a clean cut, uniformed crew, and another who is filled with shabby looking people dressed however they want, which would you pick? If a company takes care of its own property as well as its employees and ensure everything looks proper and professional, they are more likely to carry out a more efficient job than a company that does not care.
Keep all these things in mind when you’re looking to hire an eavestrough company and your work will be done beautifully!