There are a number of contractors that claim to offer homeowners gutter cleaning in the Fall, but clean gutters are not what you should concern yourself with as the weather gets colder. You may want the appearance of clean shiny gutters, BUT what is more important is that they be cleared of any debris that might impede water drainage. Hence the correct term: Gutter Clearing.
If your objective is to prevent ice dams, lighten your gutters from the damaging weight of standing water, and be sure your downspouts are unclogged and free-flowing, the last thing you need to worry about is the exterior finish of your gutters (Burke & Crew does that task when we paint or powerwash the exterior of your house).
Hundreds of our repeat customers request that we make certain their gutters are cleared before the ravages of winter. We accomplish this by hand-collecting all the debris (twigs, leaves, shingle gravel, decomposed vegetation mud, tennis balls, etc.) from every inch of your gutters, neatly capturing the waste in a bucket for discrete disposal, and make sure that your drainpipes are free of dams and clogs so that the water drains quickly and correctly. If necessary, we will make minor repairs to gutters and drainpipes (re-fasten loose gutters to the fascia board or connect elbow drains to straight drains) and if the situation calls for more drastic action, we’ll call in a gutter installer.