Many people think the eavestrough was invented for aesthetic reasons; to prevent rainwater from cascading off the roof and falling to the ground in an unappealing way. But that’s only part of the story. In fact, its primary purpose is to protect your foundation from the corrosive properties of all that falling water; to collect it and direct it away in an orderly fashion. Without them, most homes and smaller commercial buildings would have their foundations undercut and become unstable.
While proper cleaning and maintenance of your gutters and down pipes is crucial for keeping your home or business upright, a well-maintained water management system has other benefits as well, such as:
- Preventing ice build-up on walkways due to overspill from the gutter.
- Preventing water damage to shrubbery and grass.
- Preventing lose rainwater from undercutting your driveway.
- Preventing shingle and insulation damage from rainwater seeping down the facade.
- Preventing mold from developing on your foundation and walkways.
Rainwater management systems are no joke. They’re like windshield wipers on your car. Most of the time no one notices or cares much about these simple devices, but woe unto you should you be caught driving in a downpour without them. Gutters and down pipes are the same way. If they’re doing their job right no one pays much attention, even during the most intense storms. But should they be in disrepair or clogged by leaves or other debris the effect is obvious and dramatic.
Residential & Commercial Eavestrough Cleaning and Maintenance
Like cleaning windows, cleaning the eavestrough can be a surprisingly dangerous, labour intensive job. Working off a ladder at considerable heights is not many people’s idea of a fun way to spend the weekend. And if major clogs need to be removed or repairs enacted the job becomes even more dangerous and difficult.
Lucent Cleaning Services (LCS) is one of the Toronto area’s most respected building maintenance service companies. LCS also servese the areas of Maple, Richmond Hill & Woodbridge. For more than 10 years we’ve been helping local businesses and homeowners keep their properties looking great and shining bright. The cleaning and maintenance of eavestroughs is high on the list of our most popular services and we take care to ensure this important element of any low and mid rise structure is always doing the job it was meant to do.
Our home maintenance specialists arrive on site ready to do the heavy lifting for you. They’re fully trained, fully insured and have years of experience in gutter/down pipe cleaning and maintenance. We assess the job, bring the proper equipment to bear and make sure every aspect of your property is treated with respect and care. Our cleaning protocol includes:
- Clearing the gutters and down pipes of leaves and other debris.
- Alerting you to any immediate or potential maintenance issues.
- Effecting any necessary minor repairs
- Installing down pipe cages to prevent future problems from spreading to the pipes (optional).
LCS – The Right Choice
At LCS we take pride in everything we do. When you trust us with the cleaning and maintenance of your eavestroughs and down pipes you are taking advantage of our years of experience. Our professionally trained staff are there to fortify your home or business against the ravages of time and nature. We sweat every detail, double check all our work and leave your home or business looking and running like it was built yesterday.
So don’t leave the important job of protecting your home or business to amateurs. Enlist the pros at LCS. We make customer satisfaction our number 1 priority and work hard every day to live up to our hard-earned reputation for quality work at affordable prices.