Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by Danny Peterson
Cleaning your gutters on a regular basis is an important task, and it’s easy to say to yourself, “What’s the big deal? I can do this on my own”. The fact of the matter is, cleaning your gutters from a DIY approach is dangerous. You have to use a ladder or a step ladder, and unless you have been advised and trained in ladder safety, there is a chance you can get hurt. Therefore, it is recommended that you hire a contractor who has experience in gutter cleaning.
Keep in mind that not all contractors are created equal, and hiring the wrong one could result in damage to your home as well as your wallet if they happen to get hurt while on the job. To avoid any possible issues, follow these tips.
Make sure to get a copy of the contractor’s certificate of insurance showing they are insured to work on ladders, and that the coverage includes both liability and workers compensation. If they use subcontractors you will also need to get copies from both the contractor and subcontractor. Next, check with state regulatory authorities for proper licensing and registration.
If “doing gutter work” is not prominently displayed on their vehicles, uniforms, or business cards as part of the services the contractor provides, then they are not a full-service gutter company. You want experienced professionals who know how to clean, repair and replace in order to better protect your home investment.
Finally, focus on their customer service. Hire a professional company that has been around your neighborhood. If you have seen them working—that’s a good sign.
Give Integrity Home Pro a call to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment for an estimate on your gutter replacement project at 1-410-721-9577.
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