Gutters and roofs need maintenance. Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences on our homes. Every winter there Calgarians experience loss due to burst pipes, frozen gutters and other weather-related disasters.

In the fall it’s best to remove seeds, leaves, sticks and other debris from gutters so melting snow and ice can flow freely. Also remember to check your roof insulation. Improper insulation and ventilation in your attic are often the cause of ice daming and gutter back-up causing leaks and icicles.

For minor gutter cleaning, a broom or blower may only be necessary. But cleaning out your gutters and brushing debris from your roof, though an important task, is not an easy one. Climbing, moving ladders and working several feet off the ground can be dangerous.

If you only clean your gutters once or twice a year, you may want to consider hiring a professional. Bristol Cleaning staff work safely and efficiently, with extensive training on climbing protection systems and devices.