FAQs About Gutter Cleaning, Pressure Washing, & Window Cleaning
If you have questions about gutter cleaning, pressure washing, or window cleaning, see if you get the answer here in our FAQs page. If you don’t get the answer looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us, and a friendly representative can work with you to provide the answer you need.
Gutter Cleaning FAQs
Q: What is the purpose of gutters?
A: Gutters carry rainwater away from your property and prevent flooding. Gutters also help prevent icicles from forming and damaging your roof. From the roof to the foundation, gutters protect your building and landscaping from costly water damage.
Q: How often should I clean my gutters?
A: Gutters need to be cleaned at least twice per year in spring and fall. If your house or storefront has many trees in close proximity, you could benefit from three to four cleanings per year.
Q: How do gutters get dirty and clogged?
A: Your gutters can get clogged for several reasons. The most obvious one people think about are falling leaves and branches from surrounding trees, but other unpleasant things, such as animals, insects, and even vegetation growth, can clog gutters.
Q: What happens if I neglect my gutters?
A: Neglecting to clean cutters can have costly, devastating effects on a property on both the building and the surrounding landscape. The roof can sag and warp from the weight of debris. The house frame can become warped and crack, also causing damage to windows. Foundations can crack due to weight and water damage, and landscape flooding can cause innumerable problems.
Q: Can’t I just clean gutters myself?
A: While you could if you had a long ladder, cleaning gutters yourself can prove to be more dangerous and labor-intensive than you originally planned. Professionals have the knowledge, expertise, and training to remain on a ladder operating tools for a long period of time. They are also trained to deal with whatever they may encounter in gutters, as people often find surprises they weren’t expecting when they clean out their gutters. It’s best to leave a gutter cleaning job to the professionals.
Pressure Washing FAQs
Q: What is the difference between pressure washing and power washing?
A: The terms are generally interchangeable. The results are the same. To be technical, pressure washing is not defined only by its temperature and instead depends on the pressure of the water exiting the hose. A power washer always delivers a steady stream of hot water at a high pressure. However, the terms really are synonymous.
Q: What are the benefits of pressure washing?
A: A regular schedule of washings from a professional pressure washing company can save you money on costly repairs to your home’s exterior by mitigating rot, decay, and premature aging of the home. This can extend the lifecycle of your siding, driveway, deck, and porch. Regular pressure washing can also improve health by removing harmful mold and bacteria from your property.
Q: Will the cleaning solutions you use cause any damage to my property, pets, or loved ones?
A: The hot water and environmentally safe cleaners we use are non-abrasive and biodegradable, so your loved ones, pets, lawn, plants, bushes, and shrubs are safe.
Q: Should I just try to pressure wash myself?
A: While commercial grade power washers are often available to rent, we recommend hiring a professional pressure washing company. There are several reasons why a DIY pressure washing job is a bad idea, from not being aware of potential dangers to accidentally ruining your property.
If these didn’t answer all your questions, here are more questions answered about power washing.
Window Cleaning FAQs
Q: Why do I need a professional window cleaning service when I have a bottle of glass cleaner and paper towels?
A: While you could use your own elbow grease and cleaning supplies, those types of cleaners do not provide the deep clean you get from a professional service. And while you may have a ladder to reach the second or even third story windows, you could easily fall and injure yourself. It’s best to leave it to the professionals who have expert knowledge and proper tools and equipment.
Q: What kind of cleaning tools and solution do you use?
A: We use water-fed poles that do not require ladders and filter the water to optimize the cleanliness of your home or business’ windows. We also use a chemical-free process with only deionized water for a clean, streak-free shine.
Q: How often should I have my windows cleaned for my residence or business?
A: The industry recommendation is for exterior windows to receive treatment twice per year and interior windows treated at least once per year. Some homeowners, however, require far more frequent cleaning, so it’s best to get a free estimate.
Q: Do you clean storm windows or other specialty windows?
A: We do. We treat them with the same utmost care as we do with all our window cleaning jobs. Because storm windows require more delicate handling, we do require the homeowner to sign our form that releases us from liability should the storm window or the frame become damaged.
AAA Window Solutions cleans commercial and residential gutters and windows and provides pressure washing service to residents of central North Carolina and upstate South Carolina in the greater Charlotte area, Ballantyne, Fort Mill, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Pineville, Waxhaw, Weddington, Matthews, and beyond.