Posted tagged ‘Portland’

TYRENTIAL DOWNPOORS IN PORTLAND MEANT CLOGGED GUTTERS

October 25, 2009

Last Fridays torrential down poor in the Portland area lead to 1000’s of gutter downspout clogs. We did the best we can to handle the demand our customers placed on us.

Gutter cleaning in the Portland metro becomes “In high demand” ! during serious rainfalls. People see there gutters are overflowing. With the news media covering stories on SW Portland homes sliding down hills well we become pretty popular. I consider ourselves the front lines of holding our west hills homes down!

Gutter cleaning is the most often forgotten about task to do around your home. Contact us, its free for a quote. I often go ahead a clear a clog for you too! Click here – FREE GUTTER CLEANING QUOTE.

A common style downspout on new row homes.

A common style downspout on new row homes.

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Moss growth in Beaverton Oregon

October 23, 2009

Heres a moss removal project were tackling next week. As you can see from the picture the moss appears to want to peal away from the roof fairly easily. Roof Moss in Beaverton, Or.You always want to do this test to make sure the roofing is still in fair to good condition. If the roof is in poor condition the best practice would be to spray and treat the roof with a moss killer, then return on a later date after the moss is dead to clean up.

Live in the Portland metro? Its no surprise to me if theres moss on your roof. Click here Beaverton roof cleaners for a free quote

ROOF CLEANING | GUTTER CLEANING | PRESSURE WASHING – FREE ONSITE QUOTE TODAY!

October 19, 2009

ROOF CLEANING | GUTTER CLEANING | PRESSURE WASHING

Angies List Page of Happiness Report – Gutter cleaning / Window cleaning

October 17, 2009

“I truely have some of the best employee’s” This project was done by Ben Peters.

Gutter Cleaning
Category:
Window Cleaning
Work Done:
Yes
* More Weight is given to a report where work has been completed.
Work Completed Date:
October 14, 2009
Hire Again:
Yes
Approximate Cost:
$410.00
Home Build Year:
1996
Description Of Work:
I had the gutters on our two-story home cleaned out and had all of the windows washed inside and out.
Member Comments:
The folks at Gleaming The View were very friendly and professional, from the person who booked the appointment through the gentleman who performed the work. On the day of the appointment, they called ahead to let me know they would be ten minutes late – which I loved. The gentleman who was here was very meticulous in his work and did a thorough job. Even though it was raining extremely hard during some moments while he was cleaning our gutters and washing the exteriors of the windows, he was a happy camper all the way until the end. I would definitely use this company again and recommend them to anyone in need of their services. They are a stellar example of what customer service should be.

Overall A
Price A
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A
Additional Questions Answered when completing this report
How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? right on

How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money’s worth

How far in advance did you schedule the work? 1-2 weeks

Did you find the company through Angie’s List? yes

If yes, which source(s)? website

Why did you choose this contractor? reputation

Have you used this company before? this is the first time I’ve used this company

What did you like most about this contractor? friendliness, excellent service, punctuality, tells you exactly how much it will cost before they even begin the work

What surprises came up during the course of the work? None really, just took them a couple hours more than originally estimated, but it was no big deal.

What words of advice would you give other members considering this contractor? Use them! They are the best!

What words of advice would you give this contractor? Thank you for being a shining example of what a contractor is supposed to be.

“Just say NO to green” Lake Oswego Pressure Washing project part 2

October 11, 2009

Periodic cleaning of your gutters

October 1, 2009

Avoid Damaging Your Home with Periodic Gutter Cleaning
Did your basement ever flood? After a heavy rain do puddles of standing water surround your home? You can stop this from ever happening again with periodic gutter cleaning.
Often made of copper or vinyl, your gutters are what protects the inside, outside, and foundation of your house from being damaged by heavy rains. If your gutters ever stop up, water can find its way into your basement and you can end up with an unwanted underground swimming pool.
Architects and landscapers designers use gutters to reroute the flow of water so that it ends up in a predetermined place from which it can easily be drained. Without having these devices, even if water doesn’t find its way into your home you can still end up having to deal with pools of standing water that surround your house.
Although it’s necessary to have gutters, there are design flaws within each and every one of them. The problem is that leaves and other debris can block your gutters. When that happens water can’t flow freely.
In order to prevent this from happening your gutters have to be unclogged with periodic gutter cleaning. Ideally they should be cleaned both before and after any heavy rain. An added bonus is that if you keep your gutters clean you will increase their longevity. This can save you a ton of money in the long run.
This is especially true if you live in a colder climate. If your gutter gets blocked and the backed-up water freezes in it, your gutters could crack. They will have to be replaced.
Gutter Cleaning – How to Clean Your Gutters
In order to keep the water running smoothly, there’s no two ways about it, you have to keep your gutters clean. Even though gutter cleaning is a messy job there is a relatively simple way to do it.
First, put a trash can on the ground below the area you’re going to clean. Next, lean a ladder up against your house and climb up to the gutter. You won’t want to go onto your roof to clean gutters because you might fall from it and could end up with a lot worse problems than having clogged gutters.
A lot of people use a plastic leaf scoop to clean their gutters. They use the scoop to dig down into the gutter in order to gather up all the muck, slime, and leaves.
If it’s been awhile since they’ve cleaned their gutters or if there is a big pile up of debris, a leaf scoop might not be good enough to do an adequate job. If that’s the case, many people get a pair of heavy work gloves and then try to scoop the junk out by hand.
Whatever method you use, try to drop the debris directly into the trash can you set up below the area in which you’re working. This will make it a lot easier to clean up the mess after you’re done.
Since the gutters are all around your home you’re going to have to climb down the ladder, move it over, move the trash can underneath where you’re cleaning, climb back up, scoop the leaves and debris out, and carefully drop it into the trash can below. Then you’ve got to repeat the process until you end up back to where you started. And, of course, you’ve got to haul the debris away.
A Much Easier Way Clean Your Gutters
This is a very time consuming, potentially dangerous job. Because this method is so time consuming, so labor intensive, and so messy, a lot of people choose to hire a professional gutter cleaning company. Search the Internet and you will probably find a gutter cleaning company nearby your home.
And, to find more about gutter cleaning , roof cleaning, window cleaning and more, go to www.gleamingtheview.com now.
KW: gutter cleaning
Description:
Did your basement ever flood? After a heavy rain do puddles of standing water surround your home? You can stop this from ever happening again with periodic gutter cleaning.