Choosing a commercial gutter cleaning or a commercial fascia cleaning company can sometimes be a daunting task. The internet is a blessing and a curse when it comes to finding the right tradesman for any job. Often there are endless companies and contrasting reviews, how do you know who to trust? Well we’ve got some tips to help you find the best the industry has to offer.
Why do I need to get my commercial gutters cleaned?
You should keep your gutter clean to ensure the safety of the building is maintained. Gutters serve a vital function in protecting any property from water damage. They collect water that flows down the roof, ensuring this water is lead safely to the down pipe and subsequently into a drain. If your gutter is blocked, the water can build up and overflow, causing erosion or mould and mildew to develop and harm the walls of your commercial property. If these leaks happen around windows or doors, there is also a risk of flooding. So, it’s important to get your gutters cleaned regularly (at least twice a year) to avoid this happening.
Who should I choose to clean my gutters and fascia?
There are several things to weigh up before deciding which company you’d like to carry out the job. You should consider:
Sounds obvious, but often if you’re hunting online for a gutter cleaning company you’ll get results from all over the country. Double check where they are based and confirm that they service your postcode. Also check that they’re free to work on dates and days that work for you.
It’s important to shop around for quotes and for you to weigh up the width of prices being offered to you. You’ll usually be able to work out an average price through doing this. This also helps give you confidence that you’re not getting overcharged, but similarly you know you’re not necessarily choosing the cheapest company. Cheap doesn’t always mean the job won’t get done properly. However, a well-established tradesman will usually charge more than a beginner due to experience. Also, as it’s recommended that you clean your gutters twice annually, some companies will offer a discounted price if you book two cleans at once, so always ask if that could work for your business. It also saves you having to remember to book the second clean of the year!
We’ve already touched on comparing price quotes but it’s also a great idea to look at a variety of reviews and photos of previous work. Testimonials are a good way to check how the company were at completing their past jobs. Check-a-trade is a useful directory, allowing you to compare local services that you can trust. Even better, if you know someone that’s recently had their gutters or fascia cleaned, get in touch with them. Recommendation by word-of-mouth is by far the most trustworthy, as long as the recommendation comes from a reliable source!
We offer commercial gutter cleaning here at ProClean, feel free to get in touch for a quote.