Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Manchester, PA Gutter Cleaning

This time of year, it is a fight to get the jobs done before the sun goes down and the temperatures drop....

It was the end of the day and I fought with the idea of pushing this job off until another day.  However, we were already in their town and we were able to get enough light on the area to do the job.  As far as dealing with the drop in temp, you will see in the following pictures what happens to the soil that has composted in someone's gutters over seasons and then sat through freezing temperatures.

 What you see here is a chunk of frozen dirt and leaves.  I had to get under the mass with a crowbar.  Due to the design of gutter system, which is probably the most common type, I could only break it apart in about one foot section between the hangers.

A closeup after shot of the gutter.

 This was probably one of the more difficult jobs in recent history.  If this cleaning had occurred in the Summer, it would have been a warm smelly mess.  In the late Fall/early winter, it became a frozen block.

You can certainly understand why some gutter cleaning companies quit working this time of year.  We will however, do the jobs they pass on.  After reading this though, one can see the advantage to us, the service provider, in having the majority of our customers on a regular maintenance plan.  We will gladly discount the price per visit if we know it has been maintained properly on a regular basis.
Call Mr. Green today for your gutter cleaning needs 717-814-8595

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

East York Gutter Cleaning

Just when you think you've seen it all....

This customer in East York, PA had a moderate amount of leaves in his gutters.  The major cause for blockage, however was several newspapers lodged in the spouting.  I say this half jokingly, but nonetheless: Don't forget to tip your newspaper delivery person this holiday season or it may cost you more than you like.  
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Gutter Cleaning with Repair at the lower Elbow

At every job, if the customer is home to discuss the issues we ask them to tell us what they have been experiencing.  Today, one of our York, Pa customers indicated they were getting water in their basement.

First, we got up on the roof.  We saw there was some debris- mostly in the front.  This made sense, because this is where the trees are.

 However, the customer indicated that the basement leakage was in the rear of his home.  After we did everything from the top that we would normally do, not finding anything major that would cause the water in the basement, we walked around the outside on the ground level.

This is what we found

Water was shooting out the bottom of the downspout and into the basement.

You can see that water would be sneaking through the gap, rather than flowing down the extension pipe as it should.  To fix this issue, we cut the extension pipe on an angle.  Then we reattached it, giving it a cleaner fit.  From this point forward, rainwater should be properly directed away from his home.  Professionals recommend 10 foot extenders on your downspouts.

If you have an issue in the York, Lancaster, or Harrisburg area with your gutters or downspouts, call us today 717-814-8595.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Gutter Cleaning and Repair York, PA

You hope for a standard cleaning, but we often have to troubleshoot issues.

While these gutters were certainly in need of a cleaning, the improperly installed spouting wasn't helping matters.

The normal procedure is to brush the gutters, scoop out debris, and finish with a flush.  When nothing will come out the downspout, we have the option of snaking the clog out or disassembling the downspout to find the issue.
That is when we found this.

The solid block was caused by a downspout connecting into the main downspout.  These gutters never would have served their purpose.  Both of the downspouts were fashioned in a way that caused them both to block each other.

The pictures explain better than words.

To rectify the issue, I cut the aluminum back on the inserted gutter so it only went into the main spout enough to keep with the original design, but this time without blocking the flow of rain.

If you're experiencing issues with your gutters even after they appear clean, it may mean you need to dig a little deeper to find the cause.  
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Commercial Gutter Cleaning York, PA

 What you are looking at in the pictures below is the overhang in the outdoor nursery checkout area. 
We were called in to fix a drip.  We solved the problem area by cleaning the spouting and sealing the seams at the connections.

Pictured below is the walkable roofline & aftershot of clean gutters
It may not always be a complicated task, but it is a messy job.  The customers and employees at the local Lowe's don't have to deal with water dripping overhead anymore.
Proudly serving residential and commercial customers in York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Cumberland counties and more; contact Mr. Green Gutter Cleaning for your gutter cleaning needs.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Stewartstown Gutter Cleaning

 back right section of the house

 front right section of the house

The back gutter is full all way across on the right side.  It looks like a bit of oak leaves, pine needles, and smaller leaf.  

After shot of back right section of gutter

 the Left side, in the back of the house, was spotty a patch of leaves and debris here and there.

 Aftershot of the back left section of gutter

The top front of the house, is pitched the wrong direction the debris and water has all accumulated away from the downspout.  It probably won't be an issue with ice or anything, the main concern is going to be attracting bugs. Bee's like to hang around water, and mosquitoes do there egg laying in standing water.

 Front right, top gutter, still has water stains in it you can see how high the water was in the gutters

  The front of the house is full on the right side under  what looks like a cherry tree.  The left side of the house, just above the garage had very minimal debris

 after shot of front right of the house.

 Upon flushing the downspouts I noticed the debris shooting back up the downspout by this elbow at the bottom of the leader pipe. 

 I found an 2 inch screw holding the elbow onto the extension pipe to move the rain water away from the house.  I remove that screw and replace it with a gutter screw, only about a 1/2 inch long. 

I put a screw in the leader pipe joint to hold them together. 

2 Buckets full, and a few screws later the house in stewartstown has clean gutters.