Posts Tagged ‘Clogged Gutters’

Gear Up … It’s Gutter Time!

Well it looks like gutter season is (almost) upon us!

What a fantastic summer we had here in Vancouver! Even now, in early October, the beaches are still packed with people of all ages enjoying the last few days of summer sunshine.

Here, at Black Tie HQ, we are winding down our window cleaning operations, servicing our twice a year customers and the few stratas and buildings that decided to wait until later in the season to get their maintenance done. We are also regrouping and gearing up for what promises to be a busy gutter cleaning season.

Over the last few years, we have learned a lot about gutter cleaning and repairs, and have tailored our services to ensure great results.

Here are a few key points that clearly differentiate us:

20140131_121321_resized Complete site assessment and itemized proposal

Sometimes it is not enough to just clean the gutters. What about the surrounding roofs? Are   they covered in moss? Is there a pesky pine tree located right above a certain section of roof, which will shed its needles in the gutters right after we are done cleaning them? Properties that are surrounded by large trees require special attention.  With the large trees that are native to Vancouver, it is necessary to become knowledgeable about damage that can come from neglected gutters.  Leaves, branches and foliage are likely to fall into gutters and may lead to blockages if left untouched, leading to costly, time consuming repairs down the line.  These are factors that we will look at closely and outline in our proposal, offering various options that will ensure the gutter system performs properly and that the strata gets the most out of their gutter cleaning.

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Last year, we purchased our first gutter vacuum system and it was a huge success. Allowing workers to work more efficiently in getting rid of gutter debris, it also allowed safe access to some hard to reach areas. In preparation for the busy season, we have purchased a second gas-powered gutter vacuum and we are looking forward to putting it in action.

Our Gutter Care Warranty program

Last December, with help and input from a few property managers, we launched our Gutter Care Warranty Program. Purchased in addition to a gutter cleaning, it includes a before and after photo report outlining problem areas, up to 3 service calls during the 6 months following the initial gutter cleaning, and priority service (service within 24 hours of the call being placed). Did your complex get hit by a rain or windstorm right after we cleaned your gutters? No problem, we got you covered! We will be there within 24 hours to fix any clogs or overflowing gutters.

Whether you are a new or returning customer, we look forward to working with you this season. If you have any questions regarding our services, or have any suggestions for us, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (604-629-9055) or via email (

All the best for the season!

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Gobble Gobble …Gutters!

Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend!

As the autumn leaves fall and the season is changing, now is the perfect time to start proactively planning the gutter clean for your properties while it is still bright out. Fall gutter cleaning is an important way to prepare for Vancouver’s rainy season which will be here before we know it. Did you know that regardless of what gutter system you’ve used, all gutter systems should be examined for cleaning and repair 2 times a year?

Even if you are unsure as to whether or not it is time to book your cleaning, feel free to contact us for a free quote. At Black Tie, we have a team of dedicated technicians, who would be happy to come and look at your property, honestly assess your cleaning needs and recommend the best gutter solution for you.

Prevention is the best medicine. Gutters must be maintained regularly to remove leaves and other debris and to keep them draining properly. If maintenance is neglected, your gutters may become clogged and can lead to a host of other problems that can get quite costly in the long run.

Clogged gutters can:

  • Cause water leakages, damaging roof shingles and landscaping below.
  • Lead to stagnant water build up which allows grasses and weeds to grow in the gutter (Now, That doesn’t look pretty!).
  • Overflow and soak the foundation leading to damage to roof structures

The Black Tie Rx:

Call us and we will personally come by to assess your gutter situation and determine whether debris removal is handled better by hand or by high powered vacuum. Once the debris is removed, we will haul it away so you don’t need to deal with it. After, we rinse the downspouts and check to ensure that there is proper drainage and flow. As  value added services, we can also clean the gutter faces, removing dirt and algae, and can perform minor repairs, ensuring your gutter system will be in tip-top shape to handle our famous Vancouver downpours. If you need your gutters cleaned and inspected, give us a call at 604-629-9055 or email us here. Please feel free to let us know of any additional questions or concerns.

We look forward to speaking with you and impressing you with our services!

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