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Frequently asked questions

Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions ClearAway Home Services of Tallahassee, Florida receives. Feel free to contact us if you have questions not listed here.

Why do my gutters need to be cleaned?
Gutters serve an important function in preserving the stability of your home. When debris such as branches, pine straw, pine cones, leaves and acorns build up in the gutter system of your home, this stability can be compromised. Many insects and pests are attracted to the damp, "ready-made nest" environment offered by the "clutter-gutter," which can often lead to infestation, and further clogging. As a result of this debris build-up, rain water is unable to drain properly, and soaks into the debris inside your gutters. This extra weight may damage your gutter system's hinges and braces beyond repair. Your gutters may also become moldy and rotten to the point of detaching completely from your home or business. Replacing gutters can be very costly. You can avoid the premature deterioration of your gutters with regular maintenance.

How often should my gutters be cleaned?
Most gutters in our area clog with debris quickly, so we recommend regular maintenance to ensure proper drainage of your gutter system. Depending on your environment, we usually recommend gutter cleaning service to be performed 2-3 times per year. Each client's needs are unique, so we provide you with an individual assessment at the time of your first service.

I have gutter guards. Do I still need to have my gutters cleaned?
Gutter guards provide excellent protection from large debris build-up in your gutter system. Over time, however, smaller debris particles such as pollen and seeds gradually seep into the crevices of the gutter system, which can eventually lead to slow drainage, if left untreated. Large debris like twigs and leaves can also accumulate on top of the gutter guards, causing an unsightly mess. We recommend you have gutters with guards cleaned at least once a year.

Why should I hire someone else to clean my gutters?
Believe it or not, it can be quite a dangerous business. It is often the case that we are hired by someone who has been hurt by falling from a ladder or even the roof! According to the National Safety Council, falls are the #1 cause of accidental death and injury at home. Ladder and stepladder accidents send over 41,000 people to hospitals each year, often resulting in serious injuries and even death. This is a dangerous job. Be safe. Hire a professional to maintain your gutters.

How often should my roof be cleaned?
The accumulation of debris on your roof may vary widely from year to year. We usually recommend roof blow-off once or twice a year, but each case is unique, so it's best to monitor the amount of build-up closely. Excess build-up of leaves, pine straw and other such debris can lead to long term roof damage. Don't make the costly mistake of neglecting your roof debris - call the experts!

How often should my windows be cleaned?
Roof Blow-Off and Debris RemovalOver time, dust and dirt particles cling to both the interior and exterior surfaces of your windows, obstructing a clear view and diminishing the luster of your home. We recommend thorough window cleaning 2-4 times per year, depending on your environment. If you live in an area with heavy pollen, you would probably benefit from more frequent window cleaning. It's best to monitor the amount of build-up on your windows closely in order to accurately determine how frequently you need this service.

Do I need to be home at the time of service?
It is not necessary for you to be home for most services. We only require your presence for interior window cleanings, which usually take 1-3 hours, depending on the number of windows being cleaned.

How much do you charge?
The price of a job is determined by many factors such as roof slope, window height, debris removal, etc. Click here to see our estimated service charges or call for your free consultation: 850-445-9635.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We currently accept cash and check payments as well as flexible installment plans.

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ladder falls frequently cause injury and death

According the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, every year 500,000 people are treated for ladder-related injuries and approximately 300 of these incidents prove to be fatal. They further estimated that ladder-related injuries effectively cost the public in excess of $11 billion annually. Hire the professionals at ClearAway Home Services of Tallahassee to eliminate that risk.

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