What About My Gutters?

 
Moss Removal and Roof Maintenance
Best Moss Removal System in the Northwest

Ecomoss Blog

 

We post a variety of blogs on topics that help you make the most of your exterior maintenance projects.  Check back often for updates!

Most Recent Posts ...

BLOGPOST_GutterCleaningRS.jpg
What About My Gutters?

Posted on: 10/11/2020
BLOGPOST_WindowCleaning.jpg
Window Cleaning

Posted on: 9/28/2020

Search All Blog Posts

Signup for Email Updates

Enter your email address:

Blog Post Archive Categories

What About My Gutters?
Written By: Matt Holmes ~ 10/11/2020

There is not a “good” or “bad” type of gutter. Most gutters you see on houses are all primarily the same type of gutter. The best thing to do is to make sure they are in good shape or the wood facia (the wood underneath the gutter) is not rotting. This will cause the gutters to sag usually away from the down spout which creates pooling and over-flowing.

Gutter covers can work depending on where you live. If you live under a lot of trees and don’t tend to the tops of the gutter cover, they can often get clogged up or even start growing moss on top and the water will flow right off the side. If you live in a place with little to no tree coverage, they work great. Ecomoss have taken them off for some customers in the past who opted for us to clean the gutters twice a year.

We can fix clogged downspout. It is usually just a screw or two to remove it from the gutter and empty it out. Most people can do this on their own as long as they have a ladder and a cordless drill. As far as damaged gutters we do not replace those.

For the area we live in, we recommend gutters be cleaned at least every 6 months or as often as needed.

Call today to set up a regular six month gutter cleaning!

BLOGPOST_GutterCleaningRS.jpg 


Share this post!


Window Cleaning
Written By: Matt Holmes ~ 9/28/2020

For window cleaning we start with the upper windows and work our way down to the bottom of the building or house. This keeps anything from dripping on to windows that are clean. If we soft wash the exterior of a building it is good to get the windows cleaned after we do the work just to make sure we have gotten all the streaks off that the bleach residue could have left. This does not always leave streaks, but it is never bad to have clear windows.

During CO-VID, our company is limiting cleaning interior windows in houses and full buildings for the time being unless a house is being staged or on the market to be rented. You can schedule us to come and clean the exterior windows, and we are able to stay at a safe distance from everyone. Please call to schedule interior cleaning, as we will consider special circumstances.

With windows there is no limit on how often they need to be cleaned. As much or as little as you want when you notice they are dirty. Something to note, make sure there are no sprinklers hitting lower windows near garden beds, the water from those taps will leave hard stains on the window which might not come off at all. It will look foggy or even just water spots will not be able to come off.

Call us to schedule an appointment!

BLOGPOST_WindowCleaning.jpg 


Share this post!

Why is it bad to have moss growing on your roof?
Written By: Matt Holmes ~ 9/14/2020

Moss and algae tend to grow in damp, shaded areas and can cause damage to your roof both directly and indirectly. If you allow large patches moss to grow on your roof, these patches hold water against the surface of the roof, which can cause the roofing materials to rot and deteriorate.  Therefore, having to replace your roofing more than needed. In addition, the water trapped in the moss pools in gaps between your roofs shingles, and as the water freezes and thaws it can pull the shingles apart, causing even more damage. The growth of moss on the shingles and the constant water underneath will also damage the shingles causing them to curl up on the ends. Over time if left untreated, the moisture will start to creep into the wood causing water damage and leaks in the roof.  We suggest having moss removed on a regular basis so that way none of these situations happen to you!  You can call us for a free estimate and our suggestions on a schedule to keep moss growth under control.

 BLOGPOST_BadRoof.jpg


Share this post!