A stained and grimy gutter can make an otherwise nice house look unkempt, which is why Glencoe gutter whitening from Michael Hines Painting is an important aspect of home care. Because your gutters are exposed to the elements, residue, oxidation, and water drips will eventually cause discoloration and dirty stripes on the sides of your gutters. This is called the “tiger stripe” effect. When water overflows and trickles down the sides of your gutter, it pulls chemicals and dirt with it, creating the tiger stripes you see.
Is your curb appeal taking a hit because of ugly gutters? We can help! In addition to our painting services, we specialize in gutter cleaning & gutter whitening to keep your property looking its best and help you protect your home.
Dirt and grime happen. But when it’s on the front of your gutter’s the result impacts your entire property. Our gutter whitening service will help to frame your home with a first impression that will make your neighbors jealous.
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A Plan For Glencoe Gutter Whitening
Before you undertake the task of cleaning your gutters, check first what material they’re made of. Gutters are typically made of aluminum or vinyl and typically have paint on the surface. For gutter whitening, the cleaning method you use should not be harmful to the type of material your gutter is made of. While aluminum & vinyl gutters are fairly simple to clean, painted surfaces need more careful treatment. Painted gutters might need to be repainted after cleaning if the paint is worn on some parts or if the metal underneath starts to show through.
Once you’ve applied the cleaner, make sure not to let the substance dry on the gutter. You may need to leave the cleaner on longer for more stubborn stains, but always remember to rinse off the cleaner with water. Be careful not to let the cleaner drip down onto bushes or plants underneath.
Also, make sure to gather up all of the tools you will need before you begin. Typically for gutter whitening, you’ll need a brush for applying the cleaner, rags, water, a spray bottle, gloves, and a ladder. It’s better if you use a ladder that won’t need to lean on the gutter itself because the gutter might not be able to support the weight. Use a ladder that’s easy to balance to avoid accidents and injuries.
Gutter Tiger Stripe Cleaning In Glencoe
If you’ve tried everything you can think of, or you simply don’t want to do it yourself you should call the trained professionals at Michael Hines Painting. We can help you keep an eye on your other home maintenance needs, and we can work with all types of gutters. We can also do a more thorough job, as well clean and unclog the inside of your gutter. We use top-of-the-line, environmentally friendly cleaning products and can also call your attention to problems you hadn’t noticed. We can thoroughly get rid of mold, mildew, rot, debris buildups that can house mosquitoes, and improve the function of your entire gutter system.
Soaps To Remove Gutter Streaks
There are many commercial cleaners on the market that are fairly efficient to use for gutter cleaning. Most cleaners found in department stores are too weak to clean the oxidation off of your white gutters. The stronger cleaners, available in commercial stores, can also damage some gutter types, so it can be risky to do it yourself. Products such as Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner, Gutter Brite Black Streak Remover, or Krud Kutter all claim they can clean gutters, but in our experience, they will only remove minor stains.
How valuable is your time? If you need to clean your own gutters before the stains are really noticeable, is that really any better than hiring a professional team for your Glencoe gutter whitening?
Our Glencoe Gutter Whitening Process
Because the soaps used for gutter whitening can remove paint when they are mixed at strong ratios, we start by testing the lightest ratio possible and work up from there. Once our team of employees knows the correct amount of soap to use- we get it mixed up and then start the tiger stripe cleaning process.
1. We use a hose to wet down any landscaping, decks or patios below the area we will be working in.
2. We use a scrub brush attached to the end of a pole and apply the soap to your gutters.
3. We allow it to sit on the surface for 3-5 minutes.
4. Then we start scrubbing the stains off your gutters.
5. Once the stains are no longer visible we rinse off the gutters with clean water.
After we have finished rinsing off the gutters we rinse off the landscaping, decks and patios in the area we are working in so that the stains don’t transfer to those surfaces.
Before we arrive to start your gutter whitening we will need you to make sure all of your windows are closed, move any furniture out of our way, and trim back any plants that impede access to the surfaces needing to be cleaned. Since everything is going to be getting wet anyways we suggest that you schedule a house wash at the same time as your gutter whitening in Glencoe.
This will ensure that your curb appeal is maximized and that everything on your home looks fantastic!
Why Choose Michael Hines Painting For Your Gutter Whitening In Glencoe?
At Michael Hines Painting, we believe in the value of lifetime relationships. We believe in taking the care and time to not only do the job well but expertly. That is why we will never sacrifice the quality of our work or provide you with poor service.
Still not ready? We suggest you listen to what some of our clients have to say about us- Reviews, or to read a little bit more about what makes us passionate about protecting your home check out Our Story!
If you’re looking for a company to remove the black streaks from your gutters, or there is anything we can do for you- Please just let us know.
If you are ready to shout Remove The Stripes From My Gutters, Michael Hines Painting has helped other homeowners just like you. We are eager to show you the quality, confidence and peace of mind our services will bring to your home.
To get your project started please email us using the form below or call us right now at 209.256.4587. We look forward to hearing from you.