For many homeowners, the arrival of spring means it is time to thoroughly clean their homes. This yearly housekeeping routine also includes a few maintenance tasks that should be performed by professionals, such as the annual chimney sweeping and inspection. All American Chimney Service is proud to provide this service to residents of the Louisville area by our staff of experienced and trained chimney technicians. We would like to tell you that while we are at your home to make sure that no safety hazards are lurking in your chimney, we can also take care of another home maintenance job: cleaning your gutters. We want to share with you why it is so important to have your gutters professionally cleaned.

Why should I have my gutters cleaned by All American Chimney Service?

According to Zing by Quicken Loans, the gutters on your home have the important job of carrying away the water from rain and melted ice and snow from your roof down the side of your house and away from its housework. When your gutters are clogged with leaves and other debris, the water collected in the gutters has nowhere to go and could possibly leak into your home, which could lead to rotting wood, mildew, and mold. In fact, clogged, leaky, and damaged gutters are one of the main reasons for many home repairs. Not only can gutter problems lead to damage to the wooden and masonry parts of your home, but the stagnant water in the gutters can attract pesky insects like mosquitoes and carpenter ants.

What can I expect from a chimney and gutter maintenance appointment with All American Chimney Service?

When our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney technicians arrive at your home, we will start by protecting the area around your fireplace by laying down drop cloths and setting up a high-powered vacuum to collect the dust and dirt we will be scrubbing off of the inner chimney walls. As we are sweeping your chimney with specialized tools like rotating brushes on extended rods, we will be looking for any damage or blockages inside the chimney. After we have swept and inspected the inside of the chimney, we will take a look at its exterior to see if there are any cracked, chipped, loose, or missing bricks and mortar joints. We will then clean your gutters and make sure every bit of debris has been removed. When our company’s founder first began providing home maintenance services in 1985, gutter cleaning was the first one he did professionally, so you can trust our chimney technicians to have the skills and knowledge to do this job as carefully as we will sweep and inspect your chimney.

This spring, let All American Chimney Service take care of cleaning your gutters. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your annual professional chimney maintenance services, and let us know that you want to add our gutter cleaning service to this visit.