Gutter Cleaning at Its Best

Keeping your gutters clean does more than increase your home's curb appeal - it helps prevent flooding inside and outside your home. Leaves and debris can build up overtime, causing rainwater to overflow into your yard, creating puddles that can seep into your home. Agent Clean offers routine gutter cleaning, with options such as twice a year or more, to ensure your gutters are functioning properly.

Three Step Process | Gutter Cleaning

1) Clean Out the Debris

The first step is to clean out the leaves, twigs and other debris that has built up in the gutters over time. We can also check the condition of your gutter covers, if applicable. Gutter cover cleaning and removal may be an additional cost; we will inspect them during our initial call to see what needs to be done.

After debris is removed, we collect it in trash bags and haul it away to keep your yard area clean.

2) Downspout Test

After the debris is removed, clogged gutters are not the only potential problem. Sometimes it is the downspouts that become obstructed, so that even if the top gutters are clear, water can pool and flood as it cannot traverse the downspout. We ensure that the downspouts are clean and working before leaving the gutter cleaning job site.

3) Water Jetting

While many times a gutter can be cleaned out by hand, sometimes debris or mud has built up to the point of needing some extra power. Using a jetter tip, which attaches to a power washing wand or hose, a jetter shoots water in multiple directions at high velocity, clearing practically any clog. 

4) Gutter Treatment Upon Request

Do you notice discoloration or oxidation on the exterior of your gutters? We offer gutter restoration to make your gutters look new. Aluminum or metal gutters often oxidize over time, revealing a powdery or discoloration on the exteriors. We can treat the gutters to clean them up and bring back the original appearance.

Did You Know? 

We use our own line of high quality cleaning detergents and soaps. To learn more about our sister company, check out www.agentcleansolutions.com

Spring Into Clean

The winter months can feel stale, with so much time being spent indoors and out of the weather. It’s no surprise that our homes can start to feel like they're in a state of disarray. Clutter tends to accumulate around the house, and dirt and debris left over from autumn, then covered by snow becomes more obvious as the snow melts away. One of the best ways to shake off the dust is to do some spring cleaning.

Five Tips to Clean Up for Spring

1) Move and Organize. 

The first thing you should do is any organizing or moving of furniture that you might want to do. Since organizing things can kick up dust, it’s best to start out with this. Vacuum or dust items before putting them away to prevent build up over time. Try rearranging the furniture to change up the feng shui and to give it a fresh look, or replace some of the old furniture and accessories to brighten up the room.

2) Grab a Duster

Next, try focusing on dusting off your furniture, TVs, and bookshelves. Don’t forget those hard-to-reach places that tend to accumulate dust bunnies. Dusting sends particles into the air that settle onto the floor, so we recommend dusting before vacuuming.

3) Vacuum

A good detailed vacuuming can make a huge difference. Vacuum your carpets and floors, and use the extension to  get corners of rooms, baseboards, and underneath couches and tables. Also remember to hit the tops of things like microwaves and refrigerators. 

4) Clean out the closets

Spring is also a great time to clean out your closets, especially ones that may have been neglected over the fall and winter such as outdoor storage or sheds. Organize your garden tools and get ready for planting your spring flowers!

5) Clean up the exterior

While you’re cleaning and organizing the rest of your home, it’s a great opportunity to clean up the exterior as well. Concrete cleaning and power washing, window cleaning, and gutter cleaning are popular cleaning services we offer at Agent Clean. You can also opt to have your siding and roof cleaned if you have mildew and mold growing on your house. 

Did You Know? 

We use our own line of high quality cleaning detergents and soaps. To learn more about our sister company, check out www.agentcleansolutions.com

5 Tips to Get Ready for Spring

Get your home ready for spring

Winter may seem to be never ending this year especially in the midwest, but spring is just around the corner, bringing with it the promise of warmer weather, spring showers, and bright colors. Make the most of the weather and dust off the winter blues.

5 Ways to Get Ready For Spring

Tip 1: Take Out the Trash

Clutter and trash can build up over the winter, hiding in garages, corners of bedrooms, or even kitchen pantries. One of the first things you can do when the warm weather arrives is clean out the trash. Pick a nice Saturday and grab some trash bags. Start with a room and throw out all the trash you can find. Kleenex and snack wrappers are common items in teen bedrooms. Getting all of the trash out of the house will make it easier for follow up tasks.

Tip 2: Clean Up the Clutter

Springtime is a great opportunity to go through your things and recycle, donate, or throw out unused belongings. Old or outdated clothing, toys, and obsolete electronics can build up. Getting rid of clutter will make your home feel less messy.

Tip 3: Organize Your Home

The next step for getting your home ready for spring is organization. It’s easy when “hibernating” during the winter for things to become disorganized. Clothing, books, toys and games are all easily put out of place when dealing with cabin fever. Once again, it’s best to go room by room and organize them to your liking. This is also useful if you plan on having friends or family over to celebrate the warmer weather.

Tip 4: Clean Up the Inside

Spring is often associated with cleaning. The warm weather brings a brightness and a refreshing change from the cold. It’s a great opportunity to do a deep clean of your home. Open the windows and air out the stuffiness of winter. Many families don’t completely neglect cleaning over the winter, but Spring is the perfect time for a deep clean. Carpet cleaning, dusting, and a good hard scrub of the bathrooms and kitchen can make your home feel new again.</p?

Tip 5: Clean Up the Outside, Too

Just like the inside of your home, the outside can use some clean up after a long winter. Dirt and debris can be left behind by snow, and the humid weather can cause a build up of mold, mildew, and algae. Take a quick look at the outside of your home - are there blackish brown spots on the siding? Black streaks on your roof? Mold or dirt on your sidewalk and driveway? While you can do some of the exterior cleaning yourself, it’s often easier to hire a pressure cleaning service such as Agent Clean. Be sure to ask about soft pressure washing for the siding and roof, as high pressure washing can damage the outside of your home.

Winter might be long, but spring is just around the corner. Getting your home cleaned, decluttered, and organized will help you enjoy the changing of the season, and make it easy to host friends and family for those spring barbecues.