Why do my gutters still have black streaks on them?

We often receive calls and e-mails from customers who are puzzled by the appearance of black streaks on their gutters. It's easy to understand why seeing the streaks would be cause for alarm. After all, when you invest in having your home's exterior cleaned, you expect it to be spotless. Those black streaks are alarming.

The black streaks are actually not dirt at all. The streaks are a sign of molecular bonding. Typically, this develops when particles of asphalt and tar from roofing materials or other materials become chemically bonded to the gutter materials.

When we clean a home, we use powerful, effective products that remove surface dirt with surfactants and that destroy mold and mildew. The molecules that are forming those black spots are not affected by ordinary cleaning products, which is why they linger even after we have finished cleaning.

The good news is that we do have a product that can greatly reduce those unsightly black stains. During this added service, we clean the gutters by hand with a cleaning solution that is made especially for removing chemically bonded molecules. We can usually eliminate the majority of the stains and make the rest far less noticeable. You will truly be amazed at the results.

Many people ask if the gutter stain removal surface is a permanent solution for black stains on gutters. Unfortunately, there is no way to permanently stop natural chemical reactions from occurring, so you will likely notice a gradual return of the stains over the next 1 to 2 years. When they become visible again, simply call Coastline for a touch-up cleaning.

To learn more about our cleaning service for removing black stains from gutters, give us a call. We can provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.

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