WINTERSVILLE- An important - but often overlooked - aspect of winterizing your home also can be a simple one - cleaning your gutters.
And locally, one of the companies that offers the service is Crystal Clear Window & Gutter Cleaning.
Sharen Valuska could not give a precise number for how many customers Crystal Clear has served since opening in 1999, but she said there were "probably thousands."
Offering residential and business window and gutter cleaning, gutter whitening and guard installation, along with other services, the cleaning company serves both homes and businesses all year long. Valuska said spring and fall are usually the busiest times of year as mold and mildew which collect during summer and winter need to be removed.
"If left untreated, mildew and mold will shorten the lifespan of the roof or structure," Valuska said. She added gutter problems can contribute to basement flooding and residents can save thousands of dollars over the years by properly maintaining them.
Looking back on 14 years of business, Valuska said customers in the Ohio Valley have helped keep the company alive and thriving even in uncertain economic times.
"The customers in the Valley have been so supportive in helping our business grow and succeed and we are very appreciative of their business," Valuska said. "We not only offer an affordable service but also a convenience to them that frees up their time as well as peace of mind that comes with dealing with a company that is fully insured and trained in the latest cleaning techniques."
Crystal Clear is located in Wintersville. For more information, call 740-283-3305.