Mom’s house was going on 30 years old and the eavestrough gutters had never been thoroughly cleaned. Oh sure, every few summers we’d aim a garden hose at a few reachable gutters and hoped for the best, but even then we could never touch the second storey levels. So when some of the eavestroughs on the windy southwest corner started to sag (the nails had gradually lost their moorings after being battered by 30 years of Chinooks), we decided it was time kill several birds with one stone: get a professional to review, repair, and flush all the gutters, top to bottom. Somehow the Gutter Doctor anticipated our need; late that summer we got a flyer in the mail and that piqued our interest. We called them up and a few days later a fellow came out and spent the whole day cleaning and reinforcing the entire eavestrough system. He even found a couple of abandoned robin’s nests hidden high up out of sight and removed them (apparently they were causing a mess on the roofs). Besides being a friendly guy, we appreciated that he didn’t ask to use mom’s washroom but instead went out for lunch and bathroom breaks elsewhere (mom lives on her own and isn’t too keen on strangers in her house when she’s by herself). It was $550 well spent – we figure we’re good for another 30 years!