When Kent Baake isn't scaling rock formations in Yosemite or shooting for another world record in roadskating, the Metro Gutter & Home Services, Inc. founder can often be found devising energy-efficient ways to protect clients' rooftops, doing everything from sealing leaks to repairing gutters. Baake began the company in 1989, taking on each gutter job with only one truck and one ladder. His crew has since expanded, and the trucks have hatched eggs of their own, resulting in a fleet that carries the exterior specialists to counties throughout Virginia, Maryland, and DC. While restoring damaged home exteriors or preparing houses for harsh seasons, the team cleans, repairs, and replaces roofing, gutters, siding, windows, and doors. They also offer attic ventilation and insulation, as well as home energy audits, weatherization, and solar design services.
A properly functioning chimney leads to a warmer, more energy efficient home. Thanks to their familiarity with a wide range of chimney types?including residential and commercial structures?the technicians of Complete Chimney & Fireplace, Inc. are equipped to help homeowners remove soot and coal tar buildups that can cause fires or dangerous accumulations of gases. The team of experts includes skilled masons who are capable of repairing damage to brick, concrete, or stone mantelpieces, and they can even work with homeowners to design and install new chimneys in homes or upscale birdhouses. Additionally, the technicians also protect houses' air quality with a range of services intended to keep air ducts and dryer vents in peak condition.
When it comes to keeping your home clean, there's only so much you can do alone. After the sinks have been scrubbed and the pile of laundry has been conquered, there may still be dust lurking somewhere sinister—in the vents that run through your home. Thankfully, that's where All Services Pro comes in. The family-owned company's licensed technicians have an average of 10 years of experience, so they know exactly what to do when they come across dust, mold, and ghostly apparitions. Their job only just begins inside the walls, though. After they're done removing allergens and particles, they can head outside to pressure-wash the exterior, clean the chimney, and remove leaves from gutters.
The home-repair experts at Jet Renovation tackle repairs small and large. The staff handles household renovation projects and installs vinyl siding, aluminum gutters, and shingle roofs, for which they remove old roofs and work with architectural features such as slopes and dormers.
The green-thumbed lawn specialists at Grass Geeks DC offer a range of services designed to keep yards lush and healthy. Their services include routine maintenance work?such as gutter cleaning or monthly lawn-mowing visits?as well as full lawn makeovers, which might involve planting new trees, spreading mulch, or topping a bush with a ten-gallon hat. The staff members focus on environmental friendliness, striving to reduce their carbon footprint by using recycled mulch and more energy-efficient push mowers, and by never employing harmful pesticides.