The average cost of professional gutter cleaning is between $1 and $2 per linear foot with most homeowners paying an average between $149 and $249. Gutter cleaning costs between $237 and $297 for a two-story home with 200 linear feet of gutters on average.
If you live in a single story home with approximately 150 feet worth of gutters that need cleaned you should expect to pay in the range of $147 on the low end up to around $247 on the higher end.
If you live in a two story home with approximately 200 feet of gutters that need cleaned you should expect to pay in the range of $237 on the lower end and $297 on the higher end.
You can expect to pay $2 to $3 or more per foot of hard-to-reach gutters and up to the higher end of the average prices if your gutters have not been cleaned anytime recently or if gutter guards or screens are installed and have to be removed and replaced during the cleaning.
Gutter Cleaning Cost Factors
It’s also important to keep in mind that there are some additional factors that can come into play when determining gutter cleaning prices for your home. For example if you live in a three story home or a two story with a walkout basement, you should expect to see a rise in prices since it’s going to be much more labor intensive to clean your gutters and require more safety gear.
You should also see an additional fee if you have gutter screens that need to be removed, cleaned, and installed again. If your downspouts are badly blocked and require a lot of work to clean out then this is going to cost you more as well.
Finally, if you have a lot of trees and bushes in your yard that will impede your gutter cleaning technician from being able to navigate your home easily, then you will likely be charged an additional fee for this as well.
How Often to Clean Gutters
Gutters and downspouts should be cleaned as often as needed depending on your location, tree coverage, and rainfall. A minimum gutter cleaning schedule is twice a year. Spring and fall are the typical times for gutter cleaning as it coincides with leaf falls, debris build ups, and rainy seasons. Some homes require more than one cleaning in each season, again dependent upon your own circumstances.
Our local teams get very busy during the spring and fall so booking early (as much as four to six weeks ahead of time) is important especially if multiple cleanings or other scheduling is required.
DIY Or Hire A Gutter Cleaning Professional?
This is something that comes up so often with homeowners. Should you do it yourself or hire a professional gutter cleaning company like We Get Gutters Clean. There is no simple answer. If you are capable and have the tools and time to handle gutter cleaning yourself you may want to take it on. But consider the price of just the tools needed to do the job right and compare that to the cost for a professional cleaning. A 16 foot, Type 1 extension ladder alone is $200. Add in the other parts and pieces needed plus your time and you can easily see that it is just not cost effective or efficient to try to do the gutter cleaning yourself.
But more importantly is your own safety. One of the leading causes of home accidents and injuries is climbing on a ladder. And not just climbing on a ladder but trying to work on a ladder – especially up at the height of your roof is particularly dangerous. Think you can make it easier by just climbing up and walking around on your roof? Nope, you’ve now just made the job ten times more dangerous.
While the comparative cost of equipment and other reasons may factor into why you should not try to clean your gutters yourself, the absolute top reason not to is because it is not safe for you to.
Choosing between trying to do it yourself and hiring a professional company like We Get Gutters Clean to do your gutter cleaning is not the same as choosing between cutting your own lawn or hiring a lawn service.
Hiring a professional gutter cleaning company like us also puts all of the liability for accidents and mishaps on us. What if you were trying to clean your own gutters and the ladder slid away and landed on your neighbor’s car? You would pay. If something like this was to ever happen with one of our teams (and it never has!), our liability coverage kicks in and takes care of it.
What’s the Cost If You Don’t Have Your Gutters Cleaned?
The bare minimum is replacing your gutters and downspouts after they have fallen off of the fascia of your roof – plus repairing or replacing whatever they crash down on. So about $1,000 for a normal gutter replacement. But this is nothing compared to the price of repairing what really will happen before your gutters fall off. Attic and foundation leaks. Wood damage, rot, and repainting. Sidewalk and landscape replacements. Mold and mildew treatments. The list goes on. Each of these can be thousands by themselves and all of these are possible if gutters are not cleaned and maintained regularly.
The Bottom Line Is That Gutter Cleaning is an Important Maintenance Item
If you own your own home then it’s important that you spend time and money repairing and maintaining it. You certainly wouldn’t leave a broken door or window ignored, so you shouldn’t ignore maintaining your gutters and downspouts either. If you are concerned about the cost to clean gutters then please keep in mind that the cost to have them cleaned is much lower than gutter prices if they have to be replaced and the cost of a hospital bill if you try to clean them yourself.
And keep in mind that scheduling gutter cleaning on a regular basis will not only keep them working properly, it should also save you money since the company you use won’t have to spend as much time on the job. By being proactive and paying attention to your gutters they should last you for many years and keep you from having to deal with much more expensive repairs around your home. Click or call us today for a free, no-home visit gutter cleaning quote. We Get Gutters Clean – It’s What WE Do!