Are your gutters clean? Gutters are designed to collect runoff water from roofs and redirect it into downspouts. The downspouts guide this runoff water to a drain. This keeps the water away from the foundation and prevents it from wreaking havoc on the structure of your home. Gutter cleaning is therefore essential for the structure and safety of your home. If your gutters are clogged with dirt or debris, runoff water will spill over the gutter sides and soak into the soil around your foundation. This will result in damage to the foundation’s structure. The team at Crystal Clean A1 Window Services will ensure your gutters are clean and clear of debris. We’ll help you protect your foundation. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.
GUTTER CLEANING PRICES
Gutter cleaning prices vary a great deal. There are various factors that will affect the cost of cleaning the gutters in your home. The national average gutter cleaning cost for a 1500 square foot home with a normal single-story roof is between $125 and $175.
However, the actual gutter cleaning cost can be anything above or below the national average. There are various factors that need to be considered in order to determine the actual cost of cleaning your gutters.
FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE COST OF GUTTER CLEANING
The length of the gutters – some contractors will charge you based on the length of the gutters. They will charge you per linear foot. Thus you can expect to pay higher for longer gutters. It is important to note that the size of your home influences the length of your gutters. Large homes have longer gutters. You can therefore expect to pay more for cleaning your gutters if you have a large house.
The house height – the height of your house influences how easy it is to access the gutters. It costs less to clean gutters in a single-story house as it is safer and easier to access these gutters.
Condition of the gutters – if your gutters are in great condition and are regularly cleaned, you can expect to pay less for cleaning. However, if your gutters are dirty, clogged, or in need of repair, you will likely spend more on cleaning as this will be a more involved job.
Are there any extra services that the contractor will have to perform? Extra services often attract an additional charge. It is therefore important to understand what services are included in the cleaning process and how much extra services will cost. For example, you may be charged an additional fee for extra services such as installing a new downspout, extending your downspouts, or even hauling the debris away for you.
How often should I clean my gutters?
This depends on various factors including the climate in your area as well as how prone your gutters are to clogging due to the accumulation of debris such as leaves. Professionals recommend cleaning your gutters and downspouts at least twice a year.
What does professional gutter cleaning include?
Professional cleaning of your gutters includes more than flushing dirt and debris out of your gutters. It also includes the repair or replacement of damaged gutters. The actual gutter cleaning process will also vary depending on the type of gutters you have and their state. For example, steam cleaners may be used to remove moss and black mold.
How long does it take to clean gutters?
It takes about two hours to clean gutters. However, extra time may be required for tasks such as gutter repair. It may also take longer to clean gutters that are on extremely high or slanted roofs as well as those that are clogged.
Does the season affect the cost of gutter cleaning?
The highest demand for gutter cleaning services is in fall and spring. Gutter cleaning prices often increase in this season as professionals seek to meet the high demand. You may also have to wait longer for your appointment. If you want to save money, you should make a point of cleaning your gutters during the off-season.
Contact Crystal Clean A1 Window Services for an accurate quote for cleaning your gutters. We’d be happy to help you clean and maintain your gutters.