Why clean my gutters?
Over time, residential homes require gutter cleaning because of debris buildup. The most common debris found in gutters are leaves, sticks, bird nests, toys, garbage, construction materials and pieces of roofing that has become dislodged. This debris causes rain water and snow melt to back up and flow over the edge of the gutters. Over time, gutter overflow can lead to basement flooding, foundation damage, and siding damage. It can also cause the gutters to sag, rot and rust.
When should I clean my gutters
Gutter cleaning is an important part of home maintenance that is often overlooked. It is recommended that your gutters be cleaned twice per year. Late spring and late fall are typically the best times to do this. In the spring, budding trees produce leaves, flowers and seeds which collect in the gutter system and prevent water from draining properly. In the fall, similar items clog up the gutter as trees shed their leaves preparing for winter. If this is left untouched significant damage can happen when water and debris in the gutters begin to freeze and expand. This can cause gutter seams to split and leak, along with other types of damage.
What do we do to clean the gutters on your home?
We will either work from the roof or from a ladder to clean out the debris so we can see exactly what is going on with your gutter system. We use gutter scoops to clear out the debris as well as high pressure leaf blowers If necessary, we will use a water hose to flush out the gutters. We use flexible fiberglass rods to clear the downspouts and ensure they are flowing correctly. If necessary we will take the downspouts apart to clear objects that won’t clear using our other methods.
How much does it cost?
We like to sleep at night so we don’t want to charge you for work that doesn’t need done. We don’t have a one price fits all. When we come out to your house we evaluate the gutter system and only charge you for what needs cleaned. Our minimum charge for a one story home is $75 and up. For a two story home our beginning price is $125. Our average price range for gutter cleaning is between $125 and $200.