Gutter cleaning service is an important part of your property maintenance. Clogged gutters can cause water to seep down the sides of your home, damaging the exterior, causing cracks in the foundation, or even causing basement flooding. Too much debris and water in the gutter will act as a breeding ground for bacteria, mold or pests. So while gutter cleaning is important for curb appeal, it also ensures the safety of your family and the security of your home. You might have some questions about what gutter cleaning is all about, for example if it has to do with gutter cleaning or why it is necessary to clean your gutters every spring and spring.
Shine Above is a gutter cleaning company serving Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St Albert, and the surrounding area in Edmonton. Here at Shine Tuas, the gutter cleaning service includes cleaning the inside of the gutters and spouts. The professionals will remove the leaves, twigs, dirt, seed pods, or pine cones and power wash the inside of the gutter. If there are any plants or trees growing in the gutters, we will also remove them. We will always make sure to clear any plugged parts of the eaves and down spout.
Gutter & Gutter Guard Installers
Some gutter cleaning companies are also gutter and gutter guard installers. They can inspect your gutters and recommend repair or replacement. If you have noticed that your gutters are failing, new gutters will benefit you; however, you’ll still have to clean them if you don’t invest in gutter guards. If the cleaning company tries to sell you on gutter guards to avoid the need for future cleaning, make sure they are installing a proven quality product.
That depends. While the cost of hiring a gutter cleaning company does add up over time, choosing a lower gutter cover will not benefit you much. You may find that you still need to clean your gutters from time to time or clean the covers yourself.
Gutter Cleaning Prices
If you are tired of cleaning your gutters yourself, you can hire a crew to clean your gutters. The cost of gutter cleaning will depend on several factors such as the number of stories on your home and the size of your home. For example:
- Gutter cleaning prices for a 1,500 square foot one-story home will run from $75-$200.
- If you have a ranch style home that is 2,000 square feet and about 180 linear feet of gutters, the cost will cost you $95-$225.
- If you have a two story home with 2,500 square feet and 200 linear feet of gutters, it will run you up to $250.
- Additional Costs: If you have a three story home, you can expect to add $75 to $200 on your gutter cleaning prices.
Gutters on single story homes are the easiest to reach and clean, which means they are usually much cheaper to clean than those on larger multi-story houses. It’s typically $1 per linear foot for a one-story home, which averages out to $152. If a gutter cleaner needs to reach the second or third story, the cost increases to $2 per linear foot or more. Depending on the complexity of the roof line, pitch, and other risk factors, you may be charged an additional $70 to $200.
Gutter length is the most significant variable in how much gutter cleaning costs. A larger than average single story home can have a huge footprint. Most offers calculate the gutter length by the linear foot, which is basically the length of each gutter. Some contractors may bid by the square footage of the entire home, minus the unguttered areas. To calculate the square footage costs, a contractor will estimate the total square footage of the home and multiply it by approximately $0.40 per foot for a single story or $0.80 for a two story home.
How long does gutter cleaning take?
That depends on the size of your house, and the amount of debris that has accumulated in your gutters. A small house with no debris could be made in as fast as 20-30 minutes. However a smaller house with a lot of debris could take 60-90 minutes depending on the type of debris in the gutters.
Larger homes (5,000 square feet plus) may take as long as 2-3 hours if there is a lot of debris.