When you are ready to hire a gutter cleaner to remove the dead leaves and debris from your gutters you need to find a price that works with your budget. Research indicates that the average cost homeowners spent on gutter cleaning in 2012 is $182. Most spent between $162 and $202 but the price for a cleaning job can vary. The cost to clean residential and commercial gutters is determined by several factors. Knowing what these factors are and how your home measures up will help you prepare so you can find a gutter cleaner you can afford.
The Height of your Home – If you own a single-story home the cost for cleaning the gutters will be less than if your home is two or three stories high. Gutter cleaners take a risk when they work at elevated heights and most will charge more if their workers have to climb several stories or use special equipment to remove leaves and debris from gutter channels and downspouts.
The Size of the Gutter System – A small home with a basic gutter system won’t be too costly. However, if your home is a large mansion expect to pay more. Most gutter cleaners will factor in the amount of linear feet of the gutters or the square footage of the home when quoting a cleaning price so keep this in mind when contacting a cleaning company.
The Condition of your Gutters – A new home with brand new gutters probably won’t take long to clean. But if your gutters haven’t been cleaned in years and the debris has caused clogs it will take longer to get the channels and downspouts clean. The longer it takes to clean the gutters of your home the more you can expect to pay. Gutter cleaners not only have to remove the debris but also bag it and haul it away and if your gutters are a mess the cost to clean it will definitely be higher.
On-Site Repairs – Hopefully you will contract with a gutter cleaner that can also do a full inspection of your gutters to check for weak spots, leaks and tears. During this review it may be determined that repairs are necessary to keep your gutters draining properly. If you haven’t had your gutters checked for a few years expect some extra charges for repairs since there is a good chance it will need some patching up.