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How do I find and hire a professional gutter cleaning service?

To find and hire a reputable pro, start by comparing gutter cleaning services in your area online. This may include companies that solely offer gutter cleaning, as well as companies that provide roofing, pressure washing, lawn care or general cleaning services. Read their ratings and customer reviews, paying close attention to any reviews that include photos for evidence of their workmanship. 

Next, check to see if the pros you’re considering have the proper credentials (licenses, certifications, insurance, etc.) in your state. Your cleaner should be insured against all work-related injuries and damage. 

The final step is to compare quotes and estimates from the pros you’ve selected.

Why is it important to clean your gutters?

Rain gutters, those easily-forgotten trenches that hang off the edge of your roof, protect your roof, walls and foundation from excess rainwater. When they get clogged with leaves, sticks and other wind-blown debris, they can no longer direct water away from your walls and foundation, and may become homes for pests and insects. They also become heavy enough to pull away from the house, preventing proper rainwater drainage and spoiling the appearance of your home. Experts recommend inspecting and cleaning your gutters twice a year, once in spring and once in fall, as part of your regular landscaping schedule. Gutter cleaning and maintenance is a fairly easy DIY job for some homeowners, especially on one-story homes. However, professional gutter cleaners have ladders tall enough to safely reach rain gutters, as well as the necessary tools to clean out the downspouts. Most gutter cleaning professionals can also make any necessary quick repairs.

Is it worth it to hire a gutter cleaning service?

It’s almost always worth the money to hire a professional to clean your gutters, especially if you’re unable to clean your gutters yourself. 

Because your gutters see a lot of debris and abuse from Mother Nature, it’s essential to keep up with maintenance. Gutter cleaning is not terribly expensive, but it’s risky — working at the height of a gutter is dangerous. A professional gutter cleaner not only has experience, but also has insurance to cover any injuries. A pro also has the equipment and know-how to keep gutters in top shape and remove clogs from long downspouts. 

What does gutter cleaning include?

A professional gutter cleaning may include several services in one. And pros may utilize different gutter cleaning methods, depending on your situation.

Gutter cleaners typically set something down to catch the leaves and debris as they clean, whether it’s a bucket or a tarp set below. Then, they flush or dig out the leaves from the gutters, clean the downspouts out with a high-pressure hose, blower or pressure washer, inspect the gutters for damage and cracks, and fix any cracks using a gutter sealant.

Chat with the best gutter cleaning services near you to see what their process entails and to get a free estimate.

Who can I get to clean my gutters?

If you’re looking for someone to clean the gutters on your home, there are a number of different businesses that tend to do this work.  The first is a dedicated property maintenance company, which commonly cleans gutters as part of keeping properties running smoothly. Landscaping and design companies may also offer gutter cleaning services, as well as roofers, painters, remodelers, carpenters and handymen. Lawn care services will sometimes offer gutter cleaning as part of a lawn care or leaf removal package.

Here are the best gutter cleaning services near you — contact several pros to start getting free estimates.

How much does it cost to have gutters cleaned?

Professional gutter cleaning and maintenance should be done once or twice a year to remove debris and check for damage to the roof and gutter. The national average cost for rain gutter cleaners ranges from $100 to $130. A number of factors affect the costs, including the combined length of the gutters, the size of the house, the location of the gutters, and any risks posed to the professional cleaner. Some companies based their cost estimates on the linear square footage of the gutters; for example, 200 linear square feet of gutters on a standard, single-story ranch-style home costs an average of $125 to clean. The cost goes up for second- and third-story gutters and those in hard-to-reach places, like a roof with an unusually steep pitch. Expect to pay at least $100 more than standard prices if cleaning your home’s gutters requires extra safety precautions. Because spring and fall are gutter cleaners’ busiest seasons, some gutter cleaning and maintenance companies offer discounts during summer and winter months.

How often do you need to clean your gutters?

Gutter cleaning and maintenance is an important part of keeping up a home. Not only are clogged gutters unsightly, they can also lead to water damage in the house’s walls and roof. The best way to prevent that is to clean your gutters at least twice a year — experts recommend making it part of your spring cleaning and fall landscaping schedules. In the fall, trees lose their leaves and, in the spring, release seedpods and flower petals, all of which tend to end up in rain gutters. It’s a good idea to also have a professional gutter cleaner clear out your downspouts, too; clogged downspouts can make gutters backup and overflow.

Reviews for Des Plaines gutter cleaners
Cathy M.
Came out quickly and cleaned our gutters. Would use again.
Rico’s Windows & GuttersRico’s Windows & Gutters
Kinjal P.
Superior Exteriors were great to work with. Friendly, professional and very easy to work with. I was able to get them out to my house the very next day to get my gutters cleaned. I was impressed with the quality of work so I asked them to come out and install gutter guards.
Superior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter ScreeningSuperior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Screening
Thumbtack Customer
Mike and his team are great and professional. Tony came out to clean the gutters on the house and did a great job. Great service and great price, Highly recommended Mike and his professional team.
Quality Home RemodelersQuality Home Remodelers
Jasmine W.
Mike was very responsive with the quote and even came out a day earlier to get the job done! We were surprised at the amount of leaves/debri in our gutter -- do yourself a favor -- Call Cleanterest Inc to get this task checked off on your To-Do List! We're glad we did and plan on having Mike out twice a year to clean our gutters!
Azex Home Services (Cleanterest)Azex Home Services (Cleanterest)
Thumbtack Customer
Scott cleaned my gutters of leaves and other debris. He then cleared it off my deck and driveway. In fact, he cleared my entire driveway; most of these leaves were there when he arrived. Excellent knowledge of the subject too.
Superior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter ScreeningSuperior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Screening
Corinne Z.
Mario responded promptly & stopped by our house to give us an estimate. Crew arrived the next day & listened to what we needed done. Siding was popped back in & silicone applied to keep it in. Debris was cleaned from roof, bagged & hauled away. Gutters were cleaned & downspouts were checked. Worker replaced 2 screens we had that needed replacing. Additional debris was blown off roof & blown off deck. Crew was courteous & efficient. Great job for a great price too. Definitely recommend them.
MVP GuttersMVP Gutters
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