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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 gutter cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
They cleaned my rain gutters. They were very clogged. They did a great job! All the gutters are working the way gutters are meant to work. I'm very pleased. I would recommend them.
Twins Cleaning Services LLCTwins Cleaning Services LLC
Charles B.
Communication with Vanessa was timely and informative However, the associate cleaning the gutters left several large sticks and debris on the roof in arms reach I did not receive to photos of the clean gutters, as discussed.
Bella's Window Washing & Gutter CleaningBella's Window Washing & Gutter Cleaning
Tim B.
Superior Gutter Cleaning responded quickly to my request for service and provided high quality cleaning at a fair price.
Superior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter ScreeningSuperior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Screening
Joe W.
Did a great job cleaning gutters. Their van broke down but they got out there as soon as they could.
Superior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter ScreeningSuperior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Screening
Betty J.
Matt from Tornado did a fantastic job cleaning our gutters. He showed up promptly, prepared, took pictures of his work before and after. Cleaned all of the gutters and the downspouts. He gave us a great price and exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend him.
Sarah F.
We had them out just to clean our gutters and ended up having them install screens replacing our faulty gutter guards. We are ready for the next big storm and can't wait to see the difference!
Superior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter ScreeningSuperior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Screening
Vidya M.
They were prompt and did a quick and efficient job of cleaning my gutters. I had a lot of caked in gunk which they were able to remove.
Rico’s Windows & GuttersRico’s Windows & Gutters
Adriana S.
Very happy with this company. My gutters were cleaned quickly and were left cleaned out very well. Overall I would recommend this company for the price which I thought was very reasonably.
Superior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter ScreeningSuperior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Screening
We were very happy with their customer service and the work they performed while cleaning our gutters. We would definitely call them again in the future.
Infinity ProInfinity Pro
Reynaldo R.
Not sure what to say. I wanted to be there to see what they do but the technician arrived 1 hour early without call me about their arrival. I wasn’t real sure if my second story gutter was cleaned . I called the company and the lady said she would check. Two days later I get no call back so I called them. She assured me that the gutter was cleaned. Hmmm?
Bubbles Window Washing & Gutter Cleaning (Naper...Bubbles Window Washing & Gutter Cleaning (Naper...
Thomas P.
Karen and Scott were outstanding. Fast to schedule, efficient at cleaning gutters. Scott cleaned patio and driveway after debris fell as well as lawn. Highly recommend them. Great team and family business. I will be using them again for sure.
Superior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter ScreeningSuperior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Screening
Kjersten J.
They did a great job cleaning out my gutters and made sure to cleanup around the house after, which was appreciated. Good value and responsive, would use them again if needed
Superior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter ScreeningSuperior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Screening
Brandon T.
Quick and very responsive correspondence from start to finish. Very prompt and efficient when cleaning the gutters. I will definitely be using these services again and would highly recommend this company to any looking.
Ernest WindowsErnest Windows
Thumbtack Customer
Having gutters cleaned Monday. Will post review. Estimate, price and booking the job was nothing less than professional and pleasant. If job is as great as the rest I will be recommending this company in my next post and adding that last 🌟 star.
LC ProCleaning ServicesLC ProCleaning Services
Becky K.
Hugo and his team cleaned our gutters and did an amazing job. He then returned to power wash our siding and we were very pleased with the service. He is extremely kind, hard working, and completes a job to the highest standard possible. We will be calling Hugo for future jobs as well!
H&L Premium LandscapingH&L Premium Landscaping
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