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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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.

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 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 Independence gutter cleaners
Damon B.
Gutter cleaning
Joseph h.
Came out right a way, and cleaned out my nasty gutters.
Top Notch Window & painting LLCTop Notch Window & painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very prompt and did a very good job cleaning the gutters. Will definitely call him again.
Thomas M.
They did a GREAT job cleaning my gutters. They were on time and very courteous. I will be calling them again in the future.
Sharon K.
3 man crew, cleaned gutters and had my downspouts cleared in no time. I would hire them again.
Karen B.
Armour Window and Gutter Cleaning were great! They came on time, did a thorough job and even repaired a small bit of gutter that had come down without me asking them to. Very professional service. I will be sure to use them again!
Lantz M.
TLDR: Paid $85 with no indication anything was done. Communication halted, with no responses back. Spend your money elsewhere. Judging by the number of reviews and the.high marks, I assumed this was a safe bet to get my gutters cleaned. Not so much, here's the timeline. May 6th I setup my project on Thumbtack and included that my gutters have screen coverings in the description of the project. Armour was the first to reach out to me. Their month-special being $85 for "whole house gutter cleaning/all downspouts flushed." We setup a time/date and I thought that was that. May 9th I wasn't home at the time, but assumed the job was done after being told so and paying over the phone. When I got home I didn't see any indication anything was done (the downspout that goes onto pavement didn't have any water/dirt/residue from a flush, and it didn't look like the gutters were touched, but it was getting dark and decided to double check in the morning. May 10th In daylight, I verified the gutters had all manner of dirt/leaves/etc still in them. I sent Armour a message with pictures of the untouched gutters. May 12th Two days later I got a response. Armour stated that they checked the downspouts which were working and that they charge extra to remove screens and clean the gutters, otherwise they just blow off whatever is on top of the screens. I explained that this was never mentioned to me, and that I mentioned the screen covers when I submitted my project. I also offered to pay the extra fee for the screen removal, which I would have done to begin with, it was just never mentioned to me. All they said in response was that they'd come by to finish the work next time they were in Independence. May 27th After giving them 2 weeks, I messaged them again asking when this work would be completed. No response. June 6th Life has been hectic, but I'm finally getting around to this review. Plenty of people have had good experiences with Armour, but this wasn't my experience. 85 bucks, gone.
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