How much does gutter cleaning cost?
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Gutter Cleaning can prevent costly damage to your home including:
- Water Damage
A clogged downpipe can cause water to end up where you don't want it. This can get into your ceiling and cause damage. Additionally, your house may be suceptible to flooding.
- They love the environment in the gutters, especially when there are plants and insects living in there! Possums and birds love to snack in the gutter and can take convenience as a sign of a great place to roost! Time and time again we find holes in a roof where an animal has decided to nest.
- Water Stains on Concrete and Outside Structures
- Constant dripping from a backed-up gutter can have a corrosive effect on whatever it is dripping onto. It can also leave nasty dirty stains which may take from the overall aesthetic of your home.
- Fire Risk
- Yes, increased dry material in your gutter will increase the risk of fire! If embers land on the dry matter (leaves etc.), the gutter can be a catalyst to a large fire. Read this article from the Rural Fire Service for more information by clicking here.
There are many different factors to consider when asking how much does it cost for gutter cleaning.
How many stories is the house? The more stories, the more risk and usually harder access. Expect the prices to be in excess of $300 if the house is a double-storey.
What is the roof made out of and how steep is it? A typical roof that is not too steep should not add any additional costs to the job. However, if the roof is steep and access is hard, the cost might be increased depending on the additional time it might take to complete the job with the added difficulty of a steep roof.
Gutter Guard will also play a role in the price to clean the gutters. Different kinds of gutter guard can take a variety of time dismantle and clean. Gutter guard jobs take extra resources and time and can sometimes double the cost of a typical gutter clean, depending on the kind of gutter guard that is installed. The added cost of the clean with gutter guard is offset by the time in between cleans when gutter guard is installed. Some houses can go 10+ years without needing a clean with gutter guard installed!