Frequently Asked Questions About Gutter and Downspout Cleaning
Instead of risking falling of a ladder dealing with the mess in your gutters yourself, you can hire a professional service to take care of the clogs and debris. The following are some frequently asked questions about gutter and downspout cleaning services, to help you choose a service provider that’s right for you:
How often should I get my gutters cleaned?
How often you need gutter cleaning depends on factors such as the number and type of trees near your property. The most common time to have your gutters cleaned is at the end of fall after most of the leaves have already fallen. No matter what time of year, if you notice rain backing up into your gutters, have a professional unclog your gutters and downspout.
What type of routine maintenance do gutters need?
Removing debris such as dirt, leaves, and animal nests from gutters and downspouts keeps them in working order. In addition to cleaning, gutters often require minor repairs such as tightening. As they become loose gutters separate from a house, making them ineffective. Without tightening they may fall off because of the weight of rainwater or snow.
What types of gutter protection products are available?
A contractor can install guards and screens to reduce the amount of debris that clogs up your gutters and downspout. There are also seamless gutters that are less likely to pull away from the house and leak.
How much does gutter system cleaning cost?
Factors that affect price for gutter cleaning are the size of your house, your location, and how complicated it is for a contractor to access your gutters. Prices can typically range from $35 to $200 for a normal house.