By High Five Gutters on December 21, 2020
The average cost of a residential gutter cleaning is $150 for a home with gutters on all four sides and no gutter guards. The cost on the low end is $125, and on the high end, around $225. Single story homes are the lowest cost, and as you move up to two or three story homes, the price increases accordingly. A two story home will cost around $225 for a gutter cleaning, while a three story home is closer to $300.
As a rule of thumb, a gutter and downspout cleaning will cost you $1 - $2 per linear foot of gutter.
These figures are rough national averages and the home square footage, gutter linear footage, gutter condition, as well as a few other factors, will determine the final price.
Gutters should be professionally cleaned at least once per year. If you have gutter guards or any other debris blocking systems, these will make your gutters more difficult to access, and these pricing figures will be increased. In order to clean your gutters properly, the technician will need to remove each section of the gutter guard, complete the cleaning job, then re-install the system. This leads to increased time and labor for the gutter cleaning.
Here is a table that outlines the rough national average price of a residential gutter cleaning job without gutter guards.
|200 Linear Feet
|300 Linear Feet
As a reminder, check your home’s square footage on Zillow.com to determine the square footage of your house. You can use the site to determine the linear footage of your gutters.
Downspouts are generally included in the cost of a full gutter cleaning. On occasion, a blockage exists in the downspout only and a customer only needs this section addressed. As with typical gutter jobs, a downspout cleaning price will depend on the location and size of the job. You can expect a range of $50 - $100 for a downspout only cleaning.
Downspout only cleanings are not typical, and many gutter service companies will want to do a full service, full roof cleaning job. Make sure you ask about scope of work when scheduling your appointment.
A few of the factors that can affect the cost of your gutter cleaning as are listed below. Some of these items are within your control, while others are not. Keep all of these in mind when getting cleaning quotes.
Cleaning your gutters yourself is a task that some people decide to take on. While entirely possible, you should make sure to take all factors into consideration. These factors include ladder safety, roof safety, ease of access, equipment availability, and a few others.
If any of these are a question or a concern, you should consider hiring a professional to handle your cleaning job. You risk your personal safety and the hassle of doing the cleaning yourself.