How much does it cost to clean gutters?
Gutters naturally fill with dirt and debris from their exposure to weather and the elements and need to be cleaned on a regular basis depending on your climate and the amount of trees surrounding your home. If not cleaned, clogged gutters may cause roof and wood fascia damage, damage to walls, doors and windows or even foundation and landscaping damage.
For this example, we’ll consider the cost of cleaning an average one-story home with 125-200 linear feet of gutters, which averages $90 per visit.
Most gutter cleaning services charge a flat rate per visit based on the amount of gutter to be cleaned. This rate typically includes all cleaning materials and supplies, plus cleaning leaves and debris from gutters, bagging and removing the waste, and flushing the gutter system. The average fee is $90 for 125-200 feet of gutters on a one-story home, which equals $0.50-$1.00 per linear foot of gutter.
Enhancement and improvement costs
- Homes with more than one story can expect an increase of $50-$100 per extra story, which means the average two-story home costs around $125-$175 to clean.
- Gutters that are clogged can take longer to clean and can increase costs by up to $150 per visit.
- Cleaning under gutter guards or gutter screens to add an additional $100 to the cost because it requires more labor.
- Downspouts can add another $50-$75 each to clean, but the price can increase it the downspouts are extremely clogged and it takes longer to remove the debris. Therefore, if seriously clogged, the total cost can be increased up to $500.
- If there is an obstruction in a downspout, clearing it will add $50-$100 to the total cost.
Additional considerations and costs
- It is recommended that gutters are cleaned three times a year; some cleaning services may offer a discount if you pay for three cleanings at once.
- The style of the roof also has an impact on the overall price so that a steeply pitched roof is 10% more expensive than a low-pitched roof.