How to Estimate Gutter Cleaning Prices? A Complete Guide

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How to Estimate Gutter Cleaning Prices? A Complete Guide

Are you also skipping cleaning your gutters because of the high fee your local cleaning company charges?

You don’t need to anymore!

If you don’t know why you always end up paying so much for a simple gutter cleaning service, then let us break down all of the expenses.

What Is Included in a Gutter Cleaning Service?

Your gutter cleaning professionals’ first task involves cleaning your gutters and getting rid of anything that may be clogging them. They must take proper care to remove the waste safely or risk damage to the gutters.

Their next task is to flush the gutters and downpipes and make sure they are fully operational.

You may also opt for a few minor fixes for a small addition to the total price of your gutter cleaning.

You can get a thorough evaluation report for your gutters like what we provide at Gutter-Vac.

How Are Gutter Cleaning Costs Calculated?

Cost Per Service

Costs can depend on the services you’re getting. Here are a few examples:

  • Bird nest removal
  • Downspout installation
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Gutter guard installation
  • Gutter repair
  • Valley or pergola roof cleaning

Cost Per Storey

The gutter cleaning cost can also be calculated based on the number of storeys in your home or the overall height of the house.

Cost Per Feet

Many cleaning companies will calculate the cost of a gutter cleaning service based on the linear feet of gutters. This can be useful if you need to get only a part of your gutters cleaned.

Cost Per Linear Foot and Storey

Another pricing method used in calculating the charges is based on the square footage and the number of storeys.

Additional Services

Additional services could crop up in case your gutters need special cleaning or extra work on the part of the technician.

If you’ve got landscaping or gutter screens, then your technician might charge you a higher fee than usual. This is due to the added work involved in safely navigating the landscaping or removing the gutter screens.

Other reasons for a price hike may be:

  • A house with a complex layout or those built on steep slopes that make access to gutters difficult
  • The technician has to travel a long distance to reach your location
  • Seasonal price hike due to high demand for gutter cleaning services
  • High-quality equipment
  • Irregularly sized gutters
  • Severely clogged or damaged gutters
  • Seamless metal gutters

Now, we understand why you might be thinking of hiring the first advertised gutter cleaner you see online. But take a minute and think carefully. Do you want a sketchy company or inexperienced person to work on your gutter?

Many amateur gutter cleaning professionals bait customers with cheap prices and attractive offers. But would you risk the expense of a damaged gutter?

If the thought scares you, then you’re right to feel that way.

And that’s exactly why you should be hiring a professional company like Gutter-Vac.

Gutter-Vac offers the best gutter cleaning services at very low prices. We have what you need, from commercial gutter cleaning to installation and repairing.

What’s more? We also have a team of trained technicians that have received specialised training in Gutter-Vac’s revolutionary vacuum technology.

We also comply with all National and State safety requirements.

Visit our contact page to get in touch or request a quote to check out our great prices!

Clouds Rolling in, Have You Cleaned Your Gutters Yet?

We are constantly watching the weather when we are on the roof.

It can become unsafe to be caught on the roof in a sprinkle of rain. Just a small amount of water can make a dirty roof very slippery.

If it is only a light shower or intermittent rain, we use our ground workers system to vacuum clean the gutters. When the rain becomes more persistent, it is time to pack up. There is no point sucking water into our drums.

Storms also remind us to clean our gutters. Sometimes, leaks appear or overflows occur. This could mean they are full of debris and require a clean. Good maintenance would be to have them cleaned regularly so that in times of storms, you know they are clear and can handle the flow of water.

We see time and time again, after a huge rain event, many people ring to have emergency cleaning of gutters. They have not been cleaned for some time and everyone wants a gutter clean immediately. It then becomes hard to schedule everyone in.

The best advise is to maintain your gutters on a regular basis and enjoy the clouds rolling in with peace of mind.

Body Corporates Happy with our Gutter Cleaning Service

“An excellent service, as always. We have been using Gutter-Vac for some years now in our group of units and have always found Chris & Therese’s team service to be exceptional, from sending reminders when services are due, to coordinating their attendance, carrying out the cleaning efficiently, and providing feedback (with photos) afterwards, as well as noting any roofing/gutter condition which may require attention. A great team, highly recommended.”

The Woods Body Corporate per Manager, Dynnyrne, Tas

Our commercial and residential customers love it when we provide them with photos of the work our technicians completed. It provides evidence of the clean and information on the condition of the gutters. Our customers also receive a report, attached with the photos, that states any recommendations of future works and how regular their gutters should be cleaned.

Our office staff strive to get photos, reports and invoices out within 2 business days. Gutter-Vac Tasmania also offers a no obligation reminder service giving customers the choice to be sent reminders when their next gutter clean is due. This free service can come in handy in our busy seasons when wait times can be up to months. We are so glad that you are happy with our services. Thank you for the positive feedback, it is always appreciated.

5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Gutter Guard Installed

You certainly need a gutter to keep water from entering your roof, basement, and house. But why does it need a guard? 

You might think a gutter guard is just one of those expenses that you could do without. 

Well, we’ve got not one, but five reasons to convince you otherwise. Read on!

  1. Keep Debris Out of the Gutters

Gutter guards will prevent your gutters from getting clogged up with twigs, leaves, pine needles, and other debris. You do not have to spend your weekend cleaning the gutter anymore!

  1. Protection for Your Home

Here are some ways that a gutter guard protects your home.

Mold and Mildew

The moisture and organic waste in your gutter provide the perfect environment for mold to thrive.

With less debris clogging up your gutters, the chances of mold or mildew growing in the gutters and your house are reduced.

Not only do mold and mildew seep into your roof but also your basement and, eventually, the air. Leaving mildew to grow in your house is risking the respiratory health of your family, especially those prone to allergies and asthma.

Water Spills

Not installing gutter guards often leads to water spills, which cause roof and wall damage. Water spills after accumulating in your gutters due to clogged debris, but it’s not the spill that’s a cause of worry.

All the water that’s accumulating or spilling onto your roof can lead to rust damage. Now that’s a bigger repair and much costlier than installing a gutter guard.

Without a gutter guard, it’s not just the integrity of your gutters at stake but also that of your house.

  1. Prevent Fires

Several leaves and twigs from those neighbouring trees end up in your gutters. Stuck long enough, this debris tends to dry up and become the perfect setup for a wildfire.

Yes, that’s what happens when some lighted embers enter your open gutters.

One way to prevent this catastrophe?

Keep the debris and the lighted embers from entering your gutters with the help of a gutter guard.

  1. Pest Control

Open gutters are an attractive sight for pests and a breeding spot for insects.

Open gutters are also the reason why you haven’t been able to get those pests out of your backyard.

Think of it, an open gutter is a perfect spot for pests with the accumulation of debris, dirt, and water. Once the debris clogs up the gutter, it becomes a safe place for the insects to lay their eggs. Any place that is a breeding ground for pests becomes a hunting ground for wild animals.

You wouldn’t want to risk your life by cleaning those gutters yourself, would you?

  1. Save Money on Maintenance and Repair

Gutter guards reduce the amount of debris entering your gutters. By keeping your gutters clean, you’re also ensuring they function optimally for a long time. This reduces the costs of gutter maintenance and repair.

Clogged gutters can weaken the integrity of your gutters, causing them to rust, and eventually cost you all your savings.

Why worry about such problems when you can easily prevent them by installing gutter guards?

If you’re getting them installed this season, then who better to call than Gutter-Vac?

Our expert team will install the right gutter guard for your house so you’re not busy booking maintenance services for a long time.

Above & Beyond Service

“When quoting to have our gutters cleaned, Matthew noticed we had three broken tiles on our roof. He offered to fix these and not only did this for us, but sourced the tiles himself. We are very happy with the gutter clean. Would highly recommend.”

– Tara from Chatswood

5 Important Gutter Maintenance Tips For the Summer Months

Ah, summer! The bright summer skies also bring the storms here in Queensland. Make sure to get your gutters checked, cleaned, and storm-ready.

Unsure of where to start? Here’s everything you need to get done:

Inspect For Mould

You can find a lot more in a gutter system than creepy crawlies. Seams, holes for supporting screws, overlapping gutter segments are all perfect places for mould. 

While the cooler months might not be conducive to mould growth, ever-increasing summer heat and stagnant water in rain gutters is the perfect growing environment.

Don’t tackle mould by yourself—a facemask isn’t going to keep you safe, and water flushing isn’t going to prevent the mould from returning. Call the experts to clean and bleach your rain gutter systems. 

Check for Nests

Before you snap on your gloves and stick your hand into a rain gutter, do a cursory check for nests—birds, spiders, rodents and wasps are just a few creatures that love to nest in rain gutters. And the last thing you want is to be bitten or stung.

Remove Debris and Clean Your Gutters

Only use the blow-flush hack if your gutters are barely dirty. Don’t know what that is? Many people find it less cringe-worthy to use a leaf blower to remove light, dry debris from their rain gutters. Then they use a garden hose to flush the gutters with plenty of water. 

While it sounds simple, it isn’t. So please remember to use quality gloves, tools, and other equipment like a ladder to ensure maximum safety. Stay away from electricals if you’re using water, and call a friend, neighbour, or family member to watch over in case of an emergency.

If you find that your rain gutters are full of debris that no amount of blowing and flushing can remove, call Gutter-Vac. We’ll take care of it for you within the shortest time possible with the least inconvenience to you!

Inspect The Downspout

Downspouts are the trickier areas of rain gutter systems, and they tend to get clogged just like kitchen or bathroom plumbing—no amount of flushing will help. You need a professional. 

Call Gutter-Vac for an appointment today—we do a thorough inspection of your gutters, roof, and downspout. And should we spot an issue, our team is more than capable of handling these, so you don’t have to call in a professional repair service.

Install New Gutters (Or Replace Old Parts)

Do you have an old gutter system that’s been troubling you? Or would you like to explore seamless gutter systems to prevent mould? Happy with your current set-up but need an add on? How about gutter guards to keep debris and rodents out of your rain gutters? 

Whether it is a simple gutter cleaning service or a complex, full-scale replacement of your gutters, Gutter-Vac covers it all.

Call us at 0733576270 to know more about the range of services we offer.

Gutter Cleaning in Coningham, An Incredible Job

“Always happy with the level of professionalism provided. Operator was punctual, courteous and did an incredible job. I had to leave part way through but all gates and areas that needed to be secured were as I instructed which is important to me as we have an elderly dog and the operator acknowledged that and made sure they closed gates behind him so thank you.. Will go again in twelve months’ time. Thank you 👍”

Karlo, Coningham Tas
Gutter Clean in Coningham

Our technicians pay close attention to detail and endeavour to accommodate our customers’ requests. Customers trust our technicians to enter their property and complete work, you can trust that they have a high level of integrity. We look forward to seeing you again next year Karlo. Thank you for your feedback and business, it is greatly appreciated. 

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6 Signs Your Gutters Need to Be Cleaned Professionally

It is easy to forget about regular gutter maintenance.

But, did you know clogged gutters could lead to property damage as well as health risks for your family?

It is important to clean your gutters regularly. If you’re wondering when it might be time for a clean, take note of the warning signs that we look out for:

  1. Slippery Surfaces Around the House

When your gutters are clogged, they will slow down the water from flowing down the drain. Often the water starts to pool in the gutters and overflows over the sides. This results in water pools near the exterior of your house.

Fixing this can be an absolute nightmare without the right experience and training – and is a pretty late-stage issue. If you see these puddles, call a professional right away.

  1. Pests Near the Roof

A clogged gutter is a cozy place for little critters to take up residence. Clogged gutters can accumulate a lot of filth which then attracts pests and birds who feed on them.

However, pests big or small can be dangerous – many are carriers of serious diseases and parasites. That is why the job is best left to a trained professional.

  1. Leakages, Mildew, and Staining

Have you found stains or mildew around the outer walls of your house? It might mean a leaking gutter. Water is either leaking from your gutter or overflowing from a clogged gutter. Either way, your gutter needs to be cleaned and repaired.

Mildew and leakages can be dangerous to work around if you don’t take the right precautions – so make sure to hire someone who knows what they’re doing.

  1. Sagging, Pulling, or Detached Gutters

Other signs of clogged gutters are pulling, sagging, or detached gutters – in these cases, you’ll want to get them cleaned, or even replaced if necessary.

Before your gutter gets damaged further and hurts someone in the process, get your gutters checked out by a professional.

  1. Accumulating Debris

During certain months of the year, you might find a bunch of damp leaves, dirt, and bits of foliage stuck around your gutters – this serves as prime real estate for harmful microorganisms and is the tell-tale sign of a compromised gutter.

While you may be able to get the surface level debris out of the way, the gunk buildup within requires a pro cleaner’s skills to get the job done.

  1. Overgrowth in the Gutter

It is quite easy for plants to grow where water and dirt are present. Growing plants in your backyard might be your hobby, but growing them in your gutter isn’t. Plants in the gutter are a sign your gutters are unclean and clogged. 

Get them cleaned before they grow through the pipes or walls, causing lasting structural damage to your home.

Not sure when you last cleaned your gutters? That is also another sign that it’s time to call in a professional. It is not safe to clean a clogged gutter by yourself. Prevent any mishaps and call our professional team.

At Gutter-Vac, we have been offering the best gutter cleaning services for the last 20 years! Our service comes with a guarantee of quality, safety, and affordability.

Request a quote today to get started!