On average, roof gutter cleaning costs anywhere from $150 to $550 on average. Expect pricing fluctuations for any accessibility issues encountered on-site and additional work performed such as installing a gutter guard system.
Gutters are a vital part of the roof but are often overlooked when homeowners perform home cleaning and maintenance jobs. They often only become a priority when blockage issues happen, causing structural damage to walls and foundations.
Gutters should be cleaned regularly and by a professional gutter cleaning service like Powerdrive. While some see hiring a professional gutter cleaner to do the job adds to their expenses, it actually helps to prevent homeowners from unnecessarily spending money on costly gutter repairs or gutter replacement later on.
Roof Gutter Cleaning Labour Costs
Roof gutter cleaners have varied techniques for each task performed. This considerably influences how we charge for our services. The average cost of labour ranges around $150 to $550 as prices vary from house to house.
Labour rates vary depending on the current climate conditions, the size of your property, nature of work, and your location (if outside metro area). It is important when making a booking to clearly specify your requirements and any special requests to make exact calculations on prices.
What Determines the Cost of Roof Gutter Cleaning
The length of the guttering is one of the major considerations when calculating the cost of gutter cleaning. Here are some other factors to consider when budgeting an estimate fora roof gutter cleaning service.
- Access to roof
Steep-pitched roofs can affect the cost of gutter cleaning. Likewise, working on steep roofs carries greater risks. Dealing with difficulties will have an impact on how Powerdrive will price the job.
Any steep-sloped areas could potentially make it harder for a gutter cleaner to set up their equipment, inspect the roof, and also remove debris from the guttering or valleys. This complication does tend to incur higher fees.
- Amount of rubbish
The amount of leaves, twigs, mud streaks, etc to remove also factors in gutter cleaning prices. Generally, homes with high trees close to the boundary accumulate more debris in a shorter time period, therefore requiring more gutter cleaning than usual.
Another aspect to consider is your climate condition, this will determine how many times annually you should have your roof gutter professionally cleaned. Ideally, the gutter cleaning here in Perth it should be done at least two times a year.
- Equipment used
While some gutter cleaners set up a ladder or scaffolding to tackle the job and use scrapers and garden tools to clean out debris, Powerdrive RoofingPerthhave specially designed high powered gutter vacuum systems, pressure cleaners, blowers and other specialised equipment.
The use of safety gear such as harnesses are also necessary to ensure the safety of workers. Roof anchor points are required to hook on to and prevent fall accidents. These aspects can also attract increased costs.
Gutters that leak or are worn out should be replaced, especially once they are beyond repair. Having a professional gutter cleaners to dispose of rubbish from the guttering system allows them to detect issues that should be addressed immediately.
Asking Powerdrive gutter cleaning services to install roof upgrades such as gutter guards can help to deter pests and reduce amounts of debris from accumulating. Tightening up fasteners and loose screws as well as resealing end covers can also add to the cost but is an essential maintenance cost that will be offered as an extra if you would like as part of the service.
Estimated Price of Roof Gutter Cleaning Services by Size
As you compare prices, here’s a ballpark figure of gutter cleaning services.
- $150 to $250 for a single storey house with 3 bedrooms
- $150 to $350 for a single storey house with 4 bedrooms
- $200 to $250 for a double-storey townhouse
- $180 to $350 for a double-storey house
- $300 to $500 for a three-storey house
Note: The above rates are indicative and should only be used as a rough guide there can always be Varying factors.
Signs to Clean the Gutter
Roof gutters must be regularly cleaned and maintained to avoid spending money on major gutter repairs, or worse gutter replacement later on. Here are signs to keep your maintained and in good condition.
- Damp walls. Walls with wet spots are one obvious sign that you need your gutters cleaned and or repaired. Brown stains on your eaves caused by water leaks should be an alert to you of an impending structural problem.
- Sagging gutters. The weight of the debris can cause gutters to become buckled or deformed. Blocking issues in the gutter might be the reason water doesn’t reach the downpipes and instead backflows into eaves and causes damage.
- Unable to clean the gutter for a long time. If you haven’t cleaned your gutters for a year or two, then it’s high time to invest in Powerdrive professional gutter cleaning service.
Is your home experiencing one or more of these signs? Contact Powerdrive today for clean gutters tomorrow.