How Much Does Gutter Cleaning Cost in 2021?
Do your gutters need a good clean, but you’re not sure whether a hiring a professional gutter cleaning service will land within your price range? This article is going to give you an idea of how much you can expect to pay to have your gutters cleaned in 2021. We’ll also cover a little information about what your money is going towards when you hire a professional gutter cleaner and why it’s so important to clean your gutters regularly.
Gutter cleaning fees in Melbourne 2021
As a gutter cleaning business in Melbourne, we figured we’d set this article close to home, so it will mostly be speaking about gutter cleaning costs in relation to Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. Honestly though, the general information provided can be carried over to other regions, even if the pricing approximations may vary slightly.
So, how much does gutter cleaning cost in Melbourne in 2021? Let’s find out…
What is the average price of gutter cleaning?
Cleaning a gutter isn’t as simple as spending a few minutes up a ladder, wrist deep in muck. Sure, that’s part of the job, but there are so many other factors that go into setting a fair and reasonable pricing schedule for gutter cleaning services.
Any of the following may affect both the initial quote and the final price set by a gutter cleaning business…
- Specialised equipment requirements.
- Safety measures and procedures.
- Potential accessibility issues at a property.
- The size of the roof.
- Any additional tasks carried out (roof cleaning, extra clean up, gutter guard installation or maintenance, etc.).
- Other overhead fees that business owners face (fuel costs, uniform costs, employee wages and training, etc.).
Taking all of this into consideration, hiring a Melbourne gutter cleaner could cost you anywhere between $150 – $550 as an estimated total. If your house/roof is on the larger side or there are multiple storeys, the fee will likely be higher. If there are overgrown vines and weeds blocking access to the gutters, the fee may increase. If your gutters have been maintained regularly and it turns out to be a quick job, you’ll likely be looking at the lower end of the pricing scale. It all depends on how difficult the job in question is and how much time and effort it takes to get your gutters looking good as new.
How often should I have my gutters cleaned?
It’s important to regularly clean your gutters to increase the safety of your home, avoid damage to drainpipes and guttering and help them last as long as possible before needing to be replaced.
Generally, having your gutters cleaned between 2-4 times a year by a trained gutter cleaning professional is what we suggest. If you live in a smaller home with well-maintained guttering and we take the estimated gutter cleaning costs from above, that may only end up costing you between $300-$450 a year. This fee is well worth the benefits of having your gutters professionally cleaned. Your gutter’s life expectancy will be extended, you won’t live in fear of blockages causing downpipes to burst and your body will thank you for not sending it up a ladder and risking your own health and safety!
Obviously, the frequency at which your house needs its gutters cleaned will vary depending on the natural conditions in the area in which you live.
If you live near a national park in a leafy suburb, you’ll likely need to have your gutters cleaned more regularly than someone who lives closer to the city where trees are sparser. In saying that, litter and other items can still clog gutters, it’s not always leaves that we find up there. Even if you don’t have any trees near you, if your home is prone to mould and moss, you might find your guttering full of it in a matter of just a few rainy weeks.
So, while 2-4 times is the suggested rate, you may find that hiring a Melbourne gutter cleaner for your home is needed more or less regularly according to the conditions surrounding your home.
What else can I do to help keep my gutters clean and safe?
There are a few things you can do to help keep your gutters clean and clear and your roofing stable that will complement a regular clean-up of the guttering itself…
- Install high-quality gutter guards or leaf mesh.
- Maintain gutter guards or leaf mesh if you have them installed.
- Have your roof cleaned when you get your gutters cleaned.
- Replace old or faulty drainpipes, guttering and sections of roofing before they can damage the structural integrity of your home or commercial building.
We can assist with action and/or advice surrounding all these services. Don’t be afraid to ask our friendly gutter cleaning experts if you have any questions at all about keeping your guttering in good health, for an affordable price.
If you think you’re being overcharged by your current gutter cleaner, contact the Melbourne Box Gutter Cleaning team today and we’ll happily provide you with a quote so you can weigh up your options!