Gutter cleaning should always be on your mind around springtime and fall. We at RB Pressure Washing believe you should have your gutters inspected 2-3 times yearly and cleaned at least twice per year. Clean gutters and downspouts protect your home from premature rot as well as cracked foundations. We know some people believe that gutter guards will stop leaves and other debris from entering the gutter system, but that simply isn’t true. Homes with gutter guards may be able to go longer periods between cleanings, but inspections should still be conducted 2-3 times yearly.
Why do I need to clean my gutters?
Simply having gutters installed isn’t enough when trying to redirect rain flow. Gutters should be cleaned and free of debris, so the rain water can flow smoothly and fluidly. Clogged gutters can and will wreak havoc on your house if left neglected.
What can happen if I don’t have them cleaned?
Your gutters could end up collapsing if they are neglected. The fascia behind the gutters will start to rot and continue to be damaged due to that neglect.
I have gutter guards. Does that mean I never have to have my gutters cleaned?
Even though you have gutter guards, you should still have your gutters cleaned every 1-2 years. Gutter guards may block a great amount of debris from entering your gutters, they they won’t keep everything from getting in the gutters.
What are the black stripes on the outside of my gutters?
Can you clean those? The black streaks (tiger striping) are from the asphalt in the shingles. A butyl-based product will be able to remove them. We recommend letting a professional remove those stripes due to the risk of improper use of whatever cleaner may be used.
How much do you charge for gutter cleaning?
Gutter cleaning pricing varies. It can be as low as $100 and as high as $350 to $500. If you have a single story home with gutters on the front and back of your home and you don’t have many trees around you, you’d be on the lower end for pricing. If you have a 2-3 story home with gutters around the entire home and lots of trees, you’d be on the higher end for pricing.
How often should I have my gutters cleaned?
Depending on what is around your home, you should have your gutters cleaned twice yearly. If you have lots of trees around you, you should probably have them cleaned more often. If you have no trees around you, you may be able to have them cleaned once every year or two.