Gutters are a critical part of your house’s drainage system, which functions to clear water away from the structure where it can do so much damage. EHM offers flat gutter cleaning rates as follows. Mention promocode CLEARWATER19 from our site to receive $50 off your service (one per client). Must be mentioned at time of scheduling in order to receive discount.
|up to 2,500 sq ft||$250 ($200 with promo)|
|2,500 – 3,500 sq ft||$275 ($225 with promo)|
|3,500 – 4,500 sq ft||$300 ($250 with promo|
|over 4,500 sq ft||Call for pricing|
*Promotional discount available one per customer. Not available in combination with other discounts or maintenance plans. Rates are for cleaning of regularly maintained gutters — subject to ajustment for strains, repairs, existing clogs and heavy cleaning of neglected gutters. Downspout cleaning available for additional cost.
How Often Should My Gutters Be Cleaned?
The frequency of cleaning will be determined by the amount of deciduous trees around your house. Generally, HomeSquare recommends two cleanings per year: once in the fall and again in the spring.
If you clean your own gutters, be sure to use ladders with standoffs, so that the weight of you and the ladder doesn’t crush the gutters.
The fall cleaning is a no brainer, as it’s simply a matter of waiting until the trees are bare of leaves. Some homeowners opt for multiple gutter cleanings during autumn, especially when their properties boast a large number of trees.
After snow melts in the spring, it’s important to give the gutters another cleaning. Winter is a time when a large amount of debris accumulates on the roof, including errant leaves and twigs blown around by wind storms. Frequently this will collect in unmelted snow on roof, and then when the weather warms everything ends up in the gutter. Too much debris and the gutters will cease to function- that’s when the trouble begins.
How Clogged Gutters Damage Homes
There are a number of ways in which clogged gutters can cause damage to your property, including:
- Foundation damage
- Wood damage
- Ice dams
The root of each of these is the presence of excess water, building up on a part of your house or its surroundings. The design of your home’s external drainage system probably includes a sloped waterproof roof, gutters, downspouts, boots, and diverters — all of which are important components working together to drain the water away from the structure in a controlled way. The gutters are most prone to failure, and need annual attention to ensure their proper function. Whether you clean them yourself or hire a professional, this is one home maintenance task you don’t want to skip!