About Gutter Cleaning
When? This depends on a lot of factors, but to simplify the answer “as soon as debris begins to block the gutter”, which is obviously difficult to tell from the ground.
If you live under a tree or have a roof prone to moss then you will likely need to have your gutters cleaned more regularly (at least annually) whereas if your gutters are not exposed to excess falling debris, you can likely delay the service – but at the hint of a blockage contact an accredited Gutter Cleaner asap before any damage is done!
How? Some cleaners still use the traditional method of a ladder and a bucket, hand scooping any debris from the gutter into the bucket!
Many Gutter Cleaners have moved to the more popular SkyVac system, using a telescopic hose with angled neck, and a commercial vacuum , allowing them to work safely from the ground.
What should it cost? The price will vary depending on area, the amount of debris needing removing, the amount of gutters needing cleaning and the difficulty of access etc, but you should expect a basic Gutter Cleaning service to cost between £80 and £100, increasing subject to the variables detailed.
Larger, more established companies may charge a little more (as inclusive of VAT) but will often have better redundancies in place (a staffed office, spare vehicles, equipment and more cleaners).
It is worth considering the cost to run a legal company! To maintain vehicles and modern equipment, and obtain the respective licences / insurance is very expensive – if you find a service being offered at a price below the average or at a price that seems too good to be true, it probably is! Cowboys are easily able to undercut those that are operating legally, both putting the public at risk but also impacting all the genuine companies trying to provide a safe and legal service!