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Your gutters serve an important purpose, and it’s your responsibility to keep them clean! Letting your gutters become blocked up can lead to big problems such as moisture damage, rotting fascia boards and even blocked drains, all of which will cost more to repair than having your gutters periodically cleaned out.
Whatever your job might be, Plentific can help you get it done. The Plentific website hosts information on tradesmen from all across the UK, and can instantly generate a bespoke contact list of the very best options in your local area. Each of your potential hires will also have a Plentific profile, displaying their qualifications, customer reviews and information on past projects. You can also hire a ‘verified’ Pro in order to qualify for the Plentific Guarantee, an industry-unique insurance policy that will protect your job from start to finish!
What do I need to know about gutter cleaning?
The first thing you need to know about gutter cleaning is that its cost will rise the longer you put it off for. Over time, blockages in your gutters will build up, and may even start to offer shelter to garden and household pests. Blockage that falls and embeds itself in your rain pipe can be even more awkward and expensive to remove.
The second thing worth knowing is just how often you should get your gutters cleaned. Twice a year is the recommended amount: once at the start of autumn, when leaves are dry and easier to remove, and once at the start of spring.
The cost of cleaning gutters will depend on two things: length and height. The ‘length’ simply refers to the amount of guttering that needs to be cleaned. Cleaning the gutters at the front of an average property will usually cost between £20 and £40, while doing the front and back should cost between £40 and £50. Cleaning the side gutters as well will usually bring the total cost to over £75.
‘Height’ is all about safety: depending on the height of your gutters, your tradesmen may require scaffolding to safely perform their work. This can add a great deal to your quote, but you should remember the price of repairing your home if your blocked gutters cause any significant damage.