Ask any homeowner what some of their least favorite house chores are and we guarantee gutter cleaning is at the top of the list. No one likes cleaning their half-round gutters and open-top gutters and for good reason. It’s very time-consuming and it needs to be done often to help prevent clogs, especially here in the Heartland where we’re surrounded by pines and maples.
Many homeowners opt for hiring a professional gutter cleaning company to avoid having to do DIY the task. Hiring a professional gutter cleaning company can be pricey, but is it worth it? Keep reading to learn more.
What is Professional Gutter Cleaning?
Professional gutter cleaning is a service that companies offer to clean your gutters by removing all debris, flushing out the gutter system, and ensuring that clogs are removed. Professional gutter cleaning can range in price anywhere from $75 to upwards of $400, depending on factors like the square footage of your gutter system and if your home has multiple stories.
It is important to verify before hiring anyone that they carry insurance. Professional companies will have insurance but this should always be discussed beforehand.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional Gutter Cleaning Company
There are many benefits to hiring a professional gutter cleaning company. For one, the risk of severe damage caused by climbing a tall ladder is replaced by a professional that’s skilled in using tall ladders and cleaning gutters. If you’re uncomfortable using a ladder or if you’re scared of heights, it may be worth it to hire a professional gutter cleaning company.
Another benefit to hiring a professional gutter cleaning service is that it’ll save you time. While the actual task of cleaning gutters is relatively simple, it’s time-consuming. It requires you to move, climb, clean the gutters, and repeat many, many times to clean the entire gutter system. Depending on the square footage of your gutter system, you could be spending hours cleaning. Hiring a professional will save you time, allowing you to spend that time doing things you enjoy.
Earlier we mentioned that hiring a gutter cleaning company can be pricey if your home is big or if it’s multiple stories. However, it can be more cost-effective to hire a professional than purchasing all of the equipment and tools you’ll need to deep clean and repair your gutters. Depending on how severe the amount of debris inside of your gutters is or how complex your gutter placement is, you could need a whole slew of equipment to thoroughly clean them. Luckily, professional gutter cleaning companies have tools like ladders, ladder stabilizers, leaf blowers, and other gutter cleaning tools in their arsenal of gutter cleaning equipment.
How Can I Avoid Having to Clean My Gutters?
Because the task of cleaning gutters is so time-consuming and dangerous for homeowners, many seek alternatives to having to clean them often. Some install gutter screens and gutter filters to keep debris out so they don’t have to clean their gutters. While these gutter systems can keep some large debris and pests out, they don’t offer complete protection and have some disadvantages.
Homeowners choose to install gutter filters and screens because they’re relatively cost-effective and are easy to install themselves, saving on installation fees. While they seem like a good idea, gutter filters and screens do not eliminate debris from entering the gutters. While they can keep out larger debris like sticks and some pests, they do not fully prevent small rocks, seeds from trees, and roof granules from entering the gutters. These forms of debris are on the smaller side, however, over time they will build up and create clogs. Gutter screens and filters can also collect debris on top, impeding water flow and causing gutters to overflow and sag.
The only true maintenance-free solution to avoiding having to clean gutters is to install the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System. Our gutter product keeps all forms of debris out, including pests of all sizes, leaves, twigs, silt, etc. Because our curved hood completely covers the gutter and allows debris, snow, ice, and water to simply slide off, the gutters and downspouts will never become clogged.
Our gutter system is so effective that we back it with a lifetime gutter warranty that guarantees no clogs as well as no chips, peels, or cracks in the paint. Our gutter system will also never pull away from the home, something traditional gutter systems often do when there is too much debris in the gutters or from severe weather.
Hiring a professional gutter cleaning company to clean your gutters several times a year is worth it. As a result, you’ll avoid any dangers associated with cleaning your gutters yourself and will save time. Of course, the only solution to eliminating the need to clean your gutters is to install the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System.
We offer a free estimate that includes a detailed analysis of your current gutter system and our recommendations and pricing for installing the K-Guard Gutter System. Our team would love the opportunity to help you eliminate the need to clean your gutter system. Call (913) 380-1616 to get started today!
K-Guard proudly offers our gutter installation service to homeowners across both Missouri and Kansas including, but not limited to, the following locations: