leaf buildup on roof

Have your gutters clogged with leaves and debris due to storms, or a season change? Are you dealing with a pest infestation? You may be interested in gutter cleaning services to mitigate damage to your roof and home. But how much does it cost? Unfortunately, it’s difficult to provide a set-standard price, as there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to gutter cleaning. However, some gutter cleaning companies such as our team at Gutter Guard Guys provide free quotes on their gutter cleaning services, so you can readily receive an obligation-free quote on having your home or business’ gutters cleaned. 

The Queensland gutter cleaning estimates you can find online can include a wide range due to the many variables that influence the cost. This article will outline some of the factors which are most likely to determine the cost of your personalised gutter cleaning service. 

Size of the Residence and Gutters

A large roof area and longer gutters will generally cost more to clean than smaller roofs. Gutter width may also be taken into consideration, as they can hold more debris. Large roofs and gutters take more time and effort to clean and may require more tradesmen to perform a thorough and efficient job. Generally, a 2 bedroom single storey home will cost substantially less to clean than double storey 4 bedroom homes. 

Amount and Type of Debris

If you only have a small leaf build up in your gutters, this can generally be removed fairly quickly. However, in the middle of autumn or following extreme rainfall you may have thousands of leaves that have collected on your roof and a large amount that have filled your gutters. This can take a lot of time to clear out. As the time to clean rises, as do the costs. Furthermore, a pest infestation such as birds nesting in gutters can be more difficult and timely to safely remove than standard twigs and leaves.

Gutter Guards

If you have gutter guards installed, it may cost more to perform a gutter cleaning service than without them. The guards will have to be removed before cleaning out leaves and twigs, which adds time to your gutter cleaning service.

Safety Concerns

Some roofs are more dangerous than others. A high-pitched roof may require a harness to be worn while professionals work on your roof. More than one storey buildings will require different equipment to be used to safely scale, such as a scissor-lift. A poor quality roof or a roof that has sunken areas will require workers to move slower and with more caution, adding time to your service. If special equipment such as is required to clean your roof, you should prepare for your estimate to possibly be higher. Professional gutter cleaners are insured but need to 

Residential or Commercial Cleaning Costs

A commercial gutter cleaning service is likely to be more expensive than domestic or residential, due to the size and complexity of the roofs and gutters of Queensland businesses compared to homes.

Beware of Too-Cheap Estimates

If it sounds too good to be true, most of the time it probably is! When acquiring gutter cleaning quotes in Queensland, make sure you have a look at your chosen businesses’ websites to assess their credibility. Take the time to read Google reviews, and their social media sites for customer reviews and experiences to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money. 

Don’t DIY it – Leave it to the Professionals

No matter what, it’s always smarter to leave your gutter cleaning and maintenance needs to professionals. Working on your roof can be dangerous, and it can be difficult to perform a thorough cleaning that ensures all debris is removed. Licensed professionals are insured, and have many years of experience and refined skills. This allows them to perform high-quality workmanship in a timely manner, while also following industry-standard safety procedures at all times. The job will be performed quicker than if attempting it yourself, so you can get back to your daily activities without worrying any longer about the risk of roof leaks or damage to your home.

Want an obligation-free quote on gutter cleaning in Brisbane or Ipswich? Contact us today!