Gutters aren't very glamorous; it's true.
When it comes to things you'd like to spend your money on, gutter cleaning presumably isn't top of the list.
You probably know you need to get your gutters cleaned, but you may not know much about gutter cleaning prices or how they're calculated.
The main thing to remember is the cost of cleaning gutters is considerably less than the cost of fixing damages caused by blocked, overflowing, or broken gutters.
Probable damage to your home or business can include:
- Water penetration into your roof (which can lead to the collapse of your ceiling)
- Serious water damage, including water stains, rust, bubbling paintwork, or timber rot
- Dampness and mould due to excess saturation around the exterior of your home
- Insect infestations—where there is moisture, bugs will play!
Professional gutter cleaning is the best way to protect your home or business from excess water flow and unnecessary damage. Attempting to clean your own gutters can be dangerous, so opt for a professional who is fully trained and insured to get the job done right.
How are gutter cleaning prices calculated?
Getting your gutters cleaned should be on your home-maintenance list at least two to four times a year. Gutter cleaning frequency depends on the climate you live in and the number of trees near your home.
As you undoubtedly know, the weather can be somewhat unpredictable in Melbourne, so even if you don't have any trees near your home, you still need to get your gutters cleaned. Dirt, leaves, and debris can travel a long way with strong winds, and you don't want to take any chances in winter.
A professional gutter cleaning service will weigh up the following considerations when calculating your gutter cleaning quote:
- House height. As a general rule, a single-storey house will have the lowest gutter cleaning rate. The cost to clean gutters will increase with each storey due to the added safety risks of working at heights, as well as the need for special equipment.
- Gutter size. The square footage of your home will affect the overall cost of gutter cleaning. If you live in a sprawling mansion, for example, there will be more linear metres of guttering for us to take care of in comparison to a standard-sized house.
- Gutter condition. If you haven't had your gutters cleaned out for quite some time—or, let's be honest, ever—the overall cost of gutter cleaning will be slightly higher because the job will take longer to complete.
Another factor that can affect gutter cleaning prices is what we here at Bax Windows like to call 'gutter extras'. These are the little add-on services, like installing gutter covers, that can save you money over time by extending the life of your gutters.
A good gutter cleaner will automatically check for and identify early signs of damage to your gutters when cleaning them, and offer repair services if needed. At Bax, we begin every job by inspecting your gutters, tightening the fasteners, and resealing any outlets and end caps.
What are the ballpark figures?
In Melbourne, when it comes to gutter cleaning prices, this is what you can expect to pay on average:
[table][thead][tr][th]House size[/th][th]Average cost[/th][/tr][/thead][tbody][tr][td]
Single-storey, 2 bedroom house
Single-storey, 4 bedroom house
$250 - $350
$200 - $250
Double-storey, 4 bedroom house
$350 - $550
This is a price guide only. To get an accurate quote, call us on [phone] or get a quote with Bax here.
It may be tempting to hire a cheap gutter cleaning service, but there are some areas in life where you should avoid cutting corners—and gutter maintenance is one of them. When searching for a professional gutter cleaner, always ask whether they're certified to work safely at heights and insured for work cover and public liability.
Find out if they will give you a friendly head-ups about their approximate arrival time on the day of the service; and make sure they will take care not to damage your property and will clean up any debris which falls from your gutters before they leave.
Also, it's a good idea to check whether they can provide 'before and after' photos, so you can see that the gutter cleaning work has been carried out properly without getting up on a ladder yourself.
Why choose Bax?
At Bax, all our residential and commercial gutter cleaners are trained to work safely at heights and are covered by full public liability insurance. This means you have less to worry about—you can go with the flow as we make sure your gutters are unobstructed.
We use vacuum gutter cleaning, old-fashioned hand cleaning, and large suction hoses to make sure your gutters and downpipes run clear. We work from elevated work platforms using industrial rope access to ensure that we can safely and reliably access all gutters at any height.
Other contractors who are not fully equipped for gutter cleaning services may be unable to access all areas and as a result, might not clean your gutters thoroughly. They may offer unbelievable discounts but this could shortchange you in the long run, as an incorrectly installed or cleaned gutter can result in severe cosmetic and structural damage to your home or business.
The only discounts you should be looking for are those which reflect full confidence in a flawless service. At Bax, we offer ten per cent off for new customers because we're 100 per cent confident that you'll love our work.
We have extremely high standards and use only the best gutter cleaning equipment and processes. We are friendly and professional, and our uniformed team will always arrive on time, so you don't have to wait around. Everything we do is designed to give you the best customer experience we can.