Gutter cleaning is something most of the home owners avoid to do. The fear of getting into accidents is understandable and also the time involved with it. This is true for most of people who don’t really have the time for other chores on weekends or people who work day in and day out. This is when paying a professional comes in. It’s the better choice if you want to stay on the safe side, since they are trained to handle such task. To get your money’s worth in paying a professional, these tips can help.
Ask and do some research – Don’t hesitate to ask some neighbors nearby if they know someone that they regularly pay for gutter cleaning. This is one good way to have an idea of how much and the manner of cleaning the professional will do. Can they be reached online or by phone? Are they nearby?
Get in touch – When you’re able to get in touch with them, ask for a quote. The usual cost for an average-size house ranges from $75 to $200. You can even request for an estimate, they usually offer it for free. If it’s not for free, it’s time to look for another one. Ask if they offer continuous maintenance as it saves you more money. Check with them if they also do check-ups for any damages and cleaning of downspouts too. Some contractors will just clean the gutters but won’t touch the downspouts. Ask if the services are insured too.
Recommendations – Let’s say you already have a contractor for the gutter cleaning. You can also ask for recommendations on what can you do for maintenance. They usually advice you to get gutter guards, such as the ones from Hallett. It’s a win-win situation for you and the contractor. Gutters are easier to clean when they have gutter guards. The need for cleaning them virtually decreases down to just twice a year.
If you prefer staying on the ground when cleaning your gutters, this is the best way to maintain your gutters in their good condition. Do you have suggestions in finding good gutter cleaning contractors? Know anyone near your area? Join the conversation at the Hallett Gutter Cover Facebook page.