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- Gutter cleaning cost per metre
- Should I get my gutters professionally cleaned?
- What happens if you don’t clean your gutters?
- How often should gutters be cleaned?
- Other tasks you can give to your gutter cleaner
- How to create your first gutter cleaning task
- Example gutter cleaning listing from Airtasker
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Gutter cleaning can be awkward. But storm debris, seasonal changes, and birds looking for comfy nesting spots means regular gutter cleaning is essential. If you don’t like cleaning them yourself, it’s worth looking into local gutter cleaning costs.
The average cost of gutter cleaning in Australia ranges from $90-$200, but some cleaners might charge more or less. Prices vary depending on the type of property, how many metres of gutter need cleaning, the amount of debris, and whether specialist equipment is needed.
Based on our data from over a thousand gutter cleaners and completed gutter cleaning tasks, this guide breaks down everything you need to know about gutter cleaning services in Australia. By the end, you’ll have a clear idea of the price you can expect to pay and pick up some tips on hiring the right person.
Gutter cleaning prices are extremely variable. Removing debris from a low-set, single storey house costs significantly less compared to the same task on a two storey home. To help, we’ve reviewed the most common gutter cleaning tasks posted in the marketplace to give you an approximate price.
Gutter cleaning task
Bird nest removal
Gutter cleaning single storey house/building
Gutter cleaning 2 storey house
Install gutter guards and clean
Gutter repair and replacement
Gutter cleaning cost per metre
Setting a cost based on whether the property is single or multiple storey keeps things simple. But calculating gutter cleaning prices based on lineal metres is another popular method. This is useful if you don’t need all your gutters cleaned - just the really mucky parts.
So work out the number of metres you want cleaned and ask your gutter cleaner their rate per metre.
Should I get my gutters professionally cleaned?
Not everyone needs help with gutter cleaning. But you might choose to hire a professional because:
You don’t have the right equipment
You don’t like ladders or heights
Gutters, downpipes, and roof tiles need repairing
Ridding your home of built-up gutter clutter will take too long on your own
For many, professional cleaning offers peace of mind because you can be confident that your home’s guttering is in good condition and functioning correctly. So when you put it like that, regular gutter cleaning is something that’s worth investing in.
What happens if you don’t clean your gutters?
Clear gutters and downpipes channel water and rain away from your home. Blocked gutters and downpipes stop this happening, which can lead to serious problems.
When blocked, water and debris collects, causing mould. Overflowing water may also lead to damp, resulting in more serious (and expensive) structural damage to your home.
How often should gutters be cleaned?
Ideally, your gutters should be cleared at least twice a year - in spring and autumn. That said, storms and nearby trees dropping leaves or needles may mean you need extra cleans.
Of course, the reverse is also true. If your home isn’t next to any tall trees you can probably get away with cleaning gutters just once a year.
Other tasks you can give to your gutter cleaner
Besides removing debris, people who offer gutter cleaning services may also be able to help with:
Downpipe installation and repair
Gutter guard installation and repair
Roof tile repair
Whirlybird installation and repair
Some of those might be better suited to a whirlybird installer or professional roofer for roof repairs. But if you’d like one person to take care of it all, you can always specify this when you post your task.
How to create your first gutter cleaning task
Ready to hire a gutter cleaner and create your first task? It’s simple! Write and post your listing, review your offers, choose someone, and they’ll arrange a time and date. For more guidance, read how it works.
To get the best response, you might want to include:
An ideal date and budget
Number of storeys, property style, or metres to be cleaned
Type of debris to be removed (photos are good)
Any repair work needed
Any issues with access
Whether ladders and hardnesses are required or provided
Whether you require them to have personal/liability insurance
How long you think the job will take
More detail makes finding the right cleaner at a fair price, easier. Plus, they’ll have all the info needed when they arrive to complete the task.
Example gutter cleaning listing from Airtasker
Need some listing inspiration? Here are some examples of tasks our members have posted (and successfully completed).
Part single and part double storey home. Gutters only to two sides of house and two sides of garage.
Will need very long ladders or be happy doing from roof.
Circa 100 lineal metres of guttering to check / clear, not all full just patches.
Must clear up before they leave and dispose of mess made during the clear out process.
Remove debris from two gutters this week
Remove debris in two gutters, put into plastic bags and dispose of the debris. See pic. Single storey house gutters are not pitched or high up. Probably about a 30-40min job. Need own ladders
- Old stiff hand brush
- Own ladder preferred. I could organise one if needed.
Gutter cleaning and leaks sealed
I need my gutters cleaned around my house professionally, any pipes to be unclogged and any leaks to be sealed.
I am expecting:
- the gutters to be inspected before commencement
- fasteners to be tightened
- any outlets and end caps to be resealed
- care to be taken not to damage my property
- have all the necessary equipment to complete the task as expected
- any debris to be cleaned up and disposed of
- any leaks to be resealed
- ensure all pipes are unclogged
- 'before and after' photos of the gutters
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FAQs about gutter cleaning prices
When kept clean, gutters and downpipes channel water and rain away from your home. When blocked, you’re running the risk of damaging your roof and home foundation. Clogged gutters and downpipes cause mould buildup and structural damage.
It’s the safest choice because professionals already have: (1) the experience, (2) equipment, and (3) skills to work on damaged gutters, downpipes, and roof tiles. DIY gutter cleaning is possible, but it might cause more harm than good if you’re doing it for the first time and only relying on video tutorials.
Is your home surrounded by trees? Their leaves can fall on your roof and can clog your gutters. Thus, have your gutters cleaned at least twice a year. On the other hand, if you live in the city and leaves don’t necessarily fill your gutters, consider cleaning them at least once a year to free them from debris.
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