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Gutter Cleaning Cost

The national average for cleaning gutters comes is $156 or between $117 and $226. Single-story homes may cost between $70 and $200. Two-story homes range between $90 and $225 per job. Three or more stories may cost an additional $75 to $200 per service.

Traditionally, cleaning services follow a per linear foot pricing model, charging $1 per linear foot on single-story homes and $2 per linear foot on two-story homes. 

Clean your gutters either one to three times annually depending on climate, whether you have covers and the number of trees near your home. Do you need help getting it done that often? Find a gutter cleaning service near you.

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  1. Gutter Cleaning Prices
  2. Gutter Cleaning Cost Calculator
  3. Cost Factors to Get Rain Gutters Cleaned
    1. House Height
    2. Seamed vs. Seamless Metal
    3. Gutter Size
    4. Gutter Condition
    5. Gutter Extras
  4. Downspout Installation
  5. Installation Discounts
  6. DIY vs. Gutter Cleaning Service
  7. FAQ

Gutter Cleaning Prices

To recap, the national average price for cleaning gutters comes in between $125 and $175 per job. The overall cost of the project depends on several variables: how many stories your home has, the length of gutters, their condition, added modifications, and any extra repair needs.

Below is a table for various cleaning services and their average prices based on a gutter length of 200 square feet, which is about the average that many homes' front elevations share:

Gutter Cleaning Price List
ProjectAverage Price for 200 Square Feet
Single-Story Home$70-$200
Two-Story Home$95-$225
Three-Stories or More$170-$425
Downspout Cleaning$50-$100
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Gutter Cleaning Cost Formula

There are two ways to manually calculate an estimate for your gutter cleaning project. 

  • Linear feet:Estimate the length of gutters in feet along your home and multiply the total by
    • $1 for a single-story
    • $2 for a two-story
  • *Square foot: Estimate the total square footage of your home, excluding areas without gutters, and multiply it by
    • $0.40 for a single-story home
    • $0.80 for a two-story home.
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For homes exceeding two-stories, a service may tack on an additional $75 to $200 to account for extra risk factors and equipment needed, such as the use of extended ladders or the steep slant of the roof. 

*Keep in mind that using a square foot pricing model may not be entirely accurate with various parts of the house not including gutters, such as patios, decks, and pool enclosures.

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Cost Factors to Get Rain Gutters Cleaned

Here are some of the factors that pros use to calculate the cost of this project:

  • Linear Feet
  • House Height
  • Seamed vs. Seamless Metal Gutters
  • Gutter Size
  • Condition
  • Downspout Installation
  • Accessories
  • Applicable Installation Discounts
  • Travel
  • Equipment
  • Demand

House Height

House height is the basic determinant of your gutter cleaning price. The table below is based on the average costs of cleaning from homeowner survey data:

Number of Stories Average Cost
Number of StoriesAverage Cost
Three or More Stories$340

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Seamed vs. Seamless Metal

Regardless of gutters being seamed or seamless metal, the cleaning costs are relatively the same at an average price of $145 per job

The average repair cost of seamed gutters is between $315 per job, although seamless metal gutters may cost upwards of $900 per job since gutters come in one large piece as opposed to smaller sections. 

Gutter Length

The cost to clean gutters is determined by the number of linear feet or by the square footage of the home. Either way, the larger your home, the more you can expect cleaning costs to be. 

Gutter Condition

If you haven't had your gutters cleaned out in a while, then the cost will probably be higher due to excessive buildup. If there is a lot of debris to remove, then the job might take longer, and the cleaning costs may reflect that extra time. As a rule of thumb, you should plan to hire a local gutter cleaning service three times a year to remove any dirt and debris that comes along with the changing seasons. 

Gutter Extras

Some cleaning professionals will inspect and tighten fasteners, remove and reinstall gutter guards, and reseal end caps and outlets. This type of maintenance costs $11 per hour, including the cost of parts. 

You may also choose to install a gutter guard so that you can wait longer between cleanings. Installing gutter guards cost between $7 to $10 per linear foot, including materials. Unfortunately,this will increase the cleaning cost since the pro must remove and reinstall the screens. But they could save you money in the future with less servicing.

Downspout Installation Cleaning

Cleaning out downspouts tends to be more expensive and will add to the overall costs. The average price to unclog downspouts is between $50 and $100 per jobInstalling gutters and downspouts costs between $5 and $10 per installation depending on the type of materials chosen. 

Installing downspout extenders ranges between $6 and $15 per installation with the same respect for materials. This is a crucial element of gutter cleaning, though, as this will ensure that water pours all the way down to your yard, instead of directly to the foundation. Keep in mind, they take extra time to handle and will increase the final cost.

Learn more about material costs for gutter and downspout installations.

Installation Discounts

Sometimes you can find discounts by signing up for a local gutter cleaning service or by contacting professionals during their offseason. By investigating these discounts, you might be able to save each year on services. 

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DIY vs. Gutter Cleaning Service

Working with licensed gutter cleaners will make the job a lot easier on you as they have experience working on a ladder. Plus, you can save yourself the headache of doing the job, along with the risk of falling and getting hurt. Also, by using a reputable cleaning professional, you can protect yourself from having to pay for any injuries compared to hiring a neighbor or teenager to do it. 

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How Often Should Gutters be Cleaned?

Clean your gutters three times a year to remove dirt and debris with each season. This means a heavy cleaning in the spring, a light cleaning in the summer, and a thorough cleaning in the fall. Altogether, it's an important maintenance project to execute that saves you money in the long run. 

When Should You Clean Your Gutters in the Fall?

You should clean your gutters toward the end of the fall season to ready your home against the buildup brought on by the winter months. This ensures that dirt, leaves, and other debris won't accumulate and freeze, causing blockages in your draining system come springtime.

What Does Gutter Cleaning Include?

Gutter cleaning includes the following tasks:

  • Removing dirt and debris 
  • Clearing out and inspecting gutter guards
  • Unclogging downspouts
  • Repairing fasteners and seals

All these tasks can be included in your estimate. In some cases, a pro may even perform minor repairs to fasteners, seals, and end caps for free. 

How Long Does It Take to Clean Gutters?

After hiring a professional contractor to clean your gutters, the job should take no more than two hours to complete. However, extra time may be necessary to accommodate gutter guard removal, the risk associated with high or slanted rooftops, or the severity of the cleaning. 

Do Gutters with Gutter Guards Need to be Cleaned?

Yes, gutters with gutter leaf guards should be cleaned. Although, you can have them serviced less often than gutters without guards. Rather than three cleanings a year, only one major cleaning and a light inspection is necessary. Even though a layer of protection is added, dirt and grime can still build up and prevent proper drainage, so performing a routine inspection and cleaning throughout the seasons is necessary.

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Derril McDonald More than 1 year ago
Keep in mind the mess after the job. Leaves being removed and not thrown in gardens and black dirty mud/water dripped onto side of the house/paint. Should have a water hose or sprayer handy to clean off the splatter before it dries on your home.
Henry Mason More than 1 year ago
These number are correct.  Around $1 per linear foot is what I charge with the typical home costing about $100 just for single story.

Anyone charging less isn't serious about business and are only low balling to play a numbers game.

1.  They aren't insured
2.  Cut corners
3.  Only clean out and not thoroughly either

One thing my customers never have to do when I'm on the project is to call me back out to redo anything.  I've been in business now going on 6 years and never once had a customer call me back out because the job wasn't done right.

I may charge more but I can justify my prices as for the low ballers you get what you pay for buyer beware.
dee mckinney More than 1 year ago
Do you work in northwest Detroit?
Sam Pickel More than 1 year ago
I'm a license and insured contractor that installs and clean gutters also, if anyone who cleans gutters and pays there help for less than $2.00 linear ft. There not a buisness .What contractor wants to take a chance of falling off a roof and getting all the equipment out and traveling to the job with fuel prices like  they are today.Homeowners check people out first before hiring them there stammers out there that could own everything you got!!!!
Robert Allen More than 1 year ago
We are on a fixed income and cannot afford high prices. It would also be helpful with senior discounts.
This is a single story house with seamless gutters. Our gutters are 240' and downspouts 40'.
John Mceniry More than 1 year ago
Paid $4  a foot - for 192 foot for cover that fits over gutters
Karen Darner More than 1 year ago
Over 20 years I’ve had quite a range of cost, I’m in a 3-Story townhouse. $110-300. But the thing I’d ask you to watch is being present when gutter cleaning is done. One company - the most expensive one - would always say it’s not necessary to be home. Guess what! Once I felt they had done nothing, but they left the bill & I had no evidence to the contrary. I paid the bill the next time I called after & said I’d been home & no one had accessed the roof. They argued, but sent another team out immediately. I told the company I didn’t trust them & would never use them again. Have never questioned subsequent workers. Stay home & witness their work. 
bruce aslinger More than 1 year ago
michael federico More than 1 year ago
I don't know where you get your pricing info, but where I live the average cost to clean gutters on an average 2-story home is only $50-$60. Nobody in my neighborhood has ever paid more than $75, at the most. Typical price is $60.
Bonnie Mckrill More than 1 year ago
THEN YOU GOT A DEAL DUDE! Why would anyone bother gettin' up a 2-story house g
clean gutters that cheap! And it5s not a question---that's a steal! An I'm a women in her 70's, an no that's tooooo cheap!
tom Gorman More than 1 year ago
what town do you live in that reflects the prices you stated?
Stephen Street More than 1 year ago
2.00 per foot PLUS time per hour is correct. The minimum cost should be around $125. This would be for a one story house. If the gutters are full of mud or have not been cleaned for years then the cost will be higher. The contracter should NEVER be allowed to leave a mess on or around the house, or in the yard.
bruce aslinger More than 1 year ago
james trotto More than 1 year ago
will advise after services are complete
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love you know that the way of the last year and then I will not a lot to. Good idea to the other hand out the. 

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