Professional Gutter Cleaning FAQs

Aug 14, 2022Blog, Gutter Cleaning

Gutters play an important role in keeping our homes safe from water damage by managing water flow and directing it away from the home. In order for your gutters to perform optimally, they should be regularly and professionally cleaned. The experts at Gutter Maids are here to answer some of the most common questions we get from our Minneapolis customers.  

Why should I have my gutters professionally cleaned?

Gutters are important in water management for our homes, and clogged gutters can lead to a whole host of issues. When gutters get clogged, water can’t be properly diverted from the home which can lead to water damage. Additionally clogged gutters will be prone to damage themselves which may lead to the need for early replacement. Professional gutter cleanings can save you time and money. 

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How long will a gutter cleaning take?

The time it takes to clean your gutters will depend largely on the size of your home, but also on the amount of debris that has collected. Some gutter cleanings can be completed in as little as 30 minutes while more complex cleanings could take several hours. The experts at Gutter Maids will give you a more appropriate timeline for your home when you call to schedule your free estimate. 

How often should I have my gutters cleaned?

Homeowners in Minneapolis should clean their gutters at least once a year, as a general rule. This is dependent on where you live, though. If you live in a neighborhood that has very little tree coverage you may not need to have them cleaned as often. Even if you live in an area that has zero tree coverage, though, you should schedule a yearly cleaning and/or inspection to ensure your gutters are still functioning properly.  

What time of year should I have my gutters cleaned?

Gutter Maids recommends cleanings in the spring and the fall for Minneapolis homeowners. For your spring cleaning, sometime in May and June is often best to ensure the spring debris like pollen and flowers has finished. For your fall cleaning, it’s best to try to wait until all the leaves have fallen, so late October to late November is often a good choice.  

How can I tell if my gutters need to be cleaned?

Some of the tell-tale signs that your gutters need to be cleaned are: 

  • Overflowing gutters
  • Visible debris build-up
  • No water from downspouts

What will happen if I don’t clean my gutters?

Ignoring your gutters will only lead to problems. Not only are clogged gutters prone to excessive wear and tear which means they’ll need to be replaced sooner, but they can also be damaged beyond repair from debris build-up which will require immediate replacement. Additionally, poorly functioning gutters put your home at risk for water damage with can lead to huge problems down the road. 

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How much will a gutter cleaning cost?

The average cost to clean gutters in Minneapolis is between $100 to $300 and depends largely on the size of your home and gutter system. The gutter cleaning specialists at Gutter Maids will provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate so you know exactly what to expect. 

When the gutters on your Minneapolis home need cleaning, call the trusted experts at Gutter Maids to get the job done.