Gutters are an integral piece of your home that protects everything from its roof to its foundation. Your gutter system serves to control the flow of rainwater away from your roof, walls, foundation and landscape.
But when neglected, gutters can quickly become clogged with leaves, sticks and other debris. This blockage can back up water that will eventually cause anything from a leaky roof to water damage along the interior or exterior of your home. Dysfunctional gutters can also begin to host pests, rodents, mold and honeycombs as well.
Properly maintaining and cleaning your home’s gutters is essential to the safety and value of your home.
How to Clean Gutters You Can’t Reach on a Two Story House?
Gutter cleaning is not an easy job on a one-story home, and becomes that much more difficult on more than one level. Of course, a two-story house has its gutters on a higher level, which makes the cleaning a more dangerous task if you’re not equipped with a proper set of tools and the right training.
There are a variety of methods homeowners will see gutter cleaning professionals use, such as sky vacuums to suck up debris, specialized pressure power washers, or specialized industrial leaf blowers.
However, homeowners are typically advised to let skilled and insured professionals handle the tools and risky aspects of gutter cleaning on a two-story home.
How to Keep Gutters Clean?
Ultimately, you will want to enlist the help of trained gutter professionals to skillfully clean and maintain your gutters at least twice a year. However, homeowners can take steps on their own to reduce gutter debris by doing things such as regularly trimming trees and bushes around the home. Investing in gutter guards is another solution, which will allow water to run into the gutter while blocking debris that typically clogs gutters up.
How Much Does Gutter Cleaning Cost?
According to HomeAdvisor.com, the national average for cleaning gutters ranges between $117 and $225. 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.