DIY vs Professional Gutter Cleaning: Which is the Right Choice for You?

Even though you may not be able to see them, clogged gutters can pose a real problem. Your gutters’ job is to move water away from your home’s foundation. However, if your gutters are clogged, they can back up, causing flooding into your home. So, you should make sure your gutters are cleaned regularly whether by yourself or by a professional gutter cleaning company.

How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters?

How frequently you need to clean your gutters varies. How much debris gets into your gutters? Some people have trees covering their homes. If you have trees that drop leaves, pollen, or flower buds, you must clean your gutters at least annually. If you have pine trees, where needles can pile up on your home, you may need to clean the gutters multiple times a year.

Handling Gutter Cleaning as a DIY

One of our favorite ways to handle DIY gutter cleaning is with a power washer. A power washer provides plenty of power to blast dirt and debris out of the gutter. Then, you can wash the remaining debris down the drains. The job can be simple if you have a one-story with a flat roof. You can also get special attachments for your power washer, which help you clean gutters.

Doing it yourself has many benefits.

  • It saves you money.
  • You can do it whenever you want.
  • You know the layout of your property.

However, there are three main drawbacks to doing it yourself.

  • You may not have the right equipment.
  • It takes physical effort.
  • It can be dangerous.

Professional Gutter Cleaning

There are three drawbacks to getting a professional to clean their gutters. It will cost you some money, you have to schedule a time, and the crew will not know your property like you do. However, the drawbacks pale in comparison to the benefits.

Professional and experienced crew.

It saves you time.

More affordable than you think.

Safer, not just for you, but also for the crew, because they are trained to handle the problem safely.

Bonded and licensed professionals mean you do not need to claim on your homeowner’s insurance if someone gets injured.

Contact All Weather Roofing

If you decide cleaning your gutters is too much of a hassle for you at this time, we can help. We have a professional team that is ready to help you.