Gutter Cleaning
Frequently Asked Questions;

When should I get my gutters cleaned?

We clean-out Gutters  throughout the year; except of course, when Gutters are frozen; If your gutters are clogged or overflowing CALL NOW! For once a year service; Based on our experience November 1-15 is the best time for fall gutter clean-out. 95% of leaves have already fallen from the trees.  The first big freeze of the winter is usually around November 15th. The freezing temperatures will bring the last leaves down but unfortunately wet leaves will freeze solid in the gutters and are impossible to remove. We book up our fall gutter clean-out schedule at the end of October, please call early to get on our twice-a-year schedule so your home is not missed.

If your gutters are over flowing it’s likely you should be on our Twice-A-Year schedule. There is so much to remember in maintaining a home, so we have “Set it, and Forget it,” Services for both gutters and windows. We will clean your gutters in the fall and again in late winter or early spring depending on the weather that year…

How Often do I Need to get my Gutters Cleaned?

Among homeowners in established neighborhoods with beautiful, mature trees; it’s common to have gutters cleaned out several times a year;  every couple of weeks during the autumn and fall, again during an early winter thaw, and during the spring blossom and again after seed drop. Twice a year at least is what we, and almost all experts recommend if you have trees in your yard. 

Why is Twice a Year Required? – Once in the Fall and again in the Thaw!

After cleaning gutters for over 30 years in Michigan we have accepted the fact that the leaves in your gutters will be frozen solid before all of the leaves from the trees have fallen. Leaves from Oak and Aspen may even be on your trees well in to January. So we have learned that twice a year is the best way for customer satisfaction and home maintenance. If there is a good long four day and night thaw in December, January or February the second cleaning will be in the winter, if not the second cleaning will be in March or April. We will be striving to work with the weather and to do what is best for you.
Set it up and forget it
Pre-Schedule NOW for our Twice-A-Year Program and get scheduling priority in the fall and again in the thaw, PLUS SAVE 10% over our “On Call” pricing.

What if I call after November 1st? What if I forgot to call and the leaves are frozen in my gutters?

Generally, we need above freezing temperatures 24 hours a day for 5 days to allow wet leaves to thaw enough to be able to remove them. We will keep your name on our list and come clean out your gutters during the next thaw, but it may be January, February or March before we get warm enough temperatures to thaw the gutters on all sides of your home. For your convenience, we can auto-schedule your gutter clean-out for next year so you won’t have to remember to make an appointment

What About Gutter Covers or Protectors?

Every year we clean many gutters with various types of gutter protectors! Even though eaves troughs with gutter covers or other protection may need cleaning less often, they are more time consuming and difficult and therefore more expensive to clean….where is the savings? There is no Magic!Dirt, Leaves & Debris can still get into your gutters and need to be cleaned out. While some covers do a good job of keeping large leaves out; small leaves, buds, blossoms, debris, etc. still find their way in.

How Much Does It Cost to Have Gutters Cleaned Out?

Rates start as low as $150. Factors that affect price are how high the gutters are, how many and how long the gutter “runs” are, how long it’s been since they’ve been cleaned and, what obstructions or other challenges there are to access the roof gutters.

Gutter Cleaning Service Areas;

We are currently providing eavestrough, gutter and downspout cleaning in limited service areas including; Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, DeWitt & Jackson and the surrounding areas.  Other areas upon request – call to discuss