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Whether you decide to clean the gutters yourself or hire a professional to do it for you, one thing is certain: cleaning your gutters is a great idea. Apart from letting water to overflow during a heavy downpour, there are numerous problems that can be caused by blocked gutters, including cracked foundations, destroyed landscapes, flooded basements, and much more. Cleaning the gutters is a task that need to be carried out on a regularly basis.

Generally speaking, gutter cleaning in Melbourne is an undertaking that need to be performed either biannually or annually. This however depends on moderators such as the number of trees near your house, your climate, etc. Hiring a licensed gutter cleaning service makes the whole undertaking easier for everyone. On average, a homeowner can expect paying around $150.

It is recommended that you let a professional to help clean your gutters since he has the required experience and hence can do a perfect job. This saves you the hassle of tackling the job yourself, and not forgetting the danger of falling of the ladder, and much more. Apart from this, by utilizing the services of a reputable gutter cleaning service, you can shield yourself from having to compensate for injuries that might occur when you hire inexperienced people to do the job on your behalf. Upon finding the right cleaning service, then the cost of having the gutters cleaned depend on multiple factors.

These include:

• Gutter condition: For homeowners that haven’t had their gutters cleaned out in a while, the overall cost to have them clean is likely to increase. If there is a lot of debris or leaves to remove, then the job takes longer to complete, something that ends up increasing the overall costs. Gutter cleaning costs in this case will reflect the extra time.

• Size of your gutter: The square footage of your home often determines the overall cost of cleaning the gutters. Simply put, a homeowner with a large house can expect to pay more to have his gutters cleaned.

• House Height: Single-storied homes have the lowest costs when it comes to gutter cleaning. This means that the cost to have the gutters cleaned will increase with each story. For instance, if your home has two or more stories, then you can expect to be charged more to have the gutters cleaned out since this increases the risk and generally needs special equipment.

• Gutter extras: A number of professional gutter cleaning service providers will start by inspecting the gutters, then tightening the fasteners and resealing outlets and end caps, etc. Apart from this, the homeowner might chose to have gutter covers installed so that he or she can wait a bit longer between the cleanings. All these are referred to as extras and will increase the overall cost of cleaning your gutters. However, all these will end up saving everyone money in the long run.

• Downspout installation: Washing the downspouts is slightly more expensive than cleaning the gutters themselves, something that adds to the overall costs of gutter cleaning. This is an essential part of gutter cleaning since it ensures that water is directed where is expected. Downspouts take a lot of time to clean meaning that they will end up increasing the overall cost of cleaning your gutters.

All in all, having the gutters properly cleaned ensures that the yard is never flooded, or the foundation or the roof damaged. It also ensures that your gutters do not budge or get destroyed from the weight of debris. Homeowners really do not want to get involved in these kinds of scenarios. The cost of cleaning the gutters is much lower compared to repairing any of the aforementioned possibilities. Ensure to talk to at least four cleaning service providers prior to hiring any of them to help clean your gutters. This way, you can be able to find a trustworthy professional or someone that can be relied on to do a perfect job.


At Gutter Wiz, we know what a dirty, dangerous and unpleasant job gutter cleaning can be. We have cleaned 1000’s of gutters with our truck mounted vacuum. We know exactly how to do it properly. This will ensure your gutter cleaning is done to the best standard. We use the Gutter Wiz – Gutter Vacuum Cleaning method.

I would like to take this opportunity to explain the way we clean gutters and why.
Most businesses offering Gutter Vacuum Cleaning do just that, they vacuum the gutters.  From my vast experience of cleaning thousands of gutters both domestic and commercial, I have concluded that just vacuuming gutters is not a thorough clean and I prefer to call it ‘gutter clearing’.

In an ideal scenario there would be loose dry leaves and no dirt. This is the only time we can get away with just vacuuming.  Unfortunately, this is rarely the case.  Usually there is dirt built up in the gutters. If it is dry, some of it sticks to the gutters, especially in the corners and under the roofline and the vacuum cannot get all of this out.  Same if it is wet and sticky.

That is why we not only vacuum the gutters but rinse them also.  This dissolves built up dirt & mud leaving the gutters much cleaner.  This also slows the build-up so the gutters will stay cleaner for longer. Even though this process takes longer than just vacuuming, our pricing is still comparable to our competitors.

Happy customers

"Thanks for the great job you did for us today. To leave our property cleaned up as if you had never been is a bonus. We will gladly recommend your company to others who may need the services you offer."

Margaret & Michael Berwick

"Still really delighted with Gutter Wiz after five years of service - always a totally clean job, on time and on budget. Friendly people, genuine care about the quality of the work."

John & Val Wells

"Great job Jeff, Our neighbours have already asked for your number, which I will pass on."

David Parkdale

"'Second time we've used Gutter Wiz - thrilled with the results. Will be getting them back on an annual basis'"


"'I can honestly tell you I’ve never dealt with a gutter cleaning firm which does this level of checking and advice in addition to the cleaning – thankyou!'"

Chris B

"Mate, thank you very much. I can't get up on the roof to do any of this anymore so last year I hired a bloke to do it, he charged me $400 and the job was terrible. The service from your Team was absolutely fantastic and I can't thank you enough and has taken a great weight off my shoulders the last thing I need at this time is a flooded house due to blocked gutters!"

Wayne and Jacque Balnarring

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