How Much Does Gutter Cleaning Cost in the UK?

Roof gutters often become blocked with leaves, twigs and moss which can rot into a thick muddy sludge that’ll block the flow of water.

Leaking or overflowing gutters can cause all sorts of damage to the property and experts recommend gutter cleaning be done once per year.

But how much does it cost to clean guttering and what type of tradesperson does this task?

On this page you’ll find our price guide for gutter cleaning, we can also help you get a competitive price for the cleaning of your own gutters.

We last updated the prices on this page on the .

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Our Price Guide

In 2016 and again in early 2018, we sent out price requests to gutter cleaners, installers and roofing firms.

We asked them how much it would cost to clean out the gutters to a typical semi-detached house with 15 metres of linear guttering.

The results surprised us because we saw a big difference in the prices.

Specialist gutter cleaning firms were by far the cheapest, with many quoting a price on a per metre basis.

Roofers and gutterers were much more expensive, with several firms quoting us a figure 3 times higher than our cheapest firm.

The takeaway tip is this: In addition to getting at least three quotes, we suggest you source your quotes from businesses that specialise in gutter cleaning.

Based on our research, not only are they cheaper on average, but many are smaller firms that trade below the VAT registration threshold.

That means you won’t be charged a hefty 20% VAT on top of the price.

Below you’ll find the results of our research, the prices have been averaged and include the figures provided to us by roofers, guttering firms and specialist cleaners.

Average Cost to Clean Gutters

This price guide was last updated in 2018:

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business
London Area£150.00£200.00
South, SW and Midlands£125.00£150.00
Outer Region and North£95.00£125.00
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Price Factors and Considerations

If your gutters are difficult to reach, perhaps they’re very high or located above a conservatory or extension, you should use the services of a business that uses a high-reach pole system.

Pole systems are attached to powerful hoovers that extract the blockage from inside the gutters.

There’s no need for ladders, access towers or cherry pickers that other firms may need to hire (at considerable cost) just to reach your gutters.

The prices on this page exclude the cost of cleaning the exterior of the gutters and any repairs – that would cost extra.

Explore our gutter repair price guide for more information about gutter repairs and your options.

What Happens if Gutters Are Not Cleaned Periodically?

The worst case scenario is moss, twigs and leaves being flushed into the underground soakaway causing a blockage.

It can cost hundreds of pounds to dig out and replace a soakaway,

There are other repercussions:

How Difficult is it to Clear Out and Clean Gutters?

The most difficult aspect is gaining safe access to the gutters.

Extensions, conservatories, narrow alleyways and other obstacles can make access difficult, hence why consumers living in such homes should use the services of a firm with a high-reach pole system.

Once safe access has been gained, the work is fairly straightforward and simple.

The muck in the gutters can usually be removed manually with just a glove and a bucket.

The gutters are then given a wash through with water and a wipe through with a cloth.

Gutter cleaning is not a difficult task, once safe access has been gained.

Can Gutter Cleaning be Done “DIY”?

While the work itself is very easy – just scooping out the debris by hand and flushing with water, this project does involve working at height.

For reasons of health and safety, it’s best to use the services of a professional gutter cleaner.

How to Reduce Your Gutter Cleaning Maintenance

Gutter guards are filters that prevent moss, twigs and other bits of debris from entering the gutters.

Installing a gutter guard can reduce the frequency of gutter maintenance and save you money in the long run.

You could also have the moss from the roof removed and a chemical treatment applied to the tiles to prevent its re-growth.

Also, consider cutting back any overhanging tree branches that shed leaves onto your roof.

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16 Responses to “How Much Does Gutter Cleaning Cost in the UK?”

  1. Glenn JacksonMay 27, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    I’m not sure what source you used for the gutter cleaning prices in Merton for example, but they are much, much less. Something around 80pounds is more precise imo.

  2. Forrest WheateyOctober 2, 2015 at 9:02 am #

    I too do believe the average prices you’ve written are much higher than the actual ones. My company is relatively large one and our top price for a 3-storey building is £115. Even with adding extras such as downspout or conservatory it won’t go above £150. And I’m talking about London.

    Besides that, congrats on the site. It is quite informative and helpful for the customer. Also you didn’t mislead them while promoting your affiliates in a very professional and honest way. Hope end-users reach here and get their answers questioned.

  3. DBJanuary 7, 2016 at 8:13 am #

    Making the prices higher is just irresponsible, I don’t want contractors Googling how much to charge and seeing they can get away with a third more than they should because you said so. I live in a rented house and keeping the gutters clear is part of my rental contract. I don’t want to pay through the nose for maintaining a property for which I already pay a small fortune in rent.

  4. Edinburgh Gutter CleanerFebruary 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    If you live in the Edinburgh Area,we can clean your gutters for considerably less

  5. TrevJune 4, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

    I clean gutters wash and clear them and I charge 15/20 quid as it’s a easy job really give them a scrub bring the white back and clear all the Moss 2 hours work job done front n back.

    • ShaunJune 15, 2017 at 11:27 am #

      Hello mate do you base your pricing per hour I was looking to charge 25/3o pound

  6. Complete Gutter CleaningJuly 2, 2016 at 11:40 am #

    We clean them for a lot cheaper than this! [website link removed] for gutter cleaning, repairs & replacements across Dorset & Hampshire.

  7. NicoSeptember 16, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    Good, detailed article, although I also think the prices quoted are quite high. It’s nice to see that you do let people know that it is an easy job that they could do themselves if they have the time and willingness. However, for safety it is always good to get a professional company to do the job, especially if the home owner is of the older generation

  8. Gutter CleaningSeptember 17, 2016 at 1:32 am #

    Of course Trev must be having a laugh about cleaning the gutters for minimum wage, Gutter cleaning can be a dangerous job. It should only be carried out by professionals with the correct insurance.
    If someone cleans them without the correct insurance, the homeowner could be liable for any accidents.

  9. KellySeptember 19, 2016 at 9:13 pm #

    I have to agree with the other commenters that the prices you quote are a little on the high side. The average price for a three-bed semi in the north of England is usually around the £50 – £60 mark, depending on the quality & experience of the company carrying out the work.

  10. tonyApril 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

    yes i agree . i clean gutters in manchester and an average semi with plastic soffitts and facias. i charge 80 pound and for that i clear all gutters then flush them through . if there are any leaks i use gutter glue . or if a gasket has perished in a union joint i just replace it . only a couple of quid from b and q. then i wash everything down. they look like they have just been fitted like new . i charge 80 pound. it takes me roughly about 2 to 3 hours

  11. SteveApril 26, 2018 at 7:32 pm #

    Sounds like half of you mugs are working far to cheap.

  12. AndyNovember 7, 2018 at 6:01 pm #

    £20 for 2 hours work?
    What about your fuel getting there and back?
    Do you have the correct insurance that covers you for cleaning and clearing guttering?
    Do you use a specialist Gutter Vacuum?
    Do yo dispose of the gutter waste correctly with a registered and licensed waste company?
    I’m a small professional Gutter Cleaning business and that wouldn’t cover any of the above outgoings.

  13. Buzzer the swordNovember 22, 2018 at 7:55 pm #

    Agree with Steve – people running up and down ladders for peanuts are cretins. One day you will fall off and maybe wish you had charged enough to take your time and do it safely.

  14. JameMarch 13, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

    Try cleaning a 3 bed semi with loft extension off a ladder or gutters over hanging a conservatory
    Don’t think so
    Specialist equipment needed
    3 bed semi with above should be around £90-£100

  15. JohnJune 6, 2019 at 6:52 am #

    Some people don’t like others working for less than what they charge by the looks of things XD

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