This is where you will find a comparison between us and the competition. I have watched these companies perform cleanings on a first hand basis so I know how they actually clean the gutters. Also I have listed the prices they charge per their websites. This is an apples to apples comparison so that you wont have to call each company to compare. Not many companies are willing to post other companies prices, or the process they use, but we feel we are the better company and have no problem letting you make an informed decision.
A PLUS GUTTER CLEANING
We have already explained our process on the gutter cleaning page but here we will explain it again. We clean all gutters and downspouts by hand. We feel this is the most efficient way to make sure all debris is removed from the gutters. Once we remove the debris we place it in buckets, and then bag it and take it away. When we find a clog in the downspouts we will not use water to flush it away. We feel the best way to remove the clog is to take the downspout apart, remove the clog and then reattach it. Most houses have underground drains for their gutters and if I use water to flush it away, it does not magically disappear. It is flushed underground where it can clog again and then you have to call a plumber to remove it and that is expensive. We on occasion have no other choice but to flush the gutters to remove a clog and this is only on galvanized steel gutters or copper gutters. The reason is most steel gutters are old, painted over, and not easily taken apart. We can take them apart however when we do, the old paint chips and flakes off. So on steel gutter we will flush them if necessary. Copper we also have to flush since they are soldered together at the joints. This is the process that we have used since we started. If you wish to have the downspouts flushed we can however we are not responsible if the underground drains get clogged. We do not use leaf blowers to remove debris form your gutters. Blowing 200 MPH air, in a gutter full of dirty leaves and water, makes a huge mess on your house and your lawn. We will however use leaf blowers to blow debris off of the roof, so that it cannot fly back into your gutters after we leave. Removing debris from the roof is an optional service available upon request.
Prices vary by home and it depends on square footage of house, location, and linear feet of gutter. Our prices vary house to house because of this reason. Obviously if you have a 800 square foot home your price is gonna be less than someone who owns a 2,500 hundred square foot home. All of our prices on are a per job basis, using googlemaps to locate your home, look at it and give you a quote. Typical prices are $69 to $129 depending on these various factors. Most of our homes are in the $69-$89 range.
Reliability and reviews
We have an A rating on angieslist, A+ rating at the BBB, a 5 star rating on Kudzu.com and rated higher on google reviews than our competitors. Take a look for yourself on these sites to see how we compare.
MONROE GUTTER CLEANING
Monroe gutter cleaning uses the pretty much the same process we do, however occasionally they do use leaf blowers. Monroe Gutter Cleaning does bag debris and leave it at the end of your driveway.
Monroe gutter cleaning has a flat rate they charge for homes. The rates they charge are as follows and per their website:
"We charge $90 for a house up to 2,000 sq. feet, and $120 for homes over 2,000 sq feet. If the house is over 3,000 square feet the charge then becomes $200"
Reliability and reviews
Monroe gutter cleaning does have an A rating on angieslist, B rating at the bbb and not listed on Kudzu.com or on google reviews.
EMPIRE GUTTER CLEANING
Empire gutter cleaning uses leaf blowers and some hand removal in the cleaning of gutters. They use the same procedure as Monroe Gutter Cleaning.
The following is from their website:
"Homes less than 2,000 square feet: Between $80 and $100 depending on the size and location of the home.
Homes greater than 2,000 square feet: Call for a free Estimate*
*In order to price your job fairly, due to various configurations and heights, homes over 2,000 square feet need to be priced on an individual basis"
Reliability and reviews
This company is new to the Rochester area. This a national franchise, that does window cleaning, gutter cleaning and powerwashing. Because they are new to the area, I have not seen the process they use to clean gutters. I can however give you their pricing, per the Rochester area website. The pricing per their website is as follow:
Gutter Cleaning Pricing includes cleaning & inspection
Our single story pricing starts at $69, our 2 story prices start at $89, and we do not charge any additional fees for gutter re-securing. We also do not charge any additional fees for extremely overflowing gutters, or for taking downspouts apart to unclog them.
When you are comparing companies these are the main things our customers consider. As you can tell we have better pricing, a better process and much better reviews. When its time for you to choose your gutter cleaning contractor we hope this will help narrow down your decision
"Called to get gutters cleaned. Stated he would have it done by end of week. Work was done when they said they would do it. Did a good job. Everything went smooth. Would use this company again."
Customer in Buffalo NY
"Good phone communication prior to the visit to return call and estimate their arrival. They were friendly and quick to get the job done. Gutters were clean, and the debris was hand removed into garbage bags that they took with them. Only a few leaves left on the patio from the entire process which they came back for when I asked them to." Customer in Buffalo NY