Hire a Pro Advice: Repair and Clean Gutters

Keep your drainage system working with clean and leakproof gutters.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

To find someone who repairs and cleans gutters, go online and use a contractor referral service or type "gutter repair in (your city)" in a search engine like Bing, Google or Yahoo!. The work can be done by just about any tradesman or handyman. You'll usually find they advertise in local newspapers and are listed as "Handyman Service" in the Yellow Pages. If there's a bulletin board in a hardware store or home center you may find postings of their business cards. Plan to call a handyman service when you have more than one job. Often they charge a minimum fee to cover the expense of traveling so make it worthwhile for you and the handyman. If you have to take off work to be home for the repair work, you'll benefit from having more than one job on your house "to do" list checked off.