One of the most important things a homeowner can do is have their gutters cleaned. The potential damage that can come from clogged gutters is pretty amazing. An ice dam can cause water to back-up under the shingles and cause interior leakage. Also when water overflows clogged gutters and runs over down next to the house, this can cause extensive basement leaking and foundation problems. Either one of these problems can cause thousands of dollars in damages. Gutter helmets can sometimes be a solution but the cost is in the thousands. A typical gutter cleaning ranges from $100 to $250 depending on your home.