Do it yourself is a good way to injure yourself if you don't know what you are doing or don't have the right equipment. Today, I am getting a quote to have my gutters cleaned out. A few days ago, I looked up and realized I was growing things in my gutters. J It looks like a garden. Although I can get to the gutters on the lower levels, I have one gutter 2 stories up that I don't have a good ladder to reach. Thus – outsourcing to someone who knows what they are doing. They get paid and I stay safe.