best way to clean gutter / fascia etc? off ladders by hand not WFP! ?

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by RHYS2015, Oct 28, 2015.

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  1. RHYS2015

    RHYS2015 Newcomer
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    Anyone got any tips on best things to use to clean them up?
    My old boss used to use soapy water & elbow grease but after a nightmare job today im sure there must be an easier way?
    Also when pricing i see people quoting £20 front then £20 back to empty & clean?! Isit just me or does anyone think thats ridiculous? I would rather stay in bed than waste my time for that amount of money...

    My prices start at £40 a side to empty & clean. (Goes up if awkward positions, and big houses)
    Just to empty **** out it starts at £25 a side
    I think thats quite reasonable & seem to be picking up work steady

    Any help be appreciated TIA
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    Virosol or ubik sprayed or use an old applicator to apply
    Then soapy rag and the dirt will fall off
    Make sure it's washed off and it will be spotless
    Magic sponge to remove any grey staining
     
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  3. Jimroot

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    Sounds good pricing to me. it's dirty, hard work and element of danger. It's not for everyone. I'm doing one Friday, I'll wfp them, then detail off ladder

    I've been using weak solution of screwfix degreaser with brush or applicator.
     
  4. RHYS2015

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    Will have a look at it and give it a try
    Thanks :)
     
  5. daveyboy

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    Found this on youtube
    Good idea and i have a spare coil of air hose and a harris pole and sprayer already..methinks some shed time on saturday
     
  6. Posh

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    White vinegar or flash with bleach in it.
     
  7. Eviestevie

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    So on a average house how long does it take you lot to clean gutters out and wipe them all down?the tiger striping can be a pig to remove unless using a solvent!and charge roughly for full house
     
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    Depends if the customer is home or not how long it takes;)
     
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  9. Posh

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    That's a good idea on the vid but why the tap at the top of the pole. Unless yer 15ft you can't turn it on or off??

    Also I always use tfr.
    I put a bit on the brush & it's brilliant.
     
  10. Eviestevie

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    Haha daveyboy I no what you mean,I've done gutters before where there's barely anything in um
    There's local window cleaner round my way,flash van gutter vac etc turns up surveys them but charges from £250 seems expensive
     
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