Conservatories And Gutters

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  1. stonesthrow

    stonesthrow Guest

    Hi guys. First post but been reading round the forum a lot this week, learned a lot so first of all thanks to all of you!

    I'm just starting out, getting all my equipment, uniform, leaflets, business cards etc. this month ready to start in October. I was just wondering what special equipment is needed for cleaning conservatories (incl, roof) and gutters. I'm gonna be running a pretty compact setup, wanted to know if it's something i'll be able to offer or not.

    Cheers.
     
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  2. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    Gutters:

    -Ladder
    -Ladder stand off (not needed but saves breaking/bending guttering etc)
    -Small bucket
    -Trowel (not needed)
    -Rubber gloves, gardening one works best and are re-usable
    -Black bags for rubbish

    Conservatory roofs:

    -Ladder
    -Ladders stand off (not needed but saves breaking/bending guttering etc)
    -Telescopic brush (car cleaning ones work well)
    -Viro sol, its a cleaning prdoduct a good one at that.
    -Hose and hose rell with the gun. basic gardening one will do.
    -Pressure sprayer for spraying viro sol

    I think thats about it, I may have forgot somethings?
     
  3. C-THROUGH

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    Hi and welcome to the forum!
    This is defo the best forum for honest advice and help.
    There are a lot of options and I am sure others will tell you about them but when I started (10 years ago) I used ladders, sponge and soap and water for gutters and conservatories.
    I also used extendable pole for reaching con roof!
    This is hard work and a pain because you are up and down ladder but its a good earner and a cheap way of doing it!
    I did many a gutter and con this way with excellent results.
    Good luck with business!!
     
  4. Belfastcleaning

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    For clearing gutters out, it's either ladders or a gutter vac.. I use ladders, but am thinking of a gutter vac very soon for unsafe and impossible ladder situations..

    For cleaning outside of guttering, fascias and soffits.. And also full conservatories.. I would use a water fed pole.. You can make a DIY brush for approx £50 ( I did and honestly it is pants for cleaning anything but windows as the sections slip and spin ) but I am now using the DIY brush to spray virosol ( I only found viro when I joined this site it's brilliant ) and my window cleaning brush for PVC cleaning etc... Forget a sponge idea, I once done a house by ladder took me nearly 2 days for £200.. I done the house next door when I got my pole.. Charged them £80 and took me just over 2 hours... Same houses..
     
  5. C-THROUGH

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    2 DAYS!!!! for 1 house???
    What were you doing Belfast?
    I used the sponge way for a few years and could do standard 4 bed detached in 4-5 hours!
    £120 for 4-5 hours work with no major outlay isnt bad is it??
     
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    Their garage had more PVC than a standard detached house!! Then the house was huge too.. Should have been more than £200 but try are good customers
     
  7. C-THROUGH

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    We all get jobs like that dont we!
    Wished we had charged more for etc...
     
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    not now i dont ,
     
  9. stonesthrow

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    Thanks for the replies. So I would need a water fed pole for the conservatory roof would I? Could someone drop me a link so I can get a better idea.
     
  10. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Telescopic-Water-Fed-Brush-Car-Caravan-Motorhome-Window-Cleaning-/270948420408?pt=UK_HomeGarden_CLV_Cleaning_CA&hash=item3f15c8cb38&_uhb=1#ht_2517wt_1111
     
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