Gutter clearing and not cleaning question!

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by sampit22, Mar 22, 2015.

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  1. sampit22

    sampit22 Newcomer
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    Just wondering after asking a few people about domestic gutter clearing service.
    people I spoke to are assuming I will clean their gutters and fascias,at the same time I clear them.
    but I you only intend clearing them with a vac and ladder setup. cleaning them looks like problems and hassle to me more equipment etc.

    How would I best write a flyer for the clearing and not cleaning service to save any confusion
    can it be done,or is cleaning part of clearing period.
    has anyone got any gutter cleaning flyers I could look at.
    cheers.
     
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  2. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
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    They are seperate jobs mate and i have never been expected to do both when clearing a gutter
    Only when asked to clean inside and out of gutters
     
  3. Tuffers

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    Ooh, can you clean my gutters? Do you mean clean or clear or both madam? Always ask to save confusion.
     
  4. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    Agree with daveyboy it is 2 seperate jobs
    If I clean gutters on a domestic house i just get use a ladder go up take end caps of them brush the **** along into a bucket perfectly clean
    I'm not sold on them gutter vacs at all just look like a expense not needed
    If you do agree to clean plastics and fascias make sure you price right as they can be hard work and take a lot longer than cleaning gutters out
    What I usually do is a patch test go up with couple cloths pvc cleaner and see how easy they come up before quoting
     
  5. TolishAPurd

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    When clearing out wet gutters you often get horrible dark brown/black drips down the front of the gutters. I wipe that off as it just looks messy, but anything like algae that was on before will stay unless they specify (and therefor pay) that they want them cleaned.
     
  6. Smurf

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    You would simply clearly advertise them as two separate services. Then on any quote request either by phone, email, text or in person clarify with the customer what exactly they want doing.

    After saying that some cleaners may lose jobs because they don't do one or the other or both but it's down to the individual what services they want to offer.
     
  7. cheapncheerful

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    I say...gutter clearout

    0r gutter clean....dont do so many but you do have to make it clear.:D
     
  8. windowsurfer

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    Thats a clever thing to do, taking the end caps of and just slide all the mess to the ends into a bucket, genius:thumbsup:
     
  9. Smurf

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    That also works the same way if you take the downpipe bend apart when it's blocked and the gutter run is full of water. Just don't be underneath it when it goes or you will get rather wet with stinking water and crud.
     
  10. Tuffers

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    Been there, done that with an audience in the house too :oops:
     
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