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Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by mufcglen, Oct 1, 2013.

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  1. mufcglen

    mufcglen Well-Known Member
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    im getting alot of gutter jobs lately and theyre only taking me less than an hour for most and im charging a set £20 unless the downpipe has to come off,all im doing is going up with a bucket and clearing the muck/debris out by hand than putting some water down to make sure it flows, does this sound about right?
    what are your guys methods without using one of those gutter tools?
     
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  2. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    sounds good to me m8 i all ways clear out by hand another tip is to put a hose pipe down the top of the down pipe turn water on full blast an plung the hose in an out i only do that if the blockeg is half way down or u cant clear it by hand, price wise its wat ur happy with realy
     
  3. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    I position the ladder by the downpipe & clear it all out from there with Unger telescopic pole & gutter cleaner tool, tenner for 20mins work.
     
  4. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    No wonder you're busy as 20 squid sounds bonkers cheap to me to clear house gutters by hand. :Image16:
     
  5. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    haha i new u would say that smurf lol :Image3:
     
  6. Smurf

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    That is another shocking example how to undersell a gutter clearing service if you ask me :Image3:
     
  7. mufcglen

    mufcglen Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys cheers for replys, some interesting ways, I'm quite happy with £20 as it never takes me more than an hour at the very max so can't complain at that plus most of the jobs I've had that have started from gutter clears, the customers have had they're windows cleaned too and set a regular monthly clean up so in the long run its gonna make me even more!!
    Who wouldn't be happy with £20 for less than an hours work!!!
     
  8. Window Cleaning Rayleigh

    Window Cleaning Rayleigh Well-Known Member
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    If you're happy with £20 then that's cool mate. But remember you're doing a risky job that your client doesn't want to do themselves. It's dangerous working at height and you're providing a valuable service to them. Personally I have a minimum charge of £35 and on average a standard 2 sided house I'll charge £60. It's not a case of being greedy. Just charging for an often disgusting and dangerous job.
     
  9. Smurf

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    Indeed...well said :Image9:
    You are focused too much on an hourly rate mucker as you should be focusing on what a dangerous job it is clearing house guttering and price accordingly. God forbid if you take a fall from 2 storey roofline height you are going to get badly injured or worse. Simples....
     
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