Gutter vac

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Ginge, Apr 23, 2011.

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  1. Ginge

    Ginge Guest

    I'm thinking about buying a gutter vac system so we're fully up to speed with everything come the autumn. Does anyone have a system that they are using or can recommend. I've seen a few different options available and like the idea of a camera survey kit to show clients exactly what is going on in the gutters. I'm happy to pay a higher price for good kit that will last. All help is greatly appreciated.:idea:
  2. groundhog

    groundhog Guest

    I hired an omni vac once, and to be honest I wasn't impressed, the gutters I was trying to clean out were filled with wet pine needles and the machine really struggled and constantly got blocked!! I ended up getting my ladders out to do the lower gutters on this building as it was just too much hassle using the vac. Saying that some people swear by them, and perhaps with practise I may have got used to it.
  3. Ginge

    Ginge Guest

    Thanks for your reply its good to hear the good and the bad points.
  4. nearlyclean


    Dec 20, 2010
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    I saw a tip to use a gutter trowel on end of pole and scope to the end and empty with ladder and bucket or use a power jet and blast it out
  5. I bought one for £500 off of ebay and sold it within two weeks. The trouble is it is hard to make much out of gutter cleaning as a windie as you do not have the time. I found that most cleans took a few hours and people did not want to pay £60 - £ 80 so I gave up. it's a bit like patio and driveway cleans - unless you are going to go full steam ahead into it it is hard to compete with the specialists.
    Maybe it is just my area and other areas are better suited.