"NEWBIE QUESTION: Where can I hire a ladder?

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by FINEST, Sep 14, 2016.

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  1. FINEST

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    Hello mates, how are you all doing today?

    I'm a newbie window cleaner 3 months in cleaning windows. Yesterday for the first time client asked me if I can clean the gutters. I agreed, knowing that i've never done it before, nor do I have the equipment for it, not even a ladder.

    The Gutter is one the Terraced House second floor.

    Will you tell me what size ladder do I need to get for second floor, and where may I hire one, please?

    Any other tips are greatly appreciated.

    Thank you so much
     
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  2. "H"

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    Jewsons do tool hire. Look into hiring ladder stabilisers or get someone to foot the ladder for you. Speaking from personal experience from when I fell 22 feet and landed on concrete.
    The irony of it was that I DID have a "mate" (no longer) foot the ladder but he got bored and decided to go for a smoke just as I was stepping from the roof ladder onto the extension ladder.
    Result, me flying through the air and landing inches from a concrete plant pot that the cretin had moved to sit on. Broke 3 ribs but the plus side was that Wales was playing France in the rugby and we won so the gallons of cider I put away helped the pain. :)
     
  3. Williams Jet Wash

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    image.jpeg Think mines an elt230 it's about 9kg in weight ideal for most domestic window cleaning and high enough for domestic gutter cleaning paired up with the ladder stand off
     
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    Think it cost me £90 would advice buying will pay for itself quickly
     
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    :thumbsup:And in my image you can see in the floor my Harris pole with a pro gutter tool on the end you wana get yourself a set of these
     
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    Im so sorry for your fall! I hope youre all well now! And looks like the Cider helped hehe
    Yeah.. youre right i need to get those! I am afraid of climbing hights and always take it slow. Stabilisers would make me more safe.
    At the moment i dont have a car, so I do all my round on feet, carrying a pole and a bucket. I imagine i will have to carry a ladder on my shoulder to clean the fellows gutters hehe.

    Thanks for the advice
     
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    Wicked! Thank you William!
    I cant afford to pay for a ladder and all the safety stuff at the moment. Im a man on feet and saving for a car and wfp back pack. Normally i would avoice cleaning gutters but this time i gave a big quotation and the customer agreed. Thank you so much for the advice!
     
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    Thank you good fella! Was a few years ago I fell but it's never left me. What is pretty good bit of kit is the Ladder M8rix. Here on Ebay for around £40. M8 RIX Pro Ladder Stopper - Used - Free Delivery Grab a Bargain !

    With regards the fear of heights, take your time. There's no race in climbing ladders. Your confidence will build. :)
     
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    We carry out loads of gutter work
    Had around 13 come through these past 2 days .
    Good earners, on a Saturday and Sunday we can average around £500 / £700 a day .
     
  10. Williams Jet Wash

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    if you want to survive you need some wheels. good luck!
     
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