Why a guttervac is not great on corners

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Smurf, Jan 14, 2014.

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  1. Smurf

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    House in question the corners overflow when it rains.
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    On inspection both corners also both roof gulley's were blocked not to mention most of the guttering too.
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    Would you use a guttervac from the ground on this one?
     
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    #2 Smurf, Jan 14, 2014
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    bump :D

    Gav the gutter section sucks on here as ppl have to drill down too many cats to find ito_O
    Either that or no one is interested in gutter clearing anymore or is it just me:(
     
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    I looked papa. I'd have given it a go with a vac.
     
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    #4 Smurf, Jan 14, 2014
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    Problem is using a guttervac from the ground you can't clear the roof valley's or under the lead flashing properly so will still be blocked.

    One method that I have found that works best is to clear the roof valley's first with a gro-g tool on a wfp then handball most of the debris an sludge out by hand. Then use a guttervac crevice tool and a lengh of hose pipe to clear under the lead flashing properly as shown in pic.

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    Black bit on the left of the pic is a crevice tool sucking the compacted sludge out whilst I'm clearing the corner through with a small bit of hose. Could also clear the corners through with a garden hose up the ladder or telescopic pressure washer lance but always makes a mess especialy when that house had white walls on the sides of apex.

    The rest of the guttering on the back which was a straight run but full of sludge so I decided just use a guttervac from the ground.
     
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    At the end of the day customers pay good money to have their gutters and downspouts unblocked properly.
    I like to do the best job I can so my prices reflects that.;)
     
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    what guttervac are **** doing corners :D
     
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    or do you mean jo blogs the window cleaner would do it for £20?:rolleyes:
     
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