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Got quite a big house, four sides of house's guttering, how much?



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TolishAPurd

It baffles me why anyone would want to climb a ladder to gutter height and get covered in shite for the same money you can make on the windows.

 

No one remember this equation from school?:

 

Xtra Hgt + drty shte² = £££s

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cheapncheerful

ya do get covered in :turd: for sure no matter how careful you are..

 

and some pillock always rings me just as I get going..:rolleyes:

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TolishAPurd
ya do get covered in :turd: for sure no matter how careful you are..

 

and some pillock always rings me just as I get going..:rolleyes:

Yep, usually my mrs. She does the same thing usually when I dip a paint brush in a pot. :rolleyes:

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Rascal
44 brackets all around the house on black gutters. Going to clean with pole. and white fascia and soffits as well. Not cleaning out inside of gutters.

 

£50 or £60?

 

50/50 if you will do well on it though. You could fly round or might have to get the cream cleaner out and polish the whole lot. I'd love to be able to charge by the hour and then it takes as long as it takes but people don't like that!

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Smurf

Black gutters most of the time are easier to clean but do get quite dirty still and suffer more so from gutter creep than white.

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Jimroot

I really wouldn't like to do one with ladder, the houses I've worked on so far, only one had straight forward ladder placements, all the others were very tricky access whether it's gnome collections and other garden furniture, slopping muddy gardens, walls of various dimensions blocking brace deployment, house features negating standoff placement, loose stone chip cladding, loose, narrow, steps, delicate plantings or easy scratch slabs... ... ... ...

 

Maybe (probably) it's me and franks approach. Considering a 14 double with ladderm8 to get into tighter placements.

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mark2788

Do you mean washing inside gutters as well or just removing moss and dirt etc? Because £100 or even over £50 seems alot of money, can't see many people paying that? Good to hear though as might start charging more haha

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Jimroot

I think the original post described exterior gutter clean, rather than anything interior.

 

I guess charge what you think is reasonable to you to do a good job.

 

I'd like to charge more than some to take my time and cover all bases and help cover my overheads. I know of people who do it uninsured and borrow equipment, do it fast, etc and yes they charge less (how good a job they do is up to the home owner to decide) but I'm not competing with them, I'd rather do it safe and slow for a decent wage.

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Smurf

Myself I prefer to be different and offer the whole external property cleaning experience to customers that also includes driveway. paving & patio cleaning too. The one stop shop so to speak.

 

Works well for me :)

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Jimroot

Something worth noting, I've heard it said some people are suspicious of window cleaners, it can be seen as a crafty way to scope a house...

 

I'm sure charging low prices can only reinforce such opinions.

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Smurf

Just as a side note have a look at this post and tell me you can make more money just doing windows. :D

 

Edit: link now attached http://windowcleaningforums.co.uk/threads/pressure-washing-decking.15165/

 

 

It baffles me why anyone would want to climb a ladder to gutter height and get covered in shite for the same money you can make on the windows.

 

No one remember this equation from school?:

 

Xtra Hgt + drty shte² = £££s

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Smurf

The combined services I offer you can make more money in a couple of days than most window domestic window cleaners earn in a week.

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Dave B

I just had an argument with a woman

First binned custy in a while

2 monthly

4 bed

Easy windows but also conny

£20 as it doesn't take 40 minutes

When i quoted her last year she asked about conny roof which is a wfp job as lots of awkward pointy tops on the glass

I told her i can do it when i eventually get wfp

She says today "why haven't you done the roof yet as you quoted 20 quid including roof"

I said i never would have as that will cost more than your windows do

She is stood there with money in her hand telling me i have to do it

I took the money off her and walked away as i am not ever being spoken to in that tone of voice

Not going back either and i also do her daughters house so it looks like i have just binned 2 jobs

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Smurf

"YOU HAVE TO DO IT" Bless her :rofl:

 

Just goes to show how ppl can misunderstand what cleaners say to them as she obviously thought it was included in the cost you gave her to start with. :laugh:

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Jimroot

She sounds a piece of work. You're better off with out them davey, less trouble in the long run and she'll still have a dirty roof :-)

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Dave B

I had had enough anyway with that job

Poxy little dog in the garden refused to go in so was running round barking at me and every time i turned round to look it was sneaking up behind me

Was ready to toe punt it up the garden with my toecaps if it got too close

If i quoted for the roof last june why is she only questioning me now

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Jimroot

Use your smallest modified squeegee as a ninja star... Woof woof woothefcuk... :-)

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Jimroot

Window frames too? No gutter clear? Maybe £100 the lot upvc and windows, £150 with clear if youve got a vac

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peter rogers

i already do the windies 20 all round the house no clean them out done that in october so just a clean i was thinkin 100 as it take me bout 2 an half hours doin it on me jack

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Smurf

I would chance it at 50 squid a side myself for cleaning all plastics guttering, fascias & soffits but thats just me. Time wise would take me around 3-4 hours to do properly including cleaning the frames and glass for free. That's using wfp method and by ladders if need be.

 

If you go in at say 140 squid then you may have a better chance but still is a lot of work to do it properly. Especially if the plastics are badly stained and you need to use ladders and do it by hand. Also the left aspect looks a bit narrow to be putting ladders up to me.

 

Some would try to clean it quicker and charge a lot less but I like to do the best job I can.

 

What price did you have in mind?

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peter rogers

£100 and using wfp i already do the windows but if he says yes il wait to the nxt time windies r due

plus the insides of the gutters are clean :)

 

i haven been up a ladder to do upvc cleaning and not going to be either lol

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