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Hi guys

A few gutter clearance jobs have said leave it until the leaves have fallen(which I understand) others just want them done. I really want to push my gutter clearance service and wondered when peak time is for gutter jobs. I have one hungry skyvac,1500 leaflets and need to time my attack on the gutter world correctly. Any tips or experiences would be appreciated as its my first year in this game [emoji106]

 

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windowgleamtrowbridge

I’m picking up 3-4 quotes a week at the moment. People want it now! The rain makes is a great time to advertise as you remind people their gutters are over flowing the risk of damage over time this can have on their property if it’s not sorted.

Get out there and advertise all over the place. I’m even thinking about the local paper in October/November!


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I’m picking up 3-4 quotes a week at the moment. People want it now! The rain makes is a great time to advertise as you remind people their gutters are over flowing the risk of damage over time this can have on their property if it’s not sorted.

Get out there and advertise all over the place. I’m even thinking about the local paper in October/November!


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Local paper is a good idea....I've been advertising on Facebook,leafletting houses that have hard to reach gutters guess I just need to continue and be patient and keep at it
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My local paper charges £238 for an almost quarter page ad including VAT for 4 weeks. Plus 10,000 impressions on their website.

Reaches about 35,000 people per week. So good potential. Always a good idea to get in touch with them to find out how much it’s going to cost you!

I’m thinking 2-3 jobs would easily pay that back! Anything more is a bonus. Gets my name out there a bit more too for window cleaning and other jobs!


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My local paper charges £238 for an almost quarter page ad including VAT for 4 weeks. Plus 10,000 impressions on their website.

Reaches about 35,000 people per week. So good potential. Always a good idea to get in touch with them to find out how much it’s going to cost you!

I’m thinking 2-3 jobs would easily pay that back! Anything more is a bonus. Gets my name out there a bit more too for window cleaning and other jobs!


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Impressive numbers...I'm going to call my local paper tomorrow and see if we can strike a deal

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Part Timer

My busy time is November through March, invariably the November and March jobs are the same buildings as they are surrounded by very high trees and need doing twice a year. With the very dry summer and the recent very strong winds a lot of leaves have fallen early this year. 

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Pjj

We have regular repeat work every 3 months on some commercial jobs but for most domestics I would say September  to April is the busiest although we do jobs all year round 

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Local paper is a good idea....I've been advertising on Facebook,leafletting houses that have hard to reach gutters guess I just need to continue and be patient and keep at it
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you in evesham? think i saw you last week [emoji16]

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you in evesham? think i saw you last week [emoji16]

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Yeah I was in evesham then what's your business called and I will look out for you
And dare I say I'm redditch based too but have customers all over Worcestershire as I'm new [emoji106]

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we all get about! i saw you in your motor,but i wasnt there on business myself [emoji106]

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Indeed we do...nice to talk with someone local on here I take it your not the guy I had a barney with about territory then [emoji23]

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Incheck

Picked up 6 gutter jobs last week with the bad weather we had [emoji299]️
As long as it stays wet its all good but when you start going sub-zero it can be challenging.
A few times we’ve shown up and they’ve been frozen solid and have often had to wait until it rains or until it warms enough to thaw it out


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i dont get involved in that sort of nonsense!

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I am glad it's not you as you def would have remembered me as it went a bit nasty...although this was a few months back now

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Picked up 6 gutter jobs last week with the bad weather we had [emoji299]️
As long as it stays wet its all good but when you start going sub-zero it can be challenging.
A few times we’ve shown up and they’ve been frozen solid and have often had to wait until it rains or until it warms enough to thaw it out


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Thanks. Never considered cold weather as an issue until now. Rain seems to be perfect gutter canvassing weather [emoji106]

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27 minutes ago, Incheck said:

As long as it stays wet its all good but when you start going sub-zero it can be challenging.

Just have to snap it out then, comes out in big lumps and you don't get dirty 😁

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Just have to snap it out then, comes out in big lumps and you don't get dirty [emoji16]

Haha to be honest there was no way i was going to go through all of that, even if i had an ice pick. The One job had a blocked downpipe and ram packed gutters, one gutter was above a car port i couldnt even get to by hand, it needed a good vaccing. I left it 3 or 4 days until the temperatures picked up and went back to it & it was a piece of cake. It turned out to be a half an hour rather than a hell of a struggle with possibly no success [emoji51]


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11 minutes ago, Incheck said:


Haha to be honest there was no way i was going to go through all of that, even if i had an ice pick. The One job had a blocked downpipe and ram packed gutters, one gutter was above a car port i couldnt even get to by hand, it needed a good vaccing. I left it 3 or 4 days until the temperatures picked up and went back to it & it was a piece of cake. It turned out to be a half an hour rather than a hell of a struggle with possibly no success emoji51.png


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Trouble with me is that I have to go down south and do them so come hell or high water if I'm there I'm cleaning them out 

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Trouble with me is that I have to go down south and do them so come hell or high water if I'm there I'm cleaning them out 

Yeah definitely, in those circumstances you can’t simply sling your hook and say “nah not today”
I’m fortunate not to be in that position as i don’t do any commercial work and i don’t have to travel long distances.


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THL4KEL

If its freezing take multiple 25 litre containers of red hot water and pump it up there.

1 minute ago, Pjj said:

Hears one we did the other week needed a lawn mower not a vac 😂😂😂

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Was it damp or dry up there? Did it take a while?

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Hears one we did the other week needed a lawn mower not a vac [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
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[emoji102]whaaaaaat. Did you do that by hand? Our little skyvac atom wouldnt stand a chance [emoji23]


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Pjj
9 hours ago, THL4KEL said:

If its freezing take multiple 25 litre containers of red hot water and pump it up there.

Was it damp or dry up there? Did it take a while?

 

 

 

It was damp we wetted it down first to soften it combination of the vac and gutter hook to get it all out as it had grown under the roof tiles and on to the roof as well took a morning to do both houses front and back , front was easier as only 2 storey. Evan unblocked the downpipes with the vac no problem , all done from the ground .

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THL4KEL

Great work mate. Can't beat bad weather for these kind of jobs.

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