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Pjj
13 minutes ago, Green Pro Clean Ltd said:

 

I find that hard to believe as it was totally chocca solid.  However you'd still need the ladder as downpipes were crammed with soil  

 

 

 

No Ime being serious that job looks a doddle we do dozens like that , if it’s dry wet it up with the hose break it into half meter sections , either put the vac end in the middle of the turf or suck up the end of it and tease it out the gutter , the photo you have put up it looks just right nice and damp that’s a lovely job bread and butter job . We did a gutter job today had to get the ladder out 😬😬😬 a tree only a foot high had roots going about 8 feet along the gutter and under the roof tiles I had a hard job to pull it out  , 

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Green Pro Clean Ltd
3 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

Is that only one year's growth? @Green Pro Clean Ltd

 

Doubtful mate. More like 5 or 6 but loads of high foliage around so never can be too sure

 

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scottish cleaning service
1 minute ago, Green Pro Clean Ltd said:

 

Doubtful mate. More like 5 or 6 but loads of high foliage around so never can be too sure

 

 

I had one the same and I quote £200 because he never got it cleaned for a decade. I didn't want the job. Anyhow the guy told me a nugget of information. He said he has rainwater coming in through his valley. So he got on to the insurance and thought they would fix it. Insurance guy said because he had not maintained his gutters and valleys his claim was void. I remind all my customers that they need to maintain their gutters, valleys and roof because the insurance wont pay out.

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Just now, scottish cleaning service said:

 

I had one the same and I quote £200 because he never got it cleaned for a decade. I didn't want the job. Anyhow the guy told me a nugget of information. He said he has rainwater coming in through his valley. So he got on to the insurance and thought they would fix it. Insurance guy said because he had not maintained his gutters and valleys his claim was void. I remind all my customers that they need to maintain their gutters, valleys and roof because the insurance wont pay out.

 

See my post at the top of the gutter section. It's a link to Axa insurance about maintaining guttering.

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Part Timer
25 minutes ago, Green Pro Clean Ltd said:

 

Doubtful mate. More like 5 or 6 but loads of high foliage around so never can be too sure

 

The roots on the grass don't look that long so that might only be a couple of years, especially if the previous people didn't clear the downpipes. Got quite a few now that were like that first time, even though they were supposedly done the year before, that now take longer to get to them then it does to clear them.

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P4dstar

I know this ain't good for repeat business but have any of you ever considered offering to install gutter brushes? For those that don't particularly like add ons you could make a good wedge and then not have to do them again?

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Part Timer
Just now, P4dstar said:

I know this ain't good for repeat business but have any of you ever considered offering to install gutter brushes? For those that don't particularly like add ons you could make a good wedge and then not have to do them again?

A bit like lending your customers your WFP equipment for £100 for the first wash and then free for the next 5 years. Do very well then what are you going to do? Best paid work, by a country mile,  I do not going to jeopardise it to make a quick buck. Think this is your "Pikey" side coming out :1f632: 

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P4dstar
Just now, Part Timer said:

A bit like lending your customers your WFP equipment for £100 for the first wash and then free for the next 5 years. Do very well then what are you going to do? Best paid work, by a country mile,  I do not going to jeopardise it to make a quick buck. Think this is your "Pikey" side coming out :1f632: 

More like the scouser in me 😂 My mums from Kirkby, if you ever get a chance to visit there then don't 😂

 

I know it would be useless for you but for some of the more domestic lads who want to focus on windows. I reckon I could do something with that you know, £200 a side maybe. Maybe when i'm in a position to take someone on who can foot the ladder!

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Incheck

Yeah i don’t rate the hedgehogs (gutter brushes) as you say. Did a job last month and the silt just builds up underneath them and in the corners where the roof channels come down. They do their job to an extent but inevitably they will still block up. And the chances are the customer will phone you to clear the gutters out way down the line, and then you wish you’d never put the buggers in.
The downpipe guards are a good shout though [emoji106]
Saves you having to pull the pipes apart every time you go there, and you can just pro gutter or vac the lengths then [emoji317]


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Big sul
I know this ain't good for repeat business but have any of you ever considered offering to install gutter brushes? For those that don't particularly like add ons you could make a good wedge and then not have to do them again?
I normally ask if they want a leaf guard fitted on top of the downpipes.
I got a box full from EBay years ago.
Then it's £20 on top of the cleaning price.
Then tell them if they want them cleaned out again next year I can do it at a reduced price!
Knowing that it won't take half as long to clean out and all the downpipes are clear. [emoji16][emoji106]

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P4dstar
23 minutes ago, Incheck said:

Yeah i don’t rate the hedgehogs (gutter brushes) as you say. Did a job last month and the silt just builds up underneath them and in the corners where the roof channels come down. They do their job to an extent but inevitably they will still block up. And the chances are the customer will phone you to clear the gutters out way down the line, and then you wish you’d never put the buggers in.
The downpipe guards are a good shout though emoji106.png
Saves you having to pull the pipes apart every time you go there, and you can just pro gutter or vac the lengths then emoji317.png
 

2 minutes ago, Big sul said:

I normally ask if they want a leaf guard fitted on top of the downpipes.
I got a box full from EBay years ago.
Then it's £20 on top of the cleaning price.
Then tell them if they want them cleaned out again next year I can do it at a reduced price!
Knowing that it won't take half as long to clean out and all the downpipes are clear. emoji16.pngemoji106.png
 

 

I'm not in a position to do either the gutter brush or the leaf blockers at the mo as I don't even keep a ladder on the van anymore. It was just an idea but you guys are probably right about just installing downpipe blockers. One customer asked me to give them a quote but they gutter guards over the top. They ain't lived there long so they didn't know. I just told them to give me a shout if they started having trouble with overflowing etc.

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Pjj

Gutter headghogs are a complete waist of time we remove hundreds of meters of the stuff each year it just grows plant life on top of it : the mesh that they put on top of the gutter is exactly the same gressgriws on top of it and the roots go into the gutter to get water a right old mess only way to get rid of it is with ladders too , we charge considerably more to remove both the above and then the customer has to get rid of big black bin liners full of stinking rotting vegetation 

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RWCleaning
48 minutes ago, Pjj said:

Gutter headghogs are a complete waist of time we remove hundreds of meters of the stuff each year it just grows plant life on top of it : the mesh that they put on top of the gutter is exactly the same gressgriws on top of it and the roots go into the gutter to get water a right old mess only way to get rid of it is with ladders too , we charge considerably more to remove both the above and then the customer has to get rid of big black bin liners full of stinking rotting vegetation 

Yeh I actually turn down just with gutter guards/brushes in now. Bungalows I’ll do but not enjoy, but working off a ladder on a high house on my own & p1ssing around with the brushes Na stuff that.

 

But down pipes guards are a great little friend. Unblocking downpipes is the part which always takes longer than it should, and for £1.50 each from screwfix each gutter clear after that it a lot more straight forward. 

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Pjj
5 minutes ago, RWCleaning said:

Yeh I actually turn down just with gutter guards/brushes in now. Bungalows I’ll do but not enjoy, but working off a ladder on a high house on my own & p1ssing around with the brushes Na stuff that.

 

But down pipes guards are a great little friend. Unblocking downpipes is the part which always takes longer than it should, and for £1.50 each from screwfix each gutter clear after that it a lot more straight forward. 

 

 

Thats intresting we generaly remove them as well 😂😂 as I have found that just one leaf in the wrong place will block them and then the whole gutter overflows,then the customer is on the phone saying you only cleaned them a few weeks ago then you have to go back !,,,, , usualy If gutters are maintained regularly the s bends shouldn’t get blocked , we now are recommending that customers have the gutters vacuumed even year , we now have quite a lot of regular jobs like this very good for the bank balance and keeps the customers happy too 

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RWCleaning
3 minutes ago, Pjj said:

 

 

Thats intresting we generaly remove them as well 😂😂 as I have found that just one leaf in the wrong place will block them and then the whole gutter overflows,then the customer is on the phone saying you only cleaned them a few weeks ago then you have to go back !,,,, , usualy If gutters are maintained regularly the s bends shouldn’t get blocked , we now are recommending that customers have the gutters vacuumed even year , we now have quite a lot of regular jobs like this very good for the bank balance and keeps the customers happy too 

Hmm interesting 

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On 06/12/2018 at 12:04, Green Pro Clean Ltd said:

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All the way round 120 meters. 

 

Gift to do by hand when they r like that. I get their bin and just drop it from gutter straight into it 

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