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     This time of year is infamous with dirty, clogged gutters, and falling leaves. Since the ultimate goal for roof cleaning is to get yourself in front of the customer, this is an extra method of marketing your services and extending the season. With most of us closing our season very shortly, gutter cleaning is a way to put yourself in front of new customers and add more income to your bottom line. For those marketing gutter cleaning, ggod job! For those who are not, I would definitely recomend it as it has led to many bigger jobs for those same customers.

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I did Addvertize for gutter cleaning, thanks to that I cleaned A roof today!!


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It's always profitable when you offer more than one service. Usually if I am out at a customers home, the more you talk with them and show before and afters of differant things, about 90% of the time it leads to more work. Here in Ohio I clean a lot of gutters in the spring believe it or not, after all the cottonwoods fall. Cleaning gutters twice a year for someone is nice easy work.

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I advertise gutter cleaning. When the season is busy it's hard to give priority to a gutter cleaning. People never want to pay more than $100 or less. But as the season dies out I need it. Its like a catch 22. Suggestions anyone?

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Roof Cleaning Evansville Indiana 270 860 7894 wrote:

     This time of year is infamous with dirty, clogged gutters, and falling leaves. Since the ultimate goal for roof cleaning is to get yourself in front of the customer, this is an extra method of marketing your services and extending the season. With most of us closing our season very shortly, gutter cleaning is a way to put yourself in front of new customers and add more income to your bottom line. For those marketing gutter cleaning, ggod job! For those who are not, I would definitely recomend it as it has led to many bigger jobs for those same customers.



Hi Kevin

you said you will be closing your season shortly. When do you close down, and when do you start up? You have a mild winter their in Evansville Indiana do you ever work during the Winter?

 



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I advertise gutter cleaning. When the season is busy it's hard to give priority to a gutter cleaning. People never want to pay more than $100 or less. But as the season dies out I need it. Its like a catch 22. Suggestions anyone?


 
Hey Neighbor

I set my pick up truck with a cold water machine and a hose real my attentions are to just go door knocking to see who wants their gutters blown out for 100 bucks, however they can clean up the mess on the ground. LOL. thats how I ALWAYS clean gutters.

 



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Nova Roof Cleaning New Jersey wrote:

I advertise gutter cleaning. When the season is busy it's hard to give priority to a gutter cleaning. People never want to pay more than $100 or less. But as the season dies out I need it. Its like a catch 22. Suggestions anyone?



Hey Neighbor

I set my pick up truck with a cold water machine and a hose real my attentions are to just go door knocking to see who wants their gutters blown out for 100 bucks, however they can clean up the mess on the ground. LOL. thats how I ALWAYS clean gutters.

 

 



Are those really small houses?

I've been cleaning out gutter systems out for years.  We clean gutters until it freezes outside and have other services to rely on for revenue.

Although I can rationalize with your thinking, you should not sell yourself so short guys or EVER let the customer be responsible for cleaning up a mess you created (even if its fair).

Why? Though it appears "fair" for both parties, you just set your services value. Trying to up-sell from that point is difficult if you already barter a "deal" with them. We don't just blow out the gutters, but offer inspections, repairs, up-selling on gutter accessories as well as downspout installation. Winter time is a great time to think outside the box guys. Not every house is the same, so it would be highly unprofitable for us to go out and offer a fixed-rate just to stay busy.  There's also many ways to clean out gutters and with that, various rates and results.

We cleaned 1 roof and 2 home's gutter systems yesterday and $580 was just gutter cleaning.  Not great, but not bad for gutters since its a low-overhead service with a  high profit margin.

Good luck with biz this winter guys, cold is a comin' fast!

 



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You were paid $580 to clean the gutters of 2 homes? My goodness, Thats impressive! And I throw compliments around like manhole covers.

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Ed

have you heard of Ned Stevens?

he only charges 120.00 for an average two story home and he is a huge gutter cleaning Co. he covers like 5 States or something.

I don't know how our champ Power House does it.

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Ed

have you heard of Ned Stevens?

he only charges 120.00 for an average two story home and he is a huge gutter cleaning Co. he covers like 5 States or something.

I don't know how our champ Power House does it.



LOL, Seriously,  I'm not trying to blow smoke up your bum Clyde...

It's true guys, we average between 150 - $300 every gutter cleaning and just started this biz 3 1/2 years ago after I worked off and on for other companies about ten years.  

Our minimum service charge for anything is $135. It's the demographic location. I'm right next to some big corps out here who employee thousands of people who all make decent livings with pretty good size homes without any major competition (at least that I know of). 


If I picked up and headed east over the mountains with the same pricing structure, I'd get a pitch fork thrown at my head emote.img?ID=8424

 



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I believe you Steve

thanks, I need to quit dealing with broke HO's

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LOL that is so true.... Besides the eastern side still does things for themselves and are very self sufficient.

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You may know better about it out here in this area than anyone on these forums Pat!

No worries at all Clyde, just my two cents for what it's worth to ya pal.

The economy is down and people just are not spending like they used too (not that I blame them) and I'm feeling it too. 

Hell, you've prob been doing this way longer than me anyhow and know everything that's already going to come out of my mouth before I say it like Pat here does.  LOL!

My problem is I have very few guys on these forums of this caliber from my area to relate to yet?

Have a good one fellas.



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Hey Clyde, Ned Stevens is my hero.  The guy has huge billboards on I95 for gutter cleaning and I see his trucks everywhere in over 5 counties.  He must be doing something right because I think he's growing.  I'd love to do an exterior cleaning biz like that.

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Does anyone know what size nozzle that I could use on an air pump to mist the gutters with chemical and not waste a lot of chemical. In the past I have used a automatic back -pack sprayer. The air pump that I have will work fine with a low orfice nozzle.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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What are you using now to clean the outside of the gutters?

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F-13 from pressure tek

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I have some F-13 from Bob as well,I have not tryed it on the gutters. I have always used Gutter Zap.....works great,has never let me down....wipe on rinse off that quick and easy.

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I use a little bleach, gutterzap and water in an SP handheld sprayer. It shoots a good distance.

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Has anybody used tire white. It works great! and you can buy it at the local automotive store.
Here's the MSDS on it. http://whatsinproducts.com/information.php?brandNo=02-003-063 Its Bleach! You can mix it in a bug sprayer with water and what ever soap you like.

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