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In this thread you will learn how to clean gutters and downspout very quickly. A better cleaning than your competition can give. In less time too.  

 If you are a roof washer, Its a no brainer that clean gutters are an important aspect of washing that roof.

 I know all the short cuts and time savers. If a gutter clean takes more than 15 min.  You are upselling bagging debris or a severly clogged downspout, or you are wasting time somehow.

 Hopefully I can teach RCIA members How easy it is to clean downspouts. I have a test that tells you where the clog is in the downspout. Most clogged downspouts can be cleaned without taking it apart or trying to run a snake through it. Sometimes thats the only way, taking it apart is too. That is like 1 in 50 jobs!!!

 Gutter cleaning in Maryland Was the big job for us years ago. I like selling bigger jobs now. For years that was all we did pretty much is clean gutters. before 2008 I was doing 6-10 gutter cleans a day! People hated me at the ATM puttin the checks in! LOL!

 Hit me up with your questions about gutter and downspout cleaning.  - Mke

 (help me get this started, I dont know how to start?)

-- Edited by gutterdog on Wednesday 4th of August 2010 06:00:56 PM

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I'm interested...... please tell more....

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uuh how do you clean gutters? Do you pay attention to the downspout?

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In this thread you will learn how to clean gutters and downspout very quickly. A better cleaning than your competition can give. In less time too.  

 If you are a roof washer, Its a no brainer that clean gutters are an important aspect of washing that roof.

 I know all the short cuts and time savers. If a gutter clean takes more than 15 min.  You are upselling bagging debris or a severly clogged downspout, or you are wasting time somehow.

 Hopefully I can teach RCIA members How easy it is to clean downspouts. I have a test that tells you where the clog is in the downspout. Most clogged downspouts can be cleaned without taking it apart or trying to run a snake through it. Sometimes thats the only way, taking it apart is too. That is like 1 in 50 jobs!!!

 Gutter cleaning in Maryland Was the big job for us years ago. I like selling bigger jobs now. For years that was all we did pretty much is clean gutters. before 2008 I was doing 6-10 gutter cleans a day! People hated me at the ATM puttin the checks in! LOL!

 Hit me up with your questions about gutter and downspout cleaning.  - Mke

 (help me get this started, I dont know how to start?)

-- Edited by gutterdog on Wednesday 4th of August 2010 06:00:56 PM



Mike it would probably be just as easy for you to go ahead and tell us how you clean gutters and down spouts out instead of each and everyone of us hitting you up about this?

thanks

 



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Charleston! Mt. Pleasant is on the other side of the bridge, if I remember right!

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gutterdog wrote:

In this thread you will learn how to clean gutters and downspout very quickly. A better cleaning than your competition can give. In less time too.  

 If you are a roof washer, Its a no brainer that clean gutters are an important aspect of washing that roof.

 I know all the short cuts and time savers. If a gutter clean takes more than 15 min.  You are upselling bagging debris or a severly clogged downspout, or you are wasting time somehow.

 Hopefully I can teach RCIA members How easy it is to clean downspouts. I have a test that tells you where the clog is in the downspout. Most clogged downspouts can be cleaned without taking it apart or trying to run a snake through it. Sometimes thats the only way, taking it apart is too. That is like 1 in 50 jobs!!!

 Gutter cleaning in Maryland Was the big job for us years ago. I like selling bigger jobs now. For years that was all we did pretty much is clean gutters. before 2008 I was doing 6-10 gutter cleans a day! People hated me at the ATM puttin the checks in! LOL!

 Hit me up with your questions about gutter and downspout cleaning.  - Mke

 (help me get this started, I dont know how to start?)

-- Edited by gutterdog on Wednesday 4th of August 2010 06:00:56 PM



Mike it would probably be just as easy for you to go ahead and tell us how you clean gutters and down spouts out instead of each and everyone of us hitting you up about this?

thanks

 



well there is alot to tell. Some dudes didnt know leaf blowers were a way. How bout this. Downspouts.

 The penny test. Anyone ever heard of it?

 



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Thanks for helpin get this rolling.

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The penny test. Take a penny and drop it down EVERY downspout. If all you hear is metal to metal sounds no thud sounds, comes out the bottom that downspout is perfect. It also tells you where the clog is.

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Nice trick with the penny. roof cleaningWhat else you have.

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What is the fastest way to clean a gutter. Not the downspout but the horizontal gutter? A blower, vacuum, scooper, PW, etc....? Do you bag the debris while on a ladder or on the roof, or do you throw it to the ground and pick it up after?

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What is the fastest way to clean a gutter. Not the downspout but the horizontal gutter? A blower, vacuum, scooper, PW, etc....? Do you bag the debris while on a ladder or on the roof, or do you throw it to the ground and pick it up after?




 Leaf blowers are the most time efficient way to clean a gutter and test and clean a downspout! It is best to have a leaf blower that fits the outlet well. The air pressure coming out the downspout should be the same as what is going in at the top. Important the tip of the blower is in the outlet. If the downspout is clogged its 9 out of 10 times between the 2 elbows up top. Vibration below and hitting the outlet with the nozzle pops it like a zit! Anything including bagging whatever is an up charge.



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After a while, experience, you can tell how cloged a downspout is using the blower and feeling whats coming out the bottom. Half clogged, more clogged or less. Every downspout is 100% clean. Not sure drop a penny down it. Also because pennys are flat, depending on how horizontal the DS is between the first 2 elbows, I've seen them perfectly horizontal, no rake. Try to roll that penny.

Rocks or marbles could be used. I've always used pennys.



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Do you normally flush the gutters?

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gutterdog wrote:

After a while, experience, you can tell how cloged a downspout is using the blower and feeling whats coming out the bottom. Half clogged, more clogged or less. Every downspout is 100% clean. Not sure drop a penny down it. Also because pennys are flat, depending on how horizontal the DS is between the first 2 elbows, I've seen them perfectly horizontal, no rake. Try to roll that penny.

Rocks or marbles could be used. I've always used pennys.




LOL Mike, I forgot we had a Gutter Dog right here roof cleaning

Make you a deal, next time you come to Florida, I want to send you out with my Guys.

You train them on Gutters and Downspouts, and we will show you a trick or two about cleaning roofs.

We do the best we can on Cleaning Gutters, but we always strive to be better.



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Downspouts. years ago I got subbed this apartment complex. Gutter clean. Had 2 dudes working for me one still does. I'm the guaranteed downspout guy right! I took one 10 ft ds apart and flipped it upside down! It was full! Took others apart. I had a quarter size hole in each palm bangin on the downspouts. We worked in the dark and got it done in one day.

A property manager that was visiting said he never seen anyone clean the downspouts, wanted my card. I Said I was hear working for xyz and to contact him.

A good question to become certified. If you bag the gutters, do you just assume they are clean or check them first including the downspouts?

I think assuming anything is bad?

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gutterdog wrote:

After a while, experience, you can tell how cloged a downspout is using the blower and feeling whats coming out the bottom. Half clogged, more clogged or less. Every downspout is 100% clean. Not sure drop a penny down it. Also because pennys are flat, depending on how horizontal the DS is between the first 2 elbows, I've seen them perfectly horizontal, no rake. Try to roll that penny.

Rocks or marbles could be used. I've always used pennys.




LOL Mike, I forgot we had a Gutter Dog right here roof cleaning

Make you a deal, next time you come to Florida, I want to send you out with my Guys.

You train them on Gutters and Downspouts, and we will show you a trick or two about cleaning roofs.

We do the best we can on Cleaning Gutters, but we always strive to be better.



That would be awesome Chris. The couple times I caught ya smokin a cig I caught a cig with ya. listened. Gutter cleaning goes hand in hand wit washin a roof if you are gonna bag a DS.?

 Im gonna take lots of pics!

 Dont want the love over flowing on the outsides of the gutters! Now you owe them a free Gutter brightener! 

 I could put on website hand trained by Cris Tucker! RCIA!!!

 Cleaning the gutters beforehand, sometimes its included or up charge,



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Mike teaching us how to clean gutters and pricing them would be much appreciated !

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Do you normally flush the gutters?




 With water heck no. If they wanted that id have to charge more.



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Downspouts. years ago I got subbed this apartment complex. Gutter clean. Had 2 dudes working for me one still does. I'm the guaranteed downspout guy right! I took one 10 ft ds apart and flipped it upside down! It was full! Took others apart. I had a quarter size hole in each palm bangin on the downspouts. We worked in the dark and got it done in one day.

A property manager that was visiting said he never seen anyone clean the downspouts, wanted my card. I Said I was hear working for xyz and to contact him.

A good question to become certified. If you bag the gutters, do you just assume they are clean or check them first including the downspouts?

I think assuming anything is bad?



So true bro, assumptions kill otherwise good business people.  We always check out the gutters and act accordingly. Our bids say 'may include some gutter clean outs and whitening for free'
I like your penny trick!!  We should meet at the VFW next time I get to Upper Marlboro or Southern MD.  If I get another job in the capital beltway it's all yours!!

 



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Mike how do u price gutter cleaning thanx


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