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You and Randy are great people. Yall made my visit to Tampa better! I recognize Randy by the pic! Homestly, before I thought he was some dude from Austrailia or somrthing! By the signature in a diff language.



It was nice meeting and talking with you as well. Tampa was a blast, next time you get a chance to come back this way, we gotta get together for an evening out!
(Btw: Randy is Belgium.)
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Hey Kim I got an invite from Chris Tucker in this thread to get back down there! When I was there I saved money and stayed in the motel. There is so much to see and do there! Florida does Rock! Can I hold ya to that evening out? 

Here in the DC area there is much to see and do also!

 

 



Sure can, just let us know a bit ahead of time to make sure we will be here, and pretty sure we should be. One of these days we will hit DC. It is crazy up there was in Philly once lost looking for the airport,, gosh what a trip that wasconfuse Philly was nuts way more than Detroit, that is for sure..
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Crazy how?Philly is my home town!
It can be a bit overwhelming and confusing if you don't know what the plan is.

Next time you are here, call me and I will make sure you guys have fun and give you things to do and see that you could never imagine.


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Mike we always write a gutter clean out bid as clean/flush and inspect. Would you agree that this is a good practice?? I noticed you do not always flush, and we do not either if it is just a clean out to clean the roof and the job was not bid for a clean out.

We only perform gutter clean out contracts within 1/2 hour of the shop yet serve a much larger territory for other services. Speaking of which I may have some contracts to share with you in that respect in your area. Please PM me your service area for gutters and I will be in touch after I compile the data. Also you may just want to list it in your next certified post for advertising purposes.

P.S....Great thread you added here. I am proud to see you giving back with this excellent info. Thanks Mike!!

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Baltimore MD Roof Cleaning 410-482-4367 wrote:

Mike we always write a gutter clean out bid as clean/flush and inspect. Would you agree that this is a good practice?? I noticed you do not always flush, and we do not either if it is just a clean out to clean the roof and the job was not bid for a clean out.

We only perform gutter clean out contracts within 1/2 hour of the shop yet serve a much larger territory for other services. Speaking of which I may have some contracts to share with you in that respect in your area. Please PM me your service area for gutters and I will be in touch after I compile the data. Also you may just want to list it in your next certified post for advertising purposes.

P.S....Great thread you added here. I am proud to see you giving back with this excellent info. Thanks Mike!!



This is NOT good gutter cleaning practice, but we have had gutters suddenly become Unclogged from the roof cleaning chemical.
It can be like Drano for a Gutter, LOL

 



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Hey Mike, it was good to finally meet you in Tampa.  Do you ever clean the outside of the gutter to remove the black vertical lines that form on them?

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uhh the panty hose thing... Tonight there is a cowboys game! Gutter cleaning 101 was supposed to be a shared knowledge thing. I didnt word it right. All us certified mo fos should have downspot cleaning down pat.

I'm a loyal person. The 2 guys, male n female, from Sunbrite at expo in Tampa. They want Loris thing, msds?, for fragrance and "butter".

I think sunbrite the biggest supplier for us guys! I swear by 'em. Ex, for new stuff from PWP. I checked out viton o rings at Sunbrite. I'm going to shop that price. Didnt know about them till Lori. She forgot my free ones to get adicted to! She must be very busy.

Guys lets not forget about Lori. Yall prob the same as me... I only order from her, roof stuff.

She doesnt post here anymore...

I dont think that was her picture. What if it was??? LOL!!!

I smiled the whole time talkin to her. Spending my money. Felt good about it.

When I'm at Sunbrite the same way! That where I get my chems at!

Diff between PWP and Sunbrite. Buying online. PWP I cant believe how fast it got to me.

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Everything next day with PWP!

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Sure can, just let us know a bit ahead of time to make sure we will be here, and pretty sure we should be. One of these days we will hit DC. It is crazy up there was in Philly once lost looking for the airport,, gosh what a trip that wasconfuse Philly was nuts way more than Detroit, that is for sure..
Take Care
Kim

 

 



Crazy how?Philly is my home town!
It can be a bit overwhelming and confusing if you don't know what the plan is.

Next time you are here, call me and I will make sure you guys have fun and give you things to do and see that you could never imagine.

 



I got lost in downtown Philly trying to find the airport, I am sure I have not seen Philly at it's best, but where I was, had to be the ghetto, as their was a few dudes , yelling and screaming at the cops, I felt like it was a movie set, people running across the street. Just chaos! It was just me & my youngest son there for my other sons graduation in Lititz, Pa ( he is a watchmaker ).
Oh and btw didn't realize the street lights were on the side of the road instead of the middle, I think I ran a few red lights.. and blew through a toll in the speedpass lane as well. ANd I got lost and traveled through I think 3 or 4 states, some kinda loop , you probably know what I am talking about and laughing, so am I..smile
Take Care and if we ever get over that way, a tour would be oh so helpful.
Kim

 



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Hey Mike, it was good to finally meet you in Tampa.  Do you ever clean the outside of the gutter to remove the black vertical lines that form on them?




 The black vertical lines are nick named Tiger stripes. There is nothing I know of currently sold by chem companies that work on every gutter. You were a good friend there, cant wait to meet you again!!! Thanx! - Mike



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Mike we always write a gutter clean out bid as clean/flush and inspect. Would you agree that this is a good practice?? I noticed you do not always flush, and we do not either if it is just a clean out to clean the roof and the job was not bid for a clean out.

We only perform gutter clean out contracts within 1/2 hour of the shop yet serve a much larger territory for other services. Speaking of which I may have some contracts to share with you in that respect in your area. Please PM me your service area for gutters and I will be in touch after I compile the data. Also you may just want to list it in your next certified post for advertising purposes.

P.S....Great thread you added here. I am proud to see you giving back with this excellent info. Thanks Mike!!



I dont draw up a contract for gutter cleaning. It would take just as long to write up the contract as it would to clean the gutters. Its pretty cut throat around here too with gutter cleaning.

I'll take whatever ya got Bill! We do about a 50 mile radius.

 



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You got that right, Mike. I've priced some jobs where I was over twice the price as some hack cleaning gutters for $40 on a bid the other day!

-- Edited by Phil Rogers on Tuesday 5th of October 2010 03:21:46 PM

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Phil Rogers wrote:

You got that right, Mike. I've priced some jobs where I was over twice the price as some hack cleaning gutters for $40 on a bid the other day!

-- Edited by Phil Rogers on Tuesday 5th of October 2010 03:21:46 PM



$40!!!!! LOL!! Guess he needed a 12 pk!! lol!! Gutter cleaning has gotten REAL bad.

 



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This is a cheesy video I put together last year.


-- Edited by gleamingtheview on Tuesday 5th of October 2010 05:44:33 PM

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I have to get a vid up too for gutter cleaning. That roof has moss on it. hope you got that too!

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Every roof over here has moss on it!!!

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WOW! We got alot here too, well some. Heavy GCM. Older houses have the moss and lichens.The majority of my roof washings werent est. for that, I up sold them. They didnt know they could safely remove the chit tearing up their roof.

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Does anyone price gutters by the hour? I do. I see it as a win - win situation. Ever price a job and then find out once you are on the ladder that the gutters are completely full of debris that is wet because they dont slope properly... It may turn out to be a PITA job that you really are not too thrilled to do for the price you quoted. It also protects the Customer from having to pay $200 for a gutter job that all you do is climb on the ladder and find the gutters completely free of debris already.




 I strongly disagree - you aren't a reall business person if you work by the hour.  Getting $200 for a gutter cleaning that are clean is how you make money in this business!!!!  I charge per linear foot - and make sure on the average I always make my money.  I also make sure my price includes a worst case scenerio price.  I have no clue why you want to work by the hour??  The majority of the time I make better than $100/hr - you think you could sell folks on an hourlhy rate like that? 



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Does anyone price gutters by the hour? I do. I see it as a win - win situation. Ever price a job and then find out once you are on the ladder that the gutters are completely full of debris that is wet because they dont slope properly... It may turn out to be a PITA job that you really are not too thrilled to do for the price you quoted. It also protects the Customer from having to pay $200 for a gutter job that all you do is climb on the ladder and find the gutters completely free of debris already.




I strongly disagree - you aren't a reall business person if you work by the hour.  Getting $200 for a gutter cleaning that are clean is how you make money in this business!!!!  I charge per linear foot - and make sure on the average I always make my money.  I also make sure my price includes a worst case scenerio price.  I have no clue why you want to work by the hour??  The majority of the time I make better than $100/hr - you think you could sell folks on an hourlhy rate like that?

 



Ditto. I didn't start my own business to work by the hour.

 



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Curb Appeal Roof Cleaning Charleston SC (843)324-4003 wrote:

 

Does anyone price gutters by the hour? I do. I see it as a win - win situation. Ever price a job and then find out once you are on the ladder that the gutters are completely full of debris that is wet because they dont slope properly... It may turn out to be a PITA job that you really are not too thrilled to do for the price you quoted. It also protects the Customer from having to pay $200 for a gutter job that all you do is climb on the ladder and find the gutters completely free of debris already.




I strongly disagree - you aren't a reall business person if you work by the hour.  Getting $200 for a gutter cleaning that are clean is how you make money in this business!!!!  I charge per linear foot - and make sure on the average I always make my money.  I also make sure my price includes a worst case scenerio price.  I have no clue why you want to work by the hour??  The majority of the time I make better than $100/hr - you think you could sell folks on an hourlhy rate like that?

 



Ditto. I didn't start my own business to work by the hour.

 



  Having an hourly rate saves me from having to do an estimate.  I tell them how much an hour, then send a guy out to do it.

 



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Gutter cleaning pricing. A house starts at $100. Goes up from there. I have a video I made the other day showing how to clean frozen ones. Its a large file and I need wi-fi to get it out of my phone? I guess I'll have to stop into starbuck and pull their signal? I think that will work.

Their are hacks out there charging $50 for the same and I've lost business because of that. I've also kept many customers at my price. So dont have in the back of your mind gutter cleaning isnt all that. It gets me through the winter.

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