cleaning gutters

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawnguy268, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. lawnguy268

    lawnguy268 LawnSite Member
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    when some of you guys clean gutters , how do you go about doing this do you use a backpack blower or a hand held blower. and does insurance cover that aswell or is that seprate. just wondering

    thanks
     
  2. dekalb lawn man

    dekalb lawn man LawnSite Member
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    Shop vac with an extention on a 50 gal. drum so i dont have to go up and down a ladder all day.
     
  3. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Posts: 1,667

    If the roof is too steep to walk on you have to go up and down a ladder anyway but that's a neat Idea.

    I've done thousands and basically you clean by hand into a pail then hose them out making sure the down spouts are unplugged.
     
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    i use my blower and a pressure washer!
     
  5. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    KrazyKajun, I've used my pressure too and always make a mess, debris everywhere maybe i'm doing it wrong:confused:
     
  6. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My way is pretty quick and easy...go up on the roof with a back pack blower...blow all the junk on the lawn, blow out the downspouts, climb down, run over the leaves with my bagger on the mower and I am done...
     
  7. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    pressure washing is a different service and should be an additional charge...
     
  8. tony58

    tony58 LawnSite Member
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    Dekalb wrote:Shop vac with an extention on a 50 gal. drum so i dont have to go up and down a ladder all day.


    Dekalb,
    Can you post a picture of you rig.
    Thanks,
    tony58
     
  9. dekalb lawn man

    dekalb lawn man LawnSite Member
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    i can see if i can take one in the morning and upload it for you.
     
  10. A.D Services

    A.D Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 224

    thats exactly what i do, i make alot of money from that and its really easy
     

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