ok, getting snowed on here, and we still have alot of leaf cleaning to do, and more calls coming in every day. our regular clients are all complete, now we are getting into the one timers, and new callers from our add. we usually charge by the hour, unless we can be sure that an accurate estimate can be given. phone call i got today:" hi, this is mr. x, i expect u will be coming after the snow to clean the property, the only concern i have, is u r charging us hourly. now that the leaves are very wet, will u lower your hourly rate, to compensate for the extra time it will take?". im thinking no way. and, for future callers, i think the price should go up. what do u guys think? i know a guy who drives a cab in town. during bad weather, the rates are 1.5, to 2 times the normal rate, because it takes longer and driving conditions are bad. also, they take advantage of people because in bad weather, the folks that walk, usually will pay for a cab, no matter what. now, since most guys around here packed it in by now, and the client is having a hard time getting anyone to even call them back, shouldnt the prices go up? what do u think?