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Gutters

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by bulhead19, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. bulhead19

    bulhead19 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    What do you guys charge to clean gutters? An average residential house. I'm thinking about statring that service and was just curious how the money was...Thanks for the input
     
  2. ATLandcare

    ATLandcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    I really don't have a system....one house takes me 15 minutes and I charge $75, another takes just over 2 hours and is 4 stories and I charge $300. Guess I need to get a system as well haha. Pays super good as far as I'm concerned.
     
  3. McFarland_Lawn_Care

    McFarland_Lawn_Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,422

    I tried it out a little last year - think we tried $1.00 per linear ft with one and 2 story houses only. Good luck!!
     
  4. fireman gus

    fireman gus LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    Our price has been $1.00 per linear foot. Sometimes that is good and other times we should have charged more.
     
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    First you need a decent ladder, and quite possibly a ladder rack.
    I'd start with a 16 to 20 foot one and get up on some single story houses, see how you like that.
    Because it's not that easy, gutters always look all fine and dandy from the ground, story about
    changes when folks see things from 30 feet up in the air thou so I'd start down low.

    I've been working my way UP for a number of years, still a lot of houses I'm too scared to do.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Oh, one more thing...
    Don't go UP unless someone is with you that stays on the ground or you have your cell phone on your person.
     
  7. Big Wes

    Big Wes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 247

    I'll do single story homes with not a lot of pitch to the roof I charge $30.00 extra and do the work with a back pack blower and one of those grabber things. Walk the perimeter of the house Blow the crap out the gutters, then blow the mess off shrubs, decks and walkways onto the lawn. Then mow the property.

    btw: I'm cheap at $30. I should probably charge $50. oh well!
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,516

    I do the exact same procedure. I just charge 5 times more!! It's work most CAN'T do themselves. Charge for it. It usually leads to a full time mowing account when they see how nice the yard looks with a pro cut.:usflag:
     
  9. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    I think I agree with nearly everyone of your posts.

    I use the same procedure, and I love gutters....it's a license to print money.
     

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