When is the best time of year to do gutter cleaning?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    What is the lastest to figure being able to do gutter cleaning in Indiana? I'm thinking the best time may be in early november to december. I'm sure it's not good to try and do it when things are frozen. So does this mean as soon as it starts being consistently below 32 that it's over 'til spring or warmer weather? And do many people do this every year?
  2. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,720

    Heck, I'd do it when it's safe to do, and when there's nothing else pressing to do higher on the list!
    (Here's some great add-on ideas for those who aren't afraid of heights)
    Do you install Christmas lights? Or do you treat roofs for moss? How about doing it the same day as that? :waving:
  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    whenever the customer wants them we do most of ours with leaf clean ups
  4. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    Best time of year is late fall after all of the leaves have fallen from the trees. As long as their isn't ice on the roofline or ice in the gutters you'll be fine to do the gutter cleanings in the cooler temps. And yes, many people have this service done every year.
  5. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    we do it whenever the customer wants it done. Some want it done after all of the leaves have fallen while others have so many leaves that they have to be cleaned out several times during the fall.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Technically when they're clogged, but I agree you should advise the customer it might be wise to wait until the leaves are done falling.
  7. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    we clean when ever they need to be done, when on a property I always check everything out to see if anything needs to be done, btw I just have a handful that I have to get approved before I do anything, all the others I do what needs to be done, and send them a bill
  8. dougmartin2003

    dougmartin2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    i do it anytime the customer wants it done. but here in north missouri the best time is right about now. late october- november. i have one house that the guy calls me twice a year for cleaning.
  9. dougmartin2003

    dougmartin2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    i would like to be able to scedule all of my gutter cleaning in november- december. that way i have money coming in during the slow time of the year.
  10. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    We perform gutter cleaning on our final leaf cleanup! At that time we blow out the gutters , downspouts , an any leaves on the roof areas! Hope this helps George

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