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I have heard in the past that you should charge $1 per linear foot in gutter cleaning. Does this sound right or what are your rates?

I just did a house that was absolutely horrible, full of paint chips and leaves from 4 years. That house was a total of 108 lin. ft.
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What I do here is charge $1 a foot for one story house or gutters on the first story I charge $1.50 a foot for gutters above that. That's just what I do. I would not hesitate to charge more for gutters that full.
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I just did a house that was absolutely horrible, full of paint chips and leaves from 4 years. That house was a total of 108 lin. ft.
How high up were the gutters and how did you clean them?

Also how long did it take to perform?
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1.50 single story and 2.00 for above that.

You got to remember some smaller homes have 40-60 ft of gutters. I'm not showing up for $40 bucks.
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How high up were the gutters and how did you clean them?

Also how long did it take to perform?
The front gutters were not too high but the back was roughly 20-25 ft up.

The incline was to steep to get on the roof so I continued to simply move the ladder ever few few.

It took me right at an hour.
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If you could rebid the job, would you have done it differently?
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No sir, doing the job made me happy enough. I am slow now.
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Bumping an old thread for more input.

I don't normally offer gutter cleaning - hate ladders. Need some input on pricing this...



A client has a home for sale (vacant) and the detached garage gutters are filled with debris/maple "helicopter" seeds, and the entire length has saplings about 5" tall growing in it.

The back gutter can be reached from the ground - easy.

The front gutter is a bit over 8' off the ground, and the drive is level concrete, so my 8" step ladder will work fine for accessing that part.

Each gutter is 20' long for a total of 40' of gutters completely filled with debris and with the entire top area completely filled with little maple saplings that have sprouted.



I know they aren't going to want to spend a lot, so I don't expect this to be a money maker, but priced fairly, it will be a supplement to my regular mowing.

Any thoughts?
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I charge $1.00 per foot for a one story and $2.00 per foot over that, if the roof is less than a 6/12 pitch. Over a 6/12 pitch I add .50 per foot for each. The reason being is on a 6/12 pitch or less, I can get up on the roof and use either a leaf blower or vacuum to get the leaves out making it easier and faster. Steeper roofs require me to work from the ladder and require more time.
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Here's the front...




Here's the back...






The stuff seems to pull out easily enough although it is messy...








I also need to clean up the mess in the driveway...







Drive continues down a slope another 30' past what you can see here...




I figure the driveway cleanup should take 30 mins to blow it and scoop/bag it up. Not sure how long the gutters will take.
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