Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....

gutter cleaning pictures


Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-31-2009, 10:05 PM
MikeO
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default gutter cleaning pictures

2 1/2 stories up and one on the porch. Not bad job took forever thats a severe job worst i have seen in a long time. Made alot on ot came out ahead thats the main idea.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg oconnell 4.jpg (20.2 KB, 48 views)
File Type: jpg oconnell 8.jpg (8.0 KB, 28 views)
File Type: jpg oconnell gutter 1.jpg (8.0 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg oconnell gutter 3.jpg (21.1 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg oconnell 7.jpg (27.5 KB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg oconnell 6.jpg (37.8 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg oconnell 5.jpg (41.2 KB, 30 views)
File Type: jpg oconnell gutter 2.jpg (9.6 KB, 19 views)
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 08-31-2009, 11:50 PM
kdexpd's Avatar
kdexpd kdexpd is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: N.E. Missouri
Age: 37
Posts: 198
Rep Power: 8
kdexpd is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
First of all I envy you for getting up that high. I hate heights! However as long as the money's good, I guess I could do it.
Secondly..I sure hope those gutter braces are sealed well where they are nailed into the shingles! I can't believe the roof doesn't leak. I have never seen anything like that on a shingled roof. Those are some serious braces! They must have installed those because they never clean the gutters and the poor things have to be able to withstand some serious weight!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-01-2009, 02:01 AM
chugiaklt2 chugiaklt2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 8
chugiaklt2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Just curious, did you use any type of fall protection and if so what kind? I am thinking of doing some gutters that are about the same height and condition, but I would like some protection in case I slip. I can't afford to be out of work.

Good Job
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-01-2009, 07:44 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,042
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
2 1/2 stories up and one on the porch. Not bad job took forever thats a severe job worst i have seen in a long time. Made alot on ot came out ahead thats the main idea.
Great pictures!

How did this job effect your bidding process now? How long did you think it was going to take initially?

What would you advise others as to how to formulate a bid? Do you shoot for a certain price per foot?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-01-2009, 11:18 AM
jon6336 jon6336 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 19
Rep Power: 7
jon6336 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kdexpd View Post
First of all I envy you for getting up that high. I hate heights! However as long as the money's good, I guess I could do it.
Secondly..I sure hope those gutter braces are sealed well where they are nailed into the shingles! I can't believe the roof doesn't leak. I have never seen anything like that on a shingled roof. Those are some serious braces! They must have installed those because they never clean the gutters and the poor things have to be able to withstand some serious weight!
The reason they used the braces to go to the roof is because there was probably no facia to attach the gutter to. Usually they go under the shingles because of the leakage issue. I wonder if that house does leak...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-05-2009, 09:31 AM
MikeO
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chugiaklt2 View Post
Just curious, did you use any type of fall protection and if so what kind? I am thinking of doing some gutters that are about the same height and condition, but I would like some protection in case I slip. I can't afford to be out of work.

Good Job
a ladder brace would work good. I don't use them but, they keep everything from tilting also keeps it from not scratching anything. I suspect once you are up that high if you fall you fall. I just take it easy. start from downspout and move left. That way you only move the ladder once...

I dont go by the foot. I just look at it and say well they havent been done for a long time I can pretty much bid whatever i want. I imagined in my head 4 hours i beat it by 45 minutes. Made $220.00 on it. is that high? yes. but they were packed in both sides. I have 3 50 foot hoses because there always on sale for 10 bucks. The kink free hoses would work great. I dont have those. My ad in the paper is simple.

Need Gutter Cleaning?
all work is done local
Senior Citizen Discount
See website for coupon
www.xxxx.com
218-876-0000

A 28 foot ladder is 250.00 at most places. hoses are 10.00 for 50ft x3= 30.00 plus a good nozzle which is 12.00. A 20 foot ladder is about 50.00 on Craigslist. Make sure the rungs are not damaged if they are don't buy it.

So for about 300.00 your in business. might take you 2 cleaning jobs to pay for it. It sucks dont get me wrong, everybody stops and watches you do this and yell at you driving by. The money is there.

I just place the ladder in the back of my pickup with 2 straps from the front on both sides of the bed. Red rag or tape at the end of the ladder. I have an old mason brick the grey kind to place in fron of the bed to keep it from sliding down. Works good. A good ladder rack is about 500-700 dollars. If you can afford it thats the way to go. You could make one and it might cost you half but you have to know how to weld good. I just throw it the back and be done.

Last edited by MikeO; 09-05-2009 at 09:36 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-05-2009, 09:54 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,042
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

As I am looking at your pictures I am thinking if you lean a ladder against those gutters, it looks like you could crush them. Is that what you do or do you have some type of way to put the pressure on the roof and not the gutter?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-06-2009, 12:43 AM
MikeO
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default yeA

thats what that ladder brace comes in handy. goes over the top of your ladder secures the ladder so it does not tilt or slide and stays off the guuter. I have never crushed a gutter as of date just using a ladder.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-06-2009, 08:00 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,042
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

When you use them, do you set the height before you put the ladder up? Is that a pain in the butt to eyeball? Or is there another way?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-07-2009, 08:18 AM
MikeO
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default nope

easy. you just slip it on the top sides first and hoist it up. just secures your ladder. almost like training wheels in a way.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
gutter cleaning

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gutter Cleaning Bid???? usmcman001 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 19 09-22-2009 01:42 PM
How to estimate gutter cleaning Gopherhaul Podcast Steve Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 3 03-10-2009 09:21 AM
Gutter cleaning landscape warrior Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 2 03-10-2008 08:46 PM
Gutter cleaning robot Steve General Business Discussions 11 11-23-2007 12:30 PM
Gutter cleaning Community Assistance 3 09-14-2007 03:08 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 06:51 PM
Yesterday 09:08 PM
by Chilehead
19 2,853
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
Yesterday 04:24 PM
by Steve
10 581
fert/lawn programs
joshp
08-28-2016 10:43 AM
Yesterday 04:17 PM
by Steve
1 148
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
08-28-2016 10:31 AM
by joshp
7 759
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
08-27-2016 10:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,834
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
08-25-2016 12:55 PM
by Steve
19 2,171
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
08-24-2016 09:05 PM
by Stephen Alberts
10 1,926
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 07:49 AM
08-24-2016 08:59 PM
by Stephen Alberts
14 13,119
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-24-2016 10:12 AM
by mowandblow1980
7 556
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 529
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 512
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 509
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 503
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
08-16-2016 12:42 AM
by SC93
5 803
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
08-15-2016 10:54 AM
by acrajchel
2 499
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 769
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 508
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 626
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 763
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 6,672
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 19,839
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
08-07-2016 08:37 AM
by Lawnline
8 11,305
Hey guys! Greetings from...
thegardener
08-05-2016 05:45 AM
08-05-2016 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 671
First Time Bidding-Need...
capitallawncrew
08-01-2016 08:30 AM
08-03-2016 09:52 AM
by Steve
3 699
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
08-01-2016 08:28 PM
by ExclusiveLawns
7 3,805
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
07-31-2016 10:36 AM
by joshp
13 5,953
» Popular Tags
apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding break business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy