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    Doing a large project 276 units and we are doing the gutter scrub with Bobs of PT gutter cleaner. We did 38 buildings in March and we did another gutter scrub earlier this month.

    In 8 years we never did gutter scrub on a condo project, this year 3 good sized projects. Go figure

    I'll tell you it really makes a project shine

    The brushes from Bob really help too, I used to use the brushes from Lowes, what a waist, they really dont hold much chem, Bobs brushes work great, bigger and hold a ton of chem

    Hmmmm Gutter Scrub King LOL

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    I like the green brushes the best.
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    I have been getting asked to just clean the gutters on some of these condo jobs and it is not easy. I'm telling them that we need to clean the rest of the buildings also. I usually tell them no, on the scrub job because they do not want to pay anymore.
    Pressure washing in Pa.
    Brian Wendling
    Rolling Suds Inc.
    www.Rollingsudsinc.com

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    when someone asks me to clean only the outside of the gutter I charge them the same as if I'm washing the house. Then I tell them that the rest of the house will be a complimentary wash.
    A-OK Pressure Washing Inc
    Douglas, MA
    774-721-0012

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-OK Pressure Wasing View Post
    when someone asks me to clean only the outside of the gutter I charge them the same as if I'm washing the house. Then I tell them that the rest of the house will be a complimentary wash.
    No no, We upcharge for everything, then throw something small in the mix for free. Gutter scrubs are $1 per linear foot. The only thing we NEVER charge for is chinmey scrubs. Thats our freebie
    Scott Davis
    Confident Roof Cleaning

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    75.00 for a chimney up here.
    Pressure washing in Pa.
    Brian Wendling
    Rolling Suds Inc.
    www.Rollingsudsinc.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-OK Pressure Wasing View Post
    when someone asks me to clean only the outside of the gutter I charge them the same as if I'm washing the house. Then I tell them that the rest of the house will be a complimentary wash.
    I dont do exterior gutter cleaning without a housewash. I explain to the homeowner that while were cleaning the gutters we will get soap all down the side of the house and we wind up washing the entire wall anyways. Same goes for washing the eaves on a brick home. That explanation normally clears it up.
    Arkansas Pro Wash is an awesome Pressure Washing Company that specializes in Sidewalk Cleaning and Gum Removal. Check us out on Facebook. Call or Text 501-580-0223.<marquee> Free FREE Events www.uamccevents.com </marquee>

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    Our Estimates say basically on all house washes we hand scrub the exterior of gutters and clean the shutters. A house wash with Dirty gutters in the end makes the house look even worse. I would never clean a house without scrubbing the exterior of the gutters. Of course we have other add ons to a house wash such as a clean & flush of the inside of the gutters and that is usually a $75 price tag on average added to the house wash.

    The goal with a House wash is you want the whole house to sparkle so others can see it and come to you for more business. So always scrub those gutters & anyone who says the basic house wash mix on the gutters is good enough they have no idea what there talking about.

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    I think of it differently, John. Just about any carwash you go to has options ranging from a quick pass through the washer for $10 to pretreating wheels, adding car wax and tire shine for $25 to a hand detailing for $100+. If the car wash had your philosophy, every car would leave with gleaming wheels, shiny rubber, a conditioned dashboard and would be ready for a car show. Following your train-of-thought, people would see that car and want the same for their vehicle. Here's the issue with that. Not everyone will want a super premium service all the time. In the winter I want to rinse off the salt and be out of there. That's worth $10 to me. If I had to pay $25 I would go to your competitor down the street.

    I am a believer in the loss leader philosophy. As it applies to our house washes, we don't lose money on our budget/basic plan but it allows me to compete with lower price advertising. During a sale is when I upsell the appeal of gutter scrubbing, the protection of a polymer coating and the added enhancement of brushing windows. If people still opt for the budget plan that is their prerogative. Our house wash mix makes the gutters look much better. People walking by on the street are at a great enough distance that un-brushed gutters will not make the house look terrible.

    Let me throw this at you as a devil's advocate... why not include roof washing in your house wash? Their is nothing that detracts more from curb appeal than a dirty roof. I don't care how clean the gutters are. I've been touting offering different plans and levels of service for years. Its a great closer. I don't ask if they would like to hire us. That's a given. I ask which plan best suits their needs. There isn't a separate option for getting another estimate ;-)
    Ken Fenner
    PressurePros, Inc
    House Washing
    Pressure Washing Companies




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    Quote Originally Posted by PressurePros View Post
    I think of it differently, John. Just about any carwash you go to has options ranging from a quick pass through the washer for $10 to pretreating wheels, adding car wax and tire shine for $25 to a hand detailing for $100+. If the car wash had your philosophy, every car would leave with gleaming wheels, shiny rubber, a conditioned dashboard and would be ready for a car show. Following your train-of-thought, people would see that car and want the same for their vehicle. Here's the issue with that. Not everyone will want a super premium service all the time. In the winter I want to rinse off the salt and be out of there. That's worth $10 to me. If I had to pay $25 I would go to your competitor down the street.

    I am a believer in the loss leader philosophy. As it applies to our house washes, we don't lose money on our budget/basic plan but it allows me to compete with lower price advertising. During a sale is when I upsell the appeal of gutter scrubbing, the protection of a polymer coating and the added enhancement of brushing windows. If people still opt for the budget plan that is their prerogative. Our house wash mix makes the gutters look much better. People walking by on the street are at a great enough distance that un-brushed gutters will not make the house look terrible.

    Let me throw this at you as a devil's advocate... why not include roof washing in your house wash? Their is nothing that detracts more from curb appeal than a dirty roof. I don't care how clean the gutters are. I've been touting offering different plans and levels of service for years. Its a great closer. I don't ask if they would like to hire us. That's a given. I ask which plan best suits their needs. There isn't a separate option for getting another estimate ;-)
    Hey Ken-- I can't dispute what your saying cause as always it makes sense. When two people are right it comes down to philosphy. Your way which of course is professional is more involved. Your way of doing things at times is for the more advanced and also aimed at a higher intellect. Obviously your very detailed and if someone took your route and did it right they can probably make more $$$ then doing it the way I do it which is just about as KISS as possible.

    I look at House washes as whats the least I have to do to make this house look great If the homeowner doesn't want any extra's done to it. I can't have my Company Clean a House and not cleaned the outside of the gutters because thats the least that I would do so others who see it will be interested in getting there house done.

    Yes alot of there roofs look like #### but that is a big upsell which I try to do but I could never add that in with our basic price because if I did there basic price would be in the thousand dollar range. I get your point about that so I'm only making this statement to show my point.

    In a nut shell if someone calls and says I want you just to rinse my house lets say with just cold water... We have a minimum amount that we charge to show up to a job and that is $200. So if they want a house rinse only for whatever reason and they understand completely what that entails then we will do that... But when they call for a price to Powerwash there house our basic price includes the shutters and exteriors of gutters & that for me is the easiest way to make them happy and anyone else they recommend me to.. Its Philosophy.... Or is it laziness on my part ..lol Whatever its what works best for me at this time

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