In case you are thinking about starting your own company that does not require a lot of money for launching, the gutter cleaning company is exactly what you need. The importance of cleaning your gutter is high so this service is a must have and therefore many cleaning services include this type of cleaning in their service. Usually, these businesses are carpet cleaning or pest control business, but can you start just a company for the mentioned problem? Of course, you can, and here is what you need to know!
Flexible working hours and equipment
The best part of this job is that you have flexible working hours, as there is no classic 8 to 4 working time. Also, you work mainly during the fall and spring season, but it can prolong on other months as well. Usually, as a gutter cleaner, you will need a ladder, blower, garden hose and a transportation car (an SUV or small van). Vacuum cleaners, blowers and carbon poles are the part of usual equipment that you need to for the business. You might want to acquire these as soon as possible since you will not be able to work without these.
As some houses are bigger challenges than the others, you can expect to spend more time on cleaning and earn anywhere from $200 to $700 per a single day. Still, a lot of other factors can influence the overall pay so this number could be even higher. Note that this is a physical work that you need to be prepared for as you will carry ladders, climb on various types of roofs in order to clean leaves, remove needles and sticks out of gutter. Altogether with a blower on your back, yes!
Special insurance for each worker
As this job is not so easy, the insurance policy for covering possible injuries occurred during the job are not cheap and must be acquired. Even when you have 10 years of experience, it can happen that you fall down and harm yourself. Note that in case a worker falls down from your house, you will be sued also and you could pay a fine. Now, to avoid such problems and prevent happening these to the homeowners, as a business owner of a cleaning company, you will need to provide special insurance for every worker that works in your company. This can be a bit of cost, but it ensures everybody are protected. Some companies prefer a method of cleaning where you perform the work from the ground, using various tools like a strong vacuum cleaner and carbon poles.
The job is intense in an area with a lot of trees
As this job is not specific and available in a certain states and areas (Arizona for example), you need to take the note of the place where you want to start this business. The area that has a lot of green area with trees is a good starting point for your business. This also tells you how often your customers will call you, as they will more often call you during fall and spring seasons.