I used Gutter Zap for the first time

Okay, so I did my first Tiger Stripe removal today. Since I live in Canada, my local supplier had Gutter Zap.

The videos for this product looked like it was apply and wipe the stripes off. I followed the directions, and found that I had to scrub really hard. I have no problem with scrubbing, but that is not in the description.

I feel like I need to increase the dilution maybe???

Or maybe I did not give it enough dwell time. But, it seemed to take a lot more time then the example vids, and a lot of scrubbing.

I did a blog for consumers if you are interested: http://www.danthewindowman.ca/blog/tiger-striping-on-eaves.html

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You have to pump spray on with about a 30% gzap 70% water mix, brush, rinse before it dries. Temps need to be over 60 degrees. Much easier to not offer the service.

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Pressure tek’s gutter cleaner I’ve always just had to apply with a soft brush and lightly scub and rinse. Worked fantastic

I can’t get near the hourly goal rate with gutter brightning. Dropped it and never looked back

Damn, so what services do you offer.

I am starting off but already thinking good about this, I was a window cleaner first but ready thinking about limiting mop & squeegee work as much as I can.

I wash siding and limited sidewalk cleaning at apartments. No decks, gutter facing, driveways, windows, etc.

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Gutter whitening sucks and is a tremendous waste of time and money.

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Problem is, where I live (Toronto area) the vast majority of houses are brick. So, if they hire a pressure washer it is to clean the eaves. And, the public does not understand the difference between dirt, mildew or tiger stripes. So if I show up at a job and leave tiger stripes, the client feels like their eaves are dirty.
I would prefer to price in the gutter whitening and just get it done to have a happy client.

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Maybe it was a bit too cold out when I did it. It was 62 degrees, and raining lightly. No sun.

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I would love to hear more about your sidewalk cleaning at apartments. How do you approach to quote? Are you removing gum as well? Any more info would be appreciated!

I look at it from Google earth, figure how long it will take to do and price accordingly. I pop gum in breezeways, but not on sidewalks.