Cleaning White Gutters?

#1
Recently I cleaned a home with white gutters, I used every thing I had and was never able to get them completely clean,could you guys tell me what chemicals you use? thanx for the help.
 
#2
Personally, I prefer Simple Green, but if you do a search on gutters, you will find several years worth of info on this subject.
 
#4
thanx for the in put,I have used greased lighting either by directly spraying on or if the gutters are to high spraying on the brush then scrubbing to clean them,but this time they just would not come clean. How do you guys apply those products? with the greased lighting it will not work in the pump sprayer it foams up and does not hold pressure.
 
#5
Depending on the condition of the gutter I pull out a white bucket and dump some F-13 into it and then eyeball about a 20:1 ratio. I dip a brush in this and brush it on the gutters. I let it dwell for a few minutes and then agitate with the brush again and it usually comes right off. If it is stubborn I will add a little more F-13 to the bucket.

For Simple Green I use it full strength and Purple Power I cut it about 1:1 with water.

F-13 seems to do the best job and is the only one I use on gutters that look like the paint is failing or old.
 
#6
thanx for your input bleemus, can f-13 be used on colored gutters as well? also see that you are panther fan. thats cool I happen to live in nc. how did you find the football logo attachment?
 
#7
I usually just use Gutter Zap, you can also use Powerhouse full strength but I've never tried it myself. Just don't leave any of the chems on the gutters too long, the paint will come off too.
 
#8
gutter zap

i use gutter zap and i get it from xteriorsales.com. it works on white and colored gutters. most of the time i just spray it on and let it dwell about a minute. i then throttle my pw down to 500 psi and then take the black streaks right off using a 40 degree nozzle. some stains are stubborn so i'll spray, use a foam mop to work it in and then rinse it off. there are several other uses for gutter zap and the nice people over at xteriorsales.com with give you a list of what else you can do with it.

good luck,

rando
 
#10
getting through the winter? does bussiness for guys drop off in the winter for residential cleaning, and if so what do you guys do to get you through to the spring? I have just purchased an add in the yellow book. would like to explore other parts of the pressure washing biz,like new construction cleaning, or fleet servicing but with research I found that fleet servicing its best to have a recovery system.Because I do not won't to finded. did not budget for a recovery machine.Thanx for any input that would help. The more info the more growth.
 
#12
Hi Chris

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#14
I use simple green

chris moore said:
Recently I cleaned a home with white gutters, I used every thing I had and was never able to get them completely clean,could you guys tell me what chemicals you use? thanx for the help.

I have found Simple green to work best on tiger striping of gutters and customers seem to like the way the lable reads.
 
#18
djstretch1 said:
for the people using Simple Green are you using the Simple Green for House and Siding or are you using the regular Simple Green

thanks
I have always used the "regular" SG, though I recently discovered an Automotive version that works just as well...and comes in a 5 gal drum.
 
#20
Simple Green

djstretch1 said:
for the people using Simple Green are you using the Simple Green for House and Siding or are you using the regular Simple Green

thanks
When cleaning the out side area od a gutter I use Simple Green concentrate full strength...it the only this I have found to remove sun baked tiger striping.
 

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