When people think of Gutter-Vac, they often think that we just do the gutter cleaning on residential houses, but that isn’t the case.
Right across Australia, we have a large portion of our business cleaning and maintaining the gutters on buildings at schools and childcare centers.
Why do they choose us?
Firstly, all the Gutter-Vac franchisees have been fully safety trained to work at heights. This is a massive OH&S issue for many schools and because our teams are fully trained, it just makes it easy for them, cutting out a lot of red tape and paperwork.
The other reason is that all our franchisees are fully insured. Yet again, this reduces the risk for schools and childcare centers. In fact, this is a bonus for all of our customers, because in the very rare situation if something did happen, we are covered and it doesn’t fall back onto the property owner.
We work with their schedules. It is of course not practical to have people working on the roof of a school or a childcare center whilst the kids are present. School holidays are a hive activity for our franchisees, getting all of the gutter cleaning needs completed for the schools and childcare centers. Sometimes there are urgent jobs that need to be done and our franchisees are more than happy to fit in with the school to complete these jobs after school hours with many franchisees taking the weekends to complete these jobs to fit in with the schools and childcare centers so that the job is done well and not inconvenient or unsafe for the kids.
Many of the schools – both public and private – take up our offer to provide them with a complimentary roof inspection report. Our franchisees are already harnessed up, on the roof, so to take the time to inspect the roof and gutters for the school and provide a report is something we are more than happy to do. We are also known for collecting the many balls that have found their way onto a roof!
Of course, last but certainly not least, schools and childcare centers love the quality of our gutter cleaning. We are able to clean standard classroom buildings, walk ways and office buildings, but we can also clean the hall, the sports stadium and more complex or larger buildings. The gutters are cleaned thoroughly and to an extremely high standard. We also work out a schedule of gutter cleaning for all the buildings as some buildings will need to be cleaned every term of the school year, whilst others might only need to be done once a year. We help the schools and childcare centers work out the scope and timing of work that needs to be done, but we also help them find this so that it balances with their budget each year.
It may not seem like a big thing in the grand scheme of what a school or a childcare center does, but having clean gutters is quite important. Not only do we want to prevent blocked gutters that lead to overflow or even flooding, we also want to get rid of all the nasty things growing in the gutters to keep kids safe and healthy.
If your local school has things growing from their gutters, then maybe it is time to call in the experts to provide a quote on what it would take to clean the gutters and then maintain them on an ongoing basis. Call us today on 1300 654 253 and we’d be happy to help you.