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You can offer to serve Gutter Cleaning customers through the Foreverclean Platform

To be eligible to serve customers through the Foreverclean Platform, you will need the following as a minimum requirement:
An Australian Business Number
Public Liability Insurance Minimum of $5 000 000 claim limit
Business Owners Insurance
Work Safely at Heights Certificate
Have No Staff, ie: Owner Operator
Have experience working on a roof, minimum 12 months of proven history
Bank Account in your Business Name
Computer Literate
Own Vehicle and Tools
Understand that you will not be an employee of Foreverclean, we will only act as a broker between you and platform users
Understand that you cannot send employees, family members or friends to execute your gutter cleans on your behalf

You can offer to Subcontract your Gutter Guard Installation Services to Foreverclean

To be eligible to sub-contract your Gutter Guard Services to Foreveclean you would need the following as a minimum requirement:
An Australian Business Number
Public Liability Insurance Minimum of $5 000 000 claim limit
Business Owners Insurance
Work Safely at Heights Certificate
Have No Staff, ie: Owner Operator
Have experience working on a roof, minimum 24 months of proven history
Have experience installing Leaf Screener at a High Quality for a minimum of 24 months of proven experience
Bank Account in your Business Name
Computer Literate
Own Vehicle and Tools
Understand that this is a Sub-Contract Agreement, you will not be an employee of Foreverclean
Guarantee your workmanship for 6 years for each installation you perform for Foreverclean

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Does Gutter Guard Work?
This is the most asked question in the industry, so I thought I might put it on the homepage for all to have a read! "Does gutter guard work?" The answer is not so simple, as it depends how you define the "work" aspect of the statement. It works to keep sticks and leaves out of your guttering and keeps your downpipes clear. It does not work to keep pine needles and very fine pollens out of your gutters. If you are reading a website and they mention the following: YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS AGAIN , close your browser immediately! Suppliers and installers should not use that wording when selling gutter guard, it's just not true at all. After installation of gutter guard it is highly recommended to get your gutters inspected for fine debris at least every 12 months. You should have them checked even more frequently if you are exposed to a lot of leaf litter. A leaf screen has a wide enough hole aperture of 3.5mm to allow unrestricted water flow into the gutters, anything with a narrower hole aperture will cause water to either bead off the end of the guttering during rain or dew, or sheet over the top of the guttering if the hole aperture is extremely small. If you are in a Bush Fire rated zone in Australia, then you will unfortunately need to get a gutter guard with a maximum of 2mm aperture to keep the small burning embers out of the gutters. I can install this bush fire rated gutter guard upon request. So anyway, back to the question, having the 3.5mm aperture does enable fine materials to get through the mesh. They are usually (but not always) flushed out of the system during the next rainfall and you will have no buildup. If there is a slope issue with the guttering then the build up will occur quite quickly. It is recommended not to install gutter guard onto gutters that are older than 10 years, it is wiser for the homeowner to start saving up for new guttering! Gutter Guard is extremely good at aiding in the harvest of clean water for your household water tanks. When combined with the tanks own dirt filter, gutter guard is an absolute "no-brainer" for households with water tanks. Which customer would not be satisfied with gutter guard? A customer who has a pine needle tree, sorry guys and girls, there is nothing you can do except regular gutter cleaning. Please don't get tricked into the smaller holed products, yes they will keep the needles out, but they will also keep the water out of your gutters due to the holes being too small. A Customer who has damaged, rusted, incorrectly sloped or aged guttering(10yrs plus), if you fall into this category, it is better to keep cleaning the gutters as much as you can and save up for new gutters. Customers getting aluminum leaf screener installed within 100 - 200m of salty water. Unfortunately you would have to go with the plastic leafscreener as the aluminum mesh is too thin and will corrode from exposure to excess salt. Finally gutter guard works at keeping gutter cleaners off your roof. As your maintenance needs a drastically lowered by the installation of gutter guard, you will not need someone trampling around on your roof or scratching the gutters with their ladders so frequently!
How to Unblock a Downpipe Without Expensive Tools
Enquiries for gutter cleaning on the Foreverclean website are usually triggered by large rain events across Australia. Usually the customer is in a panic to get it done before the next stage of the storm hits. I thought it would be a great help to give some advice on our homepage to assist desperate customers who need to get a down pipe unblocked as soon as possible and as cheap as possible. Please be aware that working from a roof or on a ladder is extremely dangerous, never follow the instructions below without having someone to help or at least watch out for you. Never carry heavy materials up a ladder and be aware of the surface where your ladder is set up. Is it flat? Is it slippery? Do I have to set up the ladder on the grass or is there a better place to set the ladder up. Take it easy and slowly and you will increase your chances of *not* falling from the roof or ladder. You will need a garden hose, a ladder high enough to reach the top of the down pipe, a pair of gloves and a wire coat hanger(only if you have one, the down pipe can be unblocked without it , but it can aid in breaking up the material stuck in the down pipe). Setting up the ladder, find the safest place to set up your ladder. If you ladder is an extension ladder, use a ladder strap, octopus strap or some rope to tie the ladder around the down pipe (at the top end of the ladder) to help aid against the ladder rocking left or right whilst you ascend later on. Next you need to prepare the hose for the flush. Remove any spray or sprinkler attachments from the end that you will be putting down the upper mouth of the down pipe. Next remove any connecter on the hose on the end going down the down pipe so that you just have a "naked" hose. Climb up the ladder with the naked end of the hose and your coat hanger to the entry point to the down pipe. You need to firstly try and get as much debris out of the entry point to the down pipe as you can safely. Sometimes this is difficult because you can't get your hand underneath the tile or it's near a corner. If that is the case then use the coat hanger to push the debris through the first bend in the down pipe. If you do not have a coat hanger you can actually use the naked hose to push the debris through the first bend. After trying multiple angle you will see that the hose and coat hanger can mould itself to get around that first bend in the down pipe. If you are working from a ladder and are close enough to the down pipe to give it a generous few punches with your hand, then hit the down pipe a few times on the *under side* of the first bend. This will help to move the loosened debris to the next bend and will make it easier to wash down when you switch on the hose. Obviously don't hit it so hard test the down pipe becomes disconnected or damaged in any way. Spend a good five minutes loosening the debris with either the naked hose or the coat hanger and keep encouraging it along to the next bend in the down pipe by hitting the under side of the pipe itself. After 5 minutes of this, ask your companion to switch on the hose and wash the debris out of the down pipe. If the water starts to overflow from the top of the down pipe, then you have been unsuccessful in removing the blockage. In this case switch off the water and repeat the process of trying to loosen the debris stuck in the bend until you hear it either "Wooosh" down with the water or you hear the debris falling down the pipe. If the entire down pipe fills up with water and it is not hollow at the base of the pipe, then unfortunately you have a blockage in the pipe leading to the storm water. This could be because of a random tree root or some other blockage and you would unfortunately need to call a plumber to rectify this blockage.
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