Mitie has announced the launch of its new gutter cleaning service – Space Vac, which uses an extendable Wi-Fi gutter camera and vacuum unit to help pest control technicians on bird pests and then remove any nest debris they leave behind that blocks roof gutters.
The Space Vac extends to 15m in length and can reach into box gutters by three feet, aided by an assortment of nozzles to reach into awkward spaces.
Space Vac’s key benefit is its ability to take before and after photos with the Wi-Fi camera placed on the end of the vacuum nozzle. The pest control technician can do a survey of the gutters and ancillary roof areas to ascertain what debris needs to be removed and where. The 15m high vacuum is then deployed to remove the debris, sucking everything down into the wet vacuum cylinder at ground level.
After the vacuuming, the technician can use the camera once more to ensure that all previously identified debris has been removed and the job is completed. By using the gutter camera and vacuum, all the work is done from ground level without endangering the technician’s safety by having to work at height. Furthermore, it is cost effective as no additional access equipment is required to survey and clean the gutters at roof level.
Gareth Davies, director for Mitie’s pest control and drone operation services, said:
“The Space Vac has added a new dimension of accessibility to our avian pest control services. It’s effective and safe to use for our technicians.
“Thanks to the Wi-Fi camera we can provide visual verification of what needs to be done for our clients and proof of completion afterwards. It’s a uniquely delivered service for pest control and progresses Mitie’s practice of engaging technology to improve our service.”