hi to all window cleaners

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by aphcleaning, Aug 3, 2011.

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  1. aphcleaning

    aphcleaning Guest

    just like to say hello to fellow window cleaners, been operating now for six years, but i want (as long as the law allows) to stay traditional . this is due to a few of my window cleaning colleagues saying that their customers do not like the results of the pole system. i am not sure if i do either.
  2. Gav

    Gav Grand Master

    Dec 18, 2010
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    Welcome to the site I would like to disagree though. If you use pole correctly with correct method you can get perfect results :)
  3. nearlyclean


    Dec 20, 2010
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    I get better results with wfp then I ever did squeegee method,All those leaded windows I use to clean with scrim and carry a triple ladder for town houses total breeze with the pole can concentrate on cleaning instead of hanging off a ladder wanting to get done as quick as possible.
  4. Laz

    Laz Guest

    Hi an welcome, I use traditional too. Though never tried WFP so wouldn't know the results :)
  5. Hinty

    Hinty Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2011
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    Hi & welcome.

    WFP done badly can be horrendous - but so can trad.

    I agree with the others - WFP cleans really well - but some cowboys have given it a bad name.

    When I changed from Trad to pole, I expected to lose some customers - lost only one - and she used to moan anyway - about marks that were actually blown glazing units. Since then - picked up mountains - without canvassing.

    Sometimes when I have hiccups with my equipment I think how nice and simple it was with a ladder - but looking back with rose tinted glasses you forget the near misses, the panic when the wind gets gusty, anxiety when there has been a heavy frost & the ground is icy, trying to get to the window above the decking or the one above the conservatory - one foot on the ladder, one foot on the porch roof.......

    Suddenly loses it's appeal.

    If in doubt - go out with a cleaner for the dau - who does get good results, and happy customers.

    The other thing to bear in mind, is that if you can clean say 5 extra houses a day - changing your customer base could be a very shrewd move.

    All the best to you though, whichever way you go.