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  2. WfpTen

    Cleaning Alucobond

    Thanks for the help guys! I really appreciate it.
  3. Today
  4. Tango

    just did the first quote...

    I go with up to 8 units £10, up to 12 units £15 upto 16 £20. Anything more is a licence to print money. I define a unit as a window / door surrounded by the fitting to the wall - if it's a bay window with 3 pieces that's 3 (though to be fair i'm naff at remembering that). Double doors are 2. I don't charge per unit / window / door i just do it in the ranges above. Much easier. Also i add on a fiver if i got to get on a extension roof and conservatories i still can't get right lol.
  5. Yesterday
  6. Tango

    just did the first quote...

    and here's me offering "whatever.." lol. I've got 3 monthly's (yeah it's a bit gutty but hey.. still money right?) a 2 monthly - as above 6 weeklys - perfect monthlys.. jackpot.
  7. Tango

    Price rise after 5 yrs.

    WAS struggling lol. I'm doing alright now - picking up that one or two a day generally when i go knocking. Didn't get any "work" today but took a booking for friday. I prefer the cash jobs where i knock and they say "yes right now" but a booking ahead is still a new customer. My initial mistake was dropping 600 leaflets on a new build... I gained one customer there - one. Another did contact me recently about cleaning one of her rental properties when the current tenants move out too but that's a one off. I'm avoiding new builds now. Is there even a point in replying? - Sometimes it's just best to ignore completely..
  8. Defiantly like the increase in font size 👍👍
  9. Pjj

    Ultra Pure Water

    I think this might be nuclear resin ?.. not sure ,the way ionics do it is to re circulate the pure water from the tank back through the resin for a couple of hours or so , Ime guessing this is a similar system
  10. GSS Window Cleaning

    Ultra Pure Water

    I cleaned windows today on 25ppm and checked it at the end of the day and it was on 44ppm I went back and checked all my work and they all looked fine.
  11. Pjj

    window federation or association

    Yes I totaly agree , what is more important to customers I find is iosh certificate , only ever been asked once if I belonged to the federation of window cleaners , and I said no I don’t believe in wasting money on a sticker for the van , the manager laughed and had to agree it’s not really worth the paper it’s written on , I think this type of organisation is out dated and will soon be a thing if the past , proof of training in certain areas is well worth having though , but from experience evan some very large national companies don’t ask for anything apart from public liability insurance and a couple of ones we do work for haven’t evan asked for that .
  12. Davy G

    Sign writing. selling your business

    This is ours.
  13. Part Timer

    Ultra Pure Water

    Won't get any of my money
  14. chelmsclean

    Ultra Pure Water

    The next thing to waste your money on https://ultrapuresystem.co.uk/
  15. Part Timer

    window federation or association

    I agree with @Pjj but it depends on what you want. Personally don't see what they offer. Supposed cheap Insurance, training, method statements etc? Not cheap once you pay their fees every year. Filled the odd tender that asked if I was a member of a Federation. Apart from that never thought about joining and with this site and the internet all the information required is out there.
  16. chelmsclean

    Cleaning Alucobond

    I cleaned some of that with a wide flocked brush, it came up well. Just used water, but a weak detergent may have made it easier without causing any problems.
  17. Lennie

    Transit custom owners

    Yep, couldn’t find one to buy off the shelf so it was a factory order. Fully loaded every morning with a mix of local and rural driving, display says its doing 30 mpg.
  18. Pjj

    Cleaning Alucobond

    Without seeing it in the flesh it’s difficult to determine what it is , but we clean a lot of commercial buildings of a similar type , the method of cleaning will be determined by the type of dirt is it general road grime or an algy based bacterial growth ??? We use virosol diluted 10-1 for road grime and get exellent results it will also remove bacterial growth like mould and algy but won’t kill the spores left behind , depending on the construction of the material if it’s ok to use on it a weak hypochlorite mix would kill the spores and slow down re growth . Again if it’s ok to use on the material and if it’s a bacterial or algy growth a biocide product would kill it off , more information on what the surface is made of is needed , I would try and contact the manufacturer and see what they suggest is best and safe to use on the surface just done a quick google search and found this might be helpful
  19. Pjj

    Cleaning Alucobond

    Without seeing it in the flesh it’s difficult to determine what it is , but we clean a lot of commercial buildings of a similar type , the method of cleaning will be determined by the type of dirt is it general road grime or an algy based bacterial growth ??? We use virosol diluted 10-1 for road grime and get exellent results it will also remove bacterial growth like mould and algy but won’t kill the spores left behind , depending on the construction of the material if it’s ok to use on it a weak hypochlorite mix would kill the spores and slow down re growth . Again if it’s ok to use on the material and if it’s a bacterial or algy growth a biocide product would kill it off , more information on what the surface is made of is needed , I would try and contact the manufacturer and see what they suggest is best and safe to use on the surface
  20. Pjj

    Cutting squeegee rubber

    I use a new scraper blade and push it through the rubber I find this gives a sharp straight edge
  21. Pjj

    window federation or association

    I dont think either is really any benefit to us , what do they actually do ?. Apart from charging some sort of fee to be a member all they are doing is making money from us ?... I stand to be corrected but don’t see any need to belong to any of theses body’s .
  22. Den

    Sign writing. selling your business

    Shame about the colour 😂 I fancy one of these next 👍
  23. WfpTen

    Cleaning Alucobond

    Just realised that this has been placed in the softwashing section of the forum. I don't know how that happened but it really shouldn't be here because according to the manufacturer anything acidic will damage the material. Anyways information or advice will be helpful
  24. Which is the best to belong to guys?
  25. WfpTen

    Cleaning Alucobond

    This is the building. Just as a disclaimer the picture comes from Google Maps.
  26. Apw1210

    Looking into pump boxes

    @wezza13 before i purchased my 210L tank i had a split hose water pick up One length of hose then quad tee'd using John guest T's with four pick ups and foot valve filters. It saves changing a barrel every 5 minutes
  27. Ash87

    just did the first quote...

    Your right about that, and im not dis agreeing with you about the benefits of 4/8 weeks - i was 4/8 weekly until the end of 2018 when i changed everything to 6, iv found it a huge benefit to myself im so much more efficiant in terms of getting round my customers, I had got to the stage where month to month my neighbouring customers on diffrent frequancys were not due at the same time so id be going back a week later to park in the same space, it was costing me time and money and i was falling behind more and more througgout the year, with regards to people skipping cleans my customers rarely do - one of the benefits of being strict about cutting the dross if im turned away its for good reason and because all my works on one frequancy i can usually call back within a day or week and tell them they will be cleaned again in line with their neighbour next time. Im not trying to convice you 6 is better, it is for me at the moment, and actually i have to concede in order to offer flexiblity i was going to offer 3 or 6 but didnt think it would wash 😂 excuse the pun .
  28. chelmsclean

    just did the first quote...

    What waiting 16?
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