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  4. Part Timer

    Industrial Clean Pricing

    If was a tongue in cheek comment
  5. Part Timer

    Windows below solution

    I just give them a card and say if they mark give me a call and I'll sort it. Never had one call yet
  6. RWCleaning

    Awkward balcony windows?

    Ladder & drill, take the railing off haha
  7. P4dstar

    IBC tank advice

    Ball ache mate. When I cut that cross into mine I swilled it out for ages but still managed to find some little shards in the in line strainer a few weeks later. That's the worst part of making any changes. I did like how they fitted your hose to the side and then patched over it, it can look as fancy as it likes though if it floods it's pointless.
  8. Tuffers

    IBC tank advice

    It over filled one night last week too @P4dstar, luckily I'd gone in the garage as it was just starting to overflow 🙄
  9. Chris33

    Awkward balcony windows?

    Get a moerman excalator and a short unger pole (approx one foot) blade with an 20 plus inch channel sideways for the bottom half if that makes sense..if it's otherwise inaccessible below the bar you'll be able to do it this way For higher ones it's blast pure on the glass through bars if you can't get a a gooseneck that fits
  10. P4dstar

    Windows below solution

    When I first started out I took on a 2nd floor flat. The woman said she would speak to her neighbours. On the day the 1st and ground floor both came out shouting and screaming at me that i'd made a mess of their windows. Ended up doing them for free (Not very well I might add) I spoke to the customer that night and she said she thought me asking her to tell them was just a sales gimmick so they would all sign up. Ain't bothered with flats since. I have got one that has 3 windows above a shop. 2 of them don't drip down due to having canopy things below, the one that does drip down I just give that window a quick blast to stop their moaning... Next thing they're moaning that one of the windows drips to their doorway (Poorly maintained canopy allows water to drip down the back) so I agreed to clean those 3 windows before the shop opens... A couple of months went by with no problem and all of a sudden i'm parked in the wrong place... Lost my 💩 a little bit at this point. Now some stupid old git stands out the front of the shop every time I finish waiting for me. Asks me if it's my van (which he knows it is) and tells me not to park there. Last time he said he would call the police. Good luck with that 😂 Excuse me mr officer this man has legally parked his van that is taxed and insured on the public highway but it's offending my customers.... Kept forgetting to have a rant about that one, its been a couple of weeks since I last did it as well. Moral of the story, some people will never be happy so f**k em!
  11. TWC

    Windows below solution

    Do not do many flats but the few I do get a text from me after the initial quote stating they must inform people below they will be having windows cleaned and potential drips down. Picked up a few extra customers from it. Never had a complaint but if ever I do will simply show them the text and they can take it up with the person above them who’s agreed to the terms.
  12. P4dstar

    Waterproofing van floor

    I considered roofing seal on my first van. Spoke to a former roofer who said the stuff is amazing but has no grip whatsoever. It was a different brand to that but the same stuff essentially. The benefit with Protectakote is the grip it provides. With water on the back of your van a slippy floor is a recipe for disaster.
  13. P4dstar

    IBC tank advice

    That's what i've done at the moment, i'm just wanting to try something different and see if it works TBH. Mine is also in the garage so i've been in no rush to sort it. With regards to the plastic shavings another problem is they can sit on top of your solenoid float and stop it from closing. This is a problem @Tuffers had when he first got his tank. Thats what I do currently (Without the cloth) I could just be creating work for myself with no actual benefit but I reckon its worth a shot. I have just stumbled upon a massive flaw in my plan though. The top of the IBC is not flat enough for a section of plastic to form a seal, it would sit like a seesaw. I'm going to go with some clear plastic material taped down to the tank, very thin see through stuff. If i've got holes elsewhere for hoses the tank will breath enough anyway.
  14. P4dstar

    Industrial Clean Pricing

    Don't be daft, far too many French people there 😂
  15. Part Timer

    IBC tank advice

    Would this work in the van. A cloth under the lid should allow air through even when wet?
  16. spruce

    IBC tank advice

    I run my transfer hose out through the cap. I removed the vent and used the hole. It has a piece of cloth over it to stop any dirt getting in and the tank can still breathe.
  17. Cleanteam South west

    D.I.Y Electric hose reel conversion for less than £50

    yeah see what you mean, that would have been a pain mate.
  18. As you can see mine is the older version where the red bearing housing is welded on! Nightmare but done. Will fit motor, chain and push button tomorrow!
  19. Pjj

    Awkward balcony windows?

    Ah ok didn’t realise that , we would not take on a job like that or if we did we would only do the doable windows and not bother with that one
  20. Marko067

    Trolley build help please

    This is partly why I stripped down my PF trolley and rebuilt it to my specs. It’s a pity really that they are as expensive as they are because they are hard to beat in terms of ease of use and maintenance.
  21. Part Timer

    Industrial Clean Pricing

    With prices like that for 20 years, and working another job, I'd have retired to the south of France by now.
  22. Mabozzer

    Awkward balcony windows?

    I think it's ridiculous but using a 4ft gardiners pole from the ladder might be my only option for cleaning the whole window properly.
  23. Mabozzer

    Awkward balcony windows?

    It's actually a criss cross railing with a glass panel attached. Proper pita! I tried to trad it by leaning over the railing and trying to catch what I could from underneath but it took me the same time as my guy cleaning the flats! One Custy said you missed the bottom 3 inches! I nearly sacked him but instead explained that it shouldn't be getting done that way and said I'd look at another way. You'd need to be a slimey creature to get your arm in I said to another.
  24. Pjj

    Awkward balcony windows?

    Picture isn’t great but we put the brush through the railings and clean the glass you might not be able to get to 100% of it but generaly you can do the majority of it ok
  25. RyeCleanLiam

    squeegee app woes/questions

    Correct me if I’m wrong but Cleaner Planner is £19 a month for basic or £29 a month for Pro? Squeegee is free for entry level and £9.80 a month for premium? Not sure how Cleaner planner is cheaper?? Now for others in this thread. I have been using Squeegee for about a year and a half now, and yes bugs appear but they tend to be sorted out fairly quickly. The biggest advantage for me is that I now run my whole business from my phone. I don’t have to mess about logging onto my account online and uploading worksheets at the end of the day. There is a way to move work and keep the schedule updated without ticking a box, you just select the job, then the other days in the planner will be highlighted in purple, just tap on which day you want to move to and it will move the job to that day and keep it updated. You just need to spend time learning the quirks and nuances. There are many of them. Once you get to grips with it you will be amazed how easy it is and how hassle free it will be running your business. I now do everything from this app. I schedule the work, send reminder texts and emails, send invoices, take GoCardless payments plus much more. @kevinc250 it seems to be there are maybe 2 things happening with your issue. Firstly maybe your customers aren’t set up to be automatically invoiced. So when you are marking them as done, Squeegee isn’t creating an invoice so the app isnt creating a transaction. Secondly, once you have set a customer up for automatic invoice if you swipe on the planner it will mark the job as done and invoice not done and paid. So if the customer has paid you on the day you need to tap on the customer, tap on the pink +, then mark the customer as done and paid.
  26. doug atkinson

    150 RO Membranes best price

    You will not get one from Machine Mart as the ones they sell are more suitable for 4040 membranes. That pump you have there are 3 series looks like you have the lower series pump. If you have an old Shurflo pump lying around try using that. I used to test systems with one of them and got a decent flow. The only problem is it heated so you could not run it for that long.
  27. TWC

    IBC tank advice

    I brought a second hand ibc that had vegetable oil stored in it. To clean it I removed the tank from the cage, put about 25l of hot water in it with some washing up liquid. Then just rolled it carefully over and over in my garden obviously with the lid back on. Then just drained it and sprayed the inside by reaching in through the top with my finger over the end of the hose pipe. Drained it again and it came up a treat and put it back in the cage, filled with pure and never had any issues. To fit a sub pump I just cut an X where the lid is and pushed the pump through. Mines in the garage so never bothered to repair the cut but you could use tape or glue.if you’d do cut it in any way just make sure you wash it out afterwards or plastic shavings might end up in your sub or van pump
  28. These were previously on a trad run and apparently the previous windy done the balconies no problem (according to the custies). I strained my neck and hurt my ribs trying to trad them as there's no room to get your arm in and around the glass panel. I will wfp the ground floor next clean but has anyone got an idea for the first and second floors?
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