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  2. I like the idea of turning up early and charging the extra! Take the **** out em. I'd be inclined to say "ok mate - just pay me what you think it's worth" (obviously, adopting the appropriate vernacular for the type of customer it is). Depending on what he offered, that would decide me whether I wanted to keep him as a customer. At the end of the day, my maximum loss is the work I've done and got paid nothing for - and the maximum benefit is one apologetic customer who'll be good and almost trouble free for years to come, who will also recommend me to new customers.
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  4. Try and do a deal with the Property Management companies. If you can't then the gloves are off
  5. We regularly use hypo on slate sills and slate hung on walls to very good effect no problems , it will however turn lead flashing yellow/brown though
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  7. Face shield is sometimes useful but won't stop all debrie from hitting you
  8. Minimum price to empty any gutters is £50 then extra to clean plastics if that was plastic gutters and facias , soffits it would be a further £50 but will do both at the same time for £85 -£90
  9. Quality !! I'll claim off the customer [emoji106] Might cancel my insurance and save some pennies [emoji3] Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  10. Love it great idea [emoji362] Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  11. 5 years ago yes as i had awesome abs On a diet and training again now so hopefully before summer is over then yes again
  12. I think if I went topless I'd loose a lot of customers lol now 10 years ago I'd have probably gained a lot [emoji23] Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. hi all after putting kiln san down do you must it or do you leave it I have been leaving it myself but someone said mist it would be better
  14. I look like a patchwork quilt by the time I go on holiday, i have seen a few windies topless but don't think it's for me ?? Thoughts ?? Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  15. Had a really sunny day last week and was wearing gloves without thinking. Ended up looking like Mickey mouse when I took them off! Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  16. I add 10-20% to the price for the inevitable haggle down/'freebies'. I get the price I want and they get to knock me down a bit, everyone a winner! Typical example the other day - windows and small patio pressure wash, haggled down from £70 to £50. Job took 90 mins
  17. I move the bbq for them, usually they get the idea Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  18. I used to use just the usual safety secs but found spray got them pretty grotty in too short a time so switched to specs and a mesh visor, mesh stops the muck getting in and you get a pretty clear view of the area your working then
  19. Hi Guys Just want to introduce myself my name is Tony and live on the beautiful Island of Fueturventura I have sold everything in the UK and now trying to make a fresh start on what I loved back in the day. when I had my round All I had was a bucket a set of ladders of scrims. Current status on my new adventure purchase mobile phone and printer and created 200 flyers and so far no leads from the locals just hassle from the property management people because I am poaching there work. Going to try new approach tomorrow and offer to clean the front windows for free and charge for the back because that's where the big doors and windows are? Any body got any suggestions please get in touch Cheers Tony Caleta Window Cleaning Service
  20. Keep at it. I started up again 2 years ago after an 8 year stint in tech sales. I've found that door knocking works the best to start with, look at the sills on house and businesses, these should tell you if they have a window cleaner. I don't normally compete, so if they tell me they have a window cleaner i say "ok, heres a flyer for if they ever let you down". Set yourself a daily sales target, mine was £100 of pcm jobs, it provides the needed motivation. Explain your price. i.e, that'll be £15 because I clean your frames and sills. Its ok to be a perfectionist is this trade and speed will come, when i first started window cleaning ( when i was 16) i practiced for hours on my mums kitchen window, just make sure you get your value out of it. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  21. I've been wearing my sungigs today but already burnt my face yesterday so no panda eyes lol
  22. Mine does, but that of course assumes no one else is liable Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  23. panda eyes
  24. public liability doesn't cover you for injury either way that's a different policy all together
  25. See this is what I thought, based on the iosh training. You'd need to do a thought out risk assessment each time you ascend the ladder, based on, wind speed, ground moisture, ground level, position of ladder (i.e. Adjacent to road), falling equipment, safety cordon around ladder, high visibility vest and someone footing the ladder. If you did all those things before each climb insurance should allow you to claim, however if you fell and had life changing injuries or died your customer would be liable, therefore insurance wouldn't pay out and police may charge for manslaughter. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  26. Sunglasses??
  27. So only used to rain then
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