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  2. solarpanelcleaningltd

    Question For New Model Dispatch Owners

    No no it was a C5. Try shouting at it in French?
  3. spruce

    Gardiner Spray Bar ...

    What you do is to try different methods yourself and settle on what works best for you. What works for a cleaner inland might not work for us on the coast. Another cleaner might have an unlimited supply of water where you might need to be more frugal. We were fortunate as we had a council property that we cleaned over a weekend when no one was about. We used that to test different cleaning methods as we could see the results whilst we were still there cleaning. In our coastal area we need to clean the glass twice and rinse very well. At height you can only really make vertical strokes and zigzag down the glass with the swivel action to rinse. We have always rinsed off the glass. It was from the early days when we only had flocked oval vikans as the main brush option. Any trapped dirt in the bristles wouldn't affect the quality of the rinse if you rinsed off the glass. This is why rinsing on the glass is a difficult concept for me.
  4. Green Pro Clean Ltd

    Cleaner Planner Vs Aworka

    We switched about 2 months back to Squeegee from CP due to lack of customer support from CP. We now run our staff and our franchisees from a cell phone. The product is the best of it's type by a country mile and the support is actually unrivalled. Not once had 'We are now closed but leave a message and perhaps we'll get back to you on Monday'
  5. Den

    Equipment for WFP system

    I'm basically the same we always carry the bungelows clx4, 2 x 18' and theslx22 is left permanently on the van for the odd window and for a spare just in case needed my Slx25 plus extension are put on the van as and when needed.
  6. WfpTen

    Gardiner Spray Bar ...

    Thanks! From what I'm reading the 2nd agitation would be at an angle, correct?
  7. paul alan

    Gardiner Spray Bar ...

    Two agitations, rinse is combined with agitations.
  8. WfpTen

    Gardiner Spray Bar ...

    Quick question, are you doing the three passes, wet, agitate,rinse or just one?
  9. RWCleaning

    Equipment for WFP system

    Anyway as you can see @Stedon there’s different options, buy a long pole & take sections off, or buy a couple of different poles. I just personally prefer have a 10ft for bungalows, 18ft for most stuff, and a 27 for dorma windows & skylights., Ladders I rarely use, but I have a set of 2.2m triples. I use them on just 2 jobs, both 8 weekly. I don’t carry them the rest of the time, keep them in the garden. Hope it it goes well for you 👍
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  11. paul alan

    Gardiner Spray Bar ...

    I find the rinse bar gives a more controlled rinse and better results, you do absolutely need a swivel. the latest gardiner version being far superior. Just turn your brush sideways for the top frames, its very effective.
  12. Green Pro Clean Ltd

    Equipment for WFP system

    Hmmm.... if only we had a company 'operations manual' to go along with the company handbook. And great idea, i'll look into training staff instead of just having random workers show up and having to guess as to what they're doing and how to to do it. 🙄 And yes Pat, your entire clippings above come across with an assumption that I really haven't given a minutes thought to running a company or training it's employees properly.
  13. Dane

    Separate Phones

    I do same mate, DND with a list of favourites who can get through Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  14. Green Pro Clean Ltd

    Separate Phones

    Just the one. Galaxy. Use the 'do not disturb' setting. From 5pm to 7.30am the phone is silent. Only rings for those on my 'approved' contacts. Friends, the kids etc.
  15. paul alan

    Gardiner Spray Bar ...

    It's awesome, I reverted back to the 32 hole rinse bar last night as yesterday I became aware that the low pressure was a bit "splashy". I have had to turn the flow up some but with the speed at which you can work at its no bother. The rinse really does need to clear the bristles though, I was watching the rinse through the window last night and observed whats happening. The rinse basically forms a loop when coming from the bar, it projects out to the glass and then hits the window before running down the bristles and back down to the stock of the brush. If the water doesnt clear the bristles and hits the splay first it mostly runs down the bristle and misses the glass.
  16. spruce

    Van choice

    IMHO don't make a buying decision based on fuel consumption. Its a work tool to earn you money. Your main focus is to find a reliable van that doesn't spend half its life in the garage awaiting repairs. My son's Citroen Berlingo has an 800kg payload with a 500 liter tank. With that full, his pole, hose reel, battery and A frame step ladder he is below his payload limit. If I get in then he will be over weight. You can always under fill a tank but if you have one that's too small you will make growing your business in the future more difficult.
  17. BlueClearChoice

    Pure Freedom Trolley optimum flow rate?

    I’ve never let it gone completely flat before. But I think once it’s gets bellow 11.5 it shuts of automatically. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  18. Cghwindowcleaning

    Equipment for WFP system

    One of the most sensible responses I have read on here in a long time to a health and safety post. People employing should know the basics.
  19. spruce

    Gardiner Spray Bar ...

    Don't worry. With so many brushes available its easy to get confused with what to chose. The problem is also that what works for one cleaner doesn't work for another. Currently I have a flocked brush for leaded windows and use an Ultimate with DuPont bristles as my main brush. But I interchange that with the Ultimate with medium bristles (yellow). My son works with a stiff brush which I don't like. The old standard cill brush works well but I find is heavy. I had a stiff extreme on my 40' SLX but changed that for a heavier Supreme soft bristles as that brush works better at height due to its better splay. Alex is discontinuing them so they are on special atm. I need to order a replacement for stock. I ordered an overhead spray bar a while back. It was good for a large commercial job we do but the overhead spray brings down dirt from above the window in some residential applications. I quite like the idea of this low pressure rinse bar, but believe you really need to use it in conjunction with a brush that swivels,
  20. Cghwindowcleaning

    Van choice

    I have a Vauxhall Combo LWB 1.3 it has a 400 litre tank in it and handles it very well you would not know it is in there. Depending on the model the newer shape (2012 - onwards)Vauxhall combo's can hold a ton. I have never had a problem with mine and they are very cheap to run.I had mine up for sale last month but decided to keep hold of it.
  21. Iron Giant

    Van sign written

    Better to have a sign written van as it will get you noticed and it looks a bit more professional, says me who didn't have a sign written motor for 18 years
  22. spruce

    Equipment for WFP system

    We have a few where we have to be aware of the overhead power lines coming into properties. We had one property that we asked the owner to apply to the electricity board to remove the overhead cables in the street and put them underground. They eventually changed that section for the ABC system (aerial bundled cables). It took around 18 months to get that done, even although they had the budget to do it immediately. (I had an inside source.) Now it doesn't matter if we do touch these cables with our pole cleaning that property. A friend of mine gave me a pair of high voltage gloves, but I couldn't use them as I couldn't grip my pole wearing them. How the electricians work on live high voltage cables wearing them I have no idea.
  23. paulwills

    Gardiner Spray Bar ...

    Definitely speeding work up I’m at least an hour in front every day Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  24. Eric Gilliand

    Gardiner Spray Bar ...

    Question? For those of you guys with the first spray bar that find it uses too much water, why not just close off every second hole?
  25. RyeCleanLiam

    Cleaner Planner Vs Aworka

    Just found this thread. I’ve been using Squeegee for a year now, and in that year it has massively improved. I loved it from the off but as my business has grown and my practices improved over time Squeegee has grown with it. I would say in some cases Squeegee has even improved my business practices, helping me to be more organised, pushing more onto GoCardless, sending reminder texts etc. It is seriously probably the best thing I have added to my business, and the support is always top class.
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  27. Den

    Equipment for WFP system

    I have a clx4, extreme 18, two slx18, s2lx22 and a Slx25 as my son is shorter than me so got this so it didn’t struggle for townhouse whenever I have picked up worked that as Been out of reach I have bought an extension that is from extension #6 to #9 bearing in mind that We clean a lot of properties that are in the sticks so we have to deal with overhead power cables directly into the houses including my own house almost on a daily basis so really glad that gardiner poles and the extensions need have done theirbest to insulate against electricity each to their own but I’m glad that myself and son is protected as best as could be.
  28. Gasket

    Gardiner Spray Bar ...

    Bit confused by all the brushes etc ... as a new wfp er with only a six months experience, would love to see a video detailing your best set up for maintenance cleAns and showing your improvised technique for the rinse-bar Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
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