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Dreaded sills taking too long

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Just wondering how you guys clean upvc sills, I seem to be taking too long on them, water jets keeps flushing **** out from the gap which seems never ending?

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H and W
Just wondering how you guys clean upvc sills, I seem to be taking too long on them, water jets keeps flushing **** out from the gap which seems never ending?

Take extra time on first clean and charge for it if necessary.

Then when cleaning them on a regular schedule and some dirt comes out, knock the jets off and run brush along to remove what’s run out.

Or you could wipe them with a cloth.


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Carts69
6 minutes ago, H and W said:


Take extra time on first clean and charge for it if necessary.

Then when cleaning them on a regular schedule and some dirt comes out, knock the jets off and run brush along to remove what’s run out.

Or you could wipe them with a cloth.


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Ok cheers, I’ll try that on the next bad one 

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Carts69

Great advice there, cheers lads, yep was surely wasting water unnecessarily flushing   But will now revert to one of the methods mentioned above 👍

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Carts69
40 minutes ago, Incheck said:


You wanna invest in a muc off claw dude! They’re awesome. Green pro did a video on them. I got one too such a good investment


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Any link to it?

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Carts69
Just now, Incheck said:


I believe they’re on amazon, “bicycle chain muc off claw” plastic tool with brushes on it


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Cheers, will take a look now....

Just viewed them, seems Halfords have them on offer, they do look good 

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Part Timer
1 hour ago, Incheck said:


You wanna invest in a muc off claw dude! They’re awesome. Green pro did a video on them. I got one too such a good investment


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I'm to tight to buy one, and can't be ars*d to shop for one. For the amount I get a screwdriver driver works. If I had a lot then I would look for a specialist tool. 

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Incheck
I'm to tight to buy one, and can't be ars*d to shop for one. For the amount I get a screwdriver driver works. If I had a lot then I would look for a specialist tool. 

In honesty i have only used it about 10 times and had it since the start of the year. But i do like knowing its there

 

 

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50 minutes ago, Incheck said:

In honesty i have only used it about 10 times and had it since the start of the year. But i do like knowing its there

 

 

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Yea.. word for word that’s what I’d say about her indoors 🤣

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On my first clean at a new property I use a degreaser such as UBIK or No nonsense DG from Screwfix and wash all the suds away with the custys outside tap water and my regular hose pipe. Its at this point that I give the sills a good blast outwith a powerful jet. The crud keeps coming out for ages.....but when you come to do them the next time around with pure, theres next to nothing there. (No need to worry about costly pure when using tap) . The customer is asked first of course. Just my 2p worth. 

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10 minutes ago, jack b said:

On my first clean at a new property I use a degreaser such as UBIK or No nonsense DG from Screwfix and wash all the suds away with the custys outside tap water and my regular hose pipe. Its at this point that I give the sills a good blast outwith a powerful jet. The crud keeps coming out for ages.....but when you come to do them the next time around with pure, theres next to nothing there. (No need to worry about costly pure when using tap) . The customer is asked first of course. Just my 2p worth. 

Good idea 👍

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scottish cleaning service
2 minutes ago, Carts69 said:

Good idea 👍

 

14 minutes ago, jack b said:

On my first clean at a new property I use a degreaser such as UBIK or No nonsense DG from Screwfix and wash all the suds away with the custys outside tap water and my regular hose pipe. Its at this point that I give the sills a good blast outwith a powerful jet. The crud keeps coming out for ages.....but when you come to do them the next time around with pure, theres next to nothing there. (No need to worry about costly pure when using tap) . The customer is asked first of course. Just my 2p worth. 

 

I was doing a FSG clean last week and after I scrubbed the back I gave it a hose down with the outside tap. Worked a treat but made sure custy never saw me.

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2 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

 

 

I was doing a FSG clean last week and after I scrubbed the back I gave it a hose down with the outside tap. Worked a treat but made sure custy never saw me.

Ha, I always wash it down with tap. If the custy hasnt got an outside tap, I wont bother doing it in the first place. On first cleans, I start off by spraying the FSG  or conny roof etc with tap to loosen things up a bit, then UBIK, then wash off with tap, then pure to finish.A lot of water but the results are great and sets you up for an easy cleans from then on. 

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Suhrly

The problem is the UPSTAIRS where you can't see what's coming out or what is left on the sill. You just have to clean best you can...and hope. I've been water fedding now for 7 months and there's STILL **** coming out of the sills. And that's after a good clean and flush on the first, second, third (you get the idea) clean. You simply have to deal with it best you can I think you'll always get some of that sill dirt to wash away on some of your windows.

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Dragbag
11 hours ago, Carts69 said:

Any link to it?

Halfords do them in there bike department 

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Iron Giant
12 hours ago, Incheck said:

Yeah dont be water fed poling them you’ll be there forever & a day wasting gallons of water. Microfibre cloth for the wipe over job done


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No mate it's just back-pack and trolley users frightened of using to much water 😁  I flush it out although I have certain jobs on main roads that are still abit of pain years later but I have always wiped the lower sills with a cloth as I do with most of my  jobs 

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