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  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd

    Ian Lancaster franchise package

    Getting slow in your old age.. 😏 4 is enough for me. May go to 5 if in right area but no more than that Save that £1500 and put it towards the £5k to £6k of legal expenses you'll incur setting up your franchise contracts. He is a nice guy. His contract is seriously dated and I personally don't think it would hold water.
  3. Chris34

    Water dried up..

    This is very true and is relevant to all types of business. I often think of those war zone countries where in the middle of being bombed they still set up a market stall the next day and carry on with business, even though there might be a suicide bomber bomb the actual market. i think if they can do that then just about anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Another thing to note that is closer to home is how people look at brexit. Those with a negative mindset usually say things are going to go pear shaped and their business is really going to suffer, house prices crash etc, those with an optimistic mind say that although there might be bumps in the road, there will be new opportunities. Nobody likes to be classed as having the negative mindset but most people are, which is usually why they never set up a business.
  4. Eric Gilliand

    spotless yellow rubber

    https://www.cleaningspot.co.uk/rubbers?q=Brand-Spotless
  5. Good Morning, Please contact our customer support directly on cst@grippatank.co.uk with your order details and feedback - we will be very happy to work with you to find a solution to get the best out of your purchase.
  6. clearview

    Pure freedom hose reel

    I’ve got this reel in blue with the 100m high viz hose, yes it’s heavy but as you say well made. The drum spindle is fully ball raced as well so lovely to reel it out and so easy to wind back up again.
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  8. tell them about the fuel issue i had with a similar system fitted at grippatank,i bet thats what it is......
  9. Robbo

    It’s it morale or right

    I see what you are saying but, all my customers are generally very good, I clean 8 weekly and (i've got rid of all the timewasters), so if they leave a gate locked it is because they have forgotten. We all forget stuff, it happens. We're probably talking 1 or 2 a month, over a whole round. If I can't fit it in somewhere else, then I'll charge half price and do the front only. I think that's fair and reasonable. I text the customer to let them know and I've never had a single problem; they are very apologetic and it generally never happens again. I can earn good money doing the fronts only for half price; no going round the side, no conservatory to clean and I'll just fit another job in if I want to make up the time. Personally, I would love a 'fronts only' round.
  10. Pit Creature

    spotless yellow rubber

    Can’t find this anywhere. It’s not showing up on Cleaning spot when I search. Does anyone have s link for where to get it? Cheers
  11. Den

    Pole hose inside or out.

    I I think my poles last a long while by being tubless and using a electric reel after each job I use a cloth cleaning the hose whilst reeling in so my hose is spotless after each house clean. Also so a little maintenance washing the pole each weekend for good measure.
  12. Hi, a lot of people use 'Window Cleaning Warehouse' for traditional gear like squeegees, and 'Gardiner Pole Systems' for WFP gear The water for WFP needs to be purified before use.
  13. Guys, thanks for all your comments, I am currently sat in Ionics waiting room with the van in the workshop. lets see what the day has in store this time? (4th time of being here for repair work) keep the comments coming regards the possibilities of what then issues could be. cheers, Phill
  14. P4dstar

    carbon pole supplier/ seller

    Wondering if my figures are wrong 🤔
  15. We all know that wfp doesn't damage wooden window frames. But we have a local painter who blames wfp for his bad workmanship. I have the same problem with an old customer I've had for years. This painter has convinced him that we are damaging his wooden window frames and he now wants us to dry the windows off. I suggested he employ a trad cleaner to do them off ladders, but he doesn't want that as they would rest the ladders on the sills and damage them. He has shingle tiles under the bedroom windows. I think the main reason why I wouldn't take her back on is because of access. I would reply thanking her for her enquiry. I would remind her that you are still using the same window cleaning system as before and that you cant quote because she cancelled your service 2 years ago due to her being unhappy with the suitability of your cleaning method.
  16. Stevieboy

    Pole Hose..........

    That makes sense now. Didn’t get why you had pole hose on your hose reel. Get it now. 😁
  17. Iron Giant

    Quote request from customer who droped you

    You could always go out and have a look to see how the painters quality of work has withstood your absence of wfp 😀
  18. Stevieboy

    carbon pole supplier/ seller

    You could always buy a Carbon fibre Gardiner pole and still do it the old way. You can put a squeegee and applicator on the end of it.
  19. On my van the diesel return to tank is just a pipe that goes into the tank to just below my 1/4 tank mark. When the engine is running that pipe is full of fuel and will remain full of fuel until I run my van down to below 1/4. The Webasto's fuel pump, or in my case Eberspacher fuel pump, will draw diesel back through the return the other way as it would a seperate pickup up. But if the diesel pipe return ends at the top of the tank, it can't be used as a pickup pipe without modification. Webasto go the great lengths to reduce the amount of drillings (swaff) going into the tank when fitting a stand pipe pickup. If it's a lorry steel tank then they use grease on the hole saw and a strong magnet. In my case, I will check and see if I can still use my return to tank pipe as I did with my 04 plate Citroen Relay. If I can't then I would remove the fuel tank pump and drill the suggested hole outside to no drillings get into the tank. If I were to mount a seperate standpipe into the top of the tank I would still have to remove the fuel pump and find some way to catch those plastic bits of drillings from dropping into the tank.
  20. P4dstar

    carbon pole supplier/ seller

    Also, I've just done a quick search on that site and although my Norwegian is a little rusty it seems they're selling an extreme 18 for 1042 DKK which is the equivalent of £130??
  21. P4dstar

    carbon pole supplier/ seller

    You miss spelled handsome endearing chap 😂 If you want Gardiners then they are your only option. Outside of that you're probably best to email the manufacturers directly. Facelift make good poles too. You can find them on; www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk
  22. At first glance I’d say no way but from personal experience and my philosophy of life’s too short to hold grudges, especially if they are giving me money I’d think about it. Sometimes people make mistakes and if they’ve realised that they have then they can turn out to be a good customer and it’s a good chance to raise your price. If it’s a case of mistaken identity then I wouldn’t hold my breathe.
  23. mike007

    Pole hose inside or out.

    Used on outside when starting wfp using homemade Harris pole before buying a "proper" Pole. Worked ok for me, but seem to remember water running down outside of pole more than when using pole with hose on the inside.
  24. chris clean

    Water dried up..

    @Tango I hope you don't mind me saying this but from my experience I think you could change one thing athiit would help you be more successful. That's your mindset. In business i have found especially in this game there are the ones that just "do" they have an idea even if it turns out to be a bad one later and just run with it. If there are obstacles they find a way round it there is always a way for example in your case @Green Pro Clean Ltd gave you an idea like sell stuff to make cash etc or someone said using tap water in backpack. These are people who see an issue and find a way to deal with it. At the moment you seem to be of the mindset where you put the task/challenge/ job down then your next word is always "BUT" and then a reason you cant do it. I talk to so many window cleaners that say I'm going to start knocking doors every day but I have to wait for my new shiny leaflets, no you don't just knock doors with a pad and paper or I'm going to start doing gutters when my wife's nans back from holiday to give me 20 quid to buy gutter tools lol ok that ones made up but if your gonna run your own business you need to get rid of all all the reasons why you cant do things or your waiting till next week and especially the comment about not taking a risk cos things often go wrong for you! Just do it and when there are stumbling blocks find a way round em!!!!
  25. chris clean

    Quote request from customer who droped you

    No way dropped you once and will be a pain again. I would be saying something like I used to clean for you but you got rid of me and as I always have a waiting list of new customers i filled your spot instantly and still have too long of a waiting list to put you on it! Thank you
  26. I have merged the two topics so hopefully, the replies won't get missed
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