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  2. RWCleaning

    Starting back up

    My next van will be the transit custom. Good size, payload of 1000 for the one I want is enough for one man.
  3. Doddy111

    Starting back up

    All depends on budget if you’ve got a decent amount to spend I’d get the biggest van I could with a good payload... I bought a old Citroen dispatch when I first started and now 6 months on it’s too small for the tank, vac, backpack, pressure washer and all the other bits you end up with. I’m looking into the custom or proace (proace has a great payload & longer warranty). Regarding the website I think gav comes highly recommend on here
  4. Liam France

    Di vessel resin

    Yeah I know lesson learnt This is my first time using this system, only used it for a month, 12 years traditional, so learning as I go atm 🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️
  5. Part Timer

    Bank Holiday (Good Friday) day off?

    Grass is cut, dog is walked and just about to start informing the custy's I'm at theirs tomorrow. I had the Thursday off as I worked the Sunday travelling down to Gosport, so a relaxing 4 1/2 day break, and only 4 days work to next weekend.
  6. steve garwood

    Di vessel resin

    Just as an after thought Liam. You really shouldn’t be letting your resin get as high as 010. I go to around 4-5 at the most. Now the weather is getting hotter, working with 010, you might get spotting
  7. I often do this when ordering stuff online so yeah it’s a viable option 👍 i try not to order online unless it’s something i cant get in a local store though (like to support local business where i can) and also i’ve often had problems with late deliveries from some suppliers or faulty equipment (parts were missing off two deliveries) so i think it’s always good to see things in the flesh where possible before paying for them
  8. A few years ago i decided to sell my business due to most of the customers being a pain to collect money from and i went back working in the electrical industry. 2 years on i'm itching to start back up my own business again an build from scratch instead of buying rounds. What type of van would you all recommend? I'm going to be doing window cleaning, gutter clearance so will have a vac, and driveways and patios. Also i'll be needing a website, so if anyone can recommend a web designer who can make me a site, that will get me good results ill really appreciate it. Cheers
  9. Part Timer

    Suns out and so are the chancers

    Why not pay on your personal debit or better credit card and transfer the money from the business account free of charge. As long as you have the receipt you can still put it down as a business expense. It will also build up your own credit score and you can get a reward card for freebies.
  10. Liam France

    Di vessel resin

    Sorry my apologies but yes just the resin I need, thank you for the link 😊
  11. RWCleaning

    Di vessel resin

    So do you have the vessel already, And you just need to change the actual resin? The title confused me. The resin found on Gardiner pole systems is good stuff. Definitely lasts longer then the other stuff I bought last year. Here: https://gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/all-products/pure-water-systems/water-treatment/tulsion-mb115-virgin-polymer-mixed-bed-resin-beads-25l.html
  12. Liam France

    Di vessel resin

    Where to buy and what, my first resin change, ppm above 10 😕
  13. Yeah we used to have too many payment options, some people used to pay through pingit (no problem) the debit card machine (more hassle than it was worth) and i have one only that pays through paypal every time which is ok as i know exactly who it is. It all just got a bit too hard to track with payments coming through so many methods. i like cheques, especially for ad on jobs worth over £200, as you just pay a flat £1.50p on a cheque regardless if it’s value, there’s no upper cap on the bank charge. They’re also good for people who dont do any online banking and wish to post a cheque (a great number of our customers are elderly and if they don’t see us to pay cash then they prefer posting a cheque) means then i dont have to go on collection 😊 BACS of course is free so it keeps the bank charges down, and i like to have a significant amount of cash coming in because every time we pay for something on the business debit card there’s a standing charge of £1.50, so by us paying for diesel, all those little screwfix trips for degreaser, window cleaning warehouse etc, it keeps the monthly bank charges down as a significant proportion of the cash is used in suppliers or petrol stations. I also want to keep cash going, never liked the idea of a cashless society 🤷‍♂️ But that’s just me. I’m old before my time 😂
  14. Liam France

    Di vessel resin

    Where to buy and what, my first resin change, ppm above 10 😕
  15. High-tower

    Career change. Is it to late

    Competition is tough these days. All the information is easily available and it has never been easier or cheaper to get set up. You will hear established cleaners saying they canvassed for a couple months and then just word of mouth from then on. That’s very rarely the case any more. It will take a considerable effort over more like 3-4 years to be established and have a solid round. you only have to look at all the rounds for sale that are £250-300 a week to appreciate how difficult it is to grow beyond that...
  16. James S

    Need help with Mops...

    Thanks pal.. I would consider it as an option Also, my friend suggested me a UK supplier selling a brand Tough Guy & I liked it https://www.raptorsupplies.com/b/tough-guy lemme check what can they do for me
  17. We've had a lot of these discussions and something has become quite apparent to me. We as window cleaners expect the customers to bring themselves in to 2019 and make remote payments, accept that we clean WFP and leave the windows wet, accept that we clean in winter etc. Then on the other hand some of us don't want to use the latest tech like GC. I'm not singling @Incheck out as there are many many more on here who run the same way, just an observation. I have a little perspective with GoCardless. I now have 45% of my customers signed up for GoCardless. 15% of my customers pay cash on the day (retired oldies) and the other 40% pay by BACS, Stripe etc. Of my outstanding invoices 35% are GC customers waiting for payment to go through and 65% are people who haven't made payment yet but will make payment via BACS or Stripe. The percentage of customers not on GC is lower but the percentage of customers owing not on GC is higher. Why, because the customer is in control and they do it when they feel like. I am of course generalising, there are some very good customers in there that will have forgotten and feel terrible when they realise. I have removed one anomaly from my figures there as he is a £200 conservatory clean paid by GC, didn't seem fair to throw that into the mix. I also wonder if sometimes these new ways of accepting payment may actually slow customers down. They can see we offer X, Y & Z but it's all too complicated for them. Had we just offered BACS or Cash they may in some circumstances just have paid quickly and got into a simple routine for future payments. I can't imagine it's as easy as that, I expect just like my example above they would drag their heels about it.
  18. davewindowcleaner

    Career change. Is it to late

    Never too late mate I know a old guy who got bored being in retirement so he became a window cleaner in his late 60s. I don't think he is married and found in retirement very lonely. He started cleaning his friends neighbors / windows and his little rounds just grew and grew by word of mouth. He doesn't do wfp.
  19. scottish cleaning service

    Does Hypo kill weeds?

    No, a full face visor protects the face from splashes. You don't want that stuff on your skin. Just google it and you will see a picture of it. I got mine from Screwfix, cheap as chips.
  20. Yeah that was the window cleaner. My comments on the class of customer related more to the kisses at the end of her comment 🤦‍♂️😂
  21. That does look beautiful Dave!!! You'll have meat sweats after today's haha.
  22. triangle

    Does Hypo kill weeds?

    I think 3P mask with chlorine filter add on. Is that a full face visor?
  23. clearview

    IBC Water tank 1000ltr

    Now sold.
  24. H MAN

    Rubout with a palm sander?

    Is this the one you talking about??? makita polisher 9227cb
  25. scottish cleaning service

    Does Hypo kill weeds?

    We were talking about the fire service but you should always were a good mask when spraying hypo with goggles and a face visor.
  26. KiwiNeil

    Need help with Mops...

    Have you looked at Hygiene Direct in Christchurch NZ? https://www.hygienedirect.nz/
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