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  1. 8 points
    Part Timer

    New business at the start of the week!

    If you're happy with it then it's a good price. It's your business and you shouldn't be bothered with what other people say
  2. 6 points
    Andy Hill

    3 months in - sharing my experience...so far!

    Guys, I’m fairly new to this business, I did take quite bit of notice of the forum going back a few months and did post a little hello. I got a great welcome, well wishes and some cracking advice/direction. Just not been on much at all for the past 3 months since starting up purely because of time. But a while ago I saw somebody post about their experience since starting up and thought I’d do similar. If I can help other guys thinking of getting started or those who’ve started and need a bit of reassurance, encouragement or whatever then great. The really bit of great of advice a few of you guys gave me before I started was to focus on getting a solid round of windows going. In my welcome post I spoke of wanting to offer a variety of external property cleaning/maintenance services. And the sensible and logical advice I got did exactly that – it helped me focus. I was and still am in a slightly different position to most starting out – in that I’ve got a decent, well paid job and work continental 4 on 4 off shifts. Which gives me 4 day blocks, a lot of it in the week, to be able to build up my business. Plus the safety net, that after 24 years with the company, most of it as a manager, that they have to make me redundant in September. My department is closing but others are opening. So, although I’ve focused on the windows, when I’ve been asked to clear gutters, clean fascias, soffits or whatever, I’ve not said no. The meat and potatoes of what I want to get over is this. Starting up was daunting, it was different, it was unknown and after working most of my life at the same place, in the same extremely secure job I was so unsure how things would play out. I had a plan, some targets and an idea of where I was heading. It was fairly ambitious. Not because I’m greedy. But because I felt I had to be ambitious, to try and ensure as best as I could that things for my family didn’t change now or in the future. That I could swap one good secure income for another with as little problems as possible. And I’m glad to say I’m on the way. I’ve got my 100th customer on Friday after just over 3 months in the business. A lovely lady popped over the road as I was finishing a job and wanted a window cleaner as her last one ‘disappeared’! A common theme I’ve found! I haven’t actively tried myself to find new customers for over 3 weeks now. Purely because the way it’s growing there’s no way I can make it until September and sustain the windows and a full time job. In the last 3 weeks I’ve acquired 25 new customers. In the first 2 months I’d done some door knocking but not advertised anywhere. No social media and no internet presence either. Part of my plan was to be old fashioned in my approach and have a reputation based on word of mouth and that it would spread. And it has! 2 things that stand out. Firstly and I really don’t mean this in an arrogant or cocky way. Getting customers, making them happy customers, retaining them and have them recommend you is, in my opinion, so unbelievably easy I can scarcely believe it! And most of it doesn’t cost a penny! Being professional, polite, communicative, reliable, trustworthy, honest and complete the service your customers are paying you for. All of those things come quite naturally to me and all I feel all I’ve done is be me. I don’t want to say anything disparaging about the competition and I won’t. Other than I’m picking up work that they very easily could too. I truly hope none of the guys are struggling to make a living at this because they really shouldn’t be! Two things that have come up in various conversations with customers that I’ve stressed I’m not prepared to do. Undercut or try and steal away other window cleaners business. So politely declined a few times to quote when somebody has stated they already have a window cleaner and they’re trying to lure me by also telling me what they currently pay. Or if they tell me they have a window cleaner I wish them a good day and leave it there. I really wish all the other guys the best and welcome the competition. Particularly if it drives up standards and customer service. Secondly. The way I feel about what I’ve created is difficult to put in to words! In a good way! I’ve had 24 years working for what was once a great people company. They’ve grown substantially in that time but it’s no longer a people company, it’s a numbers company. So when I decided to start a window cleaning business I wanted create something I wanted and something that would give me a whole range of things including happiness. To have great, warm, amicable relationships with the people I was working for. I also wanted to be my own boss, to work outside, in a more physical job, not stuck behind a monitor in a badly air conditioned office! I wanted to have more flexibility in when I worked and have a better work life balance so I could have a lot more quality time with my 2 little ones. Window cleaning is giving me all of that. And much more. Cups of tea are flying at me, biscuits, pieces of cake and a warmness that I’d hoped for but wasn’t sure existed. It’s been truly amazing what’s happened so far. If I was a pessimistic person I’d maybe feel it could only go one way now! And I’m sure there will be bumps in the road. There’s already been a few! So if you’re thinking of starting, have started but can’t get the traction or whatever stage you’re at keep going. There’s definitely more than enough work out there. And a successful business is only a good chunk of hard graft away. The one thing I will add, in case anyone is thinking this sounds easy! As explained I’ve got a full time job, I’ve got a wife and 2 young kids, god forbid a bit of a social life and there’s only so much time in a day! With the amount of work I’m getting through and in the thorough and professional way I’m going about it I am absolutely knackered. Bordering on exhausted. Which is another consideration for being careful how many customers I take on while I carry on at my other job. But it’s only for a little while longer. But yeah, a combination of using your brain and working your socks off clearly works! As time becomes more prevalent later this year I hope to engage more with the forum. Because I will say that it’s full of smart cookies who know this business. It’s clearly also full of decent guys who want to help others when/where they can. Which I've certainly found useful and appreciate. Good luck guys Andy
  3. 5 points
    paul alan

    Rinse bar tecnique video

    Not a great video but it gives you an idea of how to use the rinse bar if your not sure.
  4. 5 points
    Part Timer

    Help on starting up

    I could see his mentality from the initial post, got called a hater because of my reply.
  5. 5 points
    chris clean

    Rude people when canvassing

    You dealt with it well and even if they did contact you to go ahead you can just say sorry that slot has now been filled 😁 It's funny cos in my area a few quotes I have done for polish and eastern European families they just want it for next to free but equally 2 of my best customers one is a polish guy who does decorating always leaves gate open and as soon as I pull up the wife brings me out £15 and never wants her 2 pound change and they give me nice polish buiscits! Another Bulgarian family same deal always tip always polite and gate open. Just shows no matter what background you get good and bad
  6. 5 points
    Pjj

    Rude people when canvassing

    People like that will make problematic customers , I would have just walked away and suggested that they look for someone else , as green pro would say they don’t fit our customer profile . People like that will always try and find fault, , quibble about price, claim that you haven’t done the windows or missed one , alarm bells should be ringing loudly avoid this type of person at all cost .
  7. 5 points
    R wcs

    Help on starting up

    Easy to clean windows ? Don’t think so , you need customers todo that, that also takes time and hard work to get the customers over the line
  8. 5 points
    Green Pro Clean Ltd

    Windys windys everywhere!

    Enquiry: Ohh... that's too expensive Me: No problem luv, we appreciate not everyone can afford to pay for a quality service. 😏😉 Enquiries this week? Bonkers (but that's thanks to our other company of course) sign ups = 34 but that is across 4 franchises. Me = 7 more from a couple of hours door knock on Tuesday. The work is there for anyone that wants it. Some quick points on getting customers. And I write this bearing in mind that some will argue that it shouldn't be all work and there has to be a quality of life etc........ and they are right, but when starting out you need to live and breathe this business to get the customers coming. 1: Directories like Yell are free but you will get pestered with loads of calls from there sales team to sell you the 'premium' packages (waste of time) I don't recall last customer we got from the likes of Yell 2: A good website with good S.E.O. will pay for itself many times over but can be costly to start. However even a basic website is better than no website. 3: A few business cards and some good footwear is the fastest way to get customers. Go chap those doors and ask 'hello, just wondering if you need a regular window cleaner?' Bad days are rough but good days are worth their weight in gold, literally. 4: You ordered 50'000 leaflets, they're sitting in boxes in your living room...... well they aren't going to get you any customers there are they? Boots on and start stuffing letter boxes. The return on leaflet drops is about 1% so dropping 100 leaflets and wondering why you don't have a business yet is common place. You literally need to drop tens of thousands. 5: Ahh it's 1pm i've finished last job, i'll go home and wait for phone to ring! (Give up now and sell your gear on ebay) 6: Got your vehicle signed? No good parked on your drive. Prime time as close to the doors as possible at your local supermarket or other place of high traffic footfall. If you got the time see if you can park up as a stall on market day and hand out leaflets. We done this before to great success. 7: Got your work shirts printed up? Wear them everywhere, I even put mine on for a slow roll around the supermarket when Mrs Green Pro does the weekly shop. Yep I get at least 1 person ask per week. Best result was 4 enquiries in an hours shop 😁 Just cause a windy (and not all that claim to be are serious window cleaners, plenty of buck bob dole boys out there) lives on a street doesn't mean a thing. They probably don't even have a single customer on that street. The minute you stop caring about non existent competition the sooner you'll start to grow. The competition to watch are not the ones that answer the door 'yeah i'm a windy' blah blah..... but the ones you see REPEATEDLY out and about working hard at it... and what you'll find with these guys is they are going to be a gold mine of useful local information for you as I never met a 'professional' window cleaner that wouldn't take a few minutes to chat to a noob an help out with advice. Not competition at all but a wealth of mentors. (Just don't ask me any questions)
  9. 5 points
    Iron Giant

    Windys windys everywhere!

    I am no good at guessing just tell me 😀 but seriously you can't just expect for people to be signing up every day, I have been established over 19 years and I consider myself to be the most visible windy in my local area as in signed van, website and FB page which others don't have but I don't get droves of people signing up every day or every week You have done really well to do 5 hrs canvassing keep it up and don't lose heart we are now at a time of the year were more people are looking for a windy, so just keep on pushing on and you will succeed
  10. 4 points
    Chris34

    3 months in - sharing my experience...so far!

    Well done Andy, that's some achievement that, 100 customers. I'd certainly echo what you've said. On Thursday I had a big all day job and got 3 pieces of cake, endless tea and a bag of tomatoes : ) Very rare that you get so many people willing to share how to make serious money openly, usually in other businesses, people keep everything secret, on here it's the opposite, almost like everyone is begging you to become a window cleaner to take up some of the work load : ) Think the best for me so far was a first clean where the customers car had to be moved off the drive as it was in the way, she had a 14 week old baby in one of those chest baby carriers, she said 'can you just hold her for a minute while I move the car', ha ha, I was stood there holding this little baby, I'd only met the lady for a few minutes, I was stood there with this baby thinking to myself 'I didn't expect to be signed up to this', ha ha. For somebody to be trusting like that though did make me feel good. It is true though, there are windows everywhere, tonnes of opportunities. Loads of added extras, so many conservatories. The biggest problem is other cleaners charging too little, I stick to my price. If you have a higher price then you need less customers to break even, that's less customers who cancel and less customers who you have to keep track of, this gives more time to offer a higher level of service. For instance, I've been going 3 months, now got 17 regulars but this month I'm on target to turn over £1,000+ , it's the extra's that I've been making good money on, real hard graft but it's bringing in the money. Each week I seem to be getting phone calls asking for extra's and I'm quoting high based on the sound advice I've been getting on here. There was one job 2 weeks ago, £230, customer was so happy he gave me a £20 tip, For me this is life changing, I've spent all my life grafting on minimum wage cleaning work, trying to work up to 15 hours per day at times to try and earn enough, it's taken me time to be comfortable asking for £35 p/h windows and £50 p/h rates for extra's but I've just kept my head down and followed the advice on here. It only seems onwards and upwards from here : )
  11. 4 points
    windowsurfer

    Rude people when canvassing

    Felt like you the other day. A trad windae gave me some high work, he is 65 n the windows are too high now. The old guy of the house is rather rude n dismissive, as i use wfp n charged them extra £5, decent sized victorian house,8 weekly clean at £25, so thinking of speaking to him the next time, he went of to do his 3d printing in shed, my wife heard him mumbling to his wife about price. But will drop him if he decides to not be happy with my service, affects your mood too much,got enough work with plenty of nice custys.
  12. 4 points
    Incheck

    New business at the start of the week!

    I still do a row of terraces front onlys for £7 each, all right next to each other. 10 of them, all been with us since the start. It can be done in an hour,max hour and a half. £70 cleared in that time. All spot on payers every time no nonsense off them, youngest is late 60’s majority of them are well in to their 80’s and 90’s. I just haven’t had it in me to put the prices up for these guys. They’re gems. Half a mile from where i live. they don’t make people like this anymore. They have respect. the days of offering those prices to new custys are long gone of course. Someones asked me to do a patio wash for a lady a few houses up. She turned 100 in march. Willing to wait 3-4 weeks or however long it takes me to get there. Its straightforward large slabbed area no problems with drainage all flat. 4 hours i reckon. i’m gonna do it for her as a belated birthday present. I haven't told anyone this yet i want to make it a surprise for her. This ladys generation saw us through ww2 and built the country to what it is today. and i just haven't got in me to charge £160 to a 100 year old lady. Time she had something back in my eyes. Not all about the money sometimes. id rather give something back to someone who’s done her bit for the country 100 times over and who has a lot more respect for people than many of younger generations do, so i’m gonna try and give up my next bank holiday or other day that works for me, to get it done for her. Fingers crossed.
  13. 4 points
    ks789

    Rude people when canvassing

    Deffo. Too many like that would make your day miserable. Reason a lot of us do this job is to have no one bitchin or giving grief like in a workplace with a lot of employees. Vast majority of customers are great.
  14. 4 points
    Marko067

    Leaking pole, cant see why.

    Another issue I sometimes have as others have described, is with splashback from some ledges. Gets on the pole and runs down the outside and wets your hands. The way I've dealt with this is to make a 'washer' widget (for want of a better word) out of some butyl rubber I had knocking about from a pond project some years ago and fitted it over the pole just below the clamp on section #2 of the pole. Any water running down the pole drips off when it reaches the 'washer.' You do however, have to make sure the hole you cut in it is a good fit to the pole otherwise the water will run under it. It's simple but effective.
  15. 4 points
    Alex Gardiner

    Leaking pole, cant see why.

    Most likely cause is that the pole hose or the gooseneck hose (Orange) is not fully pushed into the push fit connector inside the pole. When extended and with the weight of the pole hose pulling on it, it may then leak. Solution is to check that both are fully pushed into the connector - these need a double push, first to locate the hose in the fitting and second to fully seal it.
  16. 4 points
    P4dstar

    Leaking pole, cant see why.

    If you hold the pole at certain angles it will drip down the pole. Usually happens when you're cleaning soffits or something?
  17. 4 points
    Green Pro Clean Ltd

    Upto 50 customers

    No the prices I have told you above should be your starting prices. If I was charging your prices around Nottingham I would be getting 50 new customers every couple of days. Honestly you are too cheap. Round building is mostly what I do all day long you may not know me from Adam but I can promise you as lads on this forum will agree with me you are far too cheap right now.
  18. 3 points
    rugbywolf

    WATER-FED TRADITIONAL CLEANING SYSTEM

    I have put this video up on here before, but I'm putting it up again because now I have made videos showing how I did it, if anyone is interested.
  19. 3 points
    solarpanelcleaningltd

    Water dried up..

    I’m near Gloucester tomorrow. I’ve a spare 450 gpd ro. There’s probably a little life left in the membranes. You’ll need to order 10” filters and di vessel with resin. Yours for a couple of months if you want it. Just seen you’re in Kent🤪
  20. 3 points
    mark m

    Citreon Nemo window cleaning van

  21. 3 points
    Alex Gardiner

    New Gardiner Toy - Jet Capsules

    Most people rarely, if ever, will change jets - however this does allow for the swapping of jets from an old brush to a newer brush if desired. It also means that jets can be swapped over in seconds if one job needs a different jet type. The 'pretty colours' are as much for our benefit as for users - it means that each jet can be quickly identified for picking and packing orders 😊
  22. 3 points
    Iron Giant

    New Enquires that make you chuckle

    Had a phone call a while ago, do you work Saturdays normally, I says no, not even for the first clean as access to the back is through the garage what about calling at 5.45 pm as I will be in from work by then, no again not a chance as its far to late in the day for me, but she kept trying to get me to call on her terms 🤣
  23. 3 points
    Iron Giant

    New Enquires that make you chuckle

    Never had an issue with sash windows in over 11 years of wfp did a new job yesterday and they came up a treat
  24. 3 points
    Incheck

    Rude people when canvassing

    Part of the game, roll on brother, roll on. What don’t kill you makes you stronger.
  25. 3 points
    Green Pro Clean Ltd

    New business at the start of the week!

    Welcome to 2008!! 😂 (Sorry, couldn't resist)
  26. 3 points
    Part Timer

    Leaking pole, cant see why.

    Strip the pole hose out and then connect the water. Leak should be easy to find then.
  27. 2 points
    RyeCleanLiam

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

    I personally believe they all have an issue, especially after a few months. I bought the exceed stuff with the univalve a couple of years ago. At first it was amazing, after about 3 months I found not so much and in the end it just kinked like a good un. What I will give it is it’s very hardy. im now on the flexible Pu green hose from Gardiners. Again from first getting it it was amazing. I’ve had it about 4 months now and am starting to see kinking again, albeit quite mild atm. I think after a few months they all go the same way. Some are like it from the very beginning though and they are the ones to avoid.
  28. 2 points
    chris clean

    Water dried up..

    Mate I don't want to sound harsh here and really do hope you figure things out and get up and running but you can make money so quickly in this game if you get out every evening or spare hour you have advertising one way or another. What worries me is you said you are a chronic pain sufferer! This business is very physical day in and day out. I'm pretty physically fit hut at the moment it's silly season and the days are long and I'm exhausted. Not sure if your in the right game?
  29. 2 points
    Iron Giant

    It’s it morale or right

    Locked gate, I charge at least my minimum price of £7.00 and if they become a repeat offender over a few months they get charged full price
  30. 2 points
    Nudel

    Water dried up..

    I started out 3 years ago with a cheap 150gpd RO off eBay. Think the entire setup cost me 50-60£, but I did get a 200l drum for free. I have since upgraded it to a larger 400gpd system and 3x200l drums, but the base of it is the same. I'm all for buying quality, but honestly; the cheap system serves me so well I can't see myself changing it any time soon. Do note you might need DI as well, which would triple the initial low cost compared to mine.
  31. 2 points
    Davy G

    Company T Shirts

    Yep, as the other guys have said. Support your local businesses. We're local businesses and we like loyalty. What goes around comes around, or should. 👍🙂
  32. 2 points
    Green Pro Clean Ltd

    difficult streets good for starters

    The access side does not bother me.......... AS LONG AS YOU PRICE IT RIGHT! If it is an easy access £20 job and no other local windy wants to touch it then it is a P.I.T.A. £30 job for you. DO NOT fall in to the trap of thinking 'Oh that size house is only £XYZ....... cause of the access and ball aches you'll have it's actually £ABC.
  33. 2 points
    spruce

    It’s it morale or right

    I think you just have to be squeeky clean at all times. If you were a skilled safe cracker you would be a prime suspect every time a safe is broken into. A few years ago we cleaned a house for a single guy. He had been a customer for a year or so. He always promised to pay on the internet but we had to go back each week but he was never in. We cleaned that house on the Friday and we later found out that he had been burgled over the weekend and they cleared his house out. He was away in Spain for a long weekend so the thieves had plenty of time. When he got back and found what had happened he called the police. He told us the following week when we went to collect what had happened. He said the first question the police asked is if he had a window cleaner. "Yes". "What's his name?" "I don't know but he cleaned the windows on Friday and left his slip. His name's on it with his telephone number." The police officer looked at the slip and immediately said, "Its not them, I'm not even going to bother talking to them. Are you on Facebook?"
  34. 2 points
    spruce

    It’s it morale or right

    I wouldn't. If a gate is locked and our A frame ladder will straddle it then that's what we do. If it doesn't then we phone ahaed for the gate to be left unlocked. If the gate was left locked then we just do the fronts. Being able to pick a lock is a skill I believe you should keep to yourself. You could get blamed for something you weren't involved in. That's my honest opinion. They could then think you picked their front door lock and stole this and that.
  35. 2 points
    paul alan

    14" Extreme with rinse bar (video)

    I love the way the hydrophobic glass sheets. This combo is a winner for me, absolutely love it! Effortless cleaning with perfect results, I put it through it some work over the last couple of days and the results were spot on. Easy fast and great quality.
  36. 2 points
    THL4KEL

    Ran out of water Pressure Washing

    Tried to put this in the P/W forum but wont let me. Did a job a few days back and I used customers water supply. Anyway job was virtually finished I was just giving it a light wash down. I noticed there was no water flow into my wheelie bin. Checked tap and no water was coming out. Anyway told customer and she called a plumber. Then she remembered the yard area, underneath it has a built in water tank, all the rain water from the roof and drains around the property fill it up. That's where the water for her outside taps come from. Luckily I spotted this before the pressure washer started sucking air. I had emptied the water tank. The property was a newish build so I take it an eco friendly build.. I.e harvesting rain water/ solar ect. Sometimes in hot weather I have drank from the garden tap, just thinking it was a good job I didnt drink from her tap that day because that water would not be good..... I won't be drinking from garden taps again...
  37. 2 points
    kevinc250

    ionics hot water stystem

    hi, sorry to everyone who messaged me regarding this tank and heater etc and for my non replies, had a change of broadband suppliers this week and true to form, virgin made a hash of swapping it over gggrrrr, anyway de-stressed now. i'll pop over to the lock up tomorrow to free the pump up on the heater as its not been used for a while and fire it up, replace one of the pumps as I never used it so would probably be stuck on the armature or brushes, pop a new battery on for the new owner and i'll take some photos while I am there. please bear in mind that this is not a brand spanking new stystem but a used one so age related marks will be there, however these stystems are still regarded as one of the better ones around and cost a small fortune when they are new and the new owner should bear in mind that these are large units so suitable for a swb or lwb van only, not for the renault kangoo guys in all honesty. having re-homed stystems before and dealt with loads of ten bob millionaires and tyre kickers and if i'm honest have no patience for them anymore so, if you are one of those don't waste my and your time on this, sounds harsh I know but I am sure some of us have been there at some point when they have sold items to nuggets- anyway rant over and i'll post pictures tomorrow, thanks for your patience.
  38. 2 points
    Doddy111

    Help on starting up

    😂😂 imagine having this mentality
  39. 2 points
    Tango

    New Enquires that make you chuckle

    To be honest I don't mind one offs... money is money and as i don't exactly have a whole load of repeat custom, i'll take whatever i can get* *Gardens full of dog **** excluded although i did recently invest in 3 dinner plate brushes for 50p each or 3 for £1 plus disinfectant and surface cleanser spray..
  40. 2 points
    RWCleaning

    Rude people when canvassing

    Think you’ve dealt with it fine, you didn’t react or act ‘off’ with her. Thankfully people like her are few & far between. And we’re hear it listen to your rants 🙂 keep your chin up & keep knocking 👍
  41. 2 points
    P4dstar

    Leisure Battery Storage (In Van)

    My passenger seat lifts up so it sits under there. No such luck in my last van so it just slid down the side of the tank. In terms of waterproofing I never bothered, its not like it will be swimming around back there. Also if you have a textured floor like Protectakote gives for example the battery won't just go flying around in my experience.
  42. 2 points
    Pjj

    Water harvesters and algae...

    You need to kill the algy spores put a weak bleach mix in them slosh it about leave it for an hour rinse out job dine it will now be sterile and algy free keep it coverd if out side or paint the tank black and the problem won’t happen so often
  43. 2 points
    Hyzer373

    Help on starting up

    But if he is looking to go wfp route you would have to know about pure water, where to get pure water or a filter system in place (which is expensive) also would need to buy a pole for over £100 maybe a backpack if no van (another £150) also would need to do a good job to keep customers happy, not just a quick scrub and rinse, would need to learn correct techniques etc.
  44. 2 points
    paul alan

    Water harvesters and algae...

    Its the sun that makes algae in the water, keep it out of the sun.
  45. 2 points
    AJ Fry

    Upto 50 customers

    I can relate with this, still early days for me and you hang and get excited on every enquiry feeling you need to convert each one into a customer. Fortunately from advice i've seen on this forum and a little research seeing what other local windys are charging I'm quickly learning to hold my nerve when pricing. I know I've lost a few because someone will always do it cheaper. Give it a year or two when your established and confident to charge top dollar you don't want half your round under priced from the cheap prices you were giving out in the beginning. I've just totted up the first 30 customers i've got and the average price per clean comes at out £18. That has a good range of properties too with the vast majority on 6 weekly cleans. It seems to be pretty similar to what the other professional lads are charging round my way.
  46. 2 points
    dazmond

    Help on starting up

    its still an easy job,anyone can do it......i dont know of any other job where i can earn £45k a year for part time hours(20-25 hours a week)and its virtually stress free.....love it(even after 26 years!)👍
  47. 2 points
    Dave B

    Windys windys everywhere!

    7 new jobs this week so far (windows) 1 drive to pressure wash and 1 to price up Saturday and loads of windies round here.. in fact I have a customer with a windy living next door The weather is bringing em out the woodwork @Den Gonna be a busy few weeks now I think
  48. 2 points
    Marko067

    Leaking pole, cant see why.

    You should have seen the first one I made. It was about 6 inches across. It did the job but looked hilarious. Don't know why I thought it had to be that big. This size hardly notices but works equally well.
  49. 2 points
    spruce

    Rinsing with fan jets

    Probably why I still like pencils. I have never got on with fan jets. Saying that, I'm starting to like the rinse bar more and more.
  50. 2 points
    Pjj

    Upto 50 customers

    We have a minimum charge of £10 evan if it’s one window and a door it’s £10 , smaller jobs arnt worth the hassle or time stopping and getting out of the van , having this minimum charge increases you daily takings quite considerably, you are better off doing half the work for twice the money , I was like your prices years ago and was a very busy fool , now we are very selective what jobs we take on and all are well priced , sometimes we won’t take on jobs evan at good prices if access is an issue or parking is difficult, I have people quite regularly say they will pay us x amount to clean there windows and what they offer is far more than I would have priced the job at , but there is no parking with in several hundred yards and they are big Victorian 3 storey houses in the middle of st ives a very well off area , sometimes it doesn’t matter what the money is it’s just not worth it . But having a minimum price is a very good thing and £10 theses days isn’t a lot most don’t bat an eyelid at it and if they do then they are more than likely to be problematic customers , that’s what we have found anyway.
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