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  1. 10 points
    R wcs

    Another reason Why I enjoy my job

    Two reasons why I goto work every morning 1, money 2, customers like this
  2. 6 points
    spruce

    Would you get dirt stains on newly painted white house?

    My advice; just move on - this customer is going to be a problem customer. Over time the customer will notice a couple of dirty water streaks from the cills. He will blame you.
  3. 6 points
    Green Pro Clean Ltd

    Upto 50 customers

    £5 for a bungalow? £8 for a semi? Time to start a riot. £12.50 min for a bungalow. £15 min for a 3 bed semi. Your prices are 10 years ago. REGARDLESS of where you are in the country.
  4. 5 points
    Part Timer

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    I've spent more on a night out and learnt many a thing, nothing you could certificate though. No one is doubting you've learnt, and that you think it was money well spent. What I, and a few others, question is the legitimacy of the certificate.
  5. 5 points
    ks789

    Suns out and so are the chancers

    Ha ha she (well you'd hope it was a she) sounds desperate, kisses as well. But ive heard that before 'you'd get loads of customers here' and nothing, so doesnt always happen like they think.
  6. 5 points
    THL4KEL

    Suns out and so are the chancers

    I had one the other day virtually brand new 4 bed executive detached property. She had been paying £7 and the now hes disappeared. I quoted her what I charge the same house directly across the road. She nearly had heart failure.. She said can you include the double garage door, its surround and the rear garage no. I said no house windows only.... I wont be working for her. I see this a lot on this particular new build estate, all been paying extremely low rates... No money in it for the window cleaner and that's why he has gone.. Either got a job or hes learned to price correctly to make an income...
  7. 5 points
    steve garwood

    Easter madness!!

    Morning jack. I’m not worried about customers leaving. I’ve been doing this for around 25 years now so am very friendly with my customers. The guy I give the conny roofs, SFG jobs to (Roy, blades windows), I’ve also become quite friendly with. As for the money aspect of it, it’s kept very simple. I give the customer his number, he prices it, and bungs money on for me depending on the size of the job. If it’s a small drive or patio, my worker Jake likes the extra cash at weekends. I have a Karcher, the grey machine which is the next one up from the K7, so he’ll put that in his car and go and do it. The customers obviously know him, so their happy and I’m earning for nothing 👍. The excess window cleaning work is also kept simple. Another windie who works in the same area as me, gives me the price of 2 cleans for each job I get him. I work in affluent areas (chislehurst, Petts Wood, bickley etc), so a lot of the houses I do are generally around £25-45. So 2-3 of these a week come in handy. I Play snooker with him occasionally and have no worries about him. Once you get friendly with customers and been doing this game for a while, there’s plenty of ways do make money. I get work for a decorator I use, the guy who laid my drive, the guy who done my extension. All people who was recommended to me and done a good job. I get them work, they give me a good drink out of it. Just got to be confident and bring the subjects up when talking to customers. Been on this forum for years and I think that’s the longest post I’ve ever done! My apologies 😩
  8. 5 points
    jack b

    Window Cleaning in Winter

    Hi Liam, Not sure where you are hearing that comment but they all want it done throughout the year down here. Windows get dirtier in the winter with all the muck flying about. It's an all year round job, make no mistake my friend. Seasonal windies are often those looking for a bit of holiday cash but the serious window cleaner treats it as his sole income and works all year round
  9. 4 points
    Part Timer

    Suns out and so are the chancers

    Mine's in and tax calculated, if you keep well on top of your paperwork then you'll be running a tighter ship and know where you stand and can therefore plan your finances. Most new companies fail because of cash flow, the majority of these is because they have no idea of where they stand.
  10. 4 points
    Incheck

    Suns out and so are the chancers

    I think we’ve all learned the hard way at some point or other. Reality kicked in for us at 6 months when we were basically on the verge of going bust. Drastically raised prices, by 50% for new customers, immediately. then made another mistake by not raising prices for 3 years. They have gone up the last two Aprils and will be doing so for all consecutive aprils. I dont want to be in that position again. most newbies are gone after 18 months
  11. 4 points
    Part Timer

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    I agree with a lot of the sentiment, where I would disagree is if @scottish cleaning servicewere to apply to a large company, that has a very inquisitive H&S Dept, that want to see and check all qualifications, to do some work for them and supplies, possibly, a certificate that might be worthless, or even fraudulent, then he has been seriously let down. Yes he has learnt something, and yes he knows a lot more than he did before, but I believe he wouldn't have paid the price he did if it didn't have the C&G certification with it.
  12. 4 points
    ks789

    Another reason Why I enjoy my job

    Too true. Got some lovely customers who help make the day worthwhile. Also, for me, as probably for most is the independance, and the fact you can be your own boss. Ive struggled with a lot of employee jobs ive had, same as i always struggled at school, being a rebel and not taking too well to discipline. It can carry on after school, in work. Even when you're older, 40s or 50s and you think it wont happen to you, you can have some smart arsed **** boosting their own ego by telling you what to do, when to do it, how to do it etc. Dont get me wrong, some higher uppers were great, and did it the right/fair way, but many out there are sad and need to make themself feel better by kidding themself that they are superior and have power over you. Its a great feeling when theres no one over you, Power to the people!
  13. 4 points
    kevinc250

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    personally I see all this as, @scottish cleaning service did you enjoy the course? did you find it informative? and did you feel that it was worth the cost and got value for money? (disregarding all this cg thing) if you can answer yes to all three of those then for you it was money well spent on your behalf, and hats off to you, I have done the same course with mick a few years ago (not a cg one) and previous courses and, as with all courses you take from them what you want and then progress from there. the point I am trying to make is training, in whichever form is better than none at all and don't take to heart all the negative comments you are now more aware of surfactant based biocides than you were before-good on you✊
  14. 4 points
    Iron Giant

    Upto 50 customers

    Thought I would chip in here I know on the whole that after 19 years some of my jobs are underpriced based on averages across the UK, but within my locality, for compact work, I also know I am the most expensive windy in my area and I reiterate my area I know this, despite talking to lads who have isolated work at higher prices which I also have but also I have been undercut in recent months. Now what the general public is willing to accept is higher prices on things other than window cleaning, so for example, over the last 8-9 years my energy prices per month have increased by around £25 a month my grocery bill has increased by around £70 a month this is based on a similar consumption and purchases across the board equaling £100 a month, £1,200 a year and yet some don't like a £1 increase every 2-3 years as they consider us to be performing a menial job and have always historically always paid low prices. I have made the decision this year to increase my prices every year by £0.50 on every job for the foreseeable future although some have already seen higher increases already this year so will not see an increase until next year, now some may see this as too low but if you have 300 jobs on a 4 weekly basis this is an increase of £175 a month, £1,925 a year based on 11 cleans per year but could be more depending on holidays and weather, the vast majority of manual workers won't see this level of wage increase for some years so all in all not bad I don't think
  15. 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.
  16. 4 points
    Part Timer

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    I've got work with a very H&S conscious property management company that I grossed nearly £26k from last year because I have the paper medals and health and safety you so disparage. That's just to clean windows and clear their gutters with a gutter vac.
  17. 4 points
    Pjj

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    Training is a tax deductible expense , so it’s worth being qualified at what you do , if you arnt qualified how can you do a rams ? When the potential customer askes for proof of training and many will with softwashing how will you do that ??? £490 is peanuts to what you can earn less than a mornings work , there are to many cowboys out there already softwashing who think it’s safe and legal to mix washing up liquid and other things in hypo , these idiots are a danger to themselves and others , how do you prevent this ??? Training is the key to any profession, is anyone just allowed to get behind the wheel of a car and drive ??? No they have to pass a test to show that they know what they are doing and are a safe driver , why should using potentially dangerous chemicals be any different???
  18. 3 points
    ks789

    Bank hol power drinking!

    Forgetting it all for a while now, switch off pc and time for the odd keg or two, catcha all laters chaps 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺, and more.😄
  19. 3 points
    Tuffers

    Bank Holiday (Good Friday) day off?

    Just finished. Took 3 hours. I remember the the first clean, it hasn’t been cleaned in 12 years and it took me 6 hours 🙄
  20. 3 points
    Tuffers

    Bank Holiday (Good Friday) day off?

    I was going to do a full day on residentials then changed my mind. I’m currently cleaning a leisure centre. I’ll be done in an hours time. Off till Tuesday then 🍺
  21. 3 points
    P4dstar

    Bank Holiday (Good Friday) day off?

    Full day today, most of the day Monday. Saturday & Sunday off is enough for me, I go to work for some peace during the half term 😂 Wouldn't have done Monday but the customers who are due are all friendly people who I won't be in the way of.
  22. 3 points
    Iron Giant

    Suns out and so are the chancers

    The taxman doesn't want his money upfront, my tax year is the standardised tax year April to April my accounts go straight into my accountant on the 6th or as near as and within a week I know what I will be paying the coming January and then the July, based on what your profit is you should have some idea what your tax liability is going to be, 8 months ago I knew I was potentially going to have a big tax bill so I had a chat with my accountant and started saving quite a bit more money each month to get me ahead for this year and next, it's all about planning ahead
  23. 3 points
    Dave B

    Back pack trolley - water shortage hack

    Backpack only ever on full for me with 4 jets in my brush and can still do 2 x 3 bed semis with 1 fill if maintenance cleans Just takes experience to get the speed
  24. 3 points
    Davy G

    Another reason Why I enjoy my job

    I can identify with this. I've not had an easy ride either. I've always been very individual in my thoughts and interests, and I found some work colleagues would be jealous for no good reason, especially as I had no interest in football, getting pickled, or Eastenders. My interests were sea angling and kayaking. I worked for many years on pipelines and water mains. Always tried to help people up when I could. But for instance when I put down a deposit for a starter home as a young man in 1985 some of my peers would hardly talk to me. "Who does he think he is, buying a house on a labourer's wage" was what they were saying behind my back. I only found that out ten years after when I bumped into one of the guys who had been a lorry driver with our company and he told me. I'd always got on well with him and we were delighted to meet again after so many years. He said though, that a lot of them shortly after decided that if I could do it on a labourer's wage they should also be able to do it on driver's, machine operator's, and gang leader's pay and most of them did. I didn't know for ten years as I'd left for another company. To be honest I found that there was no one better to hold a working class man back than his fellow working class colleagues. I actually found most of the bosses to be fair minded once they got to trust me. I always spoke to them with respect for them and for me. Oh! And yes working for myself is great. Power to the people, is right. 👍🙂
  25. 3 points
    Cookie

    Suns out and so are the chancers

    He won't last long. Give it six months & he'll realise he's earning less than the minimum wage....
  26. 3 points
    Pjj

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    Ime a qualified first aid instructor and beacause that comes under the education department you now have to have a teaching qualification, the minimum they will accept is a “ petals course “ , I don’t know if it’s the same for all courses . With regards to training most of us train people , especially those that work for us , it’s as far as I know legal to set yourself up and run a training course and Evan issue your own certificate of competence but it’s not worth the paper it’s written on as it’s not approved or recognised by any training agency , providing the person doing the training is doing it correctly and safely and has practically been doing the job then they should know what they are doing and be able to train people how to do it . When I bought my first wfp system the company I bought it off offered a days training as part of the deal , it was ok but after 18 years using wfp I now realise how poor the training was I could now do a far better job as I have 18 years experience doing it , but don’t have any qualifications for cleaning people’s windows , I have had several from this forum come out with us to learn how to use wfp, gutter vaccing, etc , I don’t charge them just show them how to use certain bits of kit , I view this as helping fellow window cleaners , from my experience , but I cannot issue them with any certificates.
  27. 3 points
    Iron Giant

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    The last word honest 😁 I don't want this to appear as having a go @scottish cleaning service and yes he may feel he has got a lot from the course and it was worth the money, but I would like to think that as much as we members help each other we will also look out for each other and in part this what this post is about or has become on the whole from beginning to end us, lads, watching out for each other.
  28. 3 points
    Part Timer

    Public liability IOnsurance

    This isn't aimed at you as we've never dealt, I was "insured" for the first 5 years without realising I wasn't covered for windows being worked on. I asked to be insured to clean windows and was sold a policy that meant I was basically insured for everything bar window cleaning. Now I know you said you should read your policy but as my request was very basic, insurance to clean windows, I didn't check small print. The get out clause, "you should always read the policy" is a cop out and in my opinion any insurance company that sells a policy that doesn't insure the glass you're working on, should be charged with miss selling a financial product. Can you imagine selling a carpet cleaner insurance that didn't cover them for cleaning the carpet they were working on.
  29. 3 points
    THL4KEL

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    From past experience I would not expect a certificate to be issued on the day of a training course. The trainer/assessor would have to send the coursework/test paper back to C&G and then a couple of weeks later the certificates would be mailed back to the test centre who would then mail the certificates out to learners/attendees.
  30. 3 points
    Iron Giant

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    This is for everyone to take notice of as a moderator of this forum I want everyone to be aware that this course isn't what it seems and I have been informed this course is NOT CITY & GUILDS ASSURED, ENDORSED AT ALL
  31. 3 points
    Part Timer

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    Not a huge fan of time limited certification, except medical, IPAF, etc. Sounds like a money making scheme rather than a safety scheme.
  32. 3 points
    Chris34

    Water is Essential for Cleaning Windows, Right? Wrong..

    I've only just started window cleaning, but I've spent my whole working life (22 years) cleaning offices and more recently inside peoples houses. I have come to the conclusion that most people either can't tell the difference between something that's been cleaned and something that isn't, it's sad but it's true.
  33. 3 points
    THL4KEL

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    Theres plenty of people that go on a week long plastering course and then buy a van and class themselves as a plastering business. Doesnt mean they can plaster. A person that does a four year apprenticeship in plastering has a far superior knowledge due to the experience they have gained during the training. A couple of days training on something you have no experience off does not make you a competent person at whatever that two day course has covered.
  34. 3 points
    spruce

    Making pure water on the fly?

    Hi @Mike Krall Mike, The problem is that you guys across the 'pond' work differently to us in the UK and your customers think differently too. So we can only advise on what we see and experience here in the UK. Theorectically, a 4040 (not a 4021 as its too small) should be able to supply a brush head with 2lpm of pure with the right tweaking. There are a couple of YouTube videos that show a 4040 connected up directly to customer's outside faucets and cleaning windows with the pure produced by the r/o and filtered through a di vessel. American customers are fully aware of how an r/o works as the old Merlins were a common American kitchen accessory. In the UK cleaning residential windows from a metered customer's water supply using an r/o on site would create a major 'train smash' when they see the waste water being either sent to a nearby drain or down the road. Forget what the book says about what an r/o membrane produces as they spec these under perfect conditions - water temperature, pressure and dissolved solids composition. In the real world we might get a quarter or third of what they quote. The colder the water from your faucet the slower the r/o will produce water. An r/o membrane is quoted as producing x gallons per day (GPD). A day is a 24 hour period and gallons are US not imperial (not a problem for you.) My 4040 at 50psi and a pure to waste ratio of 1 to 1 produces about 2lpm of pure and 2lpm of waste. What you would be doing is using your delivery pump as a booster pump for a portable setup. This is where we run out of experience. The 12v Shurflo pumps we use for water delivery aren't big enough for use as a booster pump. A 1.4gpm Shurflo pump only delivers that flow rate at a low pressure. The higher the pressure required the lower the flow rate. A bigger 12v motor would consume a lot of power. Most sea cruisers (Yachts) have onboard r/o systems for desalinating sea water for drinking. There are 12v pumps available but as their membranes require pressures of around 500psi, the most common are 220v power supplied by their onboard generator. Gardiner's do a portable system. I can't see what motor voltage they use as a booster. I expect it would be 220v for UK power but you guys seem to favour 110v. Again, the problem is an electrical connection. https://gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/all-products/pure-water-systems/portable-systems/portable-ro-processing/osmobil-portable-water-processing-unit.html But again, we understand from a friend who lived in New Jersey for a good number of years that they employed a window cleaner twice a year who cleaned both the inside and outside windows and screens. If this is still the case, then using a customers electric would be possible at the same time. Again a portable system would need a sediment filter, a carbon block, the booster pump and a di vessel as a complete unit.
  35. 3 points
    mupps

    Upto 50 customers

    Put your prices up - otherwise you'll be working flat out for not a lot of financial reward. People will always pay a premium for quality work and reliablity. Look around on this forum and see what others are charging, and you will be surprised what people will pay for a good service. 👍👍
  36. 3 points
    Iron Giant

    Removing pole sections?

    Personally if you don't need a lighter pole for any reason then just buy an SLX, I have used my Xtreme as my daily for over 3 and a half years because of shoulder issues which I now don't have. @Pjj you're supposed to flush them out every week 🤪 as it's the internal wear that's the killer and the cause for snapped sections when they snap at the top I had a number #3 full carbon section last over 2 years I would say the first section likely to snap is number #2 @steve garwood it would only take you an extra 5 minutes on each pole every month to replace the over-lap tape and spray with PTFE, I am o.c.d and flush mine out weekly as advised but also spray each section with PTFE spray and replace the tape as and when needed which at times can be every month
  37. 3 points
    Incheck

    Rogue traders- Roof Clean

    I dont think they’re even wearing waterproofs are they? Pretty poor show all round. I can’t judge people by how they look though. Yeah showing up in a car with a little electric thing doesn’t exactly look convincing. I know roofers (not cleaners) who are subbies/employees, some of them are proper old timers from the valleys, look Pretty rough, half their teeth missing or not in the best condition, love a good drink & a laugh outside work, show up in their cars and plain clothes to jobs, smoke rollies one after the other quite happy to work ciggie in mouth, and they’re some of the best around at what they do, been at it since they were 16 & in their 40’s or 50’s now. On the contrast i know companies that look like the most professional outfits, clean cut guys with tidy haircuts, sign written vans and uniforms etc who’s work & reputation isn’t so good, & i wouldn't want working for my family. I show up to do quotes in plain clothes half the time, (i usually quote in evenings so work clothes are in the wash) and i don’t exactly have expensive tastes when it comes to clothing.
  38. 3 points
    Pjj

    4 Weekly To Monthly

    We work 4 weekly or 8 weekly on domestic so in theory we can do the same property twice in a long month , holidays I take as much as I want 6-8 weeks at least , we just carry on from where we left off on domestic , if it’s commercial then I try my best to keep to the 6 or 8 weekly visit date . Most customers are fine with this , it’s your buisness do what you want and what works for you , just let ones know if you can , most won’t die if there windows are cleaned a week or two late 😂😂
  39. 3 points
    Pjj

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    In this day and age training , and qualifications are a must Ime 56 and have a vast amount of experience in life and running a buisness , having also been in the Fireservice for 30 years as an operational watch manager I have come across so many people that have tried to bluff there way with doing things causing all kinds of issues from causing explosions, causing fires, electrocuting themselves , causing gas clouds , just to name a few things ,most of theses situations would have been avoided by simply getting advice or training , only a fool would dismiss this . Just beacause you have experience in life doesn’t mean you don’t need training , I have been softwashing for 10 years self taught from what I researched on the internet , and Ime no fool , but we do a lot of work for some big companies and I know it’s only a matter of time before they will want to see proof of training , so I booked myself on a softwashing course , thinking I’ll get a certificate but won’t learn anything, well how wrong was I , l learned so much I was shocked just how little I did actually know before , a lot of what you see on YouTube is misleading to say the least and at worst is dangerous, most recommend using washing up liquid as a surficant , very dangerous idear but how many do what they see there I did and didn’t realise just how dangerous it is as well as being illegal, it’s only through training that we all learn and you are never to old to learn, people who have this blasé attitude are a danger to themselves and worst of all other innocent persons who happen to be there .
  40. 3 points
    kevinc250

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    last year softwashing gave me over 10k's worth of turnover, this year as for me its just starting to take off this month has seen nearly a grands worth of work already with enquiries coming in. this is what training gives you, not so much the paper qualifications but they do help when you quote for the larger jobs. I would presume that if someone sees the need for training to be a waste of time and money then the relavant insurance would be treated with the same disregard.
  41. 3 points
    Incheck

    Overr coming Poor drainage when pressure washing

    Yes. I met my match yesterday. 2 patios, back and front. Back patio with pathway walls etc, a fair size. Front one smaller but still a good 20 sqm. Both looked as if they would need a bit of hypo, anyway, didnt put it down thought see how it goes first. Back one came out great just pressure washing, customer happy even when there were a few deep embedded algae left on the step, he said dont worry about them im more than pleased with these results, to be fair it was a hell of a turn around. Front patio ran downhill on a steep incline towards the road, and a brick wall + rockery between the patio and the pavement. The only drainage was those narrow channel drains cut in to the brick wall, which were under a rockery at the end of the patio. All 5/6 of the drains got blocked up with silt, there was no way of avoiding it but i had to run back to base, grab the vac and ended up sucking gallons and gallons of water up with the vac. I then tried for over an hour to dig out the rockery and unblock the drains, to no success. I am now concerned when it rains there is going to be a lake building up in the front garden. Even though cleaning results were very good, i’m not impressed that I've done a job and potentially created another. Pressure washing always seems to be the one add on where things could go wrong. I expected it to take 3-4 hours and was there 6. I dread to think of the consequences had i put hypo down. Everyone could take something from this post. Don’t ever use the stuff unless it’s a last resort and unless you know drainage is not going to be a problem
  42. 2 points
    Davy G

    Bank Holiday (Good Friday) day off?

    Off till Tuesday. Looking forward to the rest. Happy Easter, all. 🙂
  43. 2 points
    THL4KEL

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    What would worry me regarding a fraudulent training centre is - If they were willing to lie about training centre status, what other misleading information could there be i.e. course content, does that link up to national guidelines for the specific course or not? Has the Training been delivered by a qualified trainer who also holds the correct assessment qualifications. Not just anyone can deliver accredited qualifications/ training courses, you have to the tickets for it. If that was the case then I would not want to pay full training course rates for should be classed as an - Awareness Session delivered by a competent person.
  44. 2 points
    R wcs

    Another reason Why I enjoy my job

    I can relate to most of that , I’ve been cleaning windows on and off for last 15year , am 32 now , skipped school to go help the old bloke now and then , £30 he paid me a day, not bad for being a 14/15 year old boy , I’ve only recently started off my self , worked on and off with my brother , hes well established , always gets people contacting him, so he always puts them my way , longs as they arnt in the same streets as he works , if I play this out probably , I’ll make a great success , gotta easy path Into this job ! The odd few mornings I’ll go through mc Donald’s drive , and see people who I went school with serving me , they stuck in and at the time seemed to think they was going make something of the adult life’s , jobs a job at the end of the day , but am pretty sure if asked do they enjoy it , I know what response I’ll get , and heres me never learned anything at all! Setting targets of £1.50p a minute pay
  45. 2 points
    doug atkinson

    Making pure water on the fly?

    Excuse the quality very windy. This is a 4021 membrane with a small booster pump the same used as above battery operated. Flow is very good from the brush. Our unit PSI is only 2 bar/30 psi so flow is not good. Pump is 150 psi x 1.5 gpm. This show what can be achieved but the issue is you cannot switch you water flow off on the brush as it would damage the membrane as you would still have waste flow. There are ways to get around this. All these parts you can source in America and build your own. Hope this helps.
  46. 2 points
    Part Timer

    Water is Essential for Cleaning Windows, Right? Wrong..

    We all do houses where the internal windows are absolutely filthy, why do these people bother. Not that I'm complaining that they do.
  47. 2 points
    Pjj

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    Problem is his course is only for bio products , so you still couldn’t use hypo , he is dead against hypo and tries to demonise anyone who uses it , I didn’t realise it was him doing the training course , he’s another solar Steve if you don’t do it my way and my course you are all going to die 😂😂😂😂 the clue about this guy is the beginning part of his surname CONway , I totaly agree training is important and am all for it , it might stop some cowboys trouble is like everything who will police it ??? HSE will only be interested after there has been an accident they won’t be interested in joe bloggs in the outer Hebrides using a bit of hypo , and making sure they have some sort of qualification, I have had a lot to do with the HSE with my role in the Fireservice over the years , like all other departments they are over stretched and will only deal with death or near death situations , so I very much doubt we will see anything major happen for a long time , I hope Ime proved wrong
  48. 2 points
    Incheck

    Rogue traders- Roof Clean

    Mate this is one of the reasons why i’m hesitant to start cleaning roofs even if we were equipped. Chances are with a lot of people they may already have a leak and don’t know about it, then when they go up to the attic to inspect they suddenly find it. Also there are people out there who know they’ve got a leak or dodgey roof but won’t tell you! How would you ever know 🤷‍♂️ One minute you show up to clean the thing next thing you know you’ve got a major issue on your hands. My parents had a few leaks in the kitchen roof & have recently replaced it. the builders said when the roofs first went on it wasn't even common procedure to put roofing felt on 🤔 as it didnt have any. It was also missing lead flashings and a lead ridge. It’s “just the way it was done” back then apparently. Which is why every time the tiles were compromised they had a leak. Without an extensive roofing knowledge it’s too big a gamble for me to be comfortable with
  49. 2 points
    dazmond

    Removing pole sections?

    i would just buy an xtreme 25 and keep all the sections on.....its light as a feather anyway and you dont want to be faffing about adding and removing sections wasting time in your working day IMO......I ONLY USE 2 POLES.....an xtreme 25 and 47.........thats it....
  50. 2 points
    Iron Giant

    Softwash Course city & guilds

    Health & Safety has no place in the workplace 🤣 The reasons you outline are the reasons I decided against soft washing for myself, I am more than happy sticking to what I know
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