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Adams0211

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About Adams0211

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  • Birthday 02/11/83

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  • Cleaning Method
    Water Fed Pole & Tradtitional
  • when did you start window cleaning?
    November 2014
  1. customer letter

    And that’s exactly why you get rid. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  2. That’s just nasty. Is that a customers garden? Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  3. If I was in a good mood I’d grab the backpack. If I was in a bad mood I wouldn’t go back. Saying that, I’ve seen a lot worse. At least they’re spaced out and you can step over them. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  4. It’ll do the job. You don’t need it to provide much in the way of warmth, just to keep the temperature inside the van from dropping below freezing. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  5. I don’t have a drive at my new house so I’ve just driven round my mums and put the heater on full blast in the back all night. I had the day off today and don’t fancy another one tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  6. Ha ha. I can’t see the attraction of working in it. I’d rather be warm inside. I can live with losing a days money. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  7. I’ll leave the work to the real men tomorrow. I doubt I’d even get my van out of my turning and down to the main road. I walked down to the rock salt bin a couple of hours ago and the road was a sheet of ice two inches thick and cars couldn’t make it up the hill. I like a three day weekend anyway. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  8. I’m going to take the day off tomorrow. The kids schools are shut so I’ll have a dvd day with them and the Mrs. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  9. I wouldn’t worry too much about an area being oversaturated. Like Nudel said, there’s always room for good workers. I don’t know if I’d go as far as to say that my area is oversaturated but there’s a fair few of us about and at least a couple of new guys have popped up each year over the last few years that I’ve been going. Learn what you’re doing, practice a lot, give good customer service and do a good job and the work will come to you. I’m taking work off of other window cleaners on an almost daily basis at the moment so I must be doing something right. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  10. Two weeks off over Christmas

    So that’s xmas eve sorted. What you going to drink the rest of the time you’re off? Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  11. Two weeks off over Christmas

    A lot of them are but there’s some I’m not happy with. Will be interesting to see how much more I can squeeze out of the round each month. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  12. Two weeks off over Christmas

    This is exactly what I’m doing. Get everything nice and compact again. I’m going to use the time to plan some price increases too. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. Price

    I agree with the others about charging a decent price for a potentially dangerous and messy job. I clear gutters from a ladder rather than use a gutter vac and wash down with wfp and wouldn’t even consider stepping foot on the ladder for less than £50. As you get more work and gain more experience you’ll get more confident charging higher prices. Here’s one I did on Thursday last week. House to the left of the red line in the pic. That was £80 to clear, another £80 to wash down and then £20 for the windows. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  14. I’m not a fan (ha ha) of them although that’s down to personal preference rather than there being anything wrong with them. I’ll stick to my regular red fans and my high flow. Works for me. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  15. Pricing for Domestic Homes

    I agree with Dave. Price it for what it’s worth to you and don’t give a second thought to what anyone else is charging. Keep it realistic though, if you’re aiming ridiculously high then you’re going to struggle to pick up customers. I have a minimum amount I want to earn each hour which i factor into my pricing. After a while it becomes second nature and you become more confident. With that confidence and experience you can command higher prices. A local guy lost (another) one of his customers to me the other day. I met the customer and asked what she’d been paying him. I told her i would charge double and she almost bit my hand off because she knew she was going to get a good service. When I was just starting out I’d have probably offered to match his price but these days I’m more confident and more picky when it comes to taking on customers. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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