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About Neilmnwc

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 24/02/75

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  • Cleaning Method
    Water Fed Pole
  • when did you start window cleaning?
    April 2014
  1. Pricing and price increases

    Well said & I share your sentiments about retiring and putting my feet up. Those days are largely gone. Personally if I can still get up and earn I will. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  2. customer letter

    Bin them. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  3. Pricing and price increases

    Hi Green, Some good points you’ve covered there & arguments I have with myself all the time...much of it is down to our own confidence in our profession imho. I’ve begun increasing my round in stages of a £1 or so the last year and for the following year. So far I haven’t lost any due to the increase. I haven’t ever given a reason to customers and they haven’t asked. The only ones I really struggle with is commercial customers as they would be greater hit to lose. I may go on a percentage increase annually for them. I don’t know if another profession that worries over increasing prices by a quid. It’s throw away money, the price of a chocolate bar a month. If we don’t increase over the years I think it would have a knock on effect for the whole industry. You can guarantee everything else will go up in January. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  4. Out of curiosity I checked the outside ambient temperature when using WFP a couple of winters ago, it was still flowing at -2. The water was cold straight from garage RO. It froze as it landed on the floor but I carry rocksalt to grit areas of access/egress, customers appreciate it too. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  5. Who’s that with? Doesn’t seem too bad put a lot of my work is cash paid in. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  6. I don’t have a business account & personally don’t want one as I can’t see that I’d gain much, but I’d lose a lot in charges. I was chatting to my accountant and asked him about them, he said that using a personal account for business effectively gives HMRC full access to all personal accounts, whereas if I’d used a business account that’s where it stops. After thinking about it, I don’t really have much anything to worry about it’s all recorded, I’ll stick with a personal one. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  7. Resin Shortage In The Uk

    I hope it doesn’t @doug atkinson, I can’t see as it’s any different from someone working from home and using a larger amount of electricity for computers,servers etc. As long as we pay for it I can’t see an issue. I can see people who aren’t currently metered being forced on one if they use the water for business purposes though.
  8. Resin Shortage In The Uk

    I should have mentioned that I had a local plumber fit a sub meter, it was £25 from Amazon. Cost me about £100 labour and parts. AW only want a reading yearly from the sub meter. you will also qualify for a sewage refund for the clean water that leaves the RO and goes into sewage as you’re not actually using it. I have them a rough guide of my pure/waste ratio. Hope this helps.
  9. Which Sand?

    Thanks Alec and K in Kent for your help earlier in the year pricing and getting the quantities right. You were both spot on with your advice, the job went well & happy customers. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  10. Resin Shortage In The Uk

    I’m sure it works the same for other water suppliers, I’m on a meter and with Anglian Water. I rang them up and queried my surface water drainage charge as all my run off goes into a soak away rather than the sewage system (customer told me about it) As a result they have rebated me some of the charges I’d paid to date and adjusted my DD. It worked out an extra £9.00 pcm on top of my domestic rates. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  11. I've got the same charger and have been using it for about a year with sealed AGM batteries. I've always had it on AGM to charge. I have two batteries one 45ah and one 50ah, One on charge one in the van. I easily get a day and a half from each of these. I went through the same pain with leisure batteries. I had 75ah, 110ah and 85ah lead acids all of them failed in a short space of time. I changed to the Ctek charger from basic Maypole ones. The AGM are both second hand from a mobility company and were £10 each. Well chuffed. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  12. What would you guys do

    I'd have done the same as you. If he knew and hadn't told you beforehand it sounds like drama waiting to happen. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. Which Sand?

    Cheers, K. Going on a rough average that would end up being about 75L, does that seem about right? I'll stick some before and after pics up once it's done. Thanks for the heads up.
  14. Which Sand?

    Nice one thanks for that, I just didn't want to do it half baked. Glad the sealer will work alone.
  15. Which Sand?

    Only because I didn't want it washing away too quickly, would the resin sealer do the job with kds then?