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Iron Giant last won the day on July 14

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  • Cleaning Method
    Water Fed Pole
  • when did you start window cleaning?
    2000
  1. Ro

    You have posted in the wrong section hence lack of response. You need to elaborate a bit but firstly ro should be potentially flushed for a good 45 minutes. If you are in a soft water area tap tds of say 44ppm and RO only then you should be getting 000ppm after flushing ro. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  2. It feels so fresh

    I much prefer just windows as I know I get them done without any hassle and be finished for the weekend even if the weather is against me. I have got 2 add on jobs lined up but really not bothered about doing them at all, Seriously considering not doing any at all in the future. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  3. Hello

    Its a good place to be, We are all a friendly bunch. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  4. What else do you do? Grrr

    I have been asked about the odd thing over the years, But not as many as that in a short phone call , Also bewilders me that people assume that either i am not busy or can just drop everything and fit a add on job in within 1-2 days, Had a call on monday afternoon for a f.s.g clean wanting in done the next day as they had estate agent coming out.
  5. Work slowed down?

    Depends on your work area maybe. I find its up and down right across the year I never have a big influx of enquiries but I am well established so not overly bothered. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  6. Pole size

    A 22ft pole like a CLX or SLX will allow to also easily reach windows above conservatories as well. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  7. Water usage?

    I can easily do 20+ jobs with less than 400ltrs Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  8. Help Needed

    The weight can easily add up as a petal reel with 6mm hose which is the lightest with water can easily weigh 10kg or a bit more. I am around 400-500kg under my max payload with a 400ltr tank but I carry a few bits and pieces along with full backpack and sometimes 2 containers. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  9. Help Needed

    400ltr tank filled up plus the weight of the tank is around 435kg then with other bits and pieces plus fuel and driver it maybe around 550kg possibly more. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  10. You could buy a 250ltr wyedale upright tank for £130 from http://gardinerpolesystems.co.uk and strap it in for the time been and buy a cheap lightweight reel and as above use your trolley to pump water through from tank into the reel all very easily done and maybe carry 2 containers for extra water and the odd job that maybe easier with the trolley. All depends on your van in terms of size and payload which is worth checking before buying a tank and work out the total weight with all equipment, Also if you are to strap your tank in your van let your insurance company know before you buy a tank as some won't let you have a tank in the back unless its professionally fitted.
  11. Ro Problem Again

    Get your membranes from Daqua.co.uk £106.20 for three 150gpd membranes Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  12. Pricing !!

    Been wfp I give all the frames and doors a thorough clean as well, If you were to just clean the glass then you couldn't warrant the same charge if not doing providing the same service. Also don't charge a extra £2-3 for a conny as their is more glass in them than the whole house at times.
  13. Accountant?

    For me it was around 10 years into my business I think can't really remember at that time they changed the online self assessment so i phoned hmrc for help on some questions they told me they couldn't help me as the information on their pc's was outdated by a year, I didn't want to be answering questions incorrectly. Overall benefits of an accountant i don't have the headache of doing my tax return, He knows exactly what expenses i can put through and the percentages with somethings for the sake of £385 a year i know my accountants are all in order and he has saved me quite a bit of money as by putting extra claimable expenses down such as home as office my expected tax bill has always been less than I expected and i can just phone him up anytime if I have any questions. Only had one bad experience when the old accountant who I had used for years told me when I sold my last truck their would be some capital expenses claw back as i was selling within a certain time frame of that big capital been offset he told me it would be around £900 at most, Got a real shock when that turned out to be over £2,000. Thankfully he later sold his firm as he was well into his 60's to a bigger firm with a few offices he stayed on for a good while or might still be their doing a bit but I needless to say I never used him again and my new guy is spot on.
  14. Employing advice please

    I don't employ, But if I did it would be a 2 man 1 van set up as quality control is very important and ensuring they meet your standards both with cleaning and dealing with clients.Also you need to know they are looking after your equipment, The things I have seen and heard of over the years regarding abusing poles and just taking the pee and not getting workloads completed .
  15. Brush head

    No Bother
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