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El Sombrero

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About El Sombrero

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  • Birthday 04/06/83

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  • when did you start window cleaning?
    Not started
  1. Sausage fingers and auto correct.

    No, but surprised I haven't done something daft like this yet, give it time though!
  2. Awkward windows

    Don't think I got the job anyway, she nearly fainted when I gave her my (fair) price. Last windie went awol apparently.
  3. Awkward windows

    I'm talking about the type of windows you find over a conservatory or rear extension etc, how do you guys best tackle them? I've got a couple of tricky ones on the books already that I just about manage with at full stretch, but I've been asked to quote a home tomorrow with a large conservatory at the back and the windows above look like a right pain in the **** to get at. The only conceivable way I can see is getting up a pair of step ladders to give me a bit of height so I can get the angle.
  4. my business

    Smashed it mate, well done!
  5. New set up.

    I'm looking to do something very similar, fed up with swinging 25ltr containers about. Can I ask how you connect the water tank to the pump?
  6. Easy Friday.

    Started at 9, finished at 12.30. Stood on a rogue dog turd first thing which vexed me initially but got a fiver tip!
  7. Misconceptions

    I'd practiced a lot on my own and mates gaff before kicking off, I was still anxious that I'd end up making a mess of customers windows, but I've taken my time with jobs and been thorough - probably a bit too thorough! The feedback I've had so far has been fantastic, even from customers who have only ever had a trad cleaner have been impressed with the results. It's purely down to the operator, I've only been in the game a short while and I've already seen poor workmanship from windies using both methods.
  8. Misconceptions

    I've been asked twice over the past week if I'm a 'proper' window cleaner or do I use a brush on a stick! Second person was also looking for a 'proper' window cleaner and not just someone who squirts water at windows! Anyone else experience this sort of thing?
  9. Text service rejections

    A lot of my customers mentioned how they prefer the text service I offer as they never knew when their previous window cleaner was going to turn up, plus they do leave gates unlocked for me. However, I haven't got a sizeable customer base at the moment so I'd expect the same issues to crop up soon!
  10. First Bash at WFP a success

    The Univalve is a fantastic piece of kit, being new to the game it has helped me save water... sort of. Found the hose clamp with the inner ring gives a better seal. I've also found the Gardiner angle adapter with swivel attachment made things a lot easier and quicker - definitely recommend.
  11. Target Aquired - where to next?

    I've not long since started out, spent the last ££'s I had on setting up. I'm 34 and had a plethora of menial jobs since leaving school and a spell on the rock 'n roll. I'm confident in saying that I'm doing well so far ( mainly thanks to this forum), but it's early days I'm just happy to get any kind of work coming in at the moment, bills to pay and kids to feed! Good to read about those doing well and achieving their targets, certainly gives me hope I can reach mine! lol
  12. Price list advertising

    I'm going to do this from now on, getting a lot of price shoppers at the moment.
  13. Clean on this day

    I've not long since started out and getting through a lot of first cleans, It concerns me that a lot of customers prefer to be home when you come round, I can easily see how this could become a pain in the ****!
  14. Possible first solar job

    I don't advertise solar panels as part of my regular service and have never done one before, but I've been asked to take a look at a job tomorrow. Tempted to say no at first as I'm concerned my SLX-25 won't reach! It's only an average semi-detached. Does anyone else use an SLX to clean solar panels?
  15. Storing equipment

    10/10 for resourcefulness there lads, thanks for the ideas
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