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GSS Window Cleaning

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  • Birthday 23/01/1987

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  1. Runs on the same windows every month

    Not worth it just drop the house and replace it with a new one. Not all windows can be cleaned with the reach and wash and especially i find rubbers that are on the outside of the frame in direct sunlight are a pain. Like others said use ubik and scrub the rubber loads but even that sometimes dont help. Ive used unger rub out and got on a ladder and scrubbed it with that and it seems to work. Ive heard of people using Vaseline on the top rubber and not scrubbing it but i just would drop the house and move on

    My exact point there's no way you will reach £200-250 a day at £6 a house im not slating your prices just trying to help you out by setting realistic goals mate but wish you all the best and i hope any 18 year old like you can have the balls to setup on there own just like i did but im telling you now youll be in for a shock on jusy how long it takes to build a stable round and especially at £6 a pop. And how hard running a business. Youll be lucky to hit £60 a day for the first few years. My prices are cheap and i make £800 a week plus every week and its a struggle for me at times. But fair play if you can work weekends and build it up why not fair play.

    Well you never stated the fact your still working for your boss. You said you wanted to leave. I think this is a case of you seeing how much your boss is making £1500 a week and thinking you can do the same. Well im afraid thats not the case. Youll need 200 houses a month from one estate at £6 a house and everyone will have to pay you. Then theres your material costs bad weather insurance cost tax national insurance cost of flyers work wear etc i could go on for ever about costs. I dont mean to sound rude but £300 a week for an apprentice doing a 9-5 sounds fine too me. I had the same with my apprentice gave him £50 a day at 17 years old he werent happy lol dont know whats up with you young lads? But yeah if your doing as you say on a sat fair enough might take a few years to get it built up but dont see how your gonna make £250 from £6 houses in one day you must be flying splash and dash and from a trolley too. Im not knocking you but wait untill its your own business its a different ball game and i should know been at it a while.

    I think your nuts leaving a job that pays you £300 a week at 18 years old. I think youll hit the real world when you start on your own. You'll have to clean a hell of a lot of houses at £6-7 to reach your old wages of £300 a week. That's not taking into account of actually getting the money and all your out goings. I dont know what the world has come too when lads aint happy with £300 a week. When i was 18 i did a 3 year apprenticeship as a groundworker on £120 a week for a 40 hour week getting up at 5am to get to site for 7.30am grafting on a building site all day and im not talking decades ago im only 31 now. I think your in for a bit of a shock mate. But wish you luck.
  5. Spotting problem...help?

    Clean glass as normal, turn water supply off use the brush and wipe along the top seal to remove as much water as possible should stop runs ive also recently statyed using black 100 degree fans and found it mists on the window instead of runs down it. Also latley ive been using added sparkle additive in my water and found it helps i didnt notice much of a difference using vision which i presume is the same stuff. I had a sample and was impressed so ordered a bottle today. Will see how it works out.
  6. gutter vac carbon poles clamped

    If you have the carbon fibre poles like mine from gardiner which just push into each other no clamps, an old fishing trick is to use brown parcel tape on the male end of the pole section but dont ever overlap the tape tho. this prevents the section wearing and stops it from coming lose and is easy to take apart.
  7. Citroen dispatch

    Sounds good tho and had all the essentials done no need to change glow plugs untill you have trouble starting in the mornings. I like my dispatch and love the 3 seats in the front they come in handy. When i did research the engines designed by ford. French cars get some stick but i paid 10k for my van so not cheap wish i had gone for a transit now tho but vans are mega expensive cauze most you have to pay vat
  8. Citroen dispatch

    Trust me youll hate it after a while i had the older version just a 1.9 diesel non turbo as my first van it was a work horse and never let me down but i was so chuffed when i got my new van 2.0 hdi and still isnt the fastest but does just what i need. Youll find it just wont have the power up hills and pulling off roundabout with all the weight a 600 litre tank weighs 600kg that's over half a ton plus you all your other gear and ladders its a lot. For example when i had the driveshafts done he had to drain all my water as hiz 3 ton ramp could handle it but said it was going up at a right strange angle. Honest dont rush into it as i hated having a underpowered van i had to literally floor every where.
  9. Citroen dispatch

    Oh and glow plugs changed at 100k too
  10. Citroen dispatch

    Only problem I've had with mine is dodgy electrics as the batterys under your feet which is silly I've flooded my van 3 times forgetting to turn of the water and this battery compartment gets filled with water ive now drilled drain holes in mine. Electrics arnt the best sometimes my wipers and lights come on for no reasom so have to disconnect the battery. Ive had no real problems with my 2.0 hdi although i had 2 new drive shafts this week but thats just wear and tear. Just make sure you service it as i had loads of problems from a dodgy mechanic who serviced my van wrong. All fixed now tho and i only use a citreon specialist garage from now on.
  11. Citroen dispatch

    Trust me 1.6 will not be powerfull enough its dangerous not having enough power when pulling all that weight.
  12. Citroen dispatch

    Make sure had a timing belt changed at 100k otherwise your asking for trouble.
  13. Pug expert or vw caddy maxi?

    Doubt you'll get a 600 litre tank in a caddy maxi not very big at all
  14. Pug expert or vw caddy maxi?

    Expert will be slow as anything 1.6 ive got an 2.0 hdi dispatch and its good i have the long wheel version and i just about get everything in with a 600 litre tank. Although just spent 650 Monday on 2 new driveshafts and a service. Dont help with all the weight youll be surprised how much everything weighs
  15. Water heater

    Where do you get the attachments for underneath? Local plummers? I have a di vessle im guessing it goes tank to pump then pump to heater heater to di vessell then to hose reel? Or dont the vessles like heat? So could go tank pump di vessle to heater heater to reel???

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