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dmw

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About dmw

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  • Cleaning Method
    Water Fed Pole
  • When did you start window cleaning?
    1991
  • Location
    Oldham

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  1. dmw

    Facelift Phantom Pole

    Gardiner....... reassuringly expensive.... Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  2. dmw

    Playing the Vertigo Card

    I just changed to wfp overnight without formerly telling them. I lost 3 or 4 out of 300 and replaced those. On the whole as long as they had sparkly windows that's all they care about. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile applancashire
  3. dmw

    Van/system upgrade

    Check to see if your partner is the 850kg payload variant if so it will comfortably carry a 500 litre tank. I've been running a Grippatank double Di system for over a year and it's well within limits and drives fine. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile applancashire
  4. dmw

    Spotless Water website

    If I lived on the 7th floor I would permanently fit a 1000 litre Ibc tank in the lift. Job done[emoji98] Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  5. As above had a 500 litre tank fitted to a 850kg payload Peugeot Partner after gleaning loads of advice on here. I often use a full tank on commercials, and is all the tank your ever going to need, some days you just fill what you need, but I always brim it. I also bought a Gardiner backpack but never used it so sold it on. I also bought some telescopic ladders but only used them twice, they were a bit of a faff, it's easier to pull my ladders off the roof of the van. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  6. I did one last week, not on a permanent site but a private rental on my round. Typical Transit on Irish plates and a couple of kids. Now I don't always ask for cash up front, generally most people are honest and just told them my policy for everyone is cash before clean, It was the 13 year old son mithering me at first, I saw the mother later and agreed to do it next clean cash up front at a premium for a one off (they hadn't been cleaned for years). Any way they paid up front, left me to it and were happy with the results. Job done. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  7. They should be made to pay a living wage and then the taxpayer wouldn't have to pick up the tab in the form of working /child tax credits. We are basically paying these large companies a subsidy and they get all the big contracts. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile applancashire
  8. I've just come back from Tescos with a bit of shopping and looking at the runs and drips on their shopfront it looked quite pitiful, but £8.94 per hour isn't going to motivate your to do a better job. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile applancashire
  9. Looking a the general consensus on here about NWC and how they've got the blue chip sector sewn up in little over 11 years. Haven't crossed paths with this company, but I've been looking at their website, and it's very professional (the bosses are even sleeping under the stars in November to help homeless people). Anyway, they've got a large business with many employees doing these jobs for a small return that most of us wouldn't entertain, I struggle to grasp how it's profitable, or do they just fly through the work without caring for quality and get away with it? Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  10. After I set up for WFP last year I practiced on my own windows a few times, a couple of days later I noticed condensation in our top bedroom opener. Now we've lived in this house 14 years and the double glazing was already in so I don't know how old they are, so it got me thinking that our house is South facing and gets a lot of sun and can take a battering from the elements. So I'm wondering if the brush as maybe caused a tiny hole while I've been scrubbing and aggravated already old seals, or it's just a coincidence? Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  11. dmw

    Rise in tap ppm

    I was thinking that especially when it was running at 130ppm, and having been wfp for over a year and getting to grips with it all, it would be the next logical step. I'll look at it after the holidays Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  12. dmw

    Silent assassin!

    Alternatively point an air rifle through the letterbox and shoot the said pooch up the arris. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. I have 300 customers and although they pay well, I would rather have a less and charge more to help for admin purposes, if you see what I mean. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  14. dmw

    Rise in tap ppm

    In the past year my ppm has ranged from 59ppm to 130ppm (new build estate up the road, I believe). It's currently running at 74ppm which is looking like the average. I'm double Di and change my resin every 3-4 weeks on average. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  15. Well, here we go with an hosepipe ban starting on 5th August for our Northern windies. At first glance I read that cleaning windows with an hosepipe on domestic properties was to be banned. Oh dear. Anyway a little more delving into their website and panic over, for we as commercial users along with car washes and the like are exempt. So we can keep calm and carry on. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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