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Dave Shaw

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Dave Shaw last won the day on March 29

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About Dave Shaw

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  • Cleaning Method
    Water Fed Pole & Tradtitional
  • When did you start window cleaning?
    1999
  • Location
    Westhoughton
  1. Employee nightmare

    Are you payin him enough? As the old sayin goes - pay peanuts and you get monkeys. You expect your customers to pay a good price for your workmanship so why would your worker expect anything less. Coming from being an employee in this job I can certainly vouch that your standards do increase considerably once it’s your own money your playing with. Although domestic cleaners aren’t classed as being highly skilled jobs it is very demanding and if your payin someone minimum wage or thereabouts I wouldn’t expect much attention to detail back. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  2. Personal Injury Cover

    Yes mate. I have income protection insurance ever since I had a fall about seven years ago and cracked my heel in three places. It’s with lv and the policy is tailored to my income so the more I earn the more I pay and in the event of another accident or sickness work related or not I get 75% of my earnings after I’ve been off work for more than four consecutive weeks. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  3. Grandchild number 7

    Cheers buddy. Yes it’s a girl. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  4. Grandchild number 7

    Congratulations. The misses is about to drop our third in the next few weeks. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  5. 60 foot pole Help

    Too true. Don’t go quite that high these days though. Biggest pole I use now is 45’. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  6. Price rise fail

    Same here. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  7. Price rise fail

    Go for broke matey. It’s a bit of a rise in percentage terms but its easily justifiable of explained in the right way. Maybe if you was tryin to double or triple em then I would think you would run into problems. Fair enough you might still end up with the same profit but you would be splitting up what sounds like a nicely spaced round. Better to make fair rises every couple of years or so and keep the compactness in tact. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  8. Commercial work - what a pain

    Got a few contracts with facilities management company’s cleaning large blocks of apartments. Never had any bother. Obviously there are more initial formalities in this kind of work due to h+s etc but once thats out of the way they are a breeze and also pay a lot more than most residential work. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  9. Traditional to Waterfed

    It’s certainly doable but will be a major ball ache. You wanna be makin life easier not harder. Green pro clean ltd put a vid up showing a system where your pole clips on the back of your van and your hose automatically wreels in. It’s crazy how far things have come. I remember the old fibre glass poles, vikan brushes and hose lock connectors. Reminiscing on jack daniels🤪🤪🤪 Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  10. Traditional to Waterfed

    Fair do’s. I’d just stick to trad then and learn to use a pole instead of a ladder like others have mentioned. The amounts of water needed for wfp would be too much for your situation and I would have thought that producing pure on site wouldn’t be reliable enough. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  11. Traditional to Waterfed

    Do you get a lift to work or is it all within walking distance from your house? If it’s a lift you could always get a trolley system and then get your driver to strategically drop barrels around your days work. Bit of a ball ache but it will see you through till you pass your test. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  12. Haha. That’s just lazy. It reminds me of u guy I used to work with. He was a bit scared of getting right to the top of the ladder and became a repeat offender of skipping the openers on tall windows. The gaffa ended up cutting an old broom handle up and using it to extend his pad and blade. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. Price rise fail

    My lowest price is £6 for a full house(small terraces and semis). Do a few fronts etc at £4. Many will say that’s still too low but a lot of my work is super compact and been established for 30 years+ so I can still achieve an hourly rate that most would be proud of. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  14. Price rise fail

    That’s quite low to be honest once you factor in expenses and tax so you deffo need the make some changes. Even on my cheaper stuff I’m doing £25/30 per hour. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  15. Used to work with an Irish guy many moons ago when I was an employee and did a lot of shops. He was always doin stuff like that. Haha. One time he pulled down a one way street(the wrong way) and I said “what you doin this is a one way street” he replied “ it’s ok I’m only goin one way”. [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Absolutely crackers. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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