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Incheck

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    Water Fed Pole
  • When did you start window cleaning?
    2014
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    Cardiff

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  1. Incheck

    Advice on build your own system

    Sounds like you’ve had a pretty fulfilling life! I’m sure you’re right, if you put in the time and effort. I’ve had an array of occupations myself, i qualified as a plumber/gas engineer, also as a chef which i did for a long while. Not really related to what i’m doing now haha. I would like to learn a whole host of other things but to be honest the investment in extra tools isn’t an option and the storage space just isn’t there either. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  2. The land of the lewis twins! Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  3. Incheck

    Advice on build your own system

    I would say you’re very gifted & graced by god compared to the average person. Very few people have the skills to turn their hands to many thing but good on you! Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  4. Coor blimey you near port talbot or something? I forget where you said now it was so long ago Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  5. Incheck

    Strange people!

    6 “ 5 ?! No wonder you get conny roofs done so fast! Don’t even need a telescopic ladder standing that tall [emoji23] Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    Noo, you’re hardly going to do that inside with their cream carpet present. And on a rainy day, oh no... internals = problems. + the chances are they’re not even in. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  7. Incheck

    Advice on build your own system

    When you haven’t already got the tools i really dont see it being logical to be honest. How much storage space do you have for all this extra stuff to be lying around? DIY is often a false economy, there’s a lot of “have a go heroes” trying to save a few bob but more often than not it costs you time and a lot of inconvenience. When you next need a carpenter, decorator, electrician, plumber, carpet cleaner etc, are you going to do the same and invest in that equipment to do it yourself also? There’s only so much space for things in a home. Do you see where i’m coming from? There’s a reason that every one of us has a purpose. Not to mention the knowledge & experience that only lies with specialists. I do my own plumbing as i’m qualified & used to be in the trade & still have the tools. however it’s mainly small fixes and maintenance. there’s still certain things i wont touch as i’ve been out of the game too long and am a bit rusty. (and because i cant devote the time to big home projects e.g. new bathrooms etc) We tried painting the outside of my parents house once and it turned in to a real disaster. My brother kicked the paint tin that was hanging off the ladder and that’s all it takes for a job to go wrong. We looked like a right pair of melons. Paint on every rung of the ladder, as he came down he wrecked his work boots on the rungs which were slippery with paint. All over his trousers, 4 hour job cleaning it all up + the boots and good pair of trousers ended up in the bin. Hired a decorator in the end as i had advised at the start but nobody else would listen. So as the saying goes “stick to what you know?” Hope i’m making sense. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  8. Incheck

    Window cleaning in winter

    Should’ve been a trawler fisherman! Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  9. Incheck

    Window cleaning in winter

    What part of the country are you in Dave? Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  10. Incheck

    Window cleaning in winter

    Yeah spot on daylight hours & extreme weather are the main concern. If you’re just starting up Then take my advice the biggest market in the winter is gutter clearances (just pray for a wet winter and not a cold one), you really need to tap in to this if you’re going to survive your first winter as you wont get many calls for window cleaning during the winter months. Lots of money to be made by doubling up on plastics cleans as well. Always ask “just cleared out, or cleaned as well?” You’ll be surprised how many say “oh go on then price up for the clean as well while you’re at it” i reckon nearly half of our gutter cleans become FSG’s sometimes. Start tucking money away now, don’t blow it at christmas because it’s a long 3 months after it until the end of march which is when the market explodes again. Winter is long and boring at times. I lost about 10 days in a row to ice or snow this year. I nearly went crackers. Just batten down the hatches, try to hold your nerve, and wait it out! Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    Oh yeah never buy them from the stores man, your profit is going to them then! I know you can buy them at £1.50 each or £3 for 2 in some superstores. It’s throwing money away. This is why the online market is such a threat to the high streets. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    Yeah the magic sponges dissipate in to nothing, but they get the job done, and at 8 pence each you can’t go wrong. I bulk buy them in packs of 100 off ebay. They’re crude but effective in large numbers. Microfibres are very good with rub out particularly on the “lip” of the sill which is often where the worst staining is. You need biceps like pop-eye mind, and there is the chance you’ll scrub so hard the sill could fall off if you put too much weight on it. I’ve taken the chance once or twice! Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. Incheck

    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    The original variant (yellow bottle) is fine i believe. But it stinks and is generally unpleasant on the hands especially if you haven’t got gloves on. Rub out is a bit more forgiving and better stuff. As for the green scourers, never tried it on pvc as i always use either a magic sponge or a microfibre cloth. It does have an abrasive edge as do many things? If we want to get things clean there must be a certain amount of abrasion used i guess. + as has been mentioned earlier in a post regarding glass, how do we know that we are not simply washing dirt out of existing scratches, therefore revealing them. I think we are both in the same mind that we are referring to a “professors eye glass” situation here (minor scratches normally not visible to the eye) unless in direct sunlight. You’ll be surprised how bashed about these things get before & during installation (warehouse storage, transportation, fitters who are working on price per unit therefore wanting to get it fitted asap rather than taking care and consideration) and the general exposure to the elements. Look at any item hard enough & there will be minor imperfections you know... I did once use a green scourer to clean a stain off a carpet (what possessed me to do this i don’t know) as the green dye from the scourer came off and stained the carpet just as bad. Amateur carpet cleaning at it’s best [emoji51] Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  14. Incheck

    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    Certain variants of CIF UPVC cleaner have/had tiny plastic beads in them (like some shower gels) that “may” have scratched the door if you used this particular brand. i believe products of this nature have very recently been banned and no longer have a place on the shelves as the plastic ends up in the oceans Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  15. Incheck

    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    Crikey! Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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