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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

    Quality versus price

    We are moving over to “restoration” cleans. I’m using the word “restoration” more. For some reason it seems to have more selling power. all it really is, is a glorified term for a window cleaning. To my surprise I am picking them up with relative ease. Done a few recently at £100, £90, £75, £60 etc. (All just standard semis mostly, no connys or extras like) the one we did today was quite time consuming, a lot of paint on the windows so went through a few scraper blades. and magic sponges/rub out needed on upper floor windows. But it’s good & I enjoy it. If it takes half a day to clean someones windows then so be it. Higher price for the job, less travel, more satisfaction at the end. Got a bit overwhelmed with high volume low paying jobs so i’m targeting the ad ons much more than growing rounds now. The demand is there this time of year and you can get really good prices. Looking forward to starting softwashing soon. Got our first delivery ordered from benz, so a few home trials to see what the stuffs really made of. And then later this year it’ll be another service to our badge i’m hoping [emoji4] Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Pricing driveways

    I only use a 6.5 hp clarke from machine mart. It’s awesome, £650 ish? It does say 30 power washes a year roughly, driveways, patios & that. Made its money back in no time. Had it 3 years and will be having another [emoji4]. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Percentage & Dilution ratios?

    Yeah man. Sounds like you had a very lucky escape! I’ll be using two old backpacks to start with. The batteries are deteriorated to the point they no longer hold enough charge to get a window round done. I only get about an hour out of them now. I generally just replace backpacks now once they’ve had 18 months or so, as when either the pump or battery goes the other components generally start wearing away. So i’ll be glad to see them through right to the end of their lives by using them for softwashing. Probably someone less risky than a manual pump sprayer!. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Percentage & Dilution ratios?

    I believe i have now found the correct mask to wear as stated by benz, they are in store at screwfix so i’ll be paying a visit. It looks like it will just about fit under a full face visor! Gonna be a tight squeeze though Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Orange fascias.

    I have the same problem fella. I’ve tried every method and chemical under the sun, magic sponges,cream cleaners, tfr’s and all sorts to try and remove the tinge. Then someone on here came out & and said that a while back there was some dodgey pvc manufactured that turned pink/orange. I think this must be it... Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Percentage & Dilution ratios?

    The thing is with that I would never fit the browguard and face shield over it. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Percentage & Dilution ratios?

    What is the correct respirator to buy? (what is the rating) i’m slowly piecing together all the necessary stuff and have everything except a respirator. I have chemical gloves, full face visor, waterproofs and water proof boots + yellow warning signs. Also planning on using benz. I see a lot of operators in youtube videos not using respirators, Including some pretty big contractors which rather surprised me. Am I missing something? (e.g. a respirator is only needed when “mixing” and not necessary when “applying”? Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Ubik 2000 cleaner

    Nice dude! Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Ubik 2000 cleaner

    I’m sure it makes sense but doesn’t the heat destroy the properties in some chemicals? On some bleaches it says specifically to use cold water with them as hot water will render it useless.... Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Ubik 2000 cleaner

    Although ubik is good stuff, if youre looking for something that does pretty much the same job, and stinks less, then screwfix no nonsense degreaser is also good. I’ve been using it more this week this week just gone for Cladding cleaning and a couple of FSG’s. It is considerably cheaper too at 8 quid a bottle you cant go wrong Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  11. At the end of the day fella you are the operator, you have the experience, what a customer wants is not always the most practical or safe way of doing things. Convince them of what you think is best and if they dont like it walk away i reckon. I personally use wfp for all maintenance cleaning. First cleans are wfp, trad, blade scrapers, magic sponges, cream cleaner, unger rub out, the works. Once they are clean, then theres no real to be using anything other than wfp. Maybe hop up ladder twice a year to check sills and get a closer look. Old wooden frames do swell when wet and leak yes. but if its not safe to trad either, then there is no ideal way of cleaning them. If you told them this maybe they would either decide to leave them dirty, or think about replacing the windows with non sash and UPVC so that they can be cleaned with ease. Hope this helps dude! Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    spray nozzle for the end of wfp

    I just fill my trad bucket with the mix and dip the brush in every time. Its a bit quicker than spraying the brush I’ve found 🤷‍♂️ Or You could always have another backpack dedicated to chemicals. I think thats what i will do when i eventually get into soft washing. Benz softwash is a really useful site theres some good tips and videos. They all do it a little differently but a few of the guys in the videos just use backpacks and wfps. Standard pencil jets and a brush would contain any chemical better rather than it spraying everywhere through a nozzle i reckon. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. Tbh i think you’d be better off not taking it on at all. It sounds like a mare. I’d love to see someone tradding those to a good standard off a pole. They’re just too small and the sash bars likely to fall off. Only practical option is wfp... A trad pole comes in handy in the summer mind, when they go out and leave all the upstairs windows open, especially when the windows open inwards and you dont want to flood the bedroom. Having a trad pole on the van has saved me having to skip these windows a few times recently Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  14. Incheck

    Help with price

    Agree with the comment made about “there may be more to come” if it comes it comes, if it doesn’t it doesn’t, what does it matter as long as you have profited from whats happening “now”. its the same mistakes people make when under pricing window cleans assuming they will get every house on the street, just on a far more catastrophic scale. Im still paying dearly on some rounds that were way under priced when we first started business. One round we do has 6 bungalows on it, all next to each other, 3 of which have sizeable connys. currently doing them for £11 and considering the water usage i’m glad it’s only those three! will still struggle to get them where i need them to be price wise for decades to come as they should be priced at about £25-£30! Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Help with price

    Although lets say the average fsg is £160, times that by 65 youre looking at £10400 Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app And the wear and tear on your poles and brush heads...brush heads are £40 a pop Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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