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TolishAPurd

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About TolishAPurd

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  • Birthday 11/02/1981

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  • Cleaning Method
    trad
  • When did you start window cleaning?
    2013

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  1. TolishAPurd

    Should I use a glass scraper

    I stopped using a steel scraper for most regular work, and only reserve it for the off first clean. Get yourself a sharp windscreen ice scraper and use that for the bird poo, much quicker and a lot safer for you and the windows...and no need to replace rusty blades all the time. Save the metal scraper for paint, sellotape etc that you find on the first cleans. If you find the right ice scraper it's lighter in the pouch too. Best move I made. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  2. TolishAPurd

    First day tomorrow....

    1)Don't tell anyone that it's your first day... if anyone asks, you've been doing it 2 years! 2) Don't do anything you don't planned doing for the rest of the time you're in the job... No extras, no 'canyoujusts', don't take forever on a house. Just clean, quick chat, and move on. 3) For every house you clean, drop a leaflet to the neighbours on each side. 4) Most important one of all...BE PROFITABLE!!! Listening to some people on here they sound like they are running a charity. The customers are not your friends, they are buying a service. The point of that service is for you to make money. Always remember that and don't undersell yourself. Keep the customer happy by doing a good job and being polite, but not at the expense of your profits. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  3. TolishAPurd

    Liquidators my wife says not on her windows

    I see a lot of windies using them, but I just never got on with mine, and ended up giving it away. Nice to see new tech coming into the marketplace for us, but slowly the markets will show whether it works for people or not. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  4. TolishAPurd

    Standing on a porch roof.

    I wouldn't stand on any porch that doesn't have a supporting post undernieth it, and even the ones that do I tread with caution. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  5. It will cost you a fortune, don't do it. I used to use a fan heater for about an hour 3 or 4 times a week in the garage gym while I was training and it almost doubled the electricity bill. It's like having a kettle on constantly. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  6. TolishAPurd

    Two weeks off over Christmas

    The days have fallen a bit funny this year so I'll be finished on the 22nd, and probably back on the 3rd. I normally like working Christmas Eve on a static pressure washing/big gutter job to finish off the year. Don't like window cleaning that day as traffic is too slow to move from house to house. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  7. TolishAPurd

    Christmas Windows, spray snow and more! Why?

    I've never had anyone do that before but if they ever do they will find a nasty price hike and then dumped if they moan. It's pretty disrespectful covering your windows in spray paint and then expecting your window cleaner to sort it out, don't take it lying down. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  8. TolishAPurd

    Gardiner freebee

    I would buy one of those hats, looks good. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  9. I'm looking forward to trying some of that stuff out to see how it compares to the squeegee off and hg soaps. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  10. TolishAPurd

    Price

    Always remember that customers can smell desperation. And always keep in mind that you are doing them a favour, not the other way round. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  11. TolishAPurd

    My very first clean

    Not trying to pee on your cornflakes here but..It's OK to be keen, but don't be a mug. Respect yourself and the trade you're entering. Spending 4hrs on a house for ten quid no matter how new you are in the game is just dumb. The problem this trade has is that there are hundreds of people starting in the trade doing silly stuff like this and bringing down the price for everyone with this kind of desparation tactics. These people then end up broke and going back to whatever they were doing before. Clean the house reasonable standard, have a friendly chat and pretend you've been doing it for years, then move on to the next. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  12. TolishAPurd

    Price

    £60 minimum for a gutter clean, but if it's an existing customer and is convenient, then I drop it to £40, especially on a repeat visit as it is usually 10mins Max on that type of job since its usually just blocked at the spout and no where else. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. TolishAPurd

    Keeping cloths dry?

    You probably need to RE organise your van. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  14. TolishAPurd

    Just sack him

    He sounds like a customer that will give you bother down the line too. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  15. TolishAPurd

    Best pole on a budget?

    It's the main tool of the trade, spend the money and get it right first time. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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