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TolishAPurd

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TolishAPurd last won the day on October 21

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About TolishAPurd

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  • Birthday 11/02/81

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  • Cleaning Method
    Traditional
  • when did you start window cleaning?
    2013
  1. Just how?

    I would consider 17 a very reasonable price for that house, and would have no problems getting it around here. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  2. Mine lasts ages, but I always disconnect the feed to it while I flush the system for 10 mins or so, and connect it up when everything's ready to go as I heard that is good for it. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  3. If you are anywhere near Cambridge I would be happy to help you. I wouldn't have the setup I have without help off some quality folk on here so I will be happy to return the favour. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  4. Nightmare customer

    First cleans and one offs are cash only for me. I'm not sitting around waiting for payment off someone that I've not worked for before. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  5. How to be faster

    It sounds to me like you are treating every window like an individual restoration project. Clean it and move on. Don't aim for perfection, unless you are charging perfect prices. Contrary to what a lot of folk say on forums... a happy customer is not the most important thing, the most important thing is that you earn a good wage! -that's what keeps you in business. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  6. Nightmare customer

    It's competitive everywhere mate. A lot of that is likely just your perception as you're advertising on facebook you get to see the others at work hussling for customers. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  7. Nightmare customer

    It will not affect your business in the slightest, if anything it will improve it as you won't get a call from her numpty friends. One of the things I like about this trade is how anonymous it is. When I ran a handyman business I had to please every single customer out of fear of a bad name. Almost all work was from word of mouth. But with window cleaning it's a lot different. Work comes in from all over the place. Just move on to the next and forget about it. Another reason I stay away from facebook/forums etc for my advertising. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  8. LONG TIME

    I struggle to see how you can regularly earn a grand a day off a trolley on a domestic round without starting stupidly early, and finishing stupidly late no matter how compact the round is. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  9. Nicotine sent me home sick.

    Gloves are a must with nicotine. It's horrible stuff, but ubik makes short work of it. Charge high. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  10. LONG TIME

    Welcome back mate. I came back myself recently after a forum sabbatical. How's things? Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  11. Water getting into double glazing

    The window is blown. It's not your fault but they'll probably blame you anyway. Just replace them and forget about them. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  12. Solar Panel Cleaning Worth Getting into?

    I've yet to be asked for it. But like anything, you can always upsell it usually just plant the seed when they are paying you and mention you can do them next time. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. What's that 'residue' on these windows?

    You can pick it up off eBay, but I got mine from b&q. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  14. Mini Squeegee and applicator

    Fine tooth hacksaw to cut the channel. Or a thin metal blade on an angle grinder. Make sure you file off all the sharp bits afterwards. For the applicator just buy a 10in plastic one and then cut the ends off to make the size you want. I'd suggest buying the sleeves you are planning on using beforehand though as they all vary in tightness. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  15. What's that 'residue' on these windows?

    I've got a bottle of kilroc in the van for this just as I come across it every now and then. Like when people have a hose reel next to a window. But if it's only light then you can use vinegar. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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