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  1. Craigmac

    IBC tank advice

    Been offered a 1000 litre IBC tank that was used to store that vaping juice for £25.00 tank is immaculate. Tank will be used as storage and not put into my van. question being how would i clean it out? would it just be the case of filling and flushing with water, or would i need an additive (possibly counter productive).
  2. Hi guys, I'm looking for a bit of advice on a leak I've found in my van system. I bought the van and system second hand (all already installed by pure freedom when I purchased the van). I started up around 6 weeks ago, prior to starting out I took a trip over to Pure freedom to be shown my way around the system, whilst there pre filters, ro membrane and resin was all changed. Each time after filling recently I have noticed a build up of water in the van so tonight i took some time to source the leak. It appears to be coming from the pre filters at the top. I did also notice just over a week ago that one of the pre filters was hissing from button which sits at the top (not sure if this is linked to the leak, i pressed the button until all air was out and the hissing stopped) this happened towards the back end of the cold weather we have had. Can anyone give advice on what this could be, apologies if its a common question but I couldnt find a similar topic on the forum. Hoping its a cheap fix 🙈 Thanks in advance guys Jon
  3. Hi ive decided on buy a slx from gardiner at min my work is all traditional but moving over , not sure on size would i be better getting the 25 and taking a section or 2 out mainly just 2 story work but have some windows over conservatories what i dont do at min , also ive been recomended to get the quick loq gooseneck , but what about the brush , jets and other conector and hose , whats best to get as i say a complete noob , ive read about the univalve for saving water , and ive been told a 450gpd r/o system with a di water reading around 288 , and a trolley from pure freedom the nano was recommended . Going to get a 1000ltr container to store the water in garage then some drums for the van . Is there anything else i need and any other suggestions , cheers
  4. I decided to make a shorter one off video as the other thread I did with three separate videos was a bit jumbled so hopefully this one makes a bit more sense.
  5. Your Real Name: Allan The Location You're In: Surrey How Long You Have Been Cleaning: 5 months Brief intro about yourself: Started window cleaning with a friend but we went our separate ways a few months back and I have been enjoying the hot weather and slowly building my round. Hope to contribute to this forum and I have had a look around and some great topics. I hope to double my round in the next six months it's a struggle at times but nothing comes easy. I started with WFP but I have found myself going back to traditional cleaning but the WFP is great at getting the grime off on a first clean. It's just my preference. I also do cleaning offices etc. All my best Allan
  6. Gardiner SLX30 with 6mm hose, section 2 replaced last year. Tucker Brush. 2 x no name brushes Wyredale 350L tank and frame, only ever had pure in it. Metal reel with about 90m of 8mm hose, a few repairs made to it as it leaks a bit. Unger Ninja bucket on a belt with 10" squeegee and mop. 2 x 11L Unger buckets. Surflo pump Cleaning warehouse analog controller. 100ah leisure battery. Everything you need to get going. Offers, will split.
  7. So I'm now running almost 100% WFP for my upstairs work - bar flat roofs etc but that means I'm now using about 6L of resin a week with my Unger HiFlo DI filter (1 replacement bag a week - it's giving me about 450-500L of pure water per change) I've been browsing online but am a little confused by installing an RO filter at home - obviously will save me £110 a month on resin but I'm confused how it 'works' without a van?... How do you hook it up? Does it have to be plumbed into your main water? I'm only renting so I don't want to start building it up under the sink. What I would ideally like (if it's even possible) is to be able to just run an EZ snap or hozelock from my kitchen tap into the RO filter then back out the other end into the DI filter when I need to fill up my barrels and then unplug and put it back in the cupboard when I'm done. Guess the burning question is, can I do this?? Or am I stuck just smashing through the Unger bags until I can build up a water butt and plumb it into the mains water?
  8. What is the worst price job u have done? Or worse quote from a customer? Made me think other day as remembered customer asked me to quote for glass roof porch I said call it £5 she oh no thought it would be 50p!!!! I just laughed
  9. scottish cleaning service

    Keep snapping fan jets

    Only got my SLX pole 3 weeks and I have managed to snap 4 fan jets when cleaning fsg. Is there any metal jets that can be fitted? Thanks m
  10. Hi Everyone 👋🏼 I have been reading this forum for a while now, and I’ve got a huge interest in window cleaning but haven’t had the b#### to go ahead YET! 👍🏼 great forum!! Im sick and tired of my job (long hours, **** pay etc) I really would like to work for myself and start up a successful window cleaning company. I’m 35 years old and I want another Crack at the whip, currently my salary is 27k. It sounds like a very rewarding business, and love the fact that nearly everyone on this site as a passion for their business. Obviously you get your chancers in the game, but I would like to go with the professional approach what I have been reading on here, ie) logo, business cards, leaflets, uniform, sign writing van, marketing campaigns etc (sounds like I am being ambitious, but to work for yourself and earn proper money, you have to I guess) There is so much valuable information on here and it’s like a back bone for the professionals. Ideally I would like to get into the WFP side of things. As I think me and the ladders just won’t get on, and by the sounds of it, it’s the future for the window cleaning industry? I have bought some trad gear already, ie) bucket, 12” squeege , applicator, micros, clothes, & scraper. I have been practising on my windows and watching you tube videos. (Wagga) - I take it this is a good learning curve Would anyone be able to help me out with a few of these questions? WFP - to start, would you recommend a trolley (pure freedom) or a back pack? How many houses would 25l containers do? Roughly Can I purchase the water rather than making this -seems complicated? (Will have to read up on this a bit more) When canvassing for work, and you get the nod to clean their windows, when would you do their first clean? That day/next day? How do you manage the round? With new customers etc. Because obviously starting out around my full time job ideally you would want to do the new customers the same day? Company name? Thoughts. something that’s quirky, or stick to something like JB WINDOW CLEANING SERVICES? what works best? Don’t want to run before I can walk, and jump in the deep end - but a van? It will be quite daunting competing with other window cleaners in the local area and I’m a newbie. Would that put new potential customers off? Should I buy second hand WFP gear to start (budget wise) or go straight in. What kind of budget would you say for leaflets, website, business cards, WFP etc. Currently got 1k left over from a loan as a starting point. I’ve got 100s of questions and I’m sure il bombard you with them and go through the forum looking for answers. Ps. Hopefully you don’t bombard me with “another new window, here we go” 🙄🙄 Thanks all. Why as this come out so big? 😱 @Gav
  11. Hi all I am looking to add on a window cleaning service as an addition to our current domestic and commercial cleaning business. A few of our customers have asked for the service, which me being naive thought the usual cliche of "window cleaning would not be worth the hassle VS the return on investment". Well all i can say after spending the weekend on and off this forum is how wrong could i be. We would be looking to initially add WFP using the gardiner backpack and poles with the aim of providing our customers with the add on during their cleaning service, eventually (HOPEFULLY) building up rounds and having the window cleaning as a sort of separate entity with a full van setup. A reason for me posting (before we setup) is the "this is my patch" and pro green i have seen you video on the matter (among alot of your other videos *great work*) and you say it does not exist anymore. Well our business is based in south wales, SWANSEA, and having spoke to friends and family about the idea the first thing that comes up is "So So has a patch around here and he does not mess about" Now i know the advise would be patches do not exist any more and any problems let the old bill know, but i would be interested to see if there are any members from Swansea on this forum that could advise on * do they find there is enough work, in and around Swansea to even consider the long term goal of getting a van setup or am i just better off sticking with the initial idea of servicing our current domestic and commercial cleaning customers. * have they run into the "my patch" on their rounds. I will add that our main goal for the business is to be a one stop shop for customers who want all aspects of their property cleaned, But the i do like the idea of eventually having the window cleaning as a separate entity. Any advise would be much appreciated Regards Craig
  12. scottish cleaning service

    Are Univalves temperamental?

    My new one is driving me nuts, comes on and doesn't seem to go off. Turn the shutoff valve off and on and the univalve goes off. Works a few times and then stays on. Didn't work to well before I fitted it, its a light blue one. Any experience welcome.
  13. Another of my oldie videos I took down a while back during a revamp and just remembered to repost. Hope it's helpful to someone.
  14. 350 litre tank and frame. Only ever had pure in it. Merseyside area. Offers.
  15. Excellent window cleaning WFP (nothing traditional) work for sale in Oxfordshire, - location: radius of 7 miles from Banbury and 2 villages near Cirencester (3 days every 8 weeks) -tot value round 4K -average income 2k every 4 weeks -average work 2-3 days a week -selling price £14k open to offers ***the work is very excellent, established for a year, only well pay customers, giving a high quality work and good customer service I have a very good relationship with them. ***Change over will be done meeting each customer in person together and with a letter of recommending you to each customer, there is the possibility of working all round together. please contact me on 07808128116 only if you are serious about making an offer and need more details.
  16. Hi All, After getting advice and confirmation from you guys in the replies to my introduction email, I went ahead today and ordered myself an SLX 25 and a V3 backpack to stop all the running hoses through the customers houses etc. Will let you know how I get on. Can anyone point me in the right Direction for a nice little lightweight trolley for it, space is limited in my van so the smaller the better. Thanks for all the help guys :-)
  17. Alright chaps, I'm wishing to start a small window cleaning business (at first), I plan to use a water fed system either backpack or trolley setup. The majority of the work I look to secure is going to be 2 story residential properties in the Blackpool and Wyre areas (give me the heads up if this is any of your patch and I can work around your areas). I'm trying to get a concise kit list and business needs before starting, so my thoughts are: - LTD company and bank account - Public liability insurance - Risk assessment - Logo uniform - Equipment - Carbon telescopic pole (25ft Gardiner SLX), Ultimate sill brush, 20 m of hose (which quick release connectors do you recommend), 150 GPD RODI unit at home into an IBC container, sump pump & 25l container for pure water top up for the backpack/trolley. Can you think of any other equipment essentials? Didn't want to jump straight into a van system without proving I could get the custom first. The bit I'm stuck on is marketing, what have the public found most interest in which converted to customers? Are there an tips on closing a sale? Any tips at all are appreciated! Cheers Greg
  18. Hi Guys! Whats is your go to brush for domestic standard double glazed window with PVC trim?
  19. Hi guys, I'm just wondering what are the best stand up reels are out there? And from what website, and of course not to pricey. I work from a trailer, and lift them from my car boot onto the floor so they need to be reasonable in weight. Any help would be much appreciated, cheers 👍
  20. As the title suggest's. Pro's and Con's Please. Thanks in advance
  21. Hi All First post so please forgive any rules/regs/etiquette I get wrong etc. So; I'm a traditional window cleaner with a small round, small funds with plans to move to wfp. Actually, I'm sort of already there as I already have a back pack & pole and buy pure water from a mate. Need to purify my own water and must do it in stages as money is tight. That said, I'm one who hates buying something only to find out later that I should have bought something else because it would have saved me money in the long run. So here's the plan; Buy DI Vessel & resin and purify water - from tap to DI, to 25ltr water containers, to backpack, to clean windows Buy 150ltr tank, fit in existing car, use bilge pump to fill backpack Buy RO and 1,000 ltr tank for garage and be more effective at purifying water Buy small van, larger 400ltr tank along with 100ft hose reel and pump from van Refine all parts of the above. So, that's the plan that will take me about 18 months to acheive. At this point in time I need to buy 1 or 2 DI Vessels. I see new ones and used ones on ebay. It kind of makes sense to buy used ones, however, I have noticed this on ebay NEW 30% more PURE WATER from DI Resin High Yield Pressure Vessel 8" x 17" - here's the link https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-30-more-PURE-WATER-from-DI-Resin-High-Yield-Pressure-Vessel-8-x-17/181489328010?hash=item2a419b5f8a:g:fK8AAOSwQItT47uY So my questions are; Has anyone used these? Is the claim true? How so? Is spending the extra worth it? etc. I would appreciate anyone's comments... Thanks Steve
  22. Green Pro Clean Ltd

    Hot water FIT conversion

    So the van I am currently using is a cold one man system. Two things are in my mind. 1: winter's coming 2: I have some schools over half term that are minging and hot will be a big advantage. Now I know nothing about diesel or LPG conversions so please don't ask. What I do know is that cheap portable Propane shower heaters work really well. So that's the plan. Fit a DIY unit. Now this will be the 3rd one of these I have done so when all the parts arrive in the next few days i will do a real time video to show how simple it is to do in 30 min or less. For now here's the shopping list. Heater Hose. Regulator (this time I went with one with a guage to make any potential trouble shooting easier. Big azz spanner - you need this size to fit the regulator. With the exception of some PTFE tape and a couple of jubilee clips that's pretty much it. Including the propane bottle all in under £150. Video to follow as soon as parts are in stock.
  23. This is a basic video explainer I did back in the summer to help customers perhaps understand the benefits of WFP and the differences between WFP and Trad window cleaning. It has worked really well for me on my facebook page and if you want to share it on your pages as an explainer for your customers please feel free to do so. Hope it's of some use to someone.
  24. Hi, I'm selling part of my round in Rugeley Staffordshire, its roughly 50 houses spread across 4 streets, every 4 weeks and pays £350,, if interested or want more info feel free to call or text 07773279237 Jamie
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