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Cleaning Method

when did you start window cleaning?

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  1. I made this video about a year ago but it's not been up for a while as I have been revamping my Youtube. I thought I would share it again so that any noobs starting up or those struggling a little right now will have an insight as to how it was for some of the more established lads on here. Not always a bed of roses.
  2. I made this video some time back but took it down when I revamped my channel on Youtube. Hope there's some information you can use here.
  3. 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.
  4. FOR SALE: 2 person water fed pole SYSTEM 500LTR tank with straps to bolt down 2x Shurflo Pumps 2x 85amp batterys Split charge relay nearly new with good quality cables 2x HM digital TDS meters 2x 100 meter clover hose reels (one hi vis hosing) 2x DI holders made by scargill (one has slight split but holds vessel fine) 2x battery boxes made by scargill 2x digital controllers (spring and cleaning spot) All the wiring and hosing will be included. PLEASE NOTE: NO DI Vessels NO poles. £950
  5. FOR SALE: 2 person water fed pole SYSTEM 500LTR tank with straps to bolt down 2x Shurflo Pumps 2x 85amp batterys Split charge relay nearly new with good quality cables 2x HM digital TDS meters 2x 100 meter clover hose reels (one hi vis hosing) 2x DI holders made by scargill (one has slight split but holds vessel fine) 2x battery boxes made by scargill 2x digital controllers (spring and cleaning spot) All the wiring and hosing will be included. PLEASE NOTE: NO DI Vessels NO poles. £950
  6. A quick review of Gardiners Swivel angle adaptor.
  7. 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.
  8. Using squeegee

    Hi. I have found someone who is willing to take me on as a trainee, how long on average does it take to learn how to use a squeegee? The company is aware that I basicallly have no experience. I've tried for the past couple of days on my own house windows to master the "s" method, thanks to youtube, but I always leave some watermarks down the side, or the occasional streak because of the rubber blade hitting the window edge. I'm worried that I won't get the hang of it once I start working for this company, its way harder than it looks, it's so frustrating!! Thanks Brice
  9. Hello everyone, I have recently decided to add window cleaning to my already existing cleaning buisness! I live in a hard water area and as I'm just starting out I haven't invested in a RO system! Instead I'm collecting rainwater to filter through a di tank fitted in my van. My problem is I have rigged up my downpipe into an Ibc with a mesh filter at the end of the spout but there is still some amount of sediment in the ibc! I don't want to damage my pump or di tank so how can I pre filter this water before I pump it into the on board tank in my van? Im going to be using a sump pump for transfer or the rain water. I'm looking for any advice from people with more experience in rain water harvesting! Any advice will be appreciated, Thanks.
  10. After writing new service new pages with longer, optimised content and other SEO measures for Reach for the glass he is now page 1 for all services in 3 targetted areas of London. They are extremely affluent areas and therefore highly competitive in terms of website ranking. Desktop search results after indexing of 1st draught as follows: Results listed are for locations 1, 2, 3 in order of priority window cleaning - 10th, 12th, 8th conservatory cleaning - 7th & 8th (2 listings on 1st page for location 1), 7th , 1st conservatory roof cleaning - 4th & 5th (both for location1), 8th , 4th fascias soffits cleaning - 1st , 7th & 8th (location 2), 4th exterior cleaning - 1st & 2nd (location 1), 9th & 10th (location 2), 4th , 5th & 6th (3 separate listing on 1st page for location 3) Put another way , for 15 separate searches i.e. service + location = 5 services + 3 locations 14 out of 15 are page 1 3 are 1st 4 services have multiple listings on Google 1st page Now a little more work to get them even higher
  11. Hello there been doing it for some years now but started new business on own lately I enjoy cleaning gutters etc but do anyone find window cleaning customers very annoying as a cancellation can just occur from no where it's like you gain 3 lose 2 type of thing it's weird I'm just wondering your view on this
  12. Hi. Just bought a new citron dispatch 07 and I am wondering where to fit my 500 ltr tank I only had it fitted a few months ago but my van got written off thurs it's a big tank which needs bolting to the floor and don't know how to drill the holes ?? Any ideas thanks
  13. Hi everyone I'm new to this forum, I'm looking for a recommended canvasser to build up my existing rounds, can anybody recommend a decent company? Cheers
  14. From me to you. Check out the following techniques, plus more to come. Window cleaning is all about CONFIDENCE! With better technique comes increased confidence in yourself and your work. Divebombs Chatter Hangliding Closeouts Liquidator/Excelerator ...to name a few :happy: [media] [/media]
  15. Sorry if I have posted this in the wrong place. So I have worked with a friend for over a year now doing the traditional way. Now I'm feeling ready to go my own way. At the moment, I have a lease with Toyota, I own the aygo. This car is not appropriate for window cleaning (poles or traditional) because it is too small. So I am looking for advice on what Toyota car is the best for ladders and poles. (I can only stick with Toyota because I'm still in a lease agreement with them for another 2 years.) On top of this, regarding the poles, is it better to get the trolley or a big tank to put in the back? I really need a car rather than a van as not enough seats and as I'm just starting up on my own, I can't afford anything too costly. So to sum up, I need a Toyota car that I can fit ladders too legally as well as a big enough boot (potentially back seats that fold completely flat) to fit either a large tank, or the trolley with 6 (?) tanks of water. So with all that, the car has to be able to handle the weight. As an extra question, there's lots of brands for the equipment for traditional (unger etc), what is the top of the range brand I can invest in?
  16. RO Unit

  17. Hi guys, Got this job today but it's far from my coverage area. Anyone close to Newark area, NG23. and willing to take it up- provide a quote? It's cleaning skylight panels. 5 panels on each side, so maximum 10 panels.
  18. PRICE: £5000 DESCRIPTION: window cleaning round in prime Surrey location, been going a year, most houses range from 25-30£. Approximately £3000 every two months LOCATION: Surrey - bookham, Fetcham, Cobham, Leatherhead PICTURES:
  19. Hi guys After the replies and advice from my first post, I have decided to go ahead and get in a bit of practise on before I look for a trainee window cleaning job. So what equipment does a commercial window cleaner have in their arsenal? Like scrims, cloths, wet or dry? I'll buy an applicator and squeegee online, I was thinking ettore. What size squeegee do you think to start off? Thanks Bricie
  20. Hi there I have a small window cleaning business around the Greater Manchester area that has been going for over three years using both water fed pole and the traditional method. I am looking to expand my business in the South Manchester area - anywhere in the Macclesfield / Poynton / Buxton / Disley / Hazel Grove regions - and am hoping for between a £1,000 and £1,500 return each month. If anyone has anything slightly similar to this, I would be greatly appreciative if you got in touch by emailing 'annabel_gowrie@hotmail.com' with your details and I will get in touch. Thank you!
  21. PRICE: £15'450 DESCRIPTION: Small domestic round of 245 customers turning over £2575 per calandar month. Round is done in 10 days by one person. 8am till 2pm on average. WFP or trad it if you want to. Well established. No collections all cash on day or GoCardless and BACS. This round always has lots of extras such as gutter cleans, conservatory cleans etc. In the past two days alone I have done over £600 in odd jobs making the monthly typically closer to £3300 I will work along side the buyer for the first clean to ensure a smooth transition and show them the most efficient way to do the round. This is for sale, not rent or lease or buy now pay later. LOCATION: Nottingham NG3 NG4 NG5 PM me on here or call on 07581128101
  22. thank you

    Thought it was about time i gave everyone a massive thank you since joining ive found nothing but suport from you guys and girls on this site ive doubted myself and what i was doing and where i was going but with so much help advice and infomaion i have pushed passed all of this tighted up pricing and the way i work and things just keep getting better and better so thank you

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