Are They Gonna Tell Me To Piss Off?!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Joe, Aug 3, 2012.

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  1. Joe

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    Ive been asked to quote a house which is a bit out of my way but its one of my old p.e teachers so I said ill do it.
    The only problem is that they are all leaded windows and they have a low 45 degree roof running around the outside of the 1st floor, so that will make ladder use a bit trickier. (think ill have to put ladders up higher than the window and reach down rather than up.)

    There are a 7 double windows, one bay window, french doors and a back door with a small window, also a porch.

    Ive priced it at £36 for a 1st clean & £18 4 weekly thereafter.

    I have never done leadeds before, so unsure how much longer than usual they will take?

    Cheers Guys
     
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  2. Belfastcleaning

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    Well joe are you trad only? Wfp you would fly through the leaded houses..

    Before I got the pole it would took me at least twice the time.. Scrimming every pane is a pain in the gl-a$$!

    First clean will be even longer!!
     
  3. rcproperty

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    to put the ladder up high than the windows at a safe angle, you would never reach the windows. this is a hard one for trad cleaners as there in no safe way of doing it without having ladders at wrong angles and climbing all over roof!

    leaded window are a pain in the bum to do as, i believe that you have to do them all by cloth.
     
  4. Belfastcleaning

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    The ladder over roof... Can you not get the ladder to reach the sill? I have a ladder stand off and this is great for them over the roof windows.. But I got a pole now too so the ladder stand off stays in the van for gutter jobs lol
     
  5. rcproperty

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    having a ladder at a steeper angle is not the right way for it and can put stresses on the ladder which they are not designed for, i know all window cleaners do it, but its not good practice really.
     
  6. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    Coulds you not take someone with you to foot the ladders while you clean it?
     
  7. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    or put ladder against the guttering and take a pole up with you, to get the extra lenth. Its tricky at first but when you get use to it its not to bad
     
  8. rcproperty

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    dont mean to have a go or anything but really???

    you do know that no ladder should be resting against guttering or anything that might give way dont you? plus you cant use a pole with only one hand, as you have to keep 3 points of contact with a ladder.

    what you do is up to you but when you are telling someone else how to do things they should be told the right and safest way of doing it. that way if they have a fall or anything happen it cant come back on you, but if they put it on the guttering climb up the ladder and guttering breaks and ladder slips etc thats not fair on the new guy coz he is only doing what he was told. then he will have to pay out for new guttering or worse case stop working for a while coz he fell off the ladder and hurt himself.

    i know we all are trying to help, but lets think of the advise given to new guys into the trade.
     
  9. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    You can rest it against metal guttering, You use the pole with 2 hands. Save the H&S speech too is really starting to bore me now.

    Im going to go a head and block you now, if that possible? Nothing personal, I like you and all but you constanlty jump at the chance to start running your mouth about H&S and how things should be done ''properly''
     
  10. rcproperty

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    yer thats fine you can block me but i dont think its right giving out information that could lead to a new guy to have a fall or anything.
    when up ladders you should keep both feet on and one hand on it too.

    i know we all dont do it, i dont always do it i use both hands at times but im not going to tell anyone to do that.
     
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