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Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Diwrnach, Aug 3, 2014.

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  1. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Just starting out in window cleaning, already do pressure washing and gutter cleaning, but keep getting asked for windows, so why not?

    The only thing is we currently advertise as ladder less as much as possible for gutter cleaning, so would seem a little silly to start climbing ladders to do the windows.

    WFP is the obvious way forwards, but currently that is out of our price range though we do fully intend to invest.

    This left me scratching my head a bit, but then I came across this video

    Is this a real viable alternative?

    Would love some feedback on this, as on the face of it seems a good solution, but not sure the technique is very good and to me seems like it would leave streaks by just doing downstrokes?

    Many thanks.
     
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    yeh i agree the possibility of leaving a downward streak i have never done this method and i was wondering what the others on here were going on about with wagtail...now i know...

    all methods of window cleaning are not easy to master and take time....nice profile pic and welcome to the forum...

    other more knowledgeable members will be a long shortly...i am only just starting wfp and i just want to learn all methods of cleaning windows...:D
     
  3. Diwrnach

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    Thanks a lot for the reply!

    Window cleaning is something I have considered doing for many years, but got into vending for a long time, then kind of fell into pressure washing, and as we do upvc, conservatories, gutters etc it seems silly not to try and get a bit of a window round going as well which will hopefully be a bit more regular as currently gutters and pressure washing seems to come in blocks, we will be really busy for a week or two, then nothing for a couple of weeks etc.

    Really hoping to come up with a ladder less way of doing windows (most of the time) to fit in with our ladder less gutter cleaning etc
     
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    yep i think wfp is the best bet ...but ..you will need to invest..

    and you have a good point indeed the main point of windowcleaning over a lot of other trades...it just keeps coming ..round and round there is always something due to be cleaned and money heading your way...

    smurfy will tell you how the phone suddenly bursts into life as it starts raining and gutters overflow...where as windows are always there nice and steady...:)good luck and keep us informed as to what you do...
     
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    Funny you say that, we had a lot of rain on Saturday, and I got 3 phone calls that day for gutters lol.
     
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    It's a logical step to take as what I call exterior property deep cleaning I would not be able to offer a full service without using a wfp myself.
     
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    Yeah wfp is on the shopping list, but quite an investment for us at this stage.
     
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    Could you check this out for me please, seems cheap enough but not sure if its suitable, the write up says it is, but they are trying to sell them so....

    Anyway its on ebay, can't post a link, but the search string is Water Fed Pole Backpack and Impressor Glass Fibre Pole (sizes variable)

    If I could get some feed back on one of these I would really appreciate it.

    Many thanks :)
     
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    #10 cheapncheerful, Aug 4, 2014
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0&_nkw=Water Fed Pole Backpack and Impressor Glass Fibre Pole (sizes variable)&_sacat=0&_from=R40

    cant help you on what its like but i have a similar one and it does the job....but like anything ...the more you pay the better and easier the kit becomes....mine is only for the windows i cant reach off ladders...bloo dy cars full all the time now...need a van....:D

    this is mine but i bought the full kit inc ro pure supply and pole off the same seller...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Water-fed-pole-trolley-backpack-variable-speed-with-charger/141094018828?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid=222003&algo=SIC.FIT&ao=1&asc=24195&meid=8802492358835811303&pid=100005&prg=10285&rk=5&rkt=6&sd=121341037534&rt=nc

    i be bugger ed if i can get the back pack straps to work...
     
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