Cleaning The Soffit And Fascia?

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  1. buzzing

    buzzing Active Member
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    I have an extension pole first with a sponge and soapy then use some clothes to wipe off the soap, is this the right way? Also, I have to push the clothes into the grooves in the soffit and fascia, which is tiring to get it really clean. I charge £10/hr, seems like hard work, so £15 for an hr and a half work on a bungalow. Is there a better way or easier way and should I charge more?

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  2. HotWash Window Cleaners

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    Remind me which century those pictures were taken in, lol. Looks like hard work to me. If you are traditional style get up the ladder, if not then I am afraid wfp all the way.
     
  3. Tuffers

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    If you're charging by the hour you'll make a small fortune cleaning them using this method.

    Get up ya ladder if you want to do them quicker.
     
  4. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

    M.K Cleaners.co.uk Grand Master
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    You could buy a wfp, not the hole kit just the pole and brush. Just attach it to the customers tap. Failing that use your ladder and go up and clean them by hand. I would charge well more than that
     
  5. mr shine

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    you would be wise to convert a harris pole and buy a cheap backpack and it would a lot easier and faster and safer for you, id say around 150 would cover it . most lads charge at least 3 quid a linear meter and youd make a minium of 20 per hour so well worth investing in .
     
  6. adyspurs

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    Ignore hogwash,at least your having a go mate,might be easier getting up a ladder though mate when safe to do so.
     
  7. John B

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    I get up there on the ladders and wash them using an applicator sleeve, then wipe with a damp, then dry cloth to buff them up.

    Makes a nice little add on, and can be done in the rain. As Adyspurs said, make sure your safe though.

    John
     
  8. Gmeister

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    M is right, I did two by hand, and it was the worst thing I have ever done, took me ages, and even worst when it was in the summer on a really hot day!

    I invested in a wfp and 50m hozlelock hose
    And virosol, hook up hose to mains water supply and away you go
     
  9. petehughesy

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    I usually do them off the ladder, hot soapy water and micro fibre cloths, altho I do have a old sill saver brush I stick on me pole now and use that
     
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