Conservatories

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by newleaf, Jun 23, 2013.

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  1. newleaf

    newleaf Member
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    When cleaning trad, do you offer to clean con's too, if so how much, and what about roof's, not been able to find out much about this area of window cleaning and feeling a little unsure.
     
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  2. boarcity

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    if its going to be a hot day ,do the roof first thing in the morning otherwise itll dry so quick you wont have time to squeegee it and look bad . make sure you have an 18 inch swivel t bar and a swivel squeegee/wagtail on a pole
     
  3. Smurf

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    [SIZE=10.5pt]You can also make yourself a water fed pole out of a Harris pole simple enough or instead buy something like an x-line evolution glass fibre wfp for conservatory roof cleaning too. Then just connect the wfp to customers outside tap to clean the conservatory roof either from the ground or preferably by ladder for best results. Adding/spraying a soap solution or preferred chem will aid the cleaning process so to be able to scrub the roof including frames, pointy bits (if any) and plastic or glass roof panels properly. To finish of simply trad the glass roof panels clean or rinse well with pure water.[/SIZE]

    Hope this helps?
     
  4. Mart1001

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    Smurf, I wonder if you could elaborate on this ?

    Although I know the principle of wfp, I have absolutely no idea about the equipment especially the water works side such as how I'd get the water from a tap to the top of the brush. Also, how I would incorporate ubik.

    The most I've done conservatory wise is clean the glass(traditionally) but, I am getting increased pressure to clean roofs and have so far turned down this type of work although, I really do fancy it.

    Thanks....

    Mart.
     
  5. Posh

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    If you go on to the tutorial & tips section it shows you how to make the Harris wfp. A lot of us used one to start with & I still use mine to do connie roofs.
     
  6. Mart1001

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    Thanks Posh. I've already converted an Harris pole for the trad unger cone so that really shouldn't be a problem(doing it again I mean) but, the side I have no clue about really is how to get the water from the tap to the tip of the brush as I say. Looking through the tutorial section though as you recommended, I found an excellent thread from Dodger that was started and finished before I joined the forum:-
    https://www.windowcleaningforums.co.uk/topic/3215-wfp-on-a-tight-budget-using-a-pressure-sprayer/

    I found this extremely interesting and am now considering going through the same root although to clean con roofs, facia's guttering etc rather than to clean windows.

    Mart.
     
  7. Smurf

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    All you need to fit a wfp jetted brush to a harris type pole is the following bits

    Plastic angle crank
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    Jetted wfp brush
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    Pole hose
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    Hozelock male end
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    There are vids on here somewhere showing how to put one together

    Only thing I would say I've found the clamps on a harris pole are rubbish for daily use so I now prefer to use a proper wfp instead

    So after saying that it would be better to invest in a decent lite wfp instead which is long enough to be able to clean conservatories, guttering, fascia & soffits from the ground. When ordering get a hozelock male fitted to the end of pole hose. Simples

    You don't need pure water to clean plastic but it's also worth considering making your own pure water as the costs to set up a diy wfp system is now dirt cheep. That way you are able to offer wfp windows cleaning too for windows you can't reach by trad.

    There is good money to be made offering what I call exterior deep cleaning but it's defo hard graft.
     
  8. Smurf

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    Example little job

    Guttering cleared out only & conservatory roof cleaned £140 + £15 tip from customer

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    Used tap water for the roof & ubik where required then rinsed with pure
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    Then after washed window above & side of the conservatory with pure for free
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    Customer was suprised how much **** came out of the guttering and how clean the conservatory looked afterwards so gave me a £15 tip. Job done :Image9:
     
  9. norm

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    Good bit of business Smurf
     
  10. Smurf

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    Indeed norm :Image9:
     
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