Difficult Windows

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Dan@Windaclean, Aug 9, 2012.

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  1. Dan@Windaclean

    Dan@Windaclean Newcomer
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    Today was the second clean of one of my customers and the house has a three pane window directly above a large conservatory. Know as you may know I am relatively new to this game and the last time (first clean) the customer text me to say she was delighted with the job I had done but not too happy about said window.

    Now I use a 4 metre Unger extension pole and simply fit my applicator and then squeegee to clean the window from a distance. But obviously this is tricky as I can only gain access from either side of the conservatory at quite a distance. Today I feel I made a better job of cleaning this window and hope the customer will be more satisfied this time. I did mention on my quote that said window may prove a problem and we agreed I'd just do my best.

    So I'm just spilling out my thoughts and asking for any advice or words of encouragement from you old-heads!
     
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  2. A.K WINDOWS

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    i have a few like this mate and i just never clean them its reflected in the price given.

    im wanting to start on a trolley system soon but never get round to buying one i need one that makes pure water as you do it.
     
  3. Dodger

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    I've got a few like that mate and they a sod to do with a pole, it's the only reason I built the diy sprayer come wfp set up. If ya only want to do those take a look and consider it, it works a charm and well under 50 squid.

    I might add I've used it for some seriously dirty first cleans in the last week or so, whole upstairs and cleaned them great.

    Find it here, https://www.windowcleaningforums.co.uk/topic/3215-wfp-on-a-tight-budget-using-a-pressure-sprayer/ and harvest some rainwater, use the cokebottle resin vessel with a litre of resin and you have a real cheap entry to wfp. :D
     
  4. Belfastcleaning

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    I would recommend a wagtail for these windows
     
  5. Posh

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    You will never get it perfect. Unless as dodger says you get a sprayer, backpack whatever. I like you tell the custie it's awkward but will do best I can. Trouble is you can spend ages doing these. I just tell them cannot do it but now got a couple of backpacks so no prob. Sometimes they look worse then when you started & 4 metres is a long stretch.
     
  6. Dodger

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    I seriously considered that but decided on the cheap water fed option, still wouldn't mind one though. I'll just wait till H-Man uploads his how to make one video lol.
     
  7. vertnet

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    haha I would have! Wagtail does do the trick
     
  8. Posh

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    Got one. Can't get on with it. Sits in she'd collecting dust.
     
  9. John B

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    I say to the customer when pricing up that I may not be able to or cannot safely reach the window off the ladders, and see what they say.
    If i can reach it with a pole, I tell them but warn them that the results may be less than perfect. At least then they know and can decide what they want to do.

    John
     
  10. GMcleaning

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    would it be possible to clean that window from the inside? open the window and reach your arm round maybe?
     
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