do you clean window shuts ?! how much to charge

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by sdrah, Mar 29, 2014.

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  1. sdrah

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    hi - I was asked to clean a 4 bed house , all windows inside plus window shuts . Never cleaned before and I have tried today to steam clean few windows as I think that's the easiest way to do a proper job .

    Any idea how much to charge for that ?! cheers

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  2. Shiny

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    Never done em mate so I would 'nt no what to charge. By the looks of your pics the steam cleaner made a good job of em, what make of cleaner did you use? and how long did it take you I think it could well be worth offering as a service


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  3. sdrah

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    If there is only dirt there ( no paint / cement etc) - then the steamer will melt / blow everything off in no time - just to leave a towel on the sill to protect the wall from splashing . And yes I also thought it would be great to add the service on my webpage .

    I use this steamer however a cheaper one would cope too. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Karcher-D...624?pt=UK_Vacuum_Cleaners&hash=item27e0d01070
     
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    Looks like you did a really good job there. I would base the price on your theoretical hourly rate.
     
  5. TolishAPurd

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    #5 TolishAPurd, Mar 29, 2014
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    No idea either mate, but that steam cleaners done a nice job. Probably best to do one and time it, and then multiply by the amount of windows, And then work your hourly rate into that.
     
  6. cheapncheerful

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    a great job not one i have even thought of ...gonna suggest the wife does ours...steam clean seems spot on...:)
     
  7. Smurf

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    Only one I have been asked to do was a conservatory interior deep clean including the openers (shuts) by hand and took forever to do as was painted hardwood frames so could not use a steamer.
     
  8. norm

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    steam produces a lot of heat how would this affect seals etc.
    looks a nice clean finish sdrah
     
  9. sdrah

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    I don't think it can affect the seals as you run the steam nozzle only few seconds over and the dirt is gone .

    It may however affect the hinges ?! as most of the grease (if any?!) is melted together with dirt
     
  10. norm

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    it looks a great job and a few seconds as ya say shouldnt affect any seals
     
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