Don't You Just Hate It When !

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  1. All Round Cleaning

    All Round Cleaning Grand Master
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    Don't you just hate it when you totally underestimate a job and your working ya knackers off
    For a stupid rate per hr ?
    I know I do especially after today's efforts with a damn conservatory !
    £50.00 for a conservatory clean and a window clean it took me 4 damn hrs it was terrible the guttering just would not come clean . Sprayed virisol all over it and it just would not budge in the end had to clean the gutters by hand ffs .

    But still the customer seemed happy with the results .

    Her window sills just would not come clean either they were proper ground in dirt giving she had lived there 8 yrs and never had them cleaned so. Told her in order for them to come up good they need pvcu restoring and that will cost her extra .

    All in all I think she was happy but I was very disappointed in ow long the job took I will now remember to charge a lot more for Conny cleans .

    Lesson learned !!!
     
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  2. garyboy

    garyboy Well-Known Member
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    I know i cleaned a conservatory roof gutters fascias soffits and windows and all down pipes on a 2 bed bungalow the other day for nothing took me 2 and half hours for £0.00 mind you it was mother inlaws
     
  3. rcproperty

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    yer those jobs are great fun!!!! oh well all fun and games!
     
  4. All Round Cleaning

    All Round Cleaning Grand Master
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    Yeah tell me about it I'm glad it's done and dusted now ffs .

    Next one I'm charging double .
     
  5. Paul

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    I hate that I done a conny job and FM did I under price it I didn't notice it had a glass roof that just wouldn't come clean I was there for hours, I just over price them now and if they want them done they pay the price, if they don't ah well I ain't sweating my nuts off for pennys
     
  6. Paul

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    My min conny charge is now £35 for a small one going up to about £80
     
  7. rcproperty

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    i have a minimum charge of £25 of them.
     
  8. All Round Cleaning

    All Round Cleaning Grand Master
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    I have 3 more booked in for next month but different prices .

    1 is only a small 1 say 6x6 for £60 with a window clean as well that's a £75 job

    1 is another small one say 6x6 but it's mates rates so £50 but doing gutters and soffits as well that will be a £62.00 job

    1 gutter soffits fascias and Conny roof clean £112.00 .

    So it's swings and round about's really I know I've lost on this one but the others I will gain money and like you say Paul from
    Now on I'm pricing them accordingly and if I don't get them then I'm not fussed as they are a pain in the rear .
     
  9. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

    M.K Cleaners.co.uk Grand Master
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    I did one last week, it was a bloddy night mare. It was a glass one too so it was even worse
     
  10. Belfastcleaning

    Belfastcleaning Grand Master
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    Nothing worse than turning up to a job and taking donkeys for silly money. I was cleaning gutters yesterday on a bungalow, she gets them done every year. But I only charge her £20.. Had to disconnect and unblock 3 downspouts!! Took 2 of us about 45 mins! But job before that charged £35.. Larger semi with big extension, front was bad, 1 jump at the back to get a handful out of 1 end, extension was same at 1 end.. Done that in about 20mins..

    There will be good jobs to make up for the crappy ones!
     
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