Drips on the neighbours windows

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Luke Barnard, Sep 7, 2014.

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  1. Luke Barnard

    Luke Barnard Active Member
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    Hi all, I'm new to window cleaning and have picked up a first floor flat to clean tomorrow.
    I plan to use wfp but I can see that mucky water will end up dripping all over the downstairs neighbours windows!!! I'd thought about asking to do thiers at the same time but don't want to get the brush-off and an earfull ontop.
    Is there a proper etiquette for splashing the neighbours windows.
    Any help much appreciated.
    Luke.
     
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  2. spruce

    spruce Grand Master
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    If their windows are clean we generally just put the brush over their glass out of courtesy. If the windows (glass) are dirty we don't bother.
    We have gained a couple of downstairs flats over the years, but it isn't something we expect.
     
  3. Tuffers

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    Yeah, I have an upstairs maisonette that I do WFP. The bloke downstairs is happy for me to go over his windows for free. I usually just flick over his and hardly rinse, amazingly they come up very well. You'd have thought he'd bung me a tenner at Xmas or something wouldn't you! Not a friggin chance.
     
  4. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    I have no problem as if someone kicks off they can either pay me for a clean or I say to them "so what happens when it rains?" :D
     
  5. Luke Barnard

    Luke Barnard Active Member
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    Thanks for the quick replies, think I'll see what the downstairs windows look like before I start, if they look like s**t I'll do the job, put a quote through the door then go. Cheers, Luke.
     
  6. abs

    abs Guru
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    The fun of flats :) I usually stay clear but I do one that's 2nd floor so I asked her to clear it with the folk below and I'd do it , so she did and I do :) the fun starts when they leave there windows open and water pisses in , oops
     
  7. AJ windows

    AJ windows Active Member
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    Give them a quick 1,2 with squeegee, don't give them a free wash: )
     
  8. abs

    abs Guru
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    They get a free wet window from me and nothing else :)
     
  9. SPCleaning

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    I do one commercial job where there is a window on ground floor belonging to another company. I just clean it.

    As for flats, I don't take the jobs on.
     
  10. J D

    J D Well-Known Member
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    I avoid flats for this very reason!
     
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