first cleans

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  1. paul1

    paul1 Well-Known Member
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    Any advice and or tips for those first cleans please?
     
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  2. peter rogers

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    If u think uel do it in 20 mins allow 40 always takes ages to do new one get the frames well stronger flow always helps in shiftin spider eggs in corneer
     
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    This just my opinion but i started with Vikan 10/27cm Hi-Lo Flagged Sill Brush - pencil Jet but just wouldn't shift the muck on the frames so upgraded to this brush SUPER-LITE® BRUSH - MEDIUM WHITE BRISTLES with jets made a big difference for me, I've done a whole month of first cleans around £2000.00 it kind of went like this;
    week 1 I'm not going to make money at this
    week 2 man i think i might have to look at doing something else
    week 3 ok im starting to get the hang of this, starting to dream of cleaning green frames now
    week 4 i can make this work starting to do two cleans an hour

    Advice take your time customers love to see that and will get you lots of work, use loads of water to rinse and make sure you clean air vents it will pay of on your second clean and finally tell the customer it may take two to three cleans using this method to get them perfect.
     
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  4. Smurf

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    I did a first clean on a house that took me hours yesterday. The last time I did an exterior deep clean on that one was nearlly 4 years ago so you can imagine what it looked like as not been done since until yesterday.

    Mind you all the guttering was blocked, all the plastics were really manky, the parts of the house with painted render walls were all green with algae too.

    Regarding windows this is an example of what they all looked like afterwards after a full upvc restoration jobby.

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    and no i did not use a flash on me camera but might have used a wee bit of flash consentrate gel neat :D
     
  5. cheapncheerful

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    yeh but still say on your prices safestyle would replace the whole window:rofl:

    yeh okay I suppose its good that some window cleaners dont use my method...of...

    doing a runner...

    okay number 94 I will call next week but...

    it did rain today...

    and nige didnt win

    and my doggy was put to sleep this week so I was emotionally scarred...

    oh I do miss him ...with his one good eye looking at me...

    oh okay he was knocking on a bit ..almost as old as smurfy..

    and he did just look at me as he pissed in his bed..

    and he didnt go much past the back door anymore ...

    BUT I MISS HIM...:gush::gush::gush:
     
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    I use a Gardiners dual trim flocked, fan jets, high flow and a squirt of Ecover on the brush on manky ones. If custy is in, get them to check upper sills when you think you've got them clean (saves getting the ladders off)
     
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    Most one-off/fiirst cleans I tend to use a boost as wfp pure water alone is not as good as people make out it to be.
     
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  9. cheapncheerful

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    yep the son always chooses the proper stuff...and hes always right...
     
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    For me it's all about managing the customers expectations......if they are willing to pay the right price then I can work for long enough to get them looking brilliant......but if not then I say that it won't be till at least month 3 that they really begin to see the results.......as long as my customers have been told this they are fine......but obviously really important to get them sparkling by month 3 :)
     
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