First Cleans

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Duncs, Apr 8, 2013.

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  1. Duncs

    Duncs Grand Master
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    hi guys
    Whats your thoughts on first cleans, how much extra do you charge.
    Nothing worse going to a first clean, windows really bad clean them twice and your water
    is then stinking plus your aplicator. Its all time at the end of day, I find if they are young with familys
    sometimes they will only get them cleaned two or three times or maybe bad payers so I way it up
    normally ask double whats your thoughts
    Duncs
     
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  2. Smurf

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    One-off and first cleans are generally filthy so I will charge double if not more as takes much longer to clean properly. I will also offer to deep clean upvc frames and sills too at extra cost if cream or solvent upvc cleaners are required. If not then they will get a quick wash/wipe over instead.
     
  3. JDMW

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    well i always say to customers my terms are a min 3 cleans as isnt that what they say wfp cleaning needs. so i just say 3 times the price of a normal clean. if its a ten quid home i charge them £30. some moan but remember there filthy and some take twice as long as normal once you got the hairs and *** ash that some frames seem to attract out.
     
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    If they are going to be a regular customer then I charge 1 and a half what it'll normally be, if it's a one off then I charge double or more depending how bad they are
     
  5. Belfastcleaning

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    I done a first clean on saturday, I was going to do it wfp until I seen windows had a few sticker marks and paint splashes.. Was only 6 small windows and double doors, was like an appartment. Got up the ladder, soaped, scraped, soaped, wipe frames, blade.. £20 only took 30mins..
     
  6. Tuffers

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    First cleans I always say "I'll do a special deal and charge you the normal monthly rate". You want to keep them after all! Then I'll get the Tecbuk boars hair out and rip that dirt away :wink:. I can't understand this double pricing malarky. It's not as though it's going to take much longer is it?

    I did a first clean on Saturday. I priced it at £20, took just over 20 minutes with the boars hair an the lady said is £20 enough. Next time it'll be £20 and about 17 minutes. No way could I have charged her £40. he's happy and so am I.
     
  7. Duncs

    Duncs Grand Master
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    the main thing tuffers you got your price right on your first visit as well,so if it took you an extra 10mins it was covered with your price
     
  8. Smurf

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    You can charge what you like as there is no right or wrong way as you are the boss :laugh:
     
  9. Duncs

    Duncs Grand Master
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    yes your right!!! it could be there only clean too you never know whats going to happen
     
  10. GMcleaning

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    i never charge more for first cleans, it might take you a bit longer the first time but thats how you get/keep customers. even filthy frames/windows will only take an extra 10mins to clean the first time round
     
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