First Day Changing Over To Wfp On Monday Any Tips

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  1. D3lboy

    D3lboy Member
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    As above really
    Just got my system up and running
    First day Monday and nerves I'll do it wrong
    And leave massive streak and stuff lol

    What was your first day like on the pole
    And any tips ;)

    Cheers del
     
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  2. Gmeister

    Gmeister Grand Master
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    I feel the same as you, I mean I am NOT converting, to wfp but there is a few houses which would benefit from it, funny roofs etc at the front, and upstairs back of house cant be done on a ladder cause of conservatory!

    I keep telling myself, if I do change over that one house(a couple on a street) I tell myself I have to gain experience, its the only way!
     
  3. Tuffers

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    I practiced on my house up until I went for the plunge. Take your time, don't panic, be prepared not to get as much done in a day for the first few weeks.

    Oh, and get the Mrs to run a hot bath for you when you get home. You're gonna ache kid!
     
  4. David Taylor

    David Taylor Well-Known Member
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    What i did when i was unsure was to stay at the house until dry or nearly to make sure it was ok.

    time consuming but to start with is the best way to know and learn.

    if its ok next time you`ll be round it in 5 - 10 minutes
     
  5. D3lboy

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    I have told my customers that I'm moving over and gave them a letter explaining about the new system
    And that it may take a few cleans to get good results

    I'm sitting here worried thinking have I done the right think lol

    Will be a bonus not having not to use ladders and much safer
    But last thing I want o do is lose customers
    I know I may lose some
    I've even said give me 3 cleans to get the windows right
    If not I'll go back to doing there windows trad way
     
  6. D3lboy

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    Cheers buddy
    Don't mine aching will be a lot of weight off my ladder legs :)

    I know it's just getting use to it
    Just hope it goes well Monday and the rest of the week :)
     
  7. JDMW

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    rinse rinse rinse when u first start out with wfp. then as time goes on you can get cocky like me and save on water because you have learnt whats right and wrong. :) i also find when i rinse if you turn the brush this way up >>> I it rinses better to this way up _ or i angle it this direction / then you get a good flow down the glass. i always start at the top of the frames and work down, MISS AIR VENTS LIKE THE PLAGUE
     
  8. David Taylor

    David Taylor Well-Known Member
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    for any that you lose you`ll pick up plenty more. it`s a 2 way street some prefer some don`t, once you start doing it this way all the time you wont have to explain anything as the new customers will see you doing it this way.
     
  9. D3lboy

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    I have lots of houses in a row Monday so I may just pop back to the first to check :) cheers
     
  10. D3lboy

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    Thanks buddy I will rinse rinse rinse :)
    And thanks for the tips
     
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