For Those Off U That Have Worked In The Winter

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by harunh, Jul 21, 2012.

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  1. harunh

    harunh Legend
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    A few of my family members have said to me in the winter u wont do well but i said i will because no1 likes dirty windows in the winter.... Do u lot gain customers in the winter? Am worried about my water freezing so what my plan to do is always use a backpack in the winter so no hoses can freeze up and am planning on putting a duvet around my water tank.. Gud idea??? Aslong as i fill the tank up each morning i think ill be okay.... Please tell me your experience in the winter lads
     
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  2. Gmeister

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    Its the water that could freeze on the window happens to trad too!
     
  3. Shaun1977

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    Iv found don't pick many up in winter and working in winter all depends in conditions
     
  4. chip

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    Don't lose many either though. I've only found water freezing on windows in unheated rooms eg connys. Your ideas are all good h, a quilt will help, but if it gets extreme won't do a lot of good. I use drums, leave them in the house o/night and never had hose freeze up at work even when it's sat in snow!
     
  5. Posh

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    As chip says freezing water on the window is a problem. If I go out & that happens I give up. I work every day the same as in summer & only in 4 years had 1 custie stop for the winter. It's no different. As for custies between January & march this year I picked up 53 new custies which really shocked me & still have them. It was amazing and out of character.
     
  6. harunh

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    Thats good to hear lads id rather fill up in morning :p but yeah it wont be a problem filling 25ltr containers and then storing them inside. But getting that many customers is good !
     
  7. Dodger

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    Well I'm going to keep going, I noticed this year that most round here stop but then they probs dolies lol. Thats when I reckon I'll fill my rounds up, just as winters almost over before they start back up. When the rest ain't been for 3 months I'll canvass the poo out of every area I want more work.
     
  8. koopmaster

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    I started in Jan this year (winter) all the other window cleaner gave it up in the area and I got 50 customers in a few months. So I know I can clean in winter so I am going to carry on this winter and clean.
     
  9. MarkB

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    - your family members have no window cleaning experience so take no notice whatsoever
    - you will pick up customers all year round
    - use hot water, i seriously dont understand why you would want to lug around a backpack all day lol
    - putting a duvet round your tank wont stop it freezing, leave a oil filled radiator in your van overnight it will stop the water freezing
     
  10. All Round Cleaning

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    i just plan on going back on the dole between december and march , il make sure i get me christmas box's first tho so i can get a few beers .
     
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