Glass balconies...

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by MrBump, Jul 31, 2015.

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  1. MrBump

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    #1 MrBump, Jul 31, 2015
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    It seems to be the fashion around here for everyone to have a glass balustrade or balcony on their property. Usually set into a roof so access is nigh on impossible. Nowhere or no wall to lean a ladder, not leaning it against a piece of glass. And always with a big bird shite in the middle of the glass behind it. And cleaning the back of the glass balustrade is impossible.

    What do you guys do if you can't get access to a balcony? Do you arrange for the customer to be in, go indoors to get up there and trad it? Do you just rinse it? Do you lean a ladder against a roof and be risky? (Although I have customers request I don't lean a ladder against their roof or glass). Or do you just leave it altogether? Not quite sure what the right answer is here. So far I arrange for the customer to be in, but that is slowing me down and making organising my round quite tricky!
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    If you can't do it you can't do it. F@ck em, they shouldn't have silly windows should they. Their problem not yours.
     
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  3. MrBump

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    Problem is I'm early days in building a round and its half of my customers, can't ditch that many lol, plus they are all regular, good paying etc. I need like a 90' bend half way up my pole so I can go up 10ft then 90' then another 10ft out again :D
     
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    Yep, know what you mean about a bend in the pole bumpy boy :D
     
  5. MrBump

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    Thought I better explain it just incase you thought I only had a 5ft pole lol :giggle:
     
  6. Jimroot

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    Could you to those awkward parts every three months when they're in? Thus making an easier round 66.6% of the time but probably retaining 100% satisfaction and hopefully money. Infact, sell internal three monthly for that occasion too.
     
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  7. MrBump

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    Thats an idea, cheers jimroot. I do clean insides on about half of my work already, but usually only once or twice a year, which is more than enough for me lol. Balconies only accesible via indoors are a pain in the scrim, but if doing it every other time that would certainly ease the pain. I can spray a rinse over on the alternate visits, just won't get a scrub and the balcony insides won't get anything.
     
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    I want to start selling interior more but I feel people struggle to crack open their wallets and purses to even pay for outsides :-(
     
  9. MrBump

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    I've only once mentioned it to someone, yesterday infact lol. Only mentioned it as the house was empty and it would be much easier, insides take me twice as long as outsides. She said no anyway lol. Every other customer asks me for it, I have it on my leaflet, along with all my prices, its a gentle reminder so they know what I do and then just ask me for what they want doing :)
     
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    you can actually make really good money from these cos they actually neeed you
     
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