How Long ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by All Round Cleaning, Aug 19, 2012.

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  1. All Round Cleaning

    All Round Cleaning Grand Master
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    How long would you guys reckon is an appropriate amount of time spent on per house
    For an average 3 bed semi ? I'm currently spending around 30 mins per property
    For glass frames , sills , doors and my average price is £10 per house this is trad as well .

    So I'm doing glass frames sills and door for a tenner in 30 mins on first cleans it' s usually around an hr
    Job , so what do you guys reckon ? Am I doing ok ?

    Oh and it's TRAD as well only use wfp for the doors and difficult windows .
     
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  2. mark m

    mark m Hero
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    if you are doing a good job and a 3 bed semi takes you 30 minutes trad then i think you are doing fine
     
  3. All Round Cleaning

    All Round Cleaning Grand Master
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    That's a relief then lol I was worrying I was taking to long per job .
    I was thinking as long as I can try and hit around £20 per hr I would be doing ok .
     
  4. Thelandofaus

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    Personally I think that 30 mins is a bit excessive. 15-20 mins tops for me. That's taking my time. Cleaning sills ect
     
  5. All Round Cleaning

    All Round Cleaning Grand Master
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    I am quite new , oh and recovering from cardiac arrest lol so tend to take it a bit easy but I'm just trying to find a specific goal per
    House to aim for .
     
  6. Colley614

    Colley614 Well-Known Member
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    With either method of window cleaning every time you do the job you will get a little faster. It's the little things like knowing which flag you ended up putting you ladder on last time and putting it straight there. Not going back the van because you forgot a scrim. Little tweaks speed you up. But lets face it, does it really matter if your 10% slower than somebody else. Your standards might be 10% higher so therefore you retain 10% more customers and spend 90% less time chasing new work. All of which will earn you more window cleaning credits in the long run!
     
  7. koopmaster

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    I agree with Colley,

    dont worry about what is normal to everyone else because everyone works at different speeds. You just need to calculate what YOU want to earn in a hour and work towards that goal or even improving it.

    I aim for £25 - £30 a hour but near the end of the day I can get a bit tired (like this weekends, bloomen HOT) so I noticed I was cleaning slower.
     
  8. Honestcleaning

    Honestcleaning Well-Known Member
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    Forget about what you're earning per hr. Get the job done right, then the £/hr will all come good. Cleaning is all about getting the quality sorted. And lets face it.... even id you were only earning £10 an hr..... your still doing better than 60% of the uk population so dont get hung up on it.....
     
  9. mark m

    mark m Hero
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    As i said before do a good job speed will come in time so will more money .If you listened to some of the people on hear talking about how much they earn a hour it will drive you up the wall most are talking a load of ****. i have been off for a couple of weeks looking after the kids so i have been on hear during the day .All these people earning loads of money and got loads of work are on here are on here during the day as well someone is lyeing .
     
  10. Gmeister

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    Haha too true.

    For me I am aiming for 15 minutes for a standered house, but it might be half of what your doing, but I charge £5 for a standered house too, so were both earning at least £20 an hour bro.
     
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