how much to charge for internal windowa?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by mrtaytay, Oct 9, 2011.

Advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the UK Window Cleaning Forums.
    Starting or own a window cleaning business? We're a network of window cleaners sharing advice, tips & experience. Rounds for sale & more. Join us today!

  1. mrtaytay

    mrtaytay Grand Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2,038
    Likes Received:
    682
    This is probably a daft question, so forgive me. I have just started up and a customer has asked mre to give her a quote for doing her internal windows. I charge 10 pounds for her external windows, so presumably, I should charge the same for the internal windows? Also, do I still use the regular applicator and squeegee??
     
    Advertisement
  2. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Depends on the job pal.
    I charge the same for most jobs, as though it eliminates using ladders or pole work, you have to wipe up more and maybe move ornaments and be careful not to splash which takes a little extra time, and if their smokers or the kitchen window is slightly greasy it takes a few more minutes so why don't you maybe say there'll be a maximum price of say £13-14 pounds depending on how easy they are to do but if there are no hinderances it'll most likely be 10.
    I have used this system for a while and it works but if anyone else has suggestions it'd be nice to hear them as I can imagine there are a few different ways to go about inside pricing.
     
  3. mrtaytay

    mrtaytay Grand Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2,038
    Likes Received:
    682
    Thanks for your advice ken, Very much appreciated. This woman is very fussy and clean so I cannot imagine her interior windows will get into too much of a mess....would you still use the applicator and squeegee ?....just making sure that there is a lot less water on the applicator , plus a towell at the bottom of the window to catch the drips?
     
  4. Cleaning internals takes longer than the outside as you have to move obstacles and lay rags down to catch drip from landing on the floor etc. I charge 1.5 times what you would for the outside and always explain to the customer the reasons why I charge more. for example if you charge £10 for the outside then charge £15 for the inside. I use one of the spray bottles you can pump to pressurise you can get them from b&q for around £10 fill it wiith water and detergeant spray the windows then squeegee, works a treat and uses less water so therefore less drips and less chance of dirtying cusy's carpets etc. Before you start the inside i would also ask the custy to move any and all obstacles that are in the way, this saves you time and means there is less chance of you damaging the custy's furniture etc.
     
  5. mrtaytay

    mrtaytay Grand Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2,038
    Likes Received:
    682
    cheers col....when you say mix detergent with the water in the spray bottle...do you mean mix fairy liquid with water?

    sorry to sound so dim, just havent done internals before
     
  6. yes mate I say detergeant because some people use specialised window cleaning detrgeant but i've tried a few and find fairy works best :)
     
  7. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Fairy will work best, original dark green fairy will be best, as ones that are "scented" tend to not work as well, a few have found that. and supermarket brands though being cheaper last half the time.
     
  8. Hinty

    Hinty Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    572
    Likes Received:
    0
    I find it costs me money to do insides, so I offer to give the customer a bottle of pure water - and show them on a door how they can do it themselves with a microfibre cloth.

    They are happy, and I don't get slowed down.
     
  9. kars

    kars Guest

    We just use less water on our applicators and use a used scrim under the window to protect whatever is beneth. We charge the same as outdoors and add for any internal glass doors etc. the customer does have to remove everything from the windows and we have to have clear acces (sofas, furniture,etc). we use morning fresh in our water as fairy is too harsh on the boys hands!!!! lol but seems to work well anyway? :)
     
  10. white-light

    white-light Guest

    i would say it does depend on access , i used to charge double for internal as i always had to move stuff around and chances are grease or smoke on the windows will not help either . also chatting to the customer always seemed to happen which also slows you down , one tip i found was to have a spare pair of very clean trainers as walking around in your socks or worse still dirty boots will not make custys very happy
     
Advertisement