how much water do I need?

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  1. MARTIN27

    MARTIN27 Newcomer

    Feb 22, 2015
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    Hi guys just switched over from trad to wfp I do on average 12_15 houses a day how many liters of water would I need for days work many thanks guys
  2. Jonathan Sanderson

    Jonathan Sanderson Active Member

    Nov 21, 2014
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    I would say you need about of 25 litres per standard house. Some more, some less.
  3. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2012
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    Its a hard one to answer. It depends on various factors including house size and the level of dirt.

    Also, people starting WFP generally use more water than an experienced operator. You need experience to see how little time and water you can get away with yet still have lovely clean windows.

    I use about 500+ litres for a full days work (one man).

    Again, it depends on how fast you go if you will use the same amount of water per window as I do. I can't tell you the number of houses as I do more bigger houses. If I did 12-15 of those per day correctly, I would be a happy man As well as being very tired at the end of the day .
  4. spruce

    spruce Grand Master

    Jun 4, 2012
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    #4 spruce, Apr 19, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2015
    For us, more than 25 litres - we live on the north east coast so need to spend more time washing and rinsing than when we work inland. So water usage will depend on your round and where it is. Doing street houses next to a main road we will use more water than the ones behind because of grim deposited by passing traffic.

    However we do all windows wfp, so just doing tops will reduce this. But it won't be long before you realise that switching to trad for bottoms is a waste of time. Your customer will also start moaning after a few cleans that the upstairs windows stay cleaner longer than the downstairs windows.

    We have found that 500 liters is more than enough for a single operator. On occasion my SIL will use his full 500 liters but he mainly uses 350 to 400 litres a day. He fills up at lunch time, but depending on where he is, he has enough reserve to get through the rest of the afternoon if need be.

    If I put another van on the road, (we have 3 - 2 with 500 liter tanks for single operators and mine with a 650 liter twin operator,) I will fit it with a 500 liter tank. I will also buy a van that will comfortably carry that payload.