How to tackle this?

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by TWC, Jun 29, 2015.

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  1. TWC

    TWC Active Member
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    Hi this is only my 4th customer so very green. Quoted for and got the job but one element was cleaning this sky light and windows above a first floor extension. Seemed fairly straight forward to ladder up onto roof and simply get them cleaned. Agreed it all with the lady of the house so happy days. Turned up to do the job and the husband says no as worried I'm going through the roof. Looking at the construction I'm sure it would be fine (I'm only 11 stone) and how else would they have installed the skylight if you can't stand on the roof? Anyway if I can't convince him how would you tackle it and the windows the photos are taken through? I see posts about using a Harris pole but the thought of using it for the first time through a window in a downward angle doesn't scream quality outcome to me. Is there an easier way that I'm just not seeing?
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  2. cheapncheerful

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    hmmm yes I have a few of them....

    one I er...havent seen yet...but suppose it will come my way..

    another I can walk around but still causes lots of problems as its very dirty and in full sun...

    another over the road I used to soap and hose off but...

    without crossing swords as this is the trad section not so sure without getting up close and personal...

    the roof is probs well okay for you to walk on but if the custy says then the custy says...

    the trouble with glass and tap water is well known ...so yes quality control is very very hard...wait for daveyboy to see this post as hes the expert ...:D
     
  3. Ant

    Ant Well-Known Member
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    Can't see how else other than getting up there. Too awkward for pole out the window! I bet someone on here will come up with an ingenious method.
    I've a custy similar to yours, let's me climb on his flat roof to clean the window above but if he's out won't let me use my ladder from neighbours back garden up on his flat roof so I can get to the back of his house. what can you do :rolleyes:
     
  4. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    If they won't let you walk on roof just say well the rain can wash em! Don't muck about leaning out that window
     
  5. daveyboy

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    Just walk away walk away walk away...........gotta walk away;)
     
  6. daveyboy

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    One side is easy but doing the other side through a window..forget it
     
  7. Smurf

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    If that was me I would have had the craic and asked if it's self cleaning glass and self cleaning plastic. If he said no then I would have told him he should have had it installed then and then just walked away. :D
     
  8. Jake

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    Tell him it's fine to walk on (because it is) and then get up there and fall through the roof,

    No, seriously it's perfectly safe, tell him to stop being the h&s patrol, I do loads like that, it's got to be pretty solid to hold it up anyway
     
  9. cheapncheerful

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    without mentioning the power of pure.:eek:

    ..in the trad section...maybe time to head back to the good old shammy leather...

    me liked and misses the good old shammy..:D
     
  10. daveyboy

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    I prefer the power of fermented apples
     
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