Inside Job

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Gleam123, Feb 6, 2012.

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  1. Gleam123

    Gleam123 Active Member
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    Got my first request for an inside clean this week, how do you guys normally do it?

    Im wfp so was thinking perhaps a spray bottle with pure water in it?
     
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  2. badbusdriver

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    I am also wfp only, and have been asked a few times to do inside cleans. I keep brushing them off though, as i dont feel confident enough doing traditional methods. I keep on meaning to ask my pal, who used to work with a trad cleaner, to give me some tuition but never get around to it. I know i should, it could come in very handy!.
     
  3. Posh

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    I'm trad and do it the same as I do outside but with a little more care. Don't forget to charge a bit more coz altho it's the same number of windows it does take longer. Cannot splash water everywhere and always remember to take your shoes off. Also the window cleaning warehouse do a good interior cleaning kit for about £60 which may help you if yer not confident doing it trad way. Don't know about pure water and a cloth. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Gleam123

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    Ive got a microfiber cloth and autoglym that should do the job though right?
     
  5. Posh

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    If I was doing inside but wasn't using my squeegee I would use astonish tile and window cleaner which I use for leaded windows and leaves no smears. Put on with a microfibre cloth and wipe off with a micro window micro cloth. Another way is dampen a scrim and clean and buff up with a dry scrim. Either way could take you a while so price it right. Practice on yer own windows first.
     
  6. James

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    I do it exactly the same way as trad cleaning the outside.

    However, I do these things:
    1. Lie a towel down on the floor to catch the drips running down the window.
    2. When T-barring the window make sure to shake off as much excess water as you can reducing the risk of splashing water everywhere.
    3. Pay attention to detail. Most people don't clean the inside windows of their houses very often, so therefor there is a higher risk of dirt in the seals etc.
    4. When squeegeeing the water off try not to just brush it straight down the window. Go from one side to the other and work your way downwards. This also reduces the ammount of water flying onto the floor.
    5. Always microfibre around the edges to give the windows that perfect finish. There's nothing worse than wet edges ruining a good clean inside.

    Hope these points help.

    James.
     
  7. Posh

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    Exactly right. As you said James exactly as doing outside. Forgot about the towel. Glad you got that point in. ALWAYS lay a towel down.
     
  8. ricoclay

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    And be sure to charge the customer the same price as the outside. If you struggle with Trad, there are loads of videos on You Tube. My advice is though, be sure to wipe a line across the top and down the left hand side of the window. It makes it a lot easier to clear away the rest of the water with no drips
     
  9. James

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    You could charge the same as the outside, however, I'm fully WFP so when someone asks me can I do an inside job for them I always say: "Well inside jobs normally take abit longer so I normally charge a little extra". This has always worked everytime (so far).

    I did an inside job yesterday for a nice customer of mine. I charge him £8 for the outside clean but I charged £13 for the inside clean and he was perfectly happy with this.

    Everyone is different, it's just finding out what they are willing to pay for the service you are offering them.

    James.
     
  10. Matty H

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    Out of interest I do a large pub inside and out and it's those little square windows - I WFP outside and inside just use a scrim and pure water in spray bottle - comes up perfect
     
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