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  1. mark m

    mark m Hero
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    Has anybody got one ? is it any good and how long does the battery last the reason i ask i have got a big inside and out leaded windows coming up thought i might try it out on the inside . I know the best way of cleaning leaded spray a bit of pure and wipe over with a microfiber cloth but things change like wpf has changed the way we clean the outsides .
     
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  2. ALPINEYORKS

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    Yes mate they are good, I've had the battery last about 40 mins
     
  3. harunh

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    do window cleaners acutally use these ? lol
     
  4. GMcleaning

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    are you serious? no self respecting window cleaner would ever pull one of these out on a job, theres no way it could be quicker then clothing a leaded window, nor would it possibly give as good a result....lazy![hr]
    if it aint broke....
     
  5. ALPINEYORKS

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    Well mate il try not to be insulted by that lol I have a job where the customer is paying me £50 a time to clean the gass roof linking two houses right on the seafront. I say houses they are practically mansions, and she doesn't want me to soak all her expensive processions underneath. I also use them on flux windows with people beds underneath them. So yes I am a professional who has the need for this bit of kit [hr]
    Also I would only clean indoors with this for 'the fussy customers' out of choice I would choose traditional every time [hr]
    I wonder if people where like this when wfp came about, personally I would drather getbmynladder out then pole because then I know it's clean rather taking a risk and waiting for a call full of complaints.

    As you can tell you've pissed me off with your comment rant over
     
  6. Belfastcleaning

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    They would be good for inside jobs like alpine says the fussy forkers.. Especially if it's a new build and you don't want dirty water all over the paint work.
     
  7. GMcleaning

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    haha, i dunno how you guys clean inside windows but i dont get water anywhere, you position your mop under your blade and catch any drips, you use a holster, you dont wet your mop as much for insides, you can wet cloth then micofibre any inside window, etc, etc.
    awkward conny roofs ect yes, maybe there is a use there, but if you read the first post thats not what the question and my response were about.
    im all for innovations in tech and the way that can transform the industry, iv got respect for wfp tech and its users but it seems people are just after making there life as easy as possible, so you wfp the outsides, and use a vac on the insides, when do you actually even touch a peice of glass? its hardly window cleaning as it should be is it?
    again refer to the first post by markm, in that particular case i think it would be lazy to use the karchervac on the insides, considering it could be done better, and quicker with cloths and elbow grease.
    as you can tell, you pissed me off with yours, rant over
     
  8. ALPINEYORKS

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    I just don't like people critising when they have not even had ago with one, like I said the roof inside has about £4000 of furniture and a solid oak floor underneath so that's why I bought it and to be honest the way I was cleaning it was by hand and just dry cleaning the glass with scrim and she wasn't happy with the result because it was smirry and neither was I so this bit of kit has helped me keep a £250 per month clean. So if anybody has has similar type job you cannot fault this machine customer is happy with the results off it do that makes me happy.

    As for wfp I don't really rate it tbh [hr]
    And as for the first comment, I don't think using this on lead would be that much better if I'm honest, never tried and not going to, but on an upside it's gong for drying your car off so you can polish it
     
  9. GMcleaning

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    so because you couldnt do it properly by hand, you need to use a machine, this machine can clean a piece of glass and not leave it smeary, but you cant? if i cloth a window, there are no streaks left, no matter what! i use microfibres btw.

    this is a machine for people that cant clean glass, thats why they market it at homeowners, why wouldnt your customer think, 'why dont i buy one myself for £70 instead of paying this 'professional' £250 each month

    i dont care if my posts make me unpopular on here but its about time some of you learnt how to clean windows before calling yourselves window cleaners and asking people to pay for your services

    absolute joke
     
  10. Belfastcleaning

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    If they are paying £250 a month to get their windows cleaned I don't think they are the type of people to do things for themselves!! Must be a big house alpine??

    Is there poles to attach to them to do high
    Insides or do you need need to use a ladder?
     
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