Newbie Wfp Questions

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  1. mahlonzehr

    mahlonzehr Guest

    Hi guys I've been doing some residential window cleaning for a couple of years using a squeegee and been thinking about getting a WFP. My business is mostly carpet cleaning but I do maybe 10 houses a year for current cc clients without much advertising. It's not something I push but all my cc clients seem more then willing to hire me to clean their windows and I'm thinking if I pushed it there might be a fair amount of work.

    What is involved in setting up an entry level WFP package?

    Do you still need to remove screens with WFP?

    What are the draw backs to WFP?

    This week I went and looked at one of my cc clients window in a huge old house with literally hundreds of wood frame French panes in dubious condition. I told her to call someone else but I was wondering what the most effective way to clean those would be? A WFP and just scrub the whole window? Or are there no free lunches with French windows?

    Also I'm curious how most pros charge. I currently charge $3 per pane per side. So a double hung inside and out would be $12. I think I'm maybe highish but since its not really what I'm marketing up till now I figure I may as well make some money if I'm going to do it.

    Maybe that's enough questions! Thanks!
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Hi and welcome to the forum

    Were are you from?
     
  3. Tuffers

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    USA I'd guess Smurph the $ kinda gives it away :p
     
  4. mahlonzehr

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    Yup I'm from the USA. Oregon to be precise.

    Where is this board based?
     
  5. Smurf

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    Economies that use a dollar :p
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    We are an international board as have members on here from USA too ;)

     
  7. Richy

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    Is the paint work in good condition on the wooden frames?
    Oh, and welcome
     
  8. mahlonzehr

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    I would say its fair. Not new or anything but not peeling all to pieces either.
     
  9. Richy

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    I do a finger test before cleaning wooden frames.
    Wet your finger.
    Rub it on the paint.
    If my finger looks 'chalky', I explain wfp may not be best way to clean the windows.
    Someone with more knowledge will be along soon
    :)
     
  10. mahlonzehr

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    Thanks for the tip. If the paint isn't in very good condition you'll get too much runoff I'm guessing?
     
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