Open Windows?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Jez86, May 9, 2013.

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  1. Jez86

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    Just wondered what everyone does with open windows when the customer is out?? And also, had a customer ask me to do their fascia's... I used to do them by hand when I was trad but people seem to do them wfp...customer asked if water would get through the vents ect, how do you get around this?

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  2. JDMW

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    i just turn the water off clean the window and gentle aim water at the top and let it flow down. just take more care really. i never turn the water flow on near vents, i carry a rag with me to wipe vents that are down stairs.
     
  3. Smurf

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    All of my customers have upvc windows so if they are not locked in the vent postion can just push any opened windows gently shut with my wfp.

    Windows with vents are not a problem either as you don't go squirting water in them.

    Regarding gutter cleaning it take it you mean vents in soffits then most of the time when cleaning soffits you can use the wfp wet brush with the water turned off then stick a damp micro cloth over the brush to wipe them over.
     
  4. Jez86

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    Ok thanks, how do you control your water? I've only got a shut off at the end of the hose so not very east to turn off/on unless I have it in my hand?
     
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    I've found that an Aqua-Dapter is very handy tool to use as it just fits onto the top of the pole then you just pull the hose to turn the water on/off.
     
  6. Tuffers

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    Had a quarter light window open upstairs that was well open today. The pole wouldn't close it even when I turned it upside down. I just turned the water down and left a note that that window may not be clean. Bugger all else you can do really.

    I could have got the ladders off, but couldn't be arsed to tell the truth.
     
  7. harunh

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    i just shut the window with my pole

    but 1/10 windows i wont be able to close so i just do what i can :)
     
  8. JDMW

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    thing with shutting them with ya pole is, water still goes inside coz there not actually closed and there is a small gap where water drops down, had this happen lots to me. i just clean the glass on some windows and put a little note when im finished, most people never moan or even notice.
     
  9. Mart1001

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    When you're trad, you can not only push them closed but, you can pull them open again afterwards and look like a real pro to the neighbours :Image9:
    Only messing guys but, opening them again is a tiny detail I like to employ.

    Mart.
     
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