So Not Just The Windows Then...

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by chilt69, Jul 9, 2013.

Advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the UK Window Cleaning Forums.
    Starting or own a window cleaning business? We're a network of window cleaners sharing advice, tips & experience. Rounds for sale & more. Join us today!

  1. chilt69

    chilt69 Active Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    2
    Customer rang yesterday asking for windows to be done today, in & out. Not a problem, good bloke + get a load of other work off him. Also asked if I could jet-wash his one of his patios as he hasn't got the time. No issue, been doing his house for a while, so knew how big it was (about 25 sqm).

    Get there & his wife says "he's told you everything hasn't he", "yep, windows & patio" - "err, no bit more than that"

    List includes:

    Windows in/out
    All 3 patios & path around the house (about 200 sqm)
    Greenhouse in/out
    Trampoline

    Plus his pressure washer is a little RAC unit.

    Going back tomorrow to finish off!

    Must say though, his RAC washer was a surprise. For a little DIY electric unit, it ran without fault for about 3 hrs solid & gave some really good results.
     
    Advertisement
  2. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    20,811
    Likes Received:
    3,812
    so you used the customers pee shooter....do hope you are getting paid a decent houlrly rate using that thing :Image3:
     
  3. Masons

    Masons Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,700
    Likes Received:
    36
    How did it go though? You happy with the pay?
     
  4. chilt69

    chilt69 Active Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    2
    Oh yeah - know what I need to earn & getting it!

    Smurf, I was really surprised by it. Thought it would be stop start every half hour or so with overheating, but just kept going. Making the back ache a bit and not quick, but given the area in question, shoudl have it all done in 4hrs.
     
  5. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    20,811
    Likes Received:
    3,812
    Take some after pics when its all done :Image9:
     
  6. chilt69

    chilt69 Active Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    2
    Patio clean undertaken with custies pea shooter of a pressure washer!

    IMAG0452.jpg Before.
    IMAG0454.jpg During.
    IMAG0456.jpg After.
    IMAG0455.jpg And the beast responsible!
     
  7. Masons

    Masons Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,700
    Likes Received:
    36
  8. jimbob

    jimbob Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    34
    not too bad for a little electric thing ive got a customer like that he wanted summer house and hot tub cleaning and de-spidering, patio jetwashing and re-pointing, huge driveway jetwashing, gutters cleaning, speed boat and caravan cleaning done the caravan and boat, summer house, hot tub and patio ( not repointed it yet) still got rest to do but they arnt too fussed they just tell me to come whenever ive got a quiet day
     
  9. chilt69

    chilt69 Active Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    2
    Don't mind doing the extra bits - just a pain when you work out your days & then have to re-jig it all as the job is 3 times as big as initially indicated.

    Got a few I do the odd bits for - helps pay the bills!
     
  10. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    20,811
    Likes Received:
    3,812
    Were you happy with the finished result?

    If you want my honest opinion looks better than it was but still looks dirty to me....That's one good reason why I don't use a pee shooter :Image10:
     
Advertisement