Starting my own window cleaning business

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  1. harunh

    harunh Legend
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    Hi am going to be starting my own window cleaning business i will be using the wash and reach system..I prefer this over the ladder ! Lol ! I will be canvassing and sending tons of flyers out. Im pretty confident that i can make this work for my self and am very eager to setting it up :D

    I will be getting a system installed in my Ford Connect 230 from k-systems who trade on ebay. They will also be fitting it for me.

    Im a bit confused with the systems... because when i use the pole.... i do not want the hose coming from my van.... it would be a headache right ? Also how would i shut the door when the hose is in the way? So would it be okay to buy a trolley system as well so i could just carry that about ? Please explain someone

    Thankyou
     
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  2. windyman

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    If you have a van system, you'll have to have the hose coming from ur van, unless you install ports (basically it's a plate of connectors under ur van or in the side of ur van that you can plug ur hose into, allowing you to shut doors & lock van up). K systems should be able to advise you on anything.

    You could get a trolley aswell, but a van system + a trolley seems an expensive start up to me. Get customers before shelling out 1000s.
     
  3. harunh

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    Im going to get a trolley system only :) Thats my final decision its going to be 25L.

    Im going to have 5 containers stacked up though so i shouldnt run out of water... :)

    Once my business becomes booming i can then think about installing a system on top of my four wheels what do you reckon?

    Thank you
     
  4. windyman

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    That sounds sensible to me. I've seen guys set up an entire business spending loadsa dosh, but with one thing missing- Customers!

    You'll always expand as and when you can, so just start off paying out the minimum & see how it goes.
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    Iv just started out

    last year i was going to do it but managed to get with a guy who had a round of 300-400 houses a month to do was an excellent learning curve for me begin around customers i could see how he ran the business and see if i actually enjoyed the job.

    had 6 months of non stop pole action and loved it not so much working for that guy as i was doing it on my own 50% of the time while he was talking :[

    so this year i'm setting my own round up

    Iv spent around 2-3k on van/system ie tank pump vessel reel hose ect /poles/ladder/roof rack/flyers/ ect ect
    these costs are not taking into account insurance diesel ect
    when u get a van make sure its got 12months mot and sum tax then u wont have to worry for the first year about the van so much

    Iv bought good stuff and all i need to do to upgrade if it ever happens is get a better van and a bigger tank and i'm sorted :]

    This is my first week of canversing and as much as i hate it i love it the same time when u meet nice people.

    go for it but try get a bit of experience if u can then u go into a job 100% confidant u know what your doing :]

    good luck
     
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