Starting Up Window Cleaning Help Please!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Cec838, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. Cec838

    Cec838 Newcomer
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    Hello guys.

    Was wondering if some u guys could help me out please?

    I'm lookung at starting window cleaning in Milton Keynes as a part time job. I'm not looking at getting hundreds of customers just 20-40 and I be very happy as I have another job that pays my bills.

    Ive moved into a new housing estate and not seen one cleaner yet so thinking of giving it ago. the estate is mainly 3 story houses.

    Here's the problem I have no idea what u charge? Ect. I see its normally £1 window but is that the same on a 3 story? And in Milton Keynes?

    I'm looking at getting some leafets out and see what interest Is, as most houses are the same I'd rather just say on it what I would charge rather then diff prices for different people.

    Looking at using a water feed pole as height of houses, would this be any good?

    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/shop/index.php?option=com_aceshop&route=product/product&path=131_248&product_id=1379

    Any help and I be very grateful and I hope to here from you.

    Lee
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    hi Lee welcome to the forum!

    Im based in northampton! i charge roughly £1 a window depending on sizes, but on the 3rd floor i price them at £2 per window depending on size.

    that trolly set up is good, but would be heavy and you got to get it in and out of the car/van
    depending on your water ppm then you might be better off with di bottles and a smaller trolly or backpack and filll them up via barrels.
     
  3. stevelewis

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    Yeah id listen to rc mate, and agree with him on pricing.
    Think you would have to charge different prices for different people tho mate as not every house is the same and you dont really want to be under pricing things as you'll regret it, cant really give u any advice on wfp as im trad but theres loads on here that will give good advice, there all good lads so you in safe hands lol
    Good luck mate!
     
  4. Cec838

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    yer that backpack start up kit seems ok, those poles are good start up poles too!
     
  6. Cec838

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    Ok thanks. Just need to find out my ppm and go from there. Fingers crossed the backpack be ok.

    Thanks
     
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    no problem, i know in northampton that our water it 450ppm, and RO is one of the cheaper options but thats if you have room to sotre it and store water, RO can be slower at producing water than DI

    what part of mk you from?? could help you out with water if you only using a few lts to start with!
     
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    Knock on a few doors first, to see if there is any interest this should give you a good idea of if anyone else is out there, wfp the way to go
     
  10. Cec838

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    I live just off junc14 in Newport.
    I'm going to get some flyers sorted tomorrow and knock on some doors early week. As this is not main job not want to be standing on toes!

    I've got a new 300ltr water butt in garden can u use that with di filters? And also how long does it take to filter though system.

    If get Interests I would be grateful for that. I can't see a cleaner there yet no one knocked on my door or my neighbours or pur anything though door.
     
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