The weather how to window clean what methods poles? willing to pay someone to talk to me

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by jordan, Aug 11, 2014.

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  1. jordan

    jordan Member
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    Hello i am using the traditional window cleaning method (ladders) i'm using micro fibre cloths and seem to go through so many and as i'm drying the glass its getting wet straight away because of the rain whats the answer how does every other window cleaner make money every day.
    So tomorrow on wards i guess the weather wont be sunny every day
    I need to talk to a window cleaner who's out there 5-7 days a week all year round giving me the answers i work in Wiltshire so i wont be taking your business :)
    I have quite a few questions if someone could talk to me on the phone talking for an hour about the weather and methods and basically giving me what you have learnt .
    I have only been window cleaning for 3 months and my round is picking up :)
    I will pay you to talk to me for an hour i will write everything down £25 for an hour phone call can people comment on this post who can truthfully help me out
    also what poles would people recommend :)
     
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  2. Smurf

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    #2 Smurf, Aug 11, 2014
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    So you want to learn all the tricks of the trade from someone that has taking a lifetime themselves to learn for £25

    Good luck with that one :D
     
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    Just kidding but I'm sure someone will be able to help you out.
     
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    Save your 25 mate and just read, watch, and practice, but more importantly- build up your own style. You don't need to serve an aprenriceship with anyone else in this trade,you can be your own tutor, boss, and examiner.
     
  5. daveyboy

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    You said the glass keeps getting wet in the rain..wouldn't worry about that
    Detail the edges like normal and any other water is just rain so leave it..gonna get wet anyway once you are done.
    you get paid to clean windows not dry them


     
  6. Richard

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    Not much you can do about the weather, and going through lots of micro fibre cloths each day, isn’t a problem, unless you haven’t got enough of them.


    Is window cleaning 5-7 days a week all year round realistic? People, who have full time jobs, working Monday to Friday, get 20 days holiday, 8 bank holidays and 104 weekend days, and possibly 5 days sick leave. That would mean they work on average 19 days per calendar month, working a total of 228 days over the full year, almost 40% less than the total number of days in the year.


    Considering your earning hours could also be another 40% less than those in employment, and you have higher cost - think about your price before you concern yourself with working all the days possible and what to do about the weather.
     
  7. boarcity

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    you are overthinking the job Jordan. dont think, just DO . If you have any doubts they will fade away once you are overrun with work.

    keep on a-trodgin
     
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    I know this is the trad section but wfp method does have advantages over trad for awkward job. But like trad there is a limit to what can be achieved in bad weather.
     
  9. daveyboy

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    If the weather is too bad soap up then walk away:whistle:
    Did it once and it hapened to be the house of the guy who I subbed my work off
    The heavens opened so I finished soaping the windows then done the off
    He was happy as usual with my work...if only he knew
     
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    That's right. .once you are busy you wont have time to worry
    As long as you squeegee and detail the edges properly it is on to the next one
    You will know if something is wrong (the custys will let you know) but I doubt you would get any complaints as you sound like a thorough person
     
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