Tradding Georgian Windows

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Rosewood, Feb 15, 2016.

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  1. Rosewood

    Rosewood Active Member
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    Tomorrow I have three five bed detached houses to clean. Every window is Georgian, all have had wfp in the past but do not like them. I have cleaned them several times each time using a different technique and find ragging them all to be the quickest.
    Just wondered what techniques other people use when tradding Georgian
     
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  2. Markyboy 50

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    Small squeegy for me
     
  3. daveyboy

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    I have an old applicator cut to about 5" and sleeve that i cut then turned inside out and sowed
    Liquidator that is exactly the right size to fit the clips on right up to an ettore handle so about 5" i reckon
    Trad the whole lot

    Or just tell them you will wfp them and that's that.."any problems and I'll come back"
    Usually works
     
  4. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    A few of my pubs are Georgian and don't want me to WFP the insides.

    I have an Unger S-channel 6 inch that does most. I also have a 4 inch but that's a custom (home made) piece.
     
  5. boarcity

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    #5 boarcity, Feb 15, 2016
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    6 inch Tbar to soapyscrub followed by scrim to buff

    price high!
     
  6. Rosewood

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    Had this crazy idea about putting detergent in my backpack, washing with pole then drying with scrim. Think the idea is just a bit too crazy though.
     
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    I have been using this method on monthly work for doors and the like. Saves a lot of time- just a small dab on each pane though.
     
  8. boarcity

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    #8 boarcity, Feb 16, 2016
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    Raed1_IMG_16_0000.JPG iv learnt that a house full of georgian has to be priced 4 x more than usual., few will pay it. [plastic framed georgian as in my photo is even worse[ but if you dont charge that high you are a fool to yourself cos the effort needed in arm movements is easily 5 times a regular house . i recently dropped the house above off my round, id priced it about right 50 notes BUT eventually they started paying me slowly. took about half an hour each time to clean thats 4 of us . i used to do the upper front and 1 side only quite relieved when it went
     
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  9. daveyboy

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    Those are easy waterfed
    It's jobs like that where I don't miss trad
     
  10. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    boarcity has a very valid point. I have a small coyttage full of Georgian (due tomorrow :( ) Takes almost an hour in and out and they pay £50 for it.

    I will add they are millionaires so can afford it.

    It was priced by a canvasser whom was told ti base all prices on £1 per minute.
     
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