Turning down work

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Smurf, Apr 19, 2014.

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  1. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    I've just turned down a small shop frontage slabs clean.
    Reasons why are as follows:

    On a busy road
    No Parking Double Yellow lines
    Bus stop right outside shop
    No water apart from the back of the shop in kitchen
    And to top it off slabs are in bad condition mostly frost damaged and breaking up.
    Owner should get the surface replaced not cleaned as is a slip & trip hazzard.

    I was not the flavour of the month turning the work down I can tell you but hey I pick and choose what jobs I do not the customer.;)
     
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  2. Duncs

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    thats the advantage of having plenty work, you dont have to take on **** work
     
  3. Smurf

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    Indeed but I would not have tried to clean it even if I was quite Duncs
    So jobs can be more hassle than they are worth...
     
  4. Duncs

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    dont blame you
     
  5. mr shine

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    why not spray the area with some hypo and a quick scrub with a deck brush , leave dwell for 30 mins and rinse with a few 20l drums of water , early morning when the buses arent running and very few people about , powerwshing isnt always the solution ;) and its only industrial strenght bleach
     
  6. Smurf

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    Yep you could do that but on that one I advised that the surface due to its unsafe condition shouldn't be cleaned but replaced instead
     
  7. mr shine

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    if a customer wans it cleaned whats the problem , if its unsafe then surely the liability lies with the council , no problem :D
     
  8. mr shine

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    wants :oops:
     
  9. TolishAPurd

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    Yep, no need to take on rubbish work if you dont need to. Personally though I would have put in a very high price due to the things you mentioned, and if they accepted it I would come at 12 at night, and enjoy a nice lie in and a day off the next day.:feet::zzz:
     
  10. boarcity

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    what excuses do you lot use when turning down window work for personal reason ? i say sorry my rounds full at the moment
     
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