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@Philip what works for me up her may not for you and vice versa. They all get lettered here with the handover and it's gona detail the health and safety aspect, cleaner frames and the like.

 

What I'm not sure is whether to mention that it may take a couple cleans until perfect. Being new to wfp this is something I could do with having the privilege of.

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adamangler

Oh yeh, forgot you was going wfp, i imagine your focus is on the changeover before you crack on any further.

 

The van mount was temporary put into a hire van, its now all back in my van. Been working like that since i started mate and dont see much reason to get anything more expensive. It puts water to the brush head so really does all it needs to.

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@Philip what works for me up her may not for you and vice versa. They all get lettered here with the handover and it's gona detail the health and safety aspect, cleaner frames and the like.

What I'm not sure is whether to mention that it may take a couple cleans until perfect. Being new to wfp this is something I could do with having the privilege of.

 

Cheers buddy, i must sit down and get a letter sorted out that's definitely the best starting point

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@Philip what works for me up her may not for you and vice versa. They all get lettered here with the handover and it's gona detail the health and safety aspect, cleaner frames and the like.

 

What I'm not sure is whether to mention that it may take a couple cleans until perfect. Being new to wfp this is something I could do with having the privilege of.

 

@Chris33 I wouldn't worry mate about it taking a few cleans or telling them - just thoroughly do the frames and runse well on the first clean!

 

I used to warn all my customers when WFP as you'll know in Scotland it's still less common, but I never got any complaints, even the sceptical ones.

 

I would recommend changing to WFP in stages, the first cleans will take longer, so don't move all 300+ customers in the same month!

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adamangler

First cleans with wfp can be hard work, I'm working through a load at the.minute and they are a good 50% slower than regular cleans.

 

Dry the top frames really well is the beat you can do. I use a microfiber drying towel to make sure on all first cleans before rinsing the glass.

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I tell my newbies when they are done it looks like it's pi55ed down with rain and may have slight spotting but when using stock you got to factor in few things like if building work about pole any work due to dust in air also reinforced windows don't work as water runs off like but not like a curtain and black rubbers around windows leak but there is a solution to that deck trim in boating shops seal it to never leak

 

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@Chris33 I wouldn't worry mate about it taking a few cleans or telling them - just thoroughly do the frames and runse well on the first clean!

 

I used to warn all my customers when WFP as you'll know in Scotland it's still less common, but I never got any complaints, even the sceptical ones.

 

I would recommend changing to WFP in stages, the first cleans will take longer, so don't move all 300+ customers in the same month!

 

Going to sort a letter out today then when I have the system ready to go I'm goin to start with the ones that I no have no problems with it.

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Duncs

well done chris you have had extra busy first year well done.Great to hear these success storys,you have been totally committed,been reading all your posts since you started.

Dont worry to much with the change to WFP,you will sail through it mate the WFP system so so quick.Best thing I ever done you wont be disapointed.This is typical example of believing in yourself and being totally motivated.How many times have we read on here of guys going into this game half hearted,thinking they are going to make fortune ,spending total fortune.If your not commited ,motivated you fail:thumbsdown:

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Chris33

@Duncs I've been doing my trad work this last two weeks and imaging how many mins I will save per house when wfp. It'll be substantial that's for sure.

 

This blog and particularly the support from all you guys has helped tremendously. Otherwise I would be like all the other guys here,no direction and no knowledge of where I should be heading with things.

 

This job had been my life since starting and I'm fine with it being like that for a wee while more. Perhaps by summer I will be in a position to live again lol

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Chris33

So anyone reading this down the line...that is new like I was.

 

Canvas your arse off. Daily.

 

Be strict with yourself.

 

Learn as you go.

 

Expect gradual improvements not instant success.

 

Have a short term plan,and look long term but don't focus on it too much yet.

 

Take risks. Not with ladders! But with pricing and trying new things.

 

Be lucky!

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Duncs

Chris you will be amazed with how much time you will save.Also no ladders always working safely..What your TDS reading are you going to be using RO.Your right about the forum loads of gd guys here willing to help, does make all the difference. .

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Duncs

Chris you will be amazed with how much time you will save.Also no ladders always working safely..What your TDS reading are you going to be using RO.Your right about the forum loads of gd guys here willing to help, does make all the difference. .When you change WFP are you going to cleaning the windows twice , thats what I do for first cleans takes longer but worth it

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Chris33

@Duncs I'm lucky here. Tds is 55 so making water in the van with a di.

 

Good time to start too,as the main change will occur into early spring.

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Chris33

@Duncs defo will clean all frames and then back to first window. Shake brush dry and wipe top frame then do glass was my thinking.

 

Do days work and come back same way home and do all uppers on way home a second time. Is this over kill?

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Duncs

Your right about the pricing of the residential graft. putting written quote in.

Had to price to big jobs recently, fluk made arse just told the manager verbally £150& £100 jobs silly arse thought my name was on the job.

Unfortunatly never heard nowt bastxard

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Duncs

chris you wont have time for that mate , I would, cleaned all frames windows back off house then do them again gd rinse.Then do front twice, gd rinse.Chris they will be perfect.Keep eye on the windows with double letter boxs,they dont always dry to great.turn water off dry wipe under the seal then rinse inch below the seal. I always check my windows randomly for spotting and generally to check the windows.

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Duncs

see them front doors ,watch for pissing water through them ,had dogging few times

I,ve got couple of houses where I wipe the bottom sils with scrim just to keep things tidy, the old grannies love it

scrim in your belt only takes secs

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Chris33

@Duncs thanks for all that. Aye Ivery some flats with double letter box windows. Was actually thinking about them today as being a potential problem.

 

What do ya do about wiping water left on the upper window sills?

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Duncs

nothing chris just leave, I dont wipe top sills, only been pulled once over it.

got red card last wk for water getting in the letter box

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Chris33

Wee update on a paid advert campaign in my town.

 

Paid 26 quid to boost a status off my fb page which basically said 'window cleaning customer spaces available within x town.

 

All frames and doors cleaned as standard.

 

Council licenced and liability insured.

 

Check this business page for 5 star feedback and various imagery.

 

Varied payment options and varied clean frequency available'

 

This was put up last night and the paid reach was to be 1.9k people I think. So far I've had 10 enquiries and turned 9 into regular cleans. Prices ain't great but I can do these houses all day long in around 15 mins...small houses.

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PJ Bullard

That's awesome. I'm considering a fb campaign and Adwords too. It'll soon be time to start knocking on doors again with new flyers.

 

Hoping to pick up more compact local custys this year.

 

Are u doing ads targeting connys Chris? I know u were considering it a while back. I reckon March onwards and people will want their connys cleaned and all the winter muck off the glass

 

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Chris33

@PJ Bullard what I'm now doing is boosting a status to an area the week before I am due there and adding work on as pick up on these paid ads.

 

I will defo do a conny cleans boost but like you say March or even April will suit me for that.

 

So anyway I think an added way to compact work is to boost a status in areas you work when it's due...then add them on the same day or week.

 

I'll be working right up until Saturday afternoon to fit these in but needs must

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Panorama window cleaning
dasslr1 thank you for taking the time on that post and for that insight,and yeah it would be very frustrating to look back and have priced houses so wrong!

 

Adams0211, thanks mate. Yes I'm going to knock these freebies on the head, and rejig the whole flier as I'm starting to think it screams desperation lol. Without all this input I'd probably be booked for a month and chucked right after it!

 

Thanks everyone, lots of helpful advice ☺

 

Was just getting frustrated waiting on my council badge for door chapping purposes, but yeah this flier needs work!

 

Chris

Nice to look back on your beginnings lol...you've come a long way man

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