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Den

just wondering At what age would most of you guys think you will retire I'm 47 and hopeing to start getting into window cleaning the next couple of months I feel I have got a few years in me hopefully lol.

What's the worst that happens to window cleaners (not falling off ladders) examples like repeatative strain injury etc.

 

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Taxlossloz

Prob will never retire

Someone will find an old dead guy amongst some wet cloths ...

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Taxlossloz

Repetitive strain is def an issue

You have to adjust technique to sort

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Den

Having had a chance to go through the forums so many posts lol but was think repeatative strain injury could be a problem I have a bit of a ankle and knee problem but not enough to stop me at the moment but who knows in ten years times.

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mark

don't think about retiring,alot can happen in 1 year when building your business,and when or- if you retire you could rent or take someone on who is trustworthy to help run your business and still earn money.buy the lightest poles,brushes etc from the outset.standing further back from cleaning a property or properties will help eleiviate neck strain

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Den

Thanks Mark good advise regarding standing back what about doing trad cleaning using ladders and any other equip etc.

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Duncs

you could always keep just afews jobs when your going to finish always gd pocket money and your meeting folk

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mark

i also suffer with bad knees from time to time.i take cod liver oil tablets and -is it glucostamine tablets every day.i strap my knee up when it starts causing me pain,it comes and goes.i find my problems with aches and pains start when im not cleaning windows as apposed to cleaning windows.again decent light equipment.dont buy twice,buy once

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Duncs
i also suffer with bad knees from time to time.i take cod liver oil tablets and -is it glucostamine tablets every day.i strap my knee up when it starts causing me pain,it comes and goes.i find my problems with aches and pains start when im not cleaning windows as apposed to cleaning windows.again decent light equipment.dont buy twice,buy once

yeh mark my knees are strapped every day at work helps loads

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Duncs
Ladders knacker your shins knees ankles and shoulders

yeh tax WFP knackers your arms shoulders kneck not much hope for us

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Taxlossloz
yeh tax WFP knackers your arms shoulders kneck not much hope for us

I've got a hairy right shoulder from ladder carrying

And hairs rubbed away off me shins and knees where rungs were

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Guest Solarpanelcleanington

I started window cleaning as it's easier on the body than real grunt work. Don't plan on retiring.

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Taxlossloz
I started window cleaning as it's easier on the body than real grunt work. Don't plan on retiring.

Exactly - spend a day doing some ground work or labouring then you remember Windows is a breeze

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Duncs

tax what would you say hammers your body the most WFP or trad

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Taxlossloz

I pull up to some houses and think (WFP) ahhh

I used to think ( trad) - ohhh can't be arsed

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