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Lee89

Good afternoon everyone

 

My name is Lee and I am from Crawley next to Gatwick Airport. I have been cleaning windows for just over a year now with a good friend using a WPF system.

 

My plan is to start venturing out on my own in the new year maybe February/ March time so I have between now and then to get some cash flow into the company and time to put in place a Facebook page and business cards etc. And probably the hardest thing of all think up a company name!

 

Any advice on starting out would be much appreciated.

 

Company name wise I like the idea of Ladder Monkeys. What do you all think?

 

 

 

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Part Timer
42 minutes ago, Lee89 said:

Company name wise I like the idea of Ladder Monkeys. What do you all think?

They might want to pay you peanuts with a name like that 🤣

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scottish cleaning service

Someone as fly as a cartload of monkeys will try and sue you. :1f602:

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Den

It your going to wfp then ladder monkey doesn’t sound right in my opinion. 

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Green Pro Clean Ltd
14 hours ago, Lee89 said:

I like the idea of Ladder Monkeys. What do you all think?

 

Making your customers ALWAYS expect you to work from a ladder regardless of how your business may evolve. 

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Green Pro Clean Ltd
10 minutes ago, meridion said:

Pole Monkeys......sorted!

 

🙄 Polish cowboys!  

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scottish cleaning service

My mate employed a Polish guy and he was quick and good at window cleaning especially internals until we found out why. Inside a care home he refused to stand on a stool and used their radiators. After a few months all the radiators fell off because they were on with gyproc fixings. My mate received a massive bill to repair them so he sacked the polish guy before he got his pole back. He finally got it back in two bits, lesson learned so they say.

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steve garwood
2 hours ago, scottish cleaning service said:

My mate employed a Polish guy and he was quick and good at window cleaning especially internals until we found out why. Inside a care home he refused to stand on a stool and used their radiators. After a few months all the radiators fell off because they were on with gyproc fixings. My mate received a massive bill to repair them so he sacked the polish guy before he got his pole back. He finally got it back in two bits, lesson learned so they say.

You really do need your say on every subject don’t you 😆

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Iron Giant
You really do need your say on every subject don’t you [emoji38]
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County Durham Lad

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Dave Shaw

And most of the time his reply is irrelevant to the topic and just ramblings on. Please don’t take that personally Scottish. It’s only banter[emoji106]


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I'm just back in after a new windows clean. Nightmare silicon even on the glass but I used Isopropyl which made life easier. Will be slowing down on the site because I'm getting more customers every week. Once word gets about that I'm getting good at window cleaning they all want to jump on my bandwagon. :1f609:

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When I was out today I seen 4 window cleaners with ladders, two of them were wooden. Just goes to show old windy cleaners keep going till they die. Nature of the job, kinda social scientist of the neighbourhood. :1f602:

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RobDivision

Welcome to the forums, Lee! Best of luck to you.

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Lee89

Thanks for all the welcomes and replies chaps.

 

I've sacked off Ladder monkeys after some careful thought :1f602:.

 

Gone for Pane and Gain Window cleaning instead and got a hoodie printed so its not changing now lol.

 

I've also signed up to Spotless Water which is an absolute touch as there is a station only down the road from me! On that note can anyone recommend a decent backpack/trolley system as this will be my next purchase as soon as payday arrives :1f911:.

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scottish cleaning service
14 hours ago, Lee89 said:

Thanks for all the welcomes and replies chaps.

 

I've sacked off Ladder monkeys after some careful thought :1f602:.

 

Gone for Pane and Gain Window cleaning instead and got a hoodie printed so its not changing now lol.

 

I've also signed up to Spotless Water which is an absolute touch as there is a station only down the road from me! On that note can anyone recommend a decent backpack/trolley system as this will be my next purchase as soon as payday arrives :1f911:.

 

Gardiners backpack is the best for £115 with the female ezsnap connection. Buy a sack trolley for £25 from B&Q to get you started and you are good to go. 

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Part Timer
19 hours ago, Lee89 said:

On that note can anyone recommend a decent backpack/trolley system as this will be my next purchase as soon as payday arrives

I think @Incheckis the official backpack advisor on this site 😀

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Incheck
I think [mention=5882]Incheck[/mention]is the official backpack advisor on this site [emoji3]

[emoji23] haha. I would say “the nigel” backpack (from the window cleaning warehouse) as it has wheels and cuts out a lot of lifting. Crude but robust. We use them day in day out. Should last 12-18 months under constant use.


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Lee89

@Incheck Do you have a link for that backpack please?

 

Don't know if im being stupid but I just tried looking for it on window cleaning warehouse and couldn't find it.

 

Cheers

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Incheck
[mention=5882]Incheck[/mention] Do you have a link for that backpack please?
 
Don't know if im being stupid but I just tried looking for it on window cleaning warehouse and couldn't find it.
 
Cheers

Looks like they’ve taken it off the shelves [emoji849] they have done this with previous backpacks and it’s very, very annoying.


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scottish cleaning service

I think I will stick with Gardiners one. The charge lasts about 8hrs working. You can buy a trolley with soft tyres which makes it easier.

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Den

If yourhell bent on a trolley system and have the funds I highly recommend purefreedom nano bit pricey but industrial, lightweight and very light brilliant portable trolley system second to none.

 

I also highly recommend gardeners backpack great bit of kit I have two one a lightweight trolley as We do some flats that have parking issues and also another that I carry thru a couple of houses that have no rear access, for the money these are really good excellent battery life lasts all day  again a brilliant bit of kit for the money. 

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scottish cleaning service
4 minutes ago, Den said:

If yourhell bent on a trolley system and have the funds I highly recommend purefreedom nano bit pricey but industrial, lightweight and very light brilliant portable trolley system second to none.

 

I also highly recommend gardeners backpack great bit of kit I have two one a lightweight trolley as We do some flats that have parking issues and also another that I carry thru a couple of houses that have no rear access, for the money these are really good excellent battery life lasts all day  again a brilliant bit of kit for the money. 

 

At £550 I think its a bit pricey for a first backpack.

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