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Just wanted to say hi to everyone and thanks for having. Newbi looking to start a window cleaning business on a small budget. But worried about taking the plunge! 

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One of the hardest decision you'll have to make and ultimately rests with you. All I would say is do your research before you make any decision.

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1 hour ago, Den said:

Welcome to a great forum 👍any questions just ask @Part Timer he his really old so as lots of knowledge 😄

seriously any individual thing try using the search button and if not sure just ask 👍

And the old man saw you under 😜

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Welcome to our forum.

1. Be prepared to be poor for a very long time to start with.

2. By the time you are making a good living from this game, you will be well and truly sick and tired of the job and wish you did something else. 

3. You can earn good money, like really good money. Problem is once you are earning really good money you get used to it, and all those nice expensive things you treated yourself with, guess what they get out of date and go old and you have to keep replacing it with better newer expensive ****..

4. You then start to really resent the job, because it provides you with a good wage, and you can have more expensive stuff, or go on holidays, but as each year goes by, the job gets duller and duller. 

5. You hit 40.years old, realise that 20 years window cleaning has made you thicker than when you were 10, you earn more or near as much as most GP's make without the pension or sick pay entitlement, so your not going to give up the job, cos let's face it £500 for 4 hours work is pretty good by any standards.

6. You then realise you created yourself a trap. You can't leave the window cleaning, business is too well established, money is good, but the days are dull dull.dull..

Once you get to stage 6, your a seasoned window cleaner..

🤣🤣🤣🤣

(Sorry feeling grumpy today,  my back is still a bit iffy)

😀

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Grumpy s o d
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1 hour ago, cleaniac said:

Welcome to our forum.

1. Be prepared to be poor for a very long time to start with.

2. By the time you are making a good living from this game, you will be well and truly sick and tired of the job and wish you did something else. 

3. You can earn good money, like really good money. Problem is once you are earning really good money you get used to it, and all those nice expensive things you treated yourself with, guess what they get out of date and go old and you have to keep replacing it with better newer expensive ****..

4. You then start to really resent the job, because it provides you with a good wage, and you can have more expensive stuff, or go on holidays, but as each year goes by, the job gets duller and duller. 

5. You hit 40.years old, realise that 20 years window cleaning has made you thicker than when you were 10, you earn more or near as much as most GP's make without the pension or sick pay entitlement, so your not going to give up the job, cos let's face it £500 for 4 hours work is pretty good by any standards.

6. You then realise you created yourself a trap. You can't leave the window cleaning, business is too well established, money is good, but the days are dull dull.dull..

Once you get to stage 6, your a seasoned window cleaner..

🤣🤣🤣🤣

(Sorry feeling grumpy today,  my back is still a bit iffy)

😀

You’re* 

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Welcome to the gang, great forum full of advice and tips.

As a relatively newbie myself id say go for it but be prepared to go hard its a bloomin slog but rewards are great 👍

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6 hours ago, cleaniac said:

Welcome to our forum.

1. Be prepared to be poor for a very long time to start with.

2. By the time you are making a good living from this game, you will be well and truly sick and tired of the job and wish you did something else. 

3. You can earn good money, like really good money. Problem is once you are earning really good money you get used to it, and all those nice expensive things you treated yourself with, guess what they get out of date and go old and you have to keep replacing it with better newer expensive ****..

4. You then start to really resent the job, because it provides you with a good wage, and you can have more expensive stuff, or go on holidays, but as each year goes by, the job gets duller and duller. 

5. You hit 40.years old, realise that 20 years window cleaning has made you thicker than when you were 10, you earn more or near as much as most GP's make without the pension or sick pay entitlement, so your not going to give up the job, cos let's face it £500 for 4 hours work is pretty good by any standards.

6. You then realise you created yourself a trap. You can't leave the window cleaning, business is too well established, money is good, but the days are dull dull.dull..

Once you get to stage 6, your a seasoned window cleaner..

🤣🤣🤣🤣

(Sorry feeling grumpy today,  my back is still a bit iffy)

😀

Or perhaps if you didn’t waste your money on expensive things you’d only have 10 years before you could retire/semi retire, and in your case retiring at 50 would be good going by anyone’s standards.

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Is it not? My closest water purification is in Basingstoke. At least 30 mins away. I suppose I could go there and fill up loads of barrels. 

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Purifying your own is better long term. It does depend on your tap water tds and pressure. Buy a decent TDS meter from a reputable supplier not Amazon or ebay as there are many fakes!!!!

The unger unit is just a DI unit using resin packs that, I think are only made by Unger and are expensive! If your tap tds is above 100 then you will be going through those resin packs quite quickly.

To process your own you need a RO unit and then pass it through resin into barrels or an on board tank.

Have a search on here for RO units.

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@JustLiam welcome mate. I would say:

1. Don’t be frightened to start. Set up a business page on Facebook and ask your friends and family to like the page. You can do a few targeted paid adverts which are good but also join some local town groups and advertise on there for free. Also maybe have some flyers printed and deliver them - I use a company called Banana Print for flyers and business cards and they are fantastic and miles cheaper than vista print etc.

2. Look at Wagga (Christopher Dawber), Squeaky Clean Dave and Ashley Mackintosh on YouTube for techniques and advice. There are some other very popular window cleaners on YouTube but most have become one long advert for products and companies that they’re linked to.

3. Buy the best equipment you can afford, but don’t buy everything you see - honestly a lot  of Window Cleaners will buy anything and everything (I was like that for a while). A basic backpack and reasonably good pole - in my opinion Gardiner and Window Cleaning Warehouse backpacks perform as good as one another. I use an 18 foot pole for nearly all my first floor windows and I’m quite short but it’s generally ok. Looking back a 22 foot pole would  probably have been better. For traditional tools I’d say the Ergotec range from Unger. The “S Plus” channel for the squeegee and the monsoon sleeve for the T-bar/applicator. I’ve tried all sorts of squeegees but these are brilliant.

You’ll find lots of information on here and there are some great Facebook groups too.

Good luck to you mate 👍

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Avoid anything that uses Unger resin only!!

I have a 450gpd ro system and in the last few months ive had to use unger resin as couldnt get any tulsion, and the unger i found to be really really poor compared, my water from tap is really high TDS but the unger resin still only lasted 1/2 as long as Tulsion, and wasnt really any cheaper.

 

My advice would be use the local ish supplier to where you are and get a system to produce asap.

£450 for the RO system in DI

£90 for a bag resin

£30 for 3 spare sets pre filters

£75 for spare set RO filters

£100 for decent 1000lt IBC

 

Sound alot but its money well spent 

 

Ive been making pure since NOV just started my 2nd bag of resin, and just replaced RO filter for first time and just used 3rd set of Pre filters but i change pre filters every 15,000 ltrs that go through system.

 

I make about 2 thousand ltrs a week

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