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Yep...I worked all day in the rain yesterday and will be today....waterproofs on and bluetooth earbuds in for music and crack on.   It's a myth that window cleaners can 'catch up' another ti

I certainly don't know any seasonal window cleaners. I don't know any who don't have the nuts to clean in the rain either. Being willing to work in the rain is a very low measuring stick of courage in

If it's Pishing down all day non stop I ain't going out because it's 💩 working in such weather, if it's light rain with the odd heavy burst I'll work in it all day if needed, there is balance on resid

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I guess you could pose the question of what’s normal?? 🤔 

there’s just the way you or I do things and there’s what other people do. 
 

ithink it still does the job perfectly, but just doesn’t look good does it?! 😆

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6 minutes ago, Clearview Lee said:

I guess you could pose the question of what’s normal?? 🤔 

there’s just the way you or I do things and there’s what other people do. 
 

ithink it still does the job perfectly, but just doesn’t look good does it?! 😆

Yep...I worked all day in the rain yesterday and will be today....waterproofs on and bluetooth earbuds in for music and crack on.

 

It's a myth that window cleaners can 'catch up' another time....it simply doesn't happen....unless you like to work weekends or encroach on your leisure/family time then having days off has a knock on affect and you ll lose thousands over the course of a year....

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some do  some dont,       i dont        rain water is full of **** , landing and drying on the cleaned rinsed windows.     too many customers have come out and told me to leave them   its raining.     not worth loosing a customer.       there are a lot who will clean in the rain.    i will clean in the light drizzle  but if its so heavy you would have to put waterproofs on .  im home  to look out of my window  shaking my head .

its a personal thing.         

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I don’t. Because I don’t like getting wet. I don’t need the money that much. And I only work 3 days a week so I usually have spare time to catch up. Everyone can do it how they like. It’s just not for me. 

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3 hours ago, dazmond said:

Yep...I worked all day in the rain yesterday and will be today....waterproofs on and bluetooth earbuds in for music and crack on.

 

It's a myth that window cleaners can 'catch up' another time....it simply doesn't happen....unless you like to work weekends or encroach on your leisure/family time then having days off has a knock on affect and you ll lose thousands over the course of a year....

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Still snowing strong here. Sometimes I guess there is no option but to knock a day. 

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5 hours ago, Paul Ford said:

Hi 

Just seen a wfp window cleaner turn up & clean someones windows while it’s pouring with heavy rain is this normal practice ? 😎

I’m gonna guess you are the customer as this is your first post on here 😉

We clean in the rain. Makes no difference to the quality. We offer a callback guarantee. Any issues we’ll come back and sort it. Never had a call back due to rain. 
 

I’ll also add I’m in Scotland. If I didn’t clean in the rain I wouldn’t have a job 😂

1 hour ago, Bongofish said:

Still snowing strong here. Sometimes I guess there is no option but to knock a day. 

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Where you located? I’ve only gotten one day done so far due to ice and snow. Thought I would be back at it today and woke up to views like yours 🙄

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3 hours ago, johnny bravo said:

some do  some dont,       i dont        rain water is full of **** , landing and drying on the cleaned rinsed windows.     too many customers have come out and told me to leave them   its raining.     not worth loosing a customer.       there are a lot who will clean in the rain.    i will clean in the light drizzle  but if its so heavy you would have to put waterproofs on .  im home  to look out of my window  shaking my head .

its a personal thing.         

If u allow customers to choose when u work then thats terrible.

Those  people who run a window cleaning business and allow there customers to pick n choose when they come are poor run businesses 🙂 its all about educating them.


Come on Mr Sweeney u need to get with the times its 2021!, not 1997 , u can work in the rain , stop letting customers run your business !! 😂😂

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11 minutes ago, Part Timer said:

Been out today and did 5 first cleans, so they won't complain next time, and 25 regulars. Very little wind today so perfectly fine as @Master Jedi Alejandro said we tell customers if they're not happy call us back. Still waiting for the first call

I like doing first washes in wet weather for the same reason. It sets the stall out from the beginning and lets the customer know from the start that we work in most weathers. Each time we do a job in the rain for the first time we put a letter R adjacent to their details on our worksheet. That gets carried forward every time with the rest of the details we need on the day. That way we know what jobs we've previously done in the rain. If anyone was to complain we can tell them "We've cleaned your windows before in the rain."

Most of our customers understand now that we work on unless we decide it's too wet for us and we make the decision.

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Commercial work is done to a date so done regardless of weather , domestic we work in rain and this is explained to the customer at the point of quoting for  the job , I do however use discretion if it very heavy rain we will stop . 

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it rained all day today again...full day worked and i picked up a new customer(to be cleaned next month)he paid me too which is a good sign......

if i had took today and yesterday off because of the rain i would be down over £500 this week....once its lost its lost.....no catching up next week(MOT time on monday then 4 busy days of other work for the rest of the week)....

 

i changed my goretex jacket at lunchtime for a fresh,dry one for the afternoons work...it makes all the difference!🙂

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7 hours ago, Bongofish said:

Still snowing strong here. Sometimes I guess there is no option but to knock a day. 

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I would love to know @Chris34 reason for giving me a turd reaction to my previous post....

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If I stopped for rain I'd have only done 1 day this week.

The way I see it is I'm cleaning all the dirt off built up from the past 30 days, the point I'm finished that dirt build up process starts again.  Rain is soft water and is similar to the stuff I'm cleaning the windows with, so when I clean the windows I leave them wet and it dries clear, rain is the same.  The only part where rain makes a difference is if it's got sand in it after crossing the desserts on some weird south easterly wind direction, but this is rare.

Most of the houses I've done today looked really clean before I did them, that's after 30 days of snow, rain, wind etc.  So if after 30 days they're still relatively clean looking then 1 day of rain isn't going to make a noticeable difference.

And no rain doesn't clean the windows, in the same way that hosing your car over with water doesn't clean it.  The cleaning process needs agitation and the brush on the glass is the agitation that's required just like using a sponge to clean your car.

9 minutes ago, Bongofish said:

I would love to know @Chris34 reason for giving me a turd reaction to my previous post....

Just looks like a bad day for working 👍 I had cold feet today in cold rain but my day looks like a walk in the park in comparison.

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I used to trade financial futures and made and lost a few bob. Day's like today I can sit and watch the pound v the euro which is the biggest trade in the world. I might go back into it again and see how I get on because the weather is so unpredictable up here at the moment and I still have 8 days of windows to do.

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7 minutes ago, Chris34 said:

If I stopped for rain I'd have only done 1 day this week.

The way I see it is I'm cleaning all the dirt off built up from the past 30 days, the point I'm finished that dirt build up process starts again.  Rain is soft water and is similar to the stuff I'm cleaning the windows with, so when I clean the windows I leave them wet and it dries clear, rain is the same.  The only part where rain makes a difference is if it's got sand in it after crossing the desserts on some weird south easterly wind direction, but this is rare.

Most of the houses I've done today looked really clean before I did them, that's after 30 days of snow, rain, wind etc.  So if after 30 days they're still relatively clean looking then 1 day of rain isn't going to make a noticeable difference.

And no rain doesn't clean the windows, in the same way that hosing your car over with water doesn't clean it.  The cleaning process needs agitation and the brush on the glass is the agitation that's required just like using a sponge to clean your car.

Just looks like a bad day for working 👍 I had cold feet today in cold rain but my day looks like a walk in the park in comparison.

Totally agree , but the reason most window cleaners dont work in the rain is not cos of upsetting there customers... its the fact that they havent got the balls to work in the rain 😂😉 u get a few rain shy people , im rain shy aswell but we dont face it everydat do we ? So lets enjoy the rain 😜 i dont mind rainy days , at the end of a rainy day the best thing is a nice hot bath , i would feel guilty if i didnt work in the rain... its like robbing yourself  😂😂😂

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16 minutes ago, Chris34 said:

If I stopped for rain I'd have only done 1 day this week.

The way I see it is I'm cleaning all the dirt off built up from the past 30 days, the point I'm finished that dirt build up process starts again.  Rain is soft water and is similar to the stuff I'm cleaning the windows with, so when I clean the windows I leave them wet and it dries clear, rain is the same.  The only part where rain makes a difference is if it's got sand in it after crossing the desserts on some weird south easterly wind direction, but this is rare.

Most of the houses I've done today looked really clean before I did them, that's after 30 days of snow, rain, wind etc.  So if after 30 days they're still relatively clean looking then 1 day of rain isn't going to make a noticeable difference.

And no rain doesn't clean the windows, in the same way that hosing your car over with water doesn't clean it.  The cleaning process needs agitation and the brush on the glass is the agitation that's required just like using a sponge to clean your car.

Just looks like a bad day for working 👍 I had cold feet today in cold rain but my day looks like a walk in the park in comparison.

Fair enough, I thought you meant that I should have been out working with that turd reaction 😂. Oh how the internet is easy to get the wrong end of the stick 😂🙈

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8 minutes ago, Bongofish said:

Fair enough, I thought you meant that I should have been out working with that turd reaction 😂. Oh how the internet is easy to get the wrong end of the stick 😂🙈

Good job you didn't get the nice morning photo that HWCS got, you'd have sent one back with your shirt off holding your pole 😉 although being honest I'd have done the same 🤣🤣🤣

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