So im not cleaning with a WFP this year only because its my first year. What I am curious about is who here cleans traditional? And if you do, do you ever use a pole and no ladder for your 2nd story windows?
I have a few friends who transfered out of carpet and into windows because they liked it so much more. Why didnt you care for it? Was it the dangerous factor?I've done almost all kinds of window cleaning for over 10years and I'm burned out. If you get in the business, make sure you charge what you're worth... Alot
Hey Wesley what would it cost for a basic entry level WFP set up?I clean with water fed pole and traditional and sometimes I use traditional with pole because they need to be scrapped or other issues.
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I love carpet cleaning more because the tm does most of the work for me. With windows, you're doing all the work and it takes a toll on youI have a few friends who transfered out of carpet and into windows because they liked it so much more. Why didnt you care for it? Was it the dangerous factor?
I did a tucker pole and it kicked my butt the longer I extended it. Keep in mind I'm not a little guy, I'm 6ft 5" and I'm in shape. You'll enjoy it alot more if you're not alone. I'm always alone when I clean windows. That might be why I hate itHmm, interesting! I've always heard it the other way around. Im wondering if a water fed pole would be much easier on you?
Wow 350 businesses every other month? Is most of it store front routes? Are you making good money off that? Or is the pricing cut throat?We do 350 businesses every month in window cleaning and use poles for 2nd floor but just got a wfp setup. I have employees do 95% of the window cleaning. I like doing carpets!!
Martin,Traditional will always be the way to go. even if you have a pole, you will run into situations where you need to climb the ladder. Poles are great tools and those simplify the process of "maintenance" when you have already properly clean the windows or you are taking over from another company. But for the first time in a house that has not had the widows cleaned in several years, traditional will be the faster way to go.
In short, Poles do not substitute traditional window cleaning.
Have you tried a carbon fiber? Tucker poles are "dated" and heavy in comparison.I did a tucker pole and it kicked my butt the longer I extended it. Keep in mind I'm not a little guy, I'm 6ft 5" and I'm in shape. You'll enjoy it alot more if you're not alone. I'm always alone when I clean windows. That might be why I hate it
Lance, I know you do floor cleaning as well as windows. Do you ever have people frown upon that because you may look like a "jack of all trades " kinda guy? Im doing the same thing you are. Just curious if people would prefer to hiring a window cleaning who does strictly windowsHave you tried a carbon fiber? Tucker poles are "dated" and heavy in comparison.
I actually like window cleaning alone. Gives me time to think... (could be a bad thing) like coming up with a warm water RO/DI
Right, that was always my way of looking at it. I've had a few people ( my friends ) say I may want to be careful having so many services because it looks like a handy man. I only do carpet, tile, upholstery, and windows. I'd like to do house washing and stuff like that, but we will see. Im not marketing that right nowActually the opposite... Only 1 Professional to call... I have done it this way over 20 years now... people tend to love
the idea of having the same company do it all... instead of worrying who else is coming thru the door....