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Starting a window cleaning business - Equipment you need, suppliers to use and trade organisations to join, etc.


Posted by marilyn_agi (marilyn_agi), 12 February 2004
Hi i am interested in starting a cleaning business,can i get help on what i need to do to start up and how to get cleaning jobs.
thank you.
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 12 February 2004
Hi Marilyn
             Is it cleaning or window cleaning you want to start Huh

Posted by marilyn_agi (marilyn_agi), 12 February 2004
i mean general cleaning, that is inclusive of window cleaning
Posted by Silly_Philly (Silly Philly), 12 February 2004
Hi Marylin,

I don't know of many people do house cleaning as well as window cleaning, as window cleaning requires special equipment.  But I suppose there's no reason why you couldn't.

Have a look at this post under the title "Start-up Kit"
for what you'll need:;action=display;num=1074807575

I would estimate, just for window cleaning, your initial cost would be about £300 for the conventional equipment of ladders etc, or about £1300 for a portable 'water-fed pole' system.

If you intned to concentrate mainly on house cleaning but want to include window cleaning with that as a little selling point, you could come to an arrangement with a local window cleaner, or else buy a very small 'domestic' wfp system for aboout £120.  I know a supplier of these little systems if you're interested.

Posted by marilyn_agi (marilyn_agi), 13 February 2004
thank you very much ,yes please i would like to know the details of the supplier.
thank you.
Posted by Silly_Philly (Silly Philly), 13 February 2004
The supplier I'm thinking of is Ionic Systems

have a look at this link:

This little kit, including the pole, costs £99.99 + VAT

To clean windows using a pole, you need to use purified water otherwise the water will leave salty deposits and it will be worse than before you started.

This small kit includes a 12 ft pole (enough to reach 2 storeys but not 3) and a little purifing cartridge.  You connect it to an outside tap and away you go.  The limitation is that the resin in the cartridge will only last for about 12-20 houses (depending on how hard your local water is) then it will need to be replaced. (replacement cartidges are £25+VAT)

Reuban Reynolds is a member of this site and will be able to tell you more as he works for Ionic.;username=Reuben_Reynolds

Send him a message and I'm sure he'll be more than happy to help.


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