Starting a window cleaning business - Equipment you need, suppliers to use and trade organisations to join, etc.
STARTING A CLEANING BUSINESS
Posted by marilyn_agi (marilyn_agi), 12 February 2004Hi 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.
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 12 February 2004Hi Marilyn
Is it cleaning or window cleaning you want to start
Posted by marilyn_agi (marilyn_agi), 12 February 2004i mean general cleaning, that is inclusive of window cleaning
Posted by Silly_Philly (Silly Philly), 12 February 2004Hi 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:
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 2004thank you very much ,yes please i would like to know the details of the supplier.
Posted by Silly_Philly (Silly Philly), 13 February 2004The 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.
Send him a message and I'm sure he'll be more than happy to help.
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