Monthly Archives: January 2010

You only get what you give.

You only get what you give. This applies even if it means giving advice to your competitors. I was so happy the other day when I finally got to speak to one of my competitors – I had a really good talk with him. He made quite a few errors in how he ran his operation, small things which were easily fixed. I had always assumed he was either ignorant or a careless. It turned out that this person was neither. He was very educated, far from reckless, full of hope and a true gentlemen. He just lacked experience in running as business as he was new to the industry. I was able to help him a fair bit and I’m happy to say that this gentlemen owns one of the top residential cleaning companies in our area now. You only get what you give. We all know, you always get what you pay for. Good luck to you and your wife my friend KC.

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What we do with alot of rain and rain gutter work

When it rains a lot, people seem to really call with rain gutter problems. Some of the time we come out in the rain and when it really is raining hard, we have to use good judgement to let the rain calm down alittle. This is so we can do our job safely. Also sometimes its hard to put the job off because of the dirty rain gutters are causing water damage to the home or business. Custom Home Detailing will help by working around the rain and sometimes this does meen saturday and sundays. It works both ways, we appreciate your business and we like to be of service in emergencies. Its a dirty job someone has to do it.

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We do a lot of rain gutter work in the rain, but we really don’t want to get wet.

We do a lot of rain gutter work when it rains. On the other hand we really don’t want to do it in the hardest part of the storm and get wet. We do have rain gear but we also like the rain to lighten up before we go out.

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What do we do when it rains a whole week.

A good thing about window cleaners or maintenance workers we learn alot about maintenance and all the different proventive maintenance that needs to be done on a regular basis. So what do we do when our work is limited because of weather conditions. Well we can’t speak for everybody, because we don’t know were your located. We are in So.cal so the answer is we work on saturday.

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What type of work does a window cleaner do in the rain?

I was asked, “What does a window cleaner do in rain?” We do a lot of rain gutter work.
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Bucket on a Belt

There is nothing nicer than a big pro bucket and this baby holds up to 24 quarts of window cleaning water and sulution. The nice thing about a pro bucket is the shape. It fits the cleaning pad nicely and does not drip water. They are very deep and the 18 inch cleaning pads fit just right. A good tool we like to use is the bucket on a belt. We like the multi purpose type which has lots of extra slots for your squeegees . The drip guards are really nice too. So if you buy a bucket on a belt, don’t forget to get your drip gaurd.

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If you don’t know the scope of the work, we are pissing in the wind if we give you a bid.

To give a good estimate you have to know the scope of the work and what the budget is. If the client knows what they want and are price sensitive and only want what they can afford, that is ok as long as they make that clear to you or at least tell you they are trying to get the best price. Then all you need to know approximately what they expect to pay so that you can give them a good price to get the bid. When the person, or I sould say someone’s employee just wants a bid and is working for someone who is telling them to get bids, the person you are dealing with in that case does not have a clue as to what the scope of the work is, or the amount of the budget.

This situation is bad for anybody on the receiving end, namely the person giving the bid because that is what we call pissing in the wind. I am not trying to be vulgar crude or coarse. I am just trying to make a point and make it very clear. If you know what type of work you’re trying to get and the expected budget, then we can work with you.

For example, we can do spot cleaning and just clean the bad areas. By doing that, we can make it work for both parties involved. That way we can still do the service and do it well and not compromise our company’s reputation or integrity.
The person getting the bid does have to know the scope of the work. This is so they know what they are getting for there money.
An example is if an employee is being told by their boss to get 3 bids so they can get the best deal. Now the best deal is to get the job done right for a good price. Let me give you an example. If a person is calling to get their rain gutters cleaned on a commercial property a 30,000 square foot building, and trees are the main problem because they are sheding on the roof and the roof has leaves all over it. Well, I can tell you from experience they don’t just need the rain gutters cleaned, they need to clean the dirty roof first and then the gutters can be cleaned or it would just be a waste of money. The first breeze is going to dirty all the work that was just completed.

Now in this kind of business, there are plenty of fly by nights or people who just want to do a half hazardly type of work and that’s alright for some, but not for me. I have worked to hard to achieve a good reputation. So that’s the bottom line, and I will try to close. You need to know the scope of the work, that needs to be done in order for the job to be done correctly.

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Window Cleaning and the New Year

logoguyblue34Here we are 2010. It’s the begining of the new year. I will try to start writing a little every day so stick around. Keep everything clean and we will dofollow. All of you window washers, Pressure washers, rain gutter cleaners, roof cleaners and of course all building maintenance crews. Let us hear about your work. Joann we havn’t forgotten about you either. Anyway keep it clean. We want to hear your comments and day to day adventures and don’t forget to come back. If you’re an Entrepreneur let’s hear your thoughts. We also want to know what everybody thinks about our pressure washing Logo.

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