I did an estimate today for a storefront and the lady told me that a fella had come in earlier, (won’t mention names here) and had given her an estimate. The store has 3 large windows 4x8, one transom, and one door. He told her he would clean all of the above, lube the doors, sweep sidewalk, knock down cobwebs and remove any wasp nests, all for $6.
The real kicker for me was he told her he “adds pesticide to his cleaning solution to keep the bugs away.”
The owner’s words were, “this all sounds to good to be true.” Me? I think it sounds insane!
Well I know that here if you are to apply any pesticides you have to get a Pesticide license from the state, … and be insured (wonder how you can pay for that charging $6). Still, … $6.00?? My minimum is $12 although I’ve done some really small jobs at $10. And that’s just for the windows, not sweeping and all that,…sheesh.
Yeah, same here on the pesticide license. I still can’t figure out why a person would put that mess in their cleaning solution, seems like it would leave a film on the windows. As for the $6 price, my minimum is $10 on storefronts but I would not do this set of windows for that even.
I’m gonna start cutting my GG4 with a little chloroform, that way the customers will be a little looser with their pocketbooks.
I can only think of one thing that might ork as a decent insecticide, but I can’t imagine anyone really adds that to their solution. Then again, if he’s there every week knocking down bee hives and cobwebs…I guess he is like a walking, talking pesticide. More likely just a lowballer pest though in my opinion.
Usually, using a pesticide in a way that it is not printed on the label is against the law. Highly unlikely any pesticide has for use in cleaning windows on it’s label. If one person got sick…it’d be hell to deal with the aftermath…at least in Cali.
I had many of these same thoughts when I heard what this fella is up to, with the exception of the perfume and chloroform. lol I’m thinking this guy is desperate for a buck and has a hard lesson ahead of him.