I was writing a long lengthy thread but moral of the story is I agreed on a price of $430 for the cleaning of third story exterior windows both inside and outside only.
I made sure to get in writing what we both agreed on which was:
Cleaning of all of the 3rd story interior windows.
Cleaning of all of the 3rd story exterior windows.
Windows that cannot be cleaned traditionally due to condensation
or hard water stains is not included.
Total windows cleaned on 3rd floor: 38.
Payment due upon completion of service.
I HAVE in writing his name, his signature, and his date of approval which was 6/23/21.
I’ve been communicating back and forth with his assistant over text which is good I guess since I have proof.
The problem was after we completed this service I get a text from her saying: Hello, my boss looked at the windows and asked if you can come back to clean the outside if we rent a lift?
I basically said sure, I wanted to confirm if she meant 3 or all the windows then she says:
I spoke to my boss who advised he will not rent a lift to do three windows he just wants all the windows cleaned on the third floor. And unfortunately they do not look clean on the outside . He is willing to pay for the lift providing you come and clean them the way they are supposed to be cleaned. Obviously the pole Plan didn’t work.
I responded: It is not possible to use a lift because the windows are too far from the road. We would need a boomtruck which is more expensive than just a regular lift.
The lift can reach the windows on the right side that are your bosses windows but it won’t be able to reach all the other ones.
The extension poles were our best option otherwise we would have to pay for delivery and per hour for the boomtruck.
It would be around 4000 for delivery and renting time is 12 hours.
Then she said: Good morning i spoke to my boss and he advised we will rent the equipment needed to clean the windows he wants to confirm you will return to redo them from outside.
I confirmed on July 9th then she sent a text of: Ok he returns to the office next week I will reach out to you then.
It is now July 26th I sent a text of Good morning just following up on the window cleaning and I got no response back today.
The third story windows are a pain in the ass because not only are they third story but they are very difficult to clean because the stucco siding blocks the bottom from being able to squeegee it properly.
We had to use a ledger that we attached to the extension pole that gives us more room to squeegee it straight down.
I just haven’t had any response back so I’m just left wondering… what to do next? Any thoughts.
Obviously looks like they weren’t able to figure out the lift situation like I told them…
Edit: Some of you might say it’s only $430 but I’m new in business and feel like I worked too much for them to work for free so what would be a good way to proceed.