First off since this is my first post, hello everyone!
A quick about me:
My name is Cody and I service the Birmingham, AL area.
I do mostly pressure washing (that includes softwashing as well), along with gutter cleaning and any other exterior cleaning that you can think of. I was already a member of PWRA and joined in here with the recent merge. When it comes to window cleaning, it was more of an add-on service that I enjoyed and started offering a couple of months ago… but I just feel like it is wearing on me more than anything else I’ve done…
I use a water fed pole system for residents that have 2 or more stories or if they have a lot of french style windows. And I squeegee when it comes to the easier windows. I know that with everything practice makes perfect. But I am constantly feeling like I am getting no progress when it comes to window cleaning!
I still have to go back and do touchups when using the pure water system and I have soo many up and down times when it comes to using a squeegee. Rest assure, I’m way to ocd to leave someones property without doing the best job I can possibly do… it just sometimes takes way way longer than I know it should.
Now I have big problem though!
A lady that I’ve known for a good while now, has been trying to talk her property manager into getting window cleaning for their office complex. Well she finally manage to do it and gave me a call to come give a quote. I went to look and there are 6 identical buildings fairly close to each other, just 1 story buildings. Very nice office complexes that do not look to have too much age on them. When walking around, I noticed a ton of dirt and crap spattered up on her windows, mostly on her side. No other building had it so I asked her what happened. She said they had water come into her office, so a construction crew had to come out and fix some things. I didn’t think anything else about it.
I got the approval for the quote and went to working on them this past weekend. As soon as I started, I realized quickly that the dirt and crud spattered up on the windows left insanely bad hard water stains! I spent the entire weekend scrubbing them with everything I could find in stores. I know stores don’t exactly sell the most powerful stuff but the windows where expected to be done this weekend, so I had no time to order anything online. After many many hours, I feel that only 40-50% of the stains came up or faded. On top of that, I couldn’t seem to squeegee worth crap on the good windows. I felt like I had to re-clean almost every window!
Besides getting support on the current problem, I need some mental support when it comes to window cleaning in general…
Is it normal to feel like you just completely suck at cleaning windows even after a couple of months? Since its an add on service for me, its not something I have done every day for a couple of months, but I do feel like I’ve done quite a bit of window cleaning jobs.