I was just wondering how long you all take to wfp a house.
For example, I’ve been doing a few per day. Exterior only and the areas I’ve been canvassing are mainly crank-out windows with screens inside. So a 2500 sq/ft home (15/yrs old, 2 story) with about 30 windows that haven’t been cleaned in a few years takes me about an hour and a half including set-up and clean-up of my equipment.
The windows turn out great and customers are happy with my work and service.
I hear of people doing similar (first time) cleans in much less time than that. I am new this year so I’m not a veteran but I feel I have got it down pat but would like to know if I’m taking too muck time per window and frame.
I would also like to hear any feedback from you guys as to what I price. That particular house in the example I charged $120 at the door and started cleaning the windows about 20 minutes later.
I have noticed that some windows are a pain in the *** to reach. Any tips on how to reach some difficult windows/angles with wfp? I would throw a ladder up but that kinda butts heads with the fact that I am selling the “safety factor” to them by telling them that risk will be eliminated using this system.
The more complex the job the better the time savings will be. I have a huge house w/ true divided windows (all new) that I did the first time w/ a ladder. I did just the outs and it took about 9 hours. I now do it w/ the wfp and it takes 3 1/2 hrs on the outs and less than 9hrs to do in and out.
I cant really pin it down to a time however a dirty window normally requires a pre wash so a 30 window exterior normally takes around 2-3 minutes per window including the time it takes to move around etc, setup is about 10-15 minutes with a cox hose reel plugging in the wfp, checking the tds etc and around 15 to roll up the hose put away equip etc. I say 1.5 hours - 2 hours with dirty windows, I think you are about perfect on the time
As far as the safety factor is concerned, certain windows like the ones along a roof line can be reached by climbing out of the window and cleaning it from the roof. There are times where the ladder is necessary but only make a climb when it is safe
I had 2 identical houses in particular that were on the same street where the roof over the front door had a peak that was in the way of the windows. They do not open and they are in the lobby so even if they did open, I would have had to use a ladder anyway. I guess that would have been one of those times where I’d have to ladder it.
I ended up getting them gleaming though at the expense of butchering a section on my pole from scraping the asphalt shingles. It’s still a learning process so I guess I still have many lessons yet to come.