I am currently staying in a middle of a large metropolitan city. There are storefronts everywhere…however, I do not have a car.
1 - How viable is it to have a cart with my tools and a bucket or water? Is this really out of the norm for window cleaning storefronts?
2 - I’m really set on trying this, but I’m trying to critique this as much as possible and the realist part is saying the water source will be a big problem. After cleaning a couple of stores, the water bucket/source will be all dirty…
Any advice or consideration for someone in my position of having a bunch of storefronts within reach but no car?
@HE_MAN has a really slick cart set up, maybe he can post the video for you.
Like @cactus27 said if there is a will there is a way @jkeeper!
There are many successful guy and company’s that run store front route work by bike or foot, I know a couple that have used public transportation also when needed.
You can also use the squirt bottle method, less water consumption less weight to carry around @jkeeper heres a link to Jordie’s @TheWindowCleanse you tube channel this is the way i also do most route work!
There are several ideas through a Google search of how to set yourself up with a easy enough bicycle and trailer rig for window washing. Actually, in some cases the bicycle and trailer is a way better option for store fronts and downtown offices than an automobile. Have a look at this one and do a little searching on how to build up your own killer rig! cart
I think that in a densely populated area a window cleaner could be very functional without needing a vehicle.
Bicycle/backpack/bus/cart improvisations are really neat. If an urbanite was able to get a bunch of interior glass and balcony glass residential and commercial clients there would be no need for a vehicle.
My son, @Natebrown86 will be operating from a bicycle this season and his 3 gallon Ettore bucket was delivered while reading this post. It looks like a picnic basket so I’m sure my wife will want one too. I will tell her that I bought a picnic basket so she doesn’t get mad that I bought more equipment!
It’s comfy as heck and much easier to cross the street than with my former bike +trailer setup. I usually just ride it on the sidewalk at a leisurely pace. And I don’t even have to dismount when I stop if I don’t want to.
If you carry a few ounces of pure soap in a small sanitizer bottle you can fill your regular bottle from any sink and mix more solution on the fly.