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Good morning, does anybody know if you we can buy for domestic use the hose spray that needs no polishing or drying, that window cleaners use nowadays? We clean our own windows as they charge too much, but age is creeping on, crept on!!

Had a look on google but cannot find anything.

He comes round in a van with a hose and apparently just sprays it on! No smears, glisten in the sun!!!!:rotfl:

Thanks, oap
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  • andym6561
    andym6561 Posts: 170 Forumite
    edited 12 April 2009 at 1:34PM
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    http://www.reachandclean.co.uk/index.htm If it's just for cleaning your own windows, it would be cheaper to hire a window cleaner looking at the prices of the equipment on this site.
    If you don’t speculate, you can’t accumulate. :beer:
  • beyond_skint
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    We're window cleaners and it's a system to get pure water, you will need the resin,pump, tank, pole and more, about £1000 should start you off. Not sure how many £6 a month cleans you'll need to save to warrant paying that????!!!
  • handimick
    handimick Posts: 19 Forumite
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    Meaning no disrespect to anyone, A window cleaner turns up across the street, gets his pole and sprays the windows(without a ladder)packs away his stuff and off he goes, wow thats a easy way to make money I think, now for reality, that same window cleaner as spent many hundreds of pounds on the correct eqiupment to purify the water to stop the staining, as well as all his costs, insurances, running costs of his van and then his time in labour, 6 quid a month isnt to dear when you take it all in..
  • deanos
    deanos Posts: 11,223 Forumite
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    Allot of these cleaners dont pay on a meter for water and they use loads of it , a new bylaw they are trying to push through should sort them out as currently they cant be compulsory metered :p

    Oh yeah i forgot, you could use distilled water but not sure how much it costs
  • beyond_skint
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    What's the stick out tongue for deanos? We're metered - doesn't cost much, don't use much more than a trad cleaner, by the time you have buckets of water etc, wash cloths, washing machine water and electric etc it's about the same amount. If trad uses less then they're dirty!! We would pay much more for unmetered water (about 3 times) Anyway on the OP window cleaning £6 expensive?? Diy ya cheapskate and quit complaining!!!!
  • MX5huggy
    MX5huggy Posts: 6,862 Forumite
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    We're window cleaners and it's a system to get pure water, you will need the resin,pump, tank, pole and more, about £1000 should start you off. Not sure how many £6 a month cleans you'll need to save to warrant paying that????!!!

    That will be 167 cleans then so if you get them done every 4 weeks the £1000 will be paid back in 14 years.
  • andym6561
    andym6561 Posts: 170 Forumite
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    What's the stick out tongue for deanos? We're metered - doesn't cost much, don't use much more than a trad cleaner, by the time you have buckets of water etc, wash cloths, washing machine water and electric etc it's about the same amount. If trad uses less then they're dirty!! We would pay much more for unmetered water (about 3 times) Anyway on the OP window cleaning £6 expensive?? Diy ya cheapskate and quit complaining!!!!

    I think you were the one that mentioned £6 to clean his windows! for all you know he might be paying a lot more than that.
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  • deanos
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    What's the stick out tongue for deanos? We're metered - doesn't cost much, don't use much more than a trad cleaner, by the time you have buckets of water etc, wash cloths, washing machine water and electric etc it's about the same amount. If trad uses less then they're dirty!! We would pay much more for unmetered water (about 3 times) Anyway on the OP window cleaning £6 expensive?? Diy ya cheapskate and quit complaining!!!!

    The guys that use the pole fed systems use absolutely loads of water, the ones round here have huge tanks in the back of transit vans and fill them at least once a day.

    One of them is on a meter and he uses about 200units every 6 months (he used about 60cubes before he was on the polefed system) , the others in town are not on meters , just pay normal rates which is unfair to others as its a business.
  • oap
    oap Posts: 596 Forumite
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    Well it is a lot more complicated than it looks, and we thought maybe there was a domestic way of doing it, in our seventies and getting hard to clean the windows, by the way he charges £10 every four weeks, dormer bungalow with a conservatory, he does not do upstairs windows.

    We could more afford it if it was every eight weeks, but that is not an option as we have asked.

    Thank you all for your input. Always helps to ask the questions on here.
    However hard we try, it is always streaky and worse than when we started and as we are by the sea it gets salty too!!

    Cheers and thanks again, oap
  • jaygrunt
    jaygrunt Posts: 529 Forumite
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    oap wrote: »
    Well it is a lot more complicated than it looks, and we thought maybe there was a domestic way of doing it, in our seventies and getting hard to clean the windows, by the way he charges £10 every four weeks, dormer bungalow with a conservatory, he does not do upstairs windows.

    We could more afford it if it was every eight weeks, but that is not an option as we have asked.

    Thank you all for your input. Always helps to ask the questions on here.
    However hard we try, it is always streaky and worse than when we started and as we are by the sea it gets salty too!!

    Cheers and thanks again, oap

    Have you tried putting vinegar in the water (use a fair bit) and wash em with old newspaper dipped in the water.Dry with a clean towel or cloth...this works wonders
    If you dont ask you dont get!!
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