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Residential window cleaning Vs Facebook ads
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By Lee Burbidge Let us assume you want to grow your residential window cleaning business. If you don’t because you have the income you want and you are happy where you are right now then move along, trust me, there is nothing to see here! On the other hand, if you want to grow a BUSINESS, or if you are just starting out then listen up. There is a certain distinction that needs to be qualified…

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Why water fed pole systems are popular
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By Carl Phillips I have a pair of Spiderman y-fronts I have owned since I was 7. Occasionally, for really special goings on, I will wear them… The blues and reds have faded somewhat, true, but In a really strange way they are the most comfortable, if not the tightest pants I own; I know them and they know me. Many times over the years as my wifey goes about her special (and rather brutal) ‘sorting…

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Managing van condensation during winter – Top 4 tips
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In the winter a window cleaners van can generate excess moisture that form into huge droplets of water. These droplets usually cover the roof and drip to the floor or the pure water system bolted into the back. The water will cover the top of your system in small pools. Condensation is not a problem during the summer months but through the winter months the air humidity is higher. In below freezing temperatures these droplets will…

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Taking care of the money maker.
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For some dumb, socially-conditioned reason, it took me a while to take genuine and public pride in being a cleaner.  We all go through this, I’m sure.  But for me, there was a point when I realized how much I have always enjoyed it, and from that point on, I just OWNED it.  I ROCK it. I am a cleaning GODDESS. My partner, bless his heart, hopefully has learned by now never to argue with me…

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Thinking of a static system?
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Static! No, not the static that makes your hair stand on end, although given some of the prices we researched in the current market, I am sure it would do just that. Maybe raise an eyebrow or two as well. We are talking about ‘static systems’. A static system sits in a shed/out building, garage or premises and generates pure water for window cleaning 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Why buy a static system?…

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Rope Access Safety – The Objective of Job Planning.
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By Nick Blodans Safety is the number one priority when it comes to working at height. Safety regarding the working individual, the co-workers directly or indirectly involved, and the other lives and exposures that may be present or near the work you are carrying out. No matter what method or type of work it should all begin the same way. Start by planning the job, identifying the hazards, choosing equipment that’s right for the job, and developing a…

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You refuse an employee time off and they call in sick – what can you do?
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This situation clearly does raise suspicion, however, you shouldn’t jump to conclusions. When the employee returns to work, ensure that you hold a return to work interview with them to understand fully what their ailment was. Whilst you cannot turn the clock back and avoid this particular situation, you can certainly take some action to ensure that employees are deterred from doing it again. Having to face you and explain the details of their ‘illness’ –…

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