Window cleaning news and articles
Here we try to bring you some of the most recent announcements and thought provoking articles that have recently been published and relevant to window cleaners, not only those based in the UK, but also window cleaners around the World.
See also the Window Cleaning Resources articles index
Cleaning Expo 2019
The Cleaning Expo show at the NAEC at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire is quickly becoming one of the 'go to' events for window cleaners in the UK. The recent 2019 show brought suppliers and manufacturers from various cleaning sectors together and there was plenty items of interest for window cleaners to get excited about.
Well known names from the window cleaning industry were there including Pure Freedom window cleaning systems, Softwash Systems, Window Cleaning Warehouse, X Line Systems, Moerman, Unger, Wagtail Cleaning Tools and more.
Here's a peek at some of the exhibitors that were at the show and their merchandise...
Video by A.M. Mackintosh Cleaning Services
Most advanced glass cleaning tool
Unger is promoting the groundbreaking waterfed pole technology nLite and the pure water cleaning system HydroPower® as the 'Product of the Month'.
This leading and innovative company describes their new product as one of the "most advanced glass cleaning tools of all time". With the ability to reach up to 20 metres in height, their new system can be used to "clean glass and building facades, stainless steel, solar panels, signage and vehicles". Its extremely... [ READ MORE ]
New forecast report on Window Cleaning Robots
Is the future of window cleaning in the hands of robot technology developers?
A new report has been released by Crystal Marlet Research which forecasts the technolological trends and business opportunities of the growing window cleaning robots market. Should window cleaners in the UK be concerned about robots taking over their jobs?
Whether you focus solely on commercial work or not, the report will undoubtedly make for interesting reading. The authors of the Window Cleaning Robots report sheds some light on the lucrative business prospects, prominent trends, plus regulatory situations and price scenarios of the global window cleaning... [READ MORE]
Why clean windows in commercial properties?
Which cleaning method is the best method for commercial properties, and what are the main reasons why cleaning windows in commercial property is so important to be carried out on a regular basis?
An article published by Archer Window Cleaning has some interesting insights into this subject. They reason that clean windows and getting enough vitamin D through natural light have positive effects on the employees mental and physical health and that "studies have shown that deficiencies in this vitamin can lead to depression, anxiety and causes an increase in work absences from illness."
The article also goes on to say that "Dirty windows can also have an effect on the long-term structural integrity of your commercial property". Why? Because it is actually "very prone to degradation if not adequately maintained". [READ MORE]
How much is a window cleaning round worth?
Often window cleaners usually sell their round based on its average monthly turnover. Although it can vary enormously, the value of a window cleaning round is generally considered to be worth somewhere between two and ten months of it's average turnover.
The Window Cleaning Resources article 'Buying and Selling a Window Cleaning Round' goes into some detail about how to value your round and how much you should expect to sell it for. It also explains the reasoning behind the valuation process.
There are also some tips for buying a window cleaning round for those who are looking to purchase one. So whether you are looking to buy or sell, for a long term commitment, or short term if you're just looking for a way to build value and sell for a larger profit, you might pick up a few useful tips and pieces of advice that could help you along the way.
Check out the article 'Buying and Selling a Window Cleaning Round' [READ MORE]
Could your window cleaning round be better organised?
An important part of running a window cleaning business involves organising your work for maximum profit and efficiency. Being well organised means you can improve reliability and therefore your reputation for providing a good professional service. This in turn will attract more customers and gradually boost your earning potential. Your success in being well organised and reliable will depend largely on the arrangements and commitments that you make with your customers.
If you think there is room for improvement in the way you organise your schedule, take note of how much work you do each day in each area, then set realistic targets of what you want to achieve on each day. When you have enough work to fill your schedule you can then start to refine the work, dropping poorer jobs as you replace them with better jobs. In time you will find that you will exceed your initial targets for each day and maximise your work to its full potential.
To find out more on how to achieve this CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE
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