Traditional Window Cleaner in Milton Keynes – The Pros and Cons

Looking for a traditional window cleaner in Milton Keynes? Here’s everything you need to know about what a traditional window cleaner can and can’t do. And what window cleaning alternatives are available. 


Traditional Window Cleaning

A traditional window cleaner cleans your windows using a ladder, a mop and a squeegee. Not much has changed since days of old. 

It’s possible to get good instant results from traditional window cleaning. But this method does pose some problems. 


Problems with Traditional Window Cleaning

Falls from a height were responsible for 40 workplace deaths last year, according to the HSE. That doesn’t even take into account the many injuries (sometimes life-changing) that are also the result of someone working at height.

Heading up a ladder can be dangerous. So at Red Clean we always stick to WAHR (Working at Height Regulations) to make sure our staff and customers are as safe as can be. 


Health and Safety Guidelines

There are window cleaners out there who won’t follow health and safety guidelines. But they’re putting themselves at risk. And their customers too. How would you feel if someone took a tumble on your property? 

WAHR states that time spent working up a ladder at a 1st-floor level should always be kept to a minimum. And that if a safer working method is available, then it should be used. So a ladder isn’t always the best solution. 


Water-Fed Pole Window Cleaning

Our alternative to traditional window cleaning is water-fed pole window cleaning. This is the method we use to clean all residential buildings and most commercial buildings, as per WAHR. And it means our team can keep their feet safely on the ground. 

We use telescopic poles with a brush attached to the end. Purified water is fed up the pole and we’re able to reach and clean windows up to 15 metres off the ground.  

 

But Does the Water-Fed Pole Method Really Get the Same Results? 

We’ve come across customers who’ve had a bad experience of another window cleaning company using the water-fed pole method. They tell us that their windows just didn’t seem as clean. But we’d encourage them to give the method another go and let us show you why it really is a superior method. In our opinion, poor results are usually down to inexperience, cutting costs on the standard of purification and lack of training rather than the method itself. There are lots of window cleaners using the water-fed pole and not realising the level of skill and knowledge required to get consistently good results.  

All of our team are fully trained to use water-fed pole equipment. Our team are fully experienced with decades of window cleaning via WFP under their belt. We only use purified water that is zero parts per million at a TDS of zero. And we do a thorough clean of your window panes, sills and frames. This means no streaking. And a perfectly clean window every time. The only possible way of any streaks to be left would be because of a broken seal on the window unit or dirt build-up in leaky vents (Which can run out after we’ve left the property). To give you complete peace of mind if you did experience any of the issues mentioned we would come straight out to inspect the windows to see what issue your window unit has.

So What Are Your Options? 

If you’re looking to get the windows on your home cleaned, Red Clean is able to provide a water-fed pole window cleaning service. Give it a go and we promise you’ll never look back. 

For commercial customers, we use the traditional window cleaning method when required, we would never work from ladders though. Give us a call or send us an email for more details.  

Commercial Window Cleaning in Milton Keynes

Red Clean offer commercial window cleaning in Milton Keynes and beyond. Here’s why it’s important to get the windows of your commercial building cleaned regularly. And why our team might just be the right team for the job. 

The Importance of First Impressions
Dirty windows never give a good impression. And we know that first impressions count. 

Whether it’s an office block, a school, a shop front or a large commercial unit, clean windows are much more appealing for visitors and potential customers. 

And working in a building that’s well-cared for can even improve the motivation of your workforce. 

So maintaining the outside of your commercial building is important. But who should you hire for the job? 

What Kind of Window Cleaner Should You Hire for Commercial Work?
There’s a huge variety in the quality and ability of window cleaners. Some guys still use the old-fashioned ladder and bucket method. And some wouldn’t have the knowledge or the equipment to work beyond the height of a standard residential building. 

That’s why you’re best off hiring a professional and experienced company like Red Clean to clean the windows of your commercial building. 

Why Red Clean?
Here’s why Red Clean are a great choice for any organisation requiring commercial window cleaning in Milton Keynes.

We’re a Professional Outfit
The Red Clean team is friendly but professional. And just like our customers, we like to make the right impression. 

Our fleet of logoed vans are all under six years old and our team all wear the Red Clean uniform. So you can be sure that when we’re at you’re premises, we’ll look and behave just as a professional window cleaning outfit should.

We’ve Got All the Right Equipment
We can use the water-fed pole method to clean commercial properties. This has a number of benefits. 

Firstly, our team keep their feet firmly on the ground whilst reaching windows beyond the height of a ladder. And secondly, the water-fed pole using purified water gives unbeatable cleaning of your window frames, sills and panes. 

But a water-fed pole can’t reach to the top of high-rise buildings. That’s why our team are also fully trained to operate access equipment.

We’re Fully Licensed, Trained and Insured
Red Clean is health and safety approved. Our team all have the necessary knowledge and licenses to work at heights and use MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms). 

We also have Public Liability insurance up to £5million and are happy to provide copies of any licenses and documentation.

We’ve Got a Team Who Can Get the Job Done
Our large workforce means we have the capacity to clean big contracts efficiently, with the minimum disruption to you and your operations. 

Across the team, we’ve also got decades of experience in commercial window cleaning. Our guys know how to get perfect results every time. And no job is too big.  

So if you’re looking for commercial window cleaning services in Milton Keynes, send us an email or call 01908 382015 today. We’d be happy to discuss your requirements and give you a personalised quote. 

Red Clean is Independently Owned and Not a Franchised Business 

There are a whopping 5.6 million small businesses in the UK. Red Clean is proud to be one of them. 

We’re a family run, independently owned window cleaning business. Not a franchise or a big corporate outfit. But what does this mean for our customers? 

We believe that being an independent enterprise brings a heap of benefits for our customers, our staff and the local community. Here’s why: 

We’re A Good Employer
Red Clean creates jobs in the local community. We pay all of our Window Cleaners a decent wage and they’re all employed through PAYE.

Because we invest in them, they’re invested in their work. So they want to do a great job each and every time they visit a customer. 

You’re Supporting the Local Economy
When you buy a product or a service from a local, independent company, more of that money stays in the local community. Members of the Red Clean team will spend their wages at other local businesses.

Compared to a franchise – where income gets diverted to a head office – shopping with an independent company like Red Clean gives the local economy a much-needed boost. 

We can Adapt to Our Customers’ Needs
We have total control over our operations and can put our customers first. We don’t report to a board of stockholders in a city miles away. And changes don’t have to be a long time in the making. 

We’re on the ground every day. Our team learn about what our customers do and don’t want. And we’re able to quickly implement changes that improve our service and our customer experience. 

We Can Offer Affordable Prices
Because we’re an independent business, we don’t incur additional franchise costs. We’ve never had to offload the cost of a franchise fee or royalty payments onto our customers. And we’re not tied to particular suppliers. 

This means we can shop around, make the most of our income and guarantee affordable prices for our customers. 

Family Values
Red Clean is a family run business with good family values. We put our heart and soul into creating the Red Clean brand and want the business to reflect who we are. 

So we treat our team members like they’re part of the family. We get to know our customers and strive to do our best by them. We want everyone who comes into contact with the Red Clean team to get the same friendly and personalised service. 

So as you can see, there are lots of benefits to choosing an independently owned window cleaning business like Red Clean. We adapt our service to our customers, support the local economy and offer competitive prices. What’s more, every member of our team really cares about providing a great service to our customers. 

If you’d like to try out the Red Clean window cleaning service (or any of our other cleaning services) send us an email or give us a call on 01908 382015 today. 

Red Clean Have a Firm Foothold in Bedford

Looking for a Bedford window cleaner? Red Clean may be based in Milton Keynes but we travel to clients in surrounding areas too. 

For one week every month, our fleet of seven (Soon to be eight) vans make the short hop down the A422 to Bedford. We have a number of residential and commercial clients based in the area. And for five days in 30, you’ll find us providing window cleaning services throughout the town. 

So if you’re on the hunt for a window cleaner in Bedford, there’s no need to look any further. Here’s why Red Clean are a great choice for Bedford window cleaning. 

Why Choose Red Clean for your Bedford Window Cleaning Job? 

We Know Our Stuff
We’ve been working as Milton Keynes and Bedford window cleaners for years. So our experienced team of cleaning staff really know their stuff. 

They have extensive experience of both traditional and water-fed pole cleaning methods (which in the right hands produces excellent results). And know which method is best suited to the height of any particular building. 

Any new recruits undergo thorough training, making sure we’re 100% confident they have the skills to do the job before they head out on their own. 

All of which all means you get perfectly clean windows, every single time we visit. 

We’re Professional
Our fleet of vans are all marked with the Red Clean logo. Our team of window cleaners always arrive to your property in uniform. We stick to safety guidelines when it comes to working at heights. And we pride ourselves on providing the best possible cleaning service for our customers. 

We Invest in Equipment and Training
We’re not ones to rest on our laurels and we want to keep improving the service we offer. That means investing in the most up-to-date cleaning equipment. And giving ongoing training to our team. 

We Offer Great Customer Service
From our office staff to our window cleaning team, the Red Clean family aim to provide exceptional customer service. We’re reliable, friendly and professional. 

We also like to make life as easy as possible for our customers. So we’ll always send you a text the evening before we’re due to visit your property. We offer a range of payment options, including GoCardless, so paying is quick and simple. And we offer a quality service at a very reasonable price.    

We Provide Other Outside Cleaning Services Too
We don’t just clean windows in Bedford. We offer a whole host of cleaning services for your outside space. So coming to us can be a one stop shop. 

Whether it’s your gutters, patio, driveway, conservatory or cladding that’s in need of a spruce, contact us to find out how we can help. We’ll have the outside of your home looking as good as new.

So if you live in Bedford and your windows are in need of a clean, send us an email or give us a call on 01908 382015 today. We’ll be happy to discuss your requirements and provide you with a free Bedford window cleaning quote. 

Using gocardless to pay your monthly bill

Using GoCardless to Pay your Monthly Bill

Here at Red Clean we aim to make life easy for our customers. That obviously applies to our cleaning services. But also to the payment options we offer. 

We don’t operate like window cleaners of old, cleaning your windows then popping round to collect the cash at a later date. 

We know that in today’s digital world, you’re used to making online payments at the click of a button. And that’s why we’re using GoCardless more and more. 

GoCardless is an easy, secure payment option for our customers. And we find it works well for both us and our clients. Here’s how it works…

How to Use GoCardless to Pay your Monthly Bill 

  1. Use Our GoCardless Link 

If you’d like to pay via GoCardless, you can click this link 

https://pay.gocardless.com/AL00005YK7QEGJ

Or we’ll send you an email invite if requested. Just click on the link in the email to go to the online Direct Debit form. 

  1. You Fill in the Direct Debit Form

In the online Direct Debit form (Direct Debit mandate) you’ll be able to see all of the important details – the Direct Debit amount and how often we plan to collect the payment. There are options for both one-off and regular payments. You just need to fill in this form the once and click to submit. 

  1. GoCardless Arrange the Direct Debit with your Bank

GoCardless will contact your bank with the Direct Debit mandate you have completed. It can take up to ten working days to set up your Direct Debit. 

  1. Payment without the Fuss

Once the Direct Debit is up and running, payments can be made without the fuss. Next time we come to clean your windows, GoCardless will automatically collect payment from your bank account within five working days. 

The GoCardless setup process is really easy. And there are lots of great reasons to give it a try. 

Why Should You Use GoCardless to Pay your Monthly Bill?

  • It’s quick and convenient. Everything is automated so you can sign up the once and forget about your payments. You don’t get text reminders about your bill. And you don’t need to spend time organising a bank transfer or remembering to pay via our website every month. 
  • We keep you in the loop. You’ll get notifications if your Direct Debit amount is changed or when a subscription expires or is cancelled. So there are no surprises along the way.
  • You can rest assured that your details are safe and secure. What’s more, you’re covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee.
  • You can change your mind at any time. If you decide GoCardless isn’t for you, you can easily cancel your subscription and go back to another method of payment.

If you would like to know more about the GoCardless service we use here at Red Clean just give us a call or send us an email. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. 

Benefits of using Red Window Cleaning Over our Competitors

Type ‘window cleaning’ into Google. Or look in your local paper. You’ll find lots of companies offering window cleaning services. With so many options it can be difficult to choose. So what are the benefits of using Red window cleaning over our competitors? 

Here are a few of the reasons why we think Red Clean stands out from the crowd: 


We’re Professional

We take the job of cleaning your windows seriously. We’re professional and efficient. And we always work according to health and safety guidelines including WAHR. 

Both our domestic and commercial customers are served by our small fleet of eight vans (and counting). Our vans are clearly labelled with our logo. And our team all wear Red Clean uniform. 


We Provide Excellent Customer Service

From our office staff to our window cleaners, you can count on a friendly but professional service from the Red Clean team. 

We know our customer’s value reliability. So we pride ourselves on always being where we say we’ll be. We’re ultra-reliable and never fall behind with our work. 

What’s more, we offer a useful text service so you’re notified in advance when we’ll be visiting. 

We’re Experienced

You can always rely on us to do a great job of cleaning your windows. We clean the frames and sills as well as the glass. And we know how to use our equipment to get great results every time. 

That’s down to our highly experienced window cleaning staff. The majority of our window cleaners have many years’ experience under their belts. 

And when we recruit new members to the team they undergo in-house training. We make sure they know their stuff before they are ready to work on their own. 

No Job is Too Big or Small

From a tiny terrace to a high rise office building, we take on a wide variety of window cleaning jobs. Whatever your requirements, you can rest assured that we have the equipment and the know-how to clean your windows to an excellent standard. 

We’re Driven and Forward-Thinking

It used to be that anyone with a ladder could claim to be a window cleaner. But we don’t operate like the window cleaners of old. We’re a modern business and we’re driven to keep improving. We want to stay at the forefront of our industry. 

So we invest in the best industry-leading equipment. Our team use water-fed poles to clean your windows, which really does guarantee excellent results. And we pride ourselves on investing in our team too, continually developing their skills and enhancing the service we provide. 

Ultimately, we strive to offer a professional, efficient and reliable service, whilst keeping our prices affordable too. That’s why we think the Red Clean window cleaning service takes some beating.

So if you’re looking to get your windows cleaned, give the Red Clean team a call today. We’d be more than happy to advise you on the best solution for your property. And give you a quote for your window cleaning requirements.