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. 

What are the Benefits of using our Gutter Cleaning Service?

Here at Red Clean we don’t just specialise in cleaning windows. We offer a range of cleaning services to get the exterior of your property looking shipshape. In this post we’re going to talk about the benefits of using our gutter vac/cleaning service. 

But first, why is a regular gutter cleaning important?  

What Problems Can Blocked Guttering Cause?
Over the course of a year, your gutters can become blocked by leaves, moss and other fallen debris. For many people, it’s out of sight, out of mind. But blocked gutters can become an expensive problem if they’re not dealt with properly.  

Rainwater can end up running down your brickwork or pooling in certain portions of the guttering. This can lead to internal leaks, mould and damp problems and even structural issues – all problems you could do without. 

How Can I Tell if My Gutters Need Cleaning?
Sometimes you can actually see the debris that is sitting in your guttering. But there are other signs you can look out for: 

  • Green, mossy patches on your brickwork. Moss thrives in wet conditions, so it’s likely that water is regularly running down that portion of your façade. 
  • Overflowing water. You’ll need to wait till it’s raining. But head outside and take a look at your guttering. If rainwater is running over the edge of your guttering and down the side of your house, there’s almost certainly a blockage. 
  • It’s been a year since you last had them cleaned. Ultimately, if you haven’t had your gutters checked in the past year, chances are they could do with a clean. 


Benefits of Using Our Gutter Vac Service

Our gutter vac service is a great solution for domestic and some commercial properties. It works exactly as it sounds. It’s a specialist vacuum cleaner with an extendable pole that sucks debris out of your guttering. 

Here are just some of the benefits: 

We Can Reach Your Gutters, Wherever They Are
Our gutter vac can reach up to four stories high. And get into those hard to reach places and angles along your property. So even if you have a sizeable building/home, we’ll be able to clear every inch of your guttering from debris. 

Minimal Need for Ladders
When we use our gutter vac to clean your guttering, we don’t need to use a ladder as much. That means our team can work efficiently and safely from the ground with only using ladders to closely inspect blocked gutters. 

Minimal Fuss for Customers
When we visit your home to clean your gutters, there’s minimal fuss involved. We don’t need to use ladders or an elevating platform to clear any mess. And any debris is safely and neatly sucked away into the vac. So we never leave anything on the ground around your home. 

Annual Service Option
Some of our customers sign up for an annual gutter cleaning service. This means they don’t have to remember to book us in. And they get complete, year-round peace of mind that their guttering is in proper working order. 

If you’re interested in having your guttering cleaned, get in touch today for a quote. We offer both one-off and annual cleaning services. 

And if you have a bigger commercial property, we can help with that too. We are qualified in using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP). We can reach guttering in even the highest of buildings. 

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. 

Is It Time To Book Driveway Cleaning in Milton Keynes?

During the course of a year dirt accumulates on your driveway, patio and decking area. There’s not much you can do to stop it from happening. But there are ways to get rid of the dirt. 

Do you Need to Get Your Driveway Cleaned? 

Can’t decide if your driveway, patio or decking area needs a good clean? If any of the following sounds familiar, it’s probably time to book us in: 

  • Your driveway or patio is visibly dirty. When your driveway or patio looks dirty, it doesn’t give the greatest impression. Getting your outdoor surfaces cleaned totally transforms their appearance. Driveways, patios and decking regain their original colour and improve the aesthetics of your outdoor space.
  • Your patio or driveway is slippery in places. Algae and slime are often seen sitting on driveways and patios during the winter months. They thrive in wet conditions and pose a significant hazard as they can be very slippery underfoot. It’s best to get things cleaned up as soon as possible.
  • It’s been 12 months since you last had it cleaned. As with most areas of the home, the longer you leave dirt and grime, the harder it is to remove. We recommend getting your driveway or patio cleaned every 12 months. This prevents the build-up of dirt and algae on your outdoor surfaces and allows us to get the very best results.

So you’ve decided that your driveway, patio or decking area needs cleaning. What next? You can go down the DIY route or you can give a driveway cleaning company like Red Clean a call. 

Why Choose Red Clean for Driveway Cleaning in Milton Keynes?

Here at Red Clean we offer a range of outdoor cleaning services. And (even if we do say so ourselves) we think we top the list when it comes to driveway cleaning in Milton Keynes. Here’s why: 

We Use Commercial Grade Equipment
You might be tempted to fork out for a domestic pressure washer and get to work on your patio stones yourself. But you’ll never get the results that we can. 

We use heavy duty, commercial grade equipment to wash your driveway or patio. They restore your outdoor surfaces to an exceptional standard. And they beat a domestic pressure washer or a scrubbing brush any day of the week.  

We Take Pride in Producing Great Results
We’re able to restore most surfaces to a new state. And we love surprising our customers with brilliant results. We’ll even re-sand your block paved driveway after we’ve cleaned it, to get it looking as good as the day you installed it. 

Our Technicians Are Experienced and Fully Trained
Our team of technicians know their stuff. They’re all highly experienced and receive full training on the equipment we use. That means they know how to get the very best results every time. And provide excellent customer service to boot. 

Has your driveway or patio seen better days? Contact Red Clean today to talk about our driveway cleaning services in Milton Keynes. 

Why Water Fed Pole is Better than Traditional Window Cleaning 

When it comes to cleaning windows, there’s more than one way to do the job. There are generally two options available – traditional window cleaning and water fed pole. 

Traditional Window Cleaning. A cleaner will use ladders, water, detergent, squeegee and cloth to clean your windows. It’s the old-fashioned bucket and sponge way. 

Water Fed Pole Window Cleaning. A cleaner will use a telescopic pole with a brush attached to the end. The pole uses purified water from a tank in the van, which is then sprayed through the brush. 

So now we know our window cleaning options. But which is best? 

Some of our customers have had a bad experience with other companies providing water fed pole cleaning. But this is often down to the operator, not the cleaning method. Impure water, low water pressure or inexperience could all be to blame. 

At Red Clean, we think water fed pole beats traditional window cleaning hands down. Here are just a few reasons why:

  1. We Can Reach Your Highest and Trickiest Windows

Using ladders to reach very high windows isn’t always safe. With a water fed pole we can reach windows up to 15 metres off the ground. 

We can also use the poles to clean hard to reach places around your property. Like your Velux windows. Or your conservatory roof. Or your solar panels. 

Water fed pole cleaning helps us get to the parts of your home that we just couldn’t reach using the traditional method.

  1. We Can Work Whatever the Weather

Climbing slippery ladders in the rain is dangerous. So a window cleaner might not be able to clean your windows using traditional methods on a rainy day. 

There’s no such problem with the water fed pole method, however. We can work to clean your windows whatever the weather. And, because rain water is pure water (unlike tap water which has lots of things added to it), it won’t affect the results.

  1. Windows are Cleaner for Longer

The traditional window cleaning method poses two problems for the long term cleanliness of your windows. 

Sometimes dirt is left in the crevices of your window frame. When it rains this dirt can become dislodged and leave streaks on your windows. 

Secondly, traditional window cleaning uses detergents. If these aren’t fully washed away, they leave a film on your windows that can attract dust and dirt. 

With water fed pole cleaning, you don’t experience either of these problems. Specialised brushes help us to do a deep clean of your window frames and sills. And we only use purified water. So no dirt or detergent is ever left behind.

  1. It’s Eco-Friendly

As we’ve mentioned, traditional window cleaning uses detergents. Inevitably these run off into the area surrounding your property and pose a risk to the local ecosystem. 

The water fed pole method uses just pure water, which is much kinder to the environment. 

In the right hands, water fed pole window cleaning leaves incredible results. It’s safe, kind to the environment and allows our window cleaners to reach all the windows around your home. 

At Red Clean, we use top-of-the-range water fed pole equipment. Our van systems are crash tested and our cleaners are fully trained. So we’re confident of offering you the very best water fed pole window cleaning service. 

If you’ve got any questions about the water fed pole method or you’d like to book us in to clean your windows, contact us today for more information. 

Why Choose Red Clean Window Cleaning Company in Milton Keynes?

So you’re looking for a window cleaning company in Milton Keynes? Why should you choose Red Clean? Here are just a few of the reasons we could be perfect for your window cleaning job. 

Why Choose Red Clean Window Cleaning Company in Milton Keynes? 

We Work on Both Domestic and Commercial Properties
No window cleaning job is too big or too small for us here at Red Clean. From a bungalow to a high rise commercial building, if it has windows, we’ll clean it! 

We offer a regular window cleaning service for domestic properties and clean commercial properties too. Think schools, offices and large commercial units. Our team carry IPAF licenses so they’re able to operate access equipment and reach your windows, wherever they are. 

We Offer Great Customer Service
We’re a local, family run business and we like to put our customers first. We know it can be hard to find a reliable window cleaning service. So we plan a schedule and stick to it. 

We like to make sure our window cleaners, not just our office staff, are good with customers. So whether you’re talking to us face to face or on the phone, you can count on friendly and professional customer service.

We Cover a Wide Area
Wherever you (and your windows) are, chances are we’ll cover your area. We clean windows for our domestic customers in Milton Keynes, Bedford, Northampton, Leighton Buzzard, Buckingham, Towcester and surrounding areas. 

But we travel even further for commercial jobs. On any given day, you’ll find us anywhere between Birmingham and London, Cambridge and Oxford. If you fall within that radius, we’ll be happy to come and clean your windows. 

We’ve Got Tons of Experience
Red Clean was born from a merger of two long-standing Milton Keynes window cleaning companies. We really know our stuff when it comes to cleaning windows. 

Our senior window cleaners have tons of experience and newer recruits undergo thorough training. We clean using both water fed pole and traditional methods, choosing the safest method for the height of the building. We can tackle any job and guarantee great results every time.

We’re at the Forefront of the Industry
We like to invest money back into our business. That means we offer great training opportunities to our staff. And we have the most up-to-date equipment. This all helps to maintain an exceptional window cleaning service for our customers.

We Offer Other Cleaning Services Too
Looking for a thorough clean of your property façade? As well as window cleaning, we offer driveway & patio cleaning, conservatory cleaning, cladding cleaning and gutter clearing services. We can help your home or business to make a great first impression. 

We’re Reasonably Priced
You don’t want your window cleaning company in Milton Keynes to charge the earth. We pride ourselves on offering a professional service at a reasonable price. 

So get sparkling clean windows today. Call us on 01908 382015 or send us an email to talk about your requirements and to get a free quote.