Guildford cleaning company working at London Penthouse Suites
One of my local residential customers asked me to come up to London to clean his Penthouse suites, situated on the Thames. This is a bit further than a Guildford cleaning company would normally travel!
These two prestigious suites command 360-degree views over the Thames and the city of London with large glass facades that needed to be thoroughly cleaned. As often is the case, the previous window cleaners did not do a particularly good job and left much to be desired.
As most owners of city properties experience, environmental pollution comes at a cost to the windows, with the glass being covered in a black haze. This was made worse as the property was situated right next to the Heliport, in the line of approach and departure. Seeing the helicopters fly by at eye level was a sight (and sound!) to behold.
Even though usually a water pole system is the preferred method of all types of glass cleaning, the practical problem was that my van was 9 floors down in the private, underground car park.
Even though technically it would have been possible to use a WFP system, the practicality of using a trolley or backpack system was not a suitable nor an efficient method to clean this property.
As traditional methods had to be used internally, the same method and safe ladder use was deemed a good fit for the external glass as well. Thankfully an eight-floor wraparound walkway and patio was present and no rope access had to be used.
As the lift was several inches smaller than my shortest ladder, the staircase had to be used to carry my ladder to the 8th floor whilst the unattended lift was used to transport the rest of my tools at the same time. Ladder use can keep you fit but this was on a different level, no pun intended!
Being not only an office space but one of the suites being a residential home, attention had to be given to move about efficiently and discreetly to keep as low of a profile as possible, which is not always easy but was always very much appreciated.
Timber started working for me through personal recommendation, it’s the best way to find somebody. Timber is so professional, reliable and organized. He always texts or calls 24hrs in advance to let me know he is coming. It’s such a relief to find a “personal service” from somebody local – we had reluctantly been using a commercial firm for 2 years since our previous window cleaner had retired. But we were not happy with their service and were concerned about security, since we live quite remotely. Timber is a brilliant window cleaner; he is very professional, always does a super job and is a pleasure to have around. He comes highly recommended – you would be lucky to get him! Another much appreciated thing is that he will take cash/cheque, but prefers online payment, which is easiest and quickest of all!Annie Sutcliffe Loxhill, Hascombe
Trustworthiness and reliability are major considerations when entrusting a “stranger” with access to your property. I needn’t have worried as Timber delivers on both counts. His system of sending a text message the night before he’s due to come works brilliantly. Timber is always prepared to go the extra mile and nothing is too much trouble, including offering to go to the chemist when I was unwell! Timber obviously takes pride in his work, is unfailingly cheery and friendly and I have recommended him to friends who are equally delighted with his service.Lisa Huntley Guildford
Previous window cleaners were unreliable; they would turn up a couple of times and then disappear. Timber is absolutely reliable, charges a fair price and does an excellent job. All doors are cleaned as well as the glass. He also does inside cleaning on request and never leaves a mess. You can pay online very easily. Timber is very pleasant to have around. I have recommended him to several neighbours and would have no hesitation in recommending him further.Alison Owen Godalming
I would highly recommend Timber. He’s 100% reliable, always comes, and never bothers us. In fact he even made a plan for our over enthusiastic puppy who wanted to join him whilst he was cleaning and managed to safely secure her when he left the house. He is neat and he leaves all windows looking fabulous. He is courteous and professional – a service well worth having, and his price is very reasonable. Thank you!Theresa Littleton
Timber could not have been more reliable. He keeps in touch so that I know exactly when he will come. He is always cheerful and does a great job. Too often, window cleaners start and then don’t call back. I would totally recommend Timber for his quality of work but as importantly his reliabilityLyn Barber Shamley Green
Timber was working for neighbours who only use good quality tradesmen, so it made sense to add another customer while in the area. I am not disappointed. Timber is always so polite, rarely found nowadays. He’s very unobtrusive, when he worked from a ladder I never felt that my home was being judged or spied upon. I have no qualms about him cleaning the insides of the windows because: 1) He is trustworthy, 2) He puts on blue plastic overshoes, 3) He is bold enough to brave my daughter’s bedroom – without comment! Timber will speak if spoken to (whilst still working) and does a professional job.Lucianne Clement Bramley
Cleaning windows can be a nightmare when you live in a tile hung house. You need a window cleaner to be very careful. Timber has cleaning our windows for some while now; we are really pleased with the excellent quality of his work and his reliability. We were recommended to Timber by a neighbour and we have since recommended him to others. He does exactly what you need from a window cleaner – an excellent job, well reliable and careful. Thank you Timber!Ms. O. T. Chilworth
We started to use Timber’s services because we had been impressed by his friendly professionalism, and then a very pleasant surprise was that his system was so much quicker and effective then “old-fashioned” window cleaning. There are never any smears and the frames are washed too. Timber’s prices are reasonable, he is reliable, polite and gives good and regular services. We have also asked him to clean windows indoors which he does on request 3-4 times a year. All in all we have no complaints and would happily recommend him.Margie & Roger Martin Guildford
I moved to Chilworth 5 years ago and spotted Timber cleaning windows at a nearby house. I asked him if he would be willing to clean my windows, as has done so ever since. He is very reliable and punctual, and is also willing to clean windows inside if needed. Timber also cleans my daughter’s windows and we are both very happy and have no reservation of recommending him highly. He is very thorough, helpful and friendly. The windows are cleaned very well.Mrs. J. Sinclair Chilworth
My previous window cleaner retired, and a neighbour recommended Timber. I was pleasantly surprised by the ease with which he was able to clean the windows without using a ladder – and there are never any streaks! He prides an excellent and reliable service and would (and have) recommended him to others.Liz. P Shalford
Before I started using Timber’s services, my concerns were that he would clean the windows without any smears, and that the dirty water would not drip on to the floor. Also all the furniture would be positioned in the correct places. I was surprised how fast he cleaned all the windows. The system is very effective and done to perfection. Any problems I know he will put right ASAP. All the sills are wiped clean which makes a big difference. I would recommend him to others.Lisa Lubbock Gomshall
Timber has been my window cleaner for 3 years now and during that time the quality of work has always been fantastic. He is reliable and honest, very important factors within any profession. I would recommend him completely.Nicky Parks Loxwood
I have been very happy with the level of service from Timber. He is reliable, efficient, friendly, trustworthy and honest. My windows are beautifully cleaned each time and the service is regular and reliable. I would recommend him to friends and neighbours with no qualms.Ms. Moulding Godalming
I have been using Timber’s cleaning services both privately and at my place of work for many years. Windows at both properties are done in no time with a highly professional result. I am very pleased with the quality of work and would not hesitate to recommend to other businesses as well as private properties. Thank you very much for your excellent service!Kamila Ziegelbauerova Dunsfold
Your service is efficient and reliable. Always regular. The service is also friendly and the cleaning is excellent. Also the service is flexible, can be changed if for an important reason. This is very good for the customer. I would be happy to recommend the service to others as the cost is reasonable and the service provided is dependable.Ann Delonga Shalford
Three floor building needs special service and Timber does a great job. I also have the insides of the windows cleaned by Timber annually. Keep up the good work!Michael Gifford Albury
We are very happy with the services, and would recommend you to others.Abbeyfield (Guildford) Society Ltd. Guildford
Timber has been cleaning our windows for several years. He works well and efficiently. He is pleasant and reliable and we recommend him to others.Mrs. Armstrong Shalford
You do a very good job; I do appreciate it very much and would recommend you to others.Maggie B Guildford
Traditional methods clearly still play a large important role in the skill set of any serious and professional window cleaner. Many window cleaners that use a pole system nowadays simply do not have this skill to begin with or loose the skill altogether. Thankfully through the course of nearly two decades of experience I perfectly my skills to do a smear free, crystal clear job of even these heavily contaminated windows.
The interior framework of the glass comprised of white powder coated aluminium, which sadly was not sparkling white anymore. A thick grey, almost sooty layer covered the surfaces and was all cleaned off and buffed up by hand.
When there is this much dirty glass and framework, the end result can really blow people away, which was the case in my customers initial reaction to everything being so crystal clear and clean.
It certainly was an interesting change of view from the Surrey Hills where I usually work.
Why Choose GQC?
- I’m regular & reliable
- I’m easy to contact via phone or e-mail
- Personal service – no random “workers”
- “Text in advance” service available
- I clean the frames & sills as well as the glass
- I can reach awkward windows and windows
- Easy payment – Cash, Cheque and Bank Transfer
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