Wrest Park Window Cleaning
We were first contacted by Wrest Park, during the summer of 2020, with regards to one of their buildings. Upon arrival for a quotation, we noticed that the outside metal cladding had been subjected to heavy, black staining due to run off from some very old, perished rubber seals, which surrounded all the windows.
Explaining what appeared to have happened, we were able to discuss two different procedures which could be offered. To enable our client to fully appreciate what both these procedures, and therefore pricing structures, offered, we were able to offer a “test panel” to show both outcomes.
The first option was to use our standard Water-fed Pole wash and rinse. This method uses our purified water to attract all the loose dirt, alongside specialised brushes which will remove some but not all staining. This is then followed by a complete rinse ensuring any loose debris are removed. This is our standard method of cleaning and would have been a much less labour-intensive process, therefore far cheaper to the client.
The second option was to hand clean each panel, using specialist chemicals, to restore the cladding. As this meant the use of ladders, rather than our extendable poles, to offer a precision clean at all heights across the building, we ensured that a full Risk Assessment was carried out and subsequently followed. Once restored, a final wash and rinse using our Water-fed Pole system, ensured any surface dirt/debris, which may have occurred during the cleaning process, were then removed.
At LGB Vision, we feel strongly about sharing all options and information with our clients. This, in turn, gives our customers complete control over all decision making, allowing for a personalised, professional service.
Once the client had been given time to assess both test panels, the decision was made, by the client, for the second, more costly, option as the results were far superior.
Our one–man team was able to complete this building within a two-day schedule, to outstanding results. This did not go unnoticed by our client as we were then offered a further two contracts to clean the larger, ‘Capability House’ as well as, ‘Endeavour House’ at the same site. We were again able to complete these contracts cleans in a timely two-dayschedule, this time using a four–man team.
Wrest Park has been a privilege to work for. Not only does it offer an outstanding historical site, but also the staff across the whole site were fantastic and incredibly professional. I can also personally recommend the café, which offered exceptional food and service each time.