Pressure washing at Sir Thomas Rich's School, Gloucester

We were asked by Sir Thomas Rich's School of Gloucester to pressure wash one of there courtyards that has not been cleaned in many years. We cleaned all of the patio and block paved areas, the top concrete skirt and to complete the job we cleaned the windows and glass canopy. As you can see from the pictures there is a dramatic difference and the client is over the moon with the outcome.

If you have a property the needs pressure washing in Gloucester do not hesitate to give a call for a free quotation. 

The benefits of water-fed pole systems

The water-fed pole is one of the window cleaner’s most versatile and trustworthy tools. Residential and commercial window cleaners alike use it to bring sparkle to high windows that other hand-held tools cannot reach. The handy contraption can reach up to 70 feet – that’s about seven storeys! It enables windows to be cleaned accurately, efficiently and safely from the ground, rather than the cleaner having to abseil or use a cradle or cherry picker. Here are just some of the many benefits of using the water-fed pole for commercial cleaning

Efficiency

The water-fed pole system is incredibly versatile, so window cleaners can use it for a number of different tasks. This saves the need for multiple bits of equipment. By having the water-fed pole as the go-to solution for cleaning the first seven storeys of a building, window cleaners can work quickly and efficiently to get the building in sparkling condition.

Safety

Ladders are not often used in commercial cleaning, as the size of the buildings is usually too large and water-fed poles are a much safer and more efficient option. With water-fed poles, window cleaners can clean areas of glass that are beyond their natural reach without having to take their feet off the ground. They are a good option for cleaning higher storeys without requiring fall-arrest equipment.

Environmental friendliness

Water-fed pole systems use pure water, which is water that has been treated to remove any impurities. As it does not use harsh chemicals or detergents, it is an environmentally friendly option for cleaning windows. While water-fed poles are excellent water savers and reduce the amount of water that is wasted during the cleaning process, pure water ensures that, if any water does come into contact with surrounding plant life, it will not cause any damage.

A sparkling finish

The pure water system that is used with water-fed poles means that a better finish is achieved on the windows, as no residue is left behind from chemicals or detergents. The brush on the end of the water-fed pole loosens any grime and dirt on the window, while the pure water washes it away – meaning no scrubbing or close-up cleaning is necessary.

Here at Diamond shine, our high-tech window cleaning equipment means that we always have the right tools for the job – whether that’s a water-fed pole or a cherry picker. If your building in Gloucester, Cheltenham and the surrounding areas needs cleaning, just contact us today!

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How to Choose a Window Cleaning Company in Gloucester and Cheltenham

Choosing the right window cleaning company can be confusing and everybody knows it. You must check different prices, insurance policies, secret clauses and so on and so on.

So we have made it easier for you and made this extremely helpful guide on how to choose a window cleaning company by yourself.

How to Choose a Window Cleaning Company Website

Needless to say, there is a mountain of websites to choose from when you start looking for the right company. This also makes it a lot easier for frauds to take advantage of you. The best way to protect yourself is to get educated.

  • Search for websites with more than one page. If there is a website that offers services and has only one page, it’s most possibly a fraud.
  • Find websites with easy navigation. Cluttered websites and websites with difficult readability might be owned by a legitimate company, but in general this is a symptom of bad advertising and irresponsible promotion. Also, it’s possible the company has shut down and they just left the website hanging. You don’t need to waste time on this.
  • Pay attention to websites that offer multiple contact availability. A responsible window cleaning company will make it possible for their customers to get in touch in various ways. If someone only offers a phone and nothing else, they lack professionalism. For example, Fantastic Window Cleaners offers contacts by phone, email, booking form and chat feature.
  • Note if they have social media pages. These days, it’s impossible to run a business without at least one social media page. The icons give a sense of security. Also, you can follow the company’s work on social media and make sure they are a good option.
  • Check the website on mobile. Since the number of people browsing the internet on phones increases, most professional companies make sure their website is easily reached on a mobile device. If the website is comfortable to use on your phone, this is the company you need.

How to Choose a Window Cleaning Company

Once you set your eyes on at least a few professional looking websites, it’s time to search for the most valuable information. This will narrow the circle for you.

  • See if they offer insurance. The first thing look at is this – no self respecting window cleaner would miss mentioning this on their website.
  • Notice if they list benefits. A company that invested in a good informative website, knows that the most important point potential clients look at, is benefits. They will list all their best points. If there aren’t any benefits visible, you can move on to the next website.
  • Do they offer satisfaction guarantee? If the company is professional, they are not afraid to list this in their benefits.
  • Are there other services? Some companies might offer other services except window cleaning. This type would list a menu with separate pages with a description of each service.
  • Is there a lot of information? The more detailed the information, the better. Not only information how they do the service, but also prices for orientation, payment options, deals and discounts, coverage area, possible blog, etc. Every professional knows transparency is key. Pros have nothing to hide.
  • Are there pictures? Pros are not afraid to show a picture of their work on their website.
  • Are there testimonials? Pros are not afraid to boast a little.

What Questions to Ask a Window Cleaner

Finally, you should have been left with a few professional and responsible looking companies. Now is the right time to get in touch with a representative and talk about your specific case in order to be sure they can offer you a customised service.

Here are the 5 most important questions to ask.

Q: Are you going to clean only the glass, or the frames and sills as well?

A: Some cleaners clean all of it, some don’t and will charge extra. It is important to know that in advance. Most companies who use water-fed pole systems, like us, include them in the price. So if you see a price which is suspiciously low, ask them if it includes those elements in the cleaning as well.

Q: Will you be able to reach all the windows from outside, or do you need to clean some of them from the inside?

A: We don’t need to explain how inconvenient it could be if they must clean them from the inside. Someone must be home to let the cleaner in and that’s not practical. This mostly happens if you have hard to reach windows on the second/third floor and the cleaner must use a ladder to reach them.

Q: Will you remove adhesive substances/stubborn marks?

A: Some might not carry the necessary tools, others could charge extra. So if you’ve spotted a bad mark on some window and you’re not sure, ask in advance.

Q: Is this the final price or will VAT be added?

A: Some companies might held that information back and suddenly your bill is 20% higher. It’s not correct but technically it’s not against the law. Also ask if there might be any extra charges. With, the free quote you receive is always the full price, but there are others that might charge extra for long distance of the address or other hidden stuff.

Q: Are you using water-fed poles or ladders?

A: This might actually be the most important question. If they are using water-fed poles, they most probably will clean the frames and sills and will easily reach every window, with no need to come inside.

In the process, you might have even more questions, don’t hesitate to ask them everything. You can also evaluate the way the call centre representative works with you. And, this is how to choose a window cleaner. We wish you luck in your search.

Nice start to the year at The Chocolate Quarter, Keynsham

We are back at the Chocolate Quarter in Keynsham to complete the builders window clean on last block of three. All the windows and frames have been cleaned from plaster, cement, silicone and limescale and are now looking brand new. 

We carry out an extensive range of builders cleaning services including

  • Sparkle Cleans
  • Contract Cleans
  • Pre-Entry
  • Occupation Cleans - available for large, medium and small sized construction companies
  • Window Cleaning

Builders cleans are normally carried out during the advanced stages of construction or refurbishment and prior to handover or occupation by their clients. Our builders clean services can vary in size from just a few offices, a warehouse floor, or an entire production facility with cleaning projects lasting from just one day's attendance or phased works lasting up to a year or more.

Get in contact with us for a free site survey and quotation.

Gutter clearance at St Matthews Church, Stroud

Church buildings have a variety of architectural styles and layouts and can have a more complicated guttering and drainage system than on other standard buildings and because they are often listed, they can have special gutter cleaning requirements.

Our gutter cleaning team recently completed gutter cleaning and maintenance for St Matthews Church, Stroud, Gloucestershire using a cherry picker to access the guttering safely. This makes it easy to get to those gutters that cannot normally be accessed.

Gutters, roof/floor gulleys and downpipes were blocked or heavily restricted, causing damp  and damage to the brickwork and foundations. Churches are prone to gutter problems, often because of where they are located in rural areas, and often surrounded by trees.

Church Guttering Repairs

It is imperative that guttering repairs identified are fixed at the earliest opportunity to prevent damage to the church and its foundations. Our gutter repair teams are fully equipped to carry out repairs that meet the required standards on listed buildings.

Please contact us if you would like a FREE church gutter cleaning quote by our experienced gutter cleaning maintenance team. Its FREE and EASY!

School window cleaning service in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud

It is time to save money on your window cleaning costs. By filling out the form and sending it, you can set in motion the process of reducing your yearly window cleaning charge. So many schools in Gloucestershire have reduced their costs in this way. We clean many schools in Gloucestershire such as Millbrook academy in Brockworth, Coopers edge school in Brockworth, Sir Thomas Rich's in Longlevens, Marling school in Stroud, Cambridge school and many more.

Why use us?

With many years experience under our belt we are in a position to offer the very best window cleaning service at the best price.

Health & Safety

ou no doubt will require a risk assessment, method statement, a copy of our Health & Safety Policy and proof of Public Liability insurance.

Concerned about the use of ladders for the operative and members of the public? Now this is no longer an issue. We have many years experience with the Reach and Wash window cleaning method, comfortably reaching up to the 5th floor using super light weight water fed poles, safer quicker and more efficient, spending less time on site and reducing costs.

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ou may require 2 or just one clean a year, the school may take 4 days or just one day to clean, whatever is necessary we will fit in with your requirements.  

Request a free quote

So lets start the process in one or two ways, call us on 01452 346124 and leave your name, telephone number and the name of the school on our voicemail, email us info@dswindowcleaning.co.uk or simply fill out the form below.

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Conservatory cleaning service in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud

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It’s quite probable that your conservatory is your favourite room in your house, but it’s just as likely that it will only remain your favourite room as long as you keep those countless panes of glass spotlessly clean – which is where we come in at Diamond Shine based in Gloucester. Hire our services and we’ll work hard to restore all your conservatory windows to their initial pristine brilliance.

If you do want to ensure that your conservatory lasts as long as the rest of your house, then it will pay you to have the windows and frames cleaned on a regular basis, as well as keeping up with any maintenance work that is required. If you have a small conservatory you might be able to do this yourself, but the larger your conservatory, the harder the task becomes. Besides, it’s usually a much better proposition to hire the experts anyhow, as they come armed with the right equipment and the experience and expertise.

Taking care of your roof

We use a telescopic pole with its own pure water supply to reach the parts that other window cleaners cannot reach. The pure water that we use makes it easier for us to rid your conservatory roof of moss, dirt and anything else unwanted that has built up.

Of course, not every conservatory roof is the same as ever other conservatory roof – we couldn’t call ourselves expert window cleaners if we thought that! For example, polycarbonate roofs are coated with a cocktail of chemicals that helps protect them from the elements. If we were to use typical household cleaning products, then we would end up damaging that coating. We know not to scrub roofs constructed with polycarbonate, and we don’t use cleaning agents with alkaline or petrol bases.

Specialist exterior window cleaning

Most conservatories are constructed using uPVC, as uPVC is a very sturdy material that withstands the elements, lasts several generations and looks great. We like uPVC frames, as they are very easy to clean – just the use of pure water and a light detergent  will do the business.

If you’ve gone for wood, then we’ll need to take more care. You may want your wooden conservatory to take on a natural, weathered appearance, in which case it will only need a gentle clean once or twice a year to remove mildew and mould. A free tip from us – use a water-resistant oil on your wooden conservatory, as this will help to bring out the natural grain of the wood while keeping it strong yet flexible.

Let us take the strain when it comes to conservatory cleaning

If you hire Diamond Shine to tend to your conservatory cleaning, you can be assured, one hundred percent, of a thoroughly professional job. We cover Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cirencester. Give us a call today! 

Render cleaning in Bristol, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud. Soft-washing services

When you want your Render Cleaning by the specialists in Gloucester, Bristol, Cheltenham,Stroud or the surrounding areas using soft washing systems call 01452 346124 or email info@dswindowcleaning.co.uk

A newly rendered building looks nice and clean. It is often sold as maintenance free. However the reality is within a few years algae often appears on the surface of the render, making the new render look dirty and old. We can remove the algae from the surface usually without the need for costly scaffolding or cherry picker keeping the cost down.  Our highly skilled specialist render cleaning teams will transform your old dirty looking, stained rendered facade into a super clean wonderfully bright building using the most advance systems in the world ( soft washing ) without causing any damage whatsoever.

Pressure Washing Render or 'K Render' would only cause long term damage to the rendered surface and this will be very expensive to fix or replace. Prevent exterior render damage with our specialist cleaning services.

eather and the environment can cause significant damage to the render on your building. Moss growth, algae and pollution can cause serious damage if left untreated. Call in the experts to restore your building with our skilled team of professionals.

ur purpose-built render soft wash cleaning machines uses soft washing technology which is a low pressure, blending specialIty cleaning solutions to protect the render during the cleaning process. Which is ideal for a wide range of surfaces including render, K Rend, PVC, cladding and painted surfaces leaving it safe clean and sanitised. 

Contact us today for a free test patch.

When is the best time of year to clean your gutters?

When is the best time of year to clean your gutters?

It all depends… Most people believe that gutters should only be cleaned in Autumn after the leaves have fallen. In some cases this is true. If you live close to trees or have neighbouring woods then yes, after the leaves have fallen it would be an excellent time to clean out the gutters.

In most cases, it is not leaves that block our gutters! One example is when gutters fill up with fine grained debris such as roof tile silt. This provides a perfect foundation for grass and plant seedlings to grow, and with a continuous supply of water running into the gutters, this gutter blocking foliage seems to flourish better than it would in our gardens!

With new plantlife growing and becoming more dense it compacts to the shape of our gutters, which blocks the flow of water, causing havock! With the natural force of gravity, water will find the lowest point and start to pour over the gutters.

It is usually Spring and Summer when you notice growth emerge from your gutters, this should encourage you to clean the gutters out quickly before the problems begin.

If your gutters are overflowing, you know you have left the gutter cleaning too long.

Patio and driveway cleaning service in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Stroud

Diamond Shine provide an expert patio cleaning service to homeowners throughout Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Stroud and everywhere in between. Our affordable prices and quality service make Diamond Shine the only people to call when your patio needs cleaning.

Patio slabs invariably get grimy and dirty over the course of the seasons. Diamond Shine's patio cleaning service can revive tired and dirty looking patio slabs and restore them to the decorative feature they once were, our experienced technicians will blast away dirt, algae and mosses to leave your patio in pristine condition.

Our industrial powered cleaning equipment and specialist cleaning methods have helped establish Diamond Shine as one of the top patio cleaners in Gloucestershire and surrounding areas.

We use a 21 inch Mosmatic rotary machine to clean patios, this large disc shaped machine ensures patios and pathways receive the most thorough clean possible but at the same time preventing any spray back and avoiding all the messy problems that come with it. The Mosmatic rotary machine is powered by an awesome 14 horse power, 4000psi pressure washer, this commercial grade machine has the power to deal with any pressure washing situation.

We also provide a professional sealing service for patios. Sealing a patio will keep it looking cleaner for far longer and also prolong its service life. 

Before any of our services take place, a fixed price will be agreed. Diamond Shine do not ask for any payment until all work has been completed to your satisfaction.

As with all of our services, Diamond Shine’s patio cleaning service is fully insured.

If you require more information or would like to arrange for a free quotation please call us or use the contact form provided.

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