Window Cleaning in Corvallis…here is a great reflection off a local business’s clean window.
I’m a big fan of these inexpensive downspout screens. Simply put, they work.
If you’ve ever priced gutter guards, gutter caps or whatever they might be called, I’m sure you were shocked at the cost. I have seen many gutters that have had gutter guards on them and they were full of debris. Getting that debris out is a pain.
With these downspout screens the gutters drain as they should. Yep, the gutters still need to be cleaned but that’s not a bad thing. Getting up and cleaning the gutters also is a great time to inspect the roof and make sure the gutter is still attached properly. Some things are just not meant to set it and forget it.
“Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.” – Al Franken, “Oh, the things I Know”, 2002.
I strive to deliver consistently great service, and deliver a product that exceeds expectations. Part of the process is always looking for new innovative ways to improve on the current processes and procedures. Improve the product and improve profits, its good business right? The problem is, even though a new idea might pencil out fantastic, it doesn’t work and could cost a lot of wasted time in the process.
But is it really wasted? No, it’s invested. It’s only wasted if nothing is learned.
Over the years, some of the best and most innovative ideas I’ve implemented have resulted from some of the most idiotic ideas. Defining what the desired end result is and focusing on the best way to achieve it and not on how bad the idea is, is really a fun process and amazing what is produced through such an exercise.
I have implemented some not-so-good ideas though. The ideas wasted time, money and caused some embarrassment. It’s not something you ever set out to do, but there it is and it happens to a lot of people who are not satisfied with the status quo. Some people want to walk away from it, ignore it. Others dissect it, do a root cause analysis and become intimate with every detail of the process.
I think there is a good middle road here. Really take a good look at what occurred, analyze it and find some solid solutions. Too much analyzing and nothing gets done, almost the same as walking away from it. Find solutions!
Some questions I often use to evaluate an idea are:
- Safety: does it increase, have no effect or decrease safety?
- Time: does it increase, decrease or have no effect?
- Money: increase, stay the same or cost more?
- Popular: will employees want to do this? Eventually or never?
Who wouldn’t want self cleaning windows? I guess it would be appropriate for me to raise my hand. But I won’t, I love the idea.
So what is it? It’s a super-hydrophobic coating and it can protect glass, metal, material, cardboard, etc. It’s called NeverWet and unfortunately it’s not on the market yet.
NeverWet is a product by Ross Technology Corporation that has the potential of not only redefining the window cleaning market, but also could have a huge effect on many others. This stuff is awesome and the possibilities are huge. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of this.
Watch this video, I started to really perk up at 1:38.
Here’s another one that shows some more applications:
So what do you think?
Beckon Call was a part of the Downtown Corvallis (DCA) After Hours earlier this month, along with Horsepower Productions, Image by Design, @Your Service Marketing and Vue Corvallis. It was a great event and a ton of fun co-hosting with everyone. I believe the final tally of guests was over 100! Impressive, indeed.
It was Beckon Call’s first event, and my first event as a window cleaner. It was a lot fun, lessons learned for the next time (like need to be closer to the food). I’m really looking forward to the next event, which is actually not too far off, should be in early 2012.
Beckon Call started doing business in mid-2009 and the first professional group we joined was the Downtown Corvallis Association. I think that was a great decision, it’s a great group of business people and Joan Wessell is masterful at connecting people. If your a business and looking for a great networking venue, you should check out the DCA.
Oh, and as always… We’d love to clean your windows. Our estimates are always free! It’s as simple as picking up the phone and calling us: 541.740.0056
Cats can really do a number on clean windows. Little nose prints, licking the window, smashing bugs. It can be very entertaining and equally frustrating if you’re trying to keep the windows clean.
Every morning I’m greeted by our cat, “Taz”, who is sitting on the outside ledge of our kitchen window. He really could care less if he messes up the window, his only motive for sitting there is to let us know it is time for us to open the door and let him in to eat.
The kitchen window gets dirty the fastest in our house. Lot’s of water splashing from use on the inside, and the cat putting his marks on the outside.
Found some videos on YouTube, and made this quick video. I think it’s purrr-fect.