Yeah its great living in Italy and window cleaning. There’s no such thing as a ‘window cleaner’ here really. It’s not a known trade as such.
There are cleaning companies obviously, but window cleaning is just one of the services they might offer.
Most high street shops just clean their own windows. At least in the region that I live, maybe in the city its different.
That gives me the advantage of having no competition but at the same time the disadvantage of overcoming the mentality that as a shopkeeper you clean the windows yourself.
It was slow to get going, but now it’s snowballed and we can’t keep up with the work we are getting coming in. We get people stop and watch because they are not used to seeing the techniques we use.
Strange, because Pulex (ICP Eagle) have a factory in Brescia (kind of near Milan) and Ettore Steccone, the guy who invented the squeegee in the 30’s was an Italian immigrant that moved to the US.