Window Cleaning Tips and Tools From a Window Cleaner #23

Window cleaners today use so many different types of tools and also do so many different types of cleaning that it really gets to be quite amazing. A good tip tip to make your window cleaning eazy is to also use a pressure washer for all the dirty areas that normal window cleaning won’t clean. A good tool to use is a pressure washer.

Not only does the window cleaning profession seem to be getting more versatile, but along with that a lot more tools are needed to do the job easily and efficiently. The exact definition of efficient is what window cleaners need to be in order to be successful today.
The definition is the performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort.
A good tip to achieve this goal is to have your tools organized. Also being aware of what tools to have ready for each specific type of job and to be ready with replacement parts is very important to work efficiently.

I have given examples in the many articles I have written on cleaning tips and tools. One of the reasons for this is there is so much to share in depth on this subject.
Window cleaners today are doing pressure washing, rain gutter cleaning and even some are doing roof cleaning. All of these types of work take different kinds of tools. After you get some of the equipment, you need to learn about what type of maintenance to do to keep your equipment running properly and efficiently so you can be successful.

A good tool for example is a pressure washer and it is a very important tool for window cleaners. Once you get this tool, then you start to learn how to maintain it, like changing the oil.
There are different types of hoses to use for hot water cold water. There are different types of tips for your wands and extension poles also.

One of the most important tips is to know how to maintain your tools on the job and also to be prepared to be able to do this if necessary while out in the field.

Another example is, if you have an o-ring that goes out on your pressure washer hose or wands, be sure to have the replacement on hand. Some little problems like this could shut you down for hours trying to get to a store that has the right o-ring. This is one of the many window cleaning nightmares we that window cleaners have to deal with from day to day.

A good tip to learn for window cleaners is always stay efficient and strive for that goal to be performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort.

Window Cleaning Tips and Tools From a Window Cleaner Number 11, Part 2

In my last article, Window Cleaning Tips and Tools from a Window Cleaner #11 Part #1, I shared information about window cleaning in multimillion dollar homes or large square footage homes. I ended talking about tinting and being very careful in the cleaning of the tinting.

The inside cleaning is different from cleaning the outside because the outside can be cleaned with a water fed pole and de-ionized water can be used. This method will save you hours of hard work and time.

The cleaning inside is different and cleaning pads, micro fiber cloths, and t-bars are used for cleaning along with top of the line squeegee equipment and of course special buckets that the 18 inch cleaning pads will fit into for dipping and cleaning so water does not spill. Special furniture coverings and coverings for the floors are also are needed. Although extension poles are used, many different ladders are needed to complete the job as well.

After being removed, the screens need to be labeled using a sticker, cleaned, and put back in the proper room. Not marking or having order with the screens can cost you a lot of time and frustration if you do not know where they belong.

After cleaning the windows or while cleaning the windows, you may find hard water damage. Windows with hard water damage require a special type of cleaning and this needs to be discussed with the client at this time.

After completing the job, the windows are fully inspected and any flaws in the cleaning are re-worked. I have found that to do a perfect job takes time and I and my crew allow at least an hour for touch up. This is how I have built my reputation at being very detailed.

Window Cleaning Tips and Tools From a Window Cleaner Number 11, Part 1

When doing a big residential window cleaning job, there is a certain order of operations that I follow. When I say a big job, I mean just that, a 5,000 to 20,000 square foot home. We sometimes call these homes multimillion dollar homes.

The point is they are big and everything in the home is usually worth a lot of money. Take it from me- You don’t want to have to replace items because of someone breaking something. Usually the bigger jobs do need to be well supervised. You need to be ready to be able to take your time and allow your crew plenty of time. Otherwise, something could get damaged of broken.

Using de-ionized water fed poles will help eliminate some time and work for the outside of the home. The only down side to water fed poles is they cannot be used in the inside of the home. Screens can sometimes be taken off from the inside of the home, but in some cases they come off from the outside and this means they will have to be accessed by ladders.

If the home has tinting on the windows, the tinting must be inspected for bubbles. You have to inspect for bubbles in the tinting because these areas are damaged and the tinting can be pulled away from the window during the process of cleaning, causing further damage to the tinting. These types of windows have to be cleaned by hand with a micro fiber cloth. For more information on window cleaning of large square footage homes, read Window Cleaning Tips and Tools from a Window Cleaner#11 Part #2