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WINDOW CLEANING TIPS AND TOOLS FROM A WINDOW CLEANER # 24

good tip is to use a water fed pole for window cleaning and a de-ionized water tank. The de-ionized water is a good tool to help work efficiently and to perform your window cleaning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort.

Working towards that goal daily is a good tip.

Some very good tools which are very useful and are helping window cleaners all over the world are the de-ionized water tanks and water fed poles.

Along with the water carts with the reverse osmosis systems combined, all are very good tools that are helping window cleaners around the globe to clean windows spot free and these systems are saving window cleaners hours of hard work and money.
When using water fed poles, there are certain maintenance procedures that a window cleaner needs to know. He or she needs to be familiar with replacement parts and they need to be available at the job site at all times.

Another good tip is to always have replacement washers when working.
These washers are for your hoses to your water fed poles. If you are on your job and you need one of these little guys and you don’t have one, it will cost you time and money.

For example, if you are in the middle of a big window cleaning job and you lose a washer, you will have a couple of choices and I call this a window cleaners nightmare.
#1- Stop what your doing and find a supply house to get some washers, which will take some time and cost you money.
#2 Do the windows by hand or squeegee, which will make the job harder and also cost you time and money as well. So, the point is, be prepared so you can do your job efficiently. The small amount of time it takes to be prepared is well worth it in the long run.

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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 alot 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.

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WINDOW CLEANING TIPS AND TOOLS FROM A WINDOW CLEANER # 22

It is amazing that there are so many different types of work that window cleaners do. It also amazes me that there are so many different tools we use from day today. If you have stucco around your windows and you want to clean the stucco. A good tip is to use a pressure washer. A very good tool is a pressure washer extension pole. The pole can make you cleaning job very easy if you have hard to reach areas.

For another example, a window cleaner might be cleaning windows and find that the stucco surface around the windows is also very dirty and needs cleaning.

A good tip for the window cleaner is to use a pressure washer to clean the surface to bring back the stucco’s natural color. When using a pressure washer to clean stucco, you have to be very careful not to damage it.

It could take hours, days or even years of experience to learn how to clean an area without damaging it. For example, if you have a 4000 PSI pressure washer and you get too close to stucco, it will remove or damage the stucco.

Stucco can be repaired and painted again, but this is a time consuming project for a window cleaner and a window cleaning nightmare. So, cleaning stucco can be done with a pressure washer, but the window cleaner has to be very careful not to damage it, or it will cost him or her time and money.

If the stucco has just surface dirt, it is usually easier to clean than stains like algae. Algae stains on stucco are very common. An area with algae must be tested first to see if it can be cleaned without damaging the surface. If you are using a powerful pressure washer, a different tip can be used to reduce the pressure for a lighter cleaning.

Once the window cleaner has the experience with hard to clean areas, he or she can usually do a quick test and know if the area can be cleaned without painting. If the area is really stained where the stain has absorbed into the stucco, then this area would need to be cleaned and painted.

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