Window cleaning can be very hard and even sometimes seem impossible for someone with no cleaning knowledge or experience. I spoke with Joann Anderson, a cleaner and small window cleaning business owner to see if I could get some unique cleaning tips.
She uses T-bars and sleeve washers. The T-bar is the handle the washing pad goes on or over. This pad is known as a scrubber or sleeve to scrub the window and clean the window before a squeegee is used. She was telling me about her squeegees, channels, rubber and handles and explaining about the t-bars and washers pads.
We talked a lot about quality t-bars, washers or sleeves and or pads, squeegees, squeegee rubber inserts, channels and squeegee handles. She made a very good point about quality cleaning tools and how they come in separate pieces. For example, if you were un-educated in cleaning and you went to your local store to get a washer pad or squeegee for your windows, you might see a squeegee all in one piece or a scrubber pad all in one piece.
These are usually the irreplaceable type of window cleaning tools. Once they are used they don’t come with replacements and or the refill parts are not available. If you are doing some cleaning and you need to get some tools. It always pays off to get quality tools and once they’re used you can always get replacement parts for the next time you do your window cleaning. One of Joann’s tips is to go to a window cleaning supply store instead of a hardware store where you can get quality window cleaning equipment. Joann made alot of good points about quality cleaning tools.
I guess you can say we window cleaners never really think about it and we just take it for granted that everybody would know about quality window cleaning tools. Another example is that a quality squeegee will usually come in three parts. The handle, the channel and the rubber. These parts are all bought separately. This is an easy way to tell if you’re buying quality tools for your window cleaning job.
Joann also gave me another tip about how she uses a micro fiber cloth to go over the bad areas such as water spots and streaks and edges of the window. This is probably another method we cleaners take for granted that everybody knows and it is a very good tip for new window cleaners. For more cleaning education check out Joann at: