Window Cleaning Issues - Canvassing, pole systems, pricing, problems, etc.
Help with pole work
Posted by fez (fez), 20 October 2003I need some advice!
I've been window cleaning for just over a year now and I decided to buy some poles for the few windows that I can't reach from my ladder.
I bought Unger Tele Plus and I use my standard 14" T bar applicator and squeegee on the end.
The thing is, I've been practicing on straight forward upstairs windows at home (nothing too tricky) and my windows are as streaky as hell. I've tried both washing up liquid and GG 3, but there's no difference.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Posted by The_Fed_Man (The_Fed_Man), 20 October 2003Fez,
For illustrated advice, co to www.ettore.com and click on Proffessional, then poles.
Posted by fez (fez), 20 October 2003Thanks for the super speedy reply!
Posted by Rob_B (Rob_B), 20 October 2003I have some houses that have a little roof nder the top windows, and so I have been looking at poles.
I haven't bought one though as I can't see that the results would be good enough, especially detailing.
Whilst thinking about it though I wondered if you could wrap a scrim around an applicator to try and get most of the streaks off.
Let me know if you try this and if it works well enough.
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 20 October 2003Hi Rob
I just use an Ungar fixi grip and put my scrim in their and it works fine
Posted by samm (samm), 21 October 2003I've been thinking about getting a pole for those inaccessable windows, does the fixi grip work well steve, do you no a link so I can see what they are?
thanks in advance, sam
Posted by fez (fez), 22 October 2003Here's the link to the Unger FIXI Clamp http://www.ungerglobal.com/german/ger_retail_en/Retail_Products.html#Glas
It just fixes to the end of the pole. I don't have one yet though.
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 22 October 2003Hi Sam,
Yes it is quite a useful little tool that is handy for just putting the scrim in for any touching up.
Posted by woods_windows (woods_windows), 22 October 2003HI YES IVE BEEN USEING A POLE FOR A FEW YEARS NOW JUST ON SHOP WINDOWS FOR DRIPS AND STREAKS I JUST PUT MY SCRIM AROUND MY SWEEGIE WORKS A TREAT CANT BELIVE I USED TO USE MY LADDERS FOR SHOPS FOR ALL THEM YEARS
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