1 Buy a good squeegee
2 Get a bucket and a few cloths
3 choose one of about a million suggestions for cleanning solutions
(really, anything willl work) people will be submitting them soon. See
4 wet the cloth, wipe, wipe wipe.
5 Squeegee off. (practice, practice, practice.)
6 mop the edges and drips with a dry cloth: DO NOT "RUB" "POLISH" "DRY"
or touch the middle of the glass in any way.
7 ignore anone that suggests Windex and towels, paper towels, newspaper,
old diapers, used undershirts, dryer sheets, down pillows, etc.
POSSIBLE WINDOW CLEANING SOLUTIONS:
a bucket of water. a bucket of water with two drops of Dawn. a bucket of
water with some ammonia. a bucket of water with Mr. Clean. a bucket of
water with Murphy's oil soap. a bucket of water with carwash. a bucket
of water with vinegar. a bucket of water with rubbing alchohol. a bucket
of water with "race gas". a bucket of water with any combination of the
Best of luck!
I totally agree. The only thing I would suggest that you consider is using a
window scrubber instead of the rags. The scrubber is less messy for me than
the rags. You can get them as "stand alone" items or double-headed in
combination with the squeegee. In any combination, they are made to fit
onto extension polls. This makes cleaning out-of-reach windows easy and
safe, eliminating the need for a ladder.
The window scrubber is a GREAT idea, especially if you are doing "non
tilting" exterior work, or second floor stuff with poles. Inside, it may
prove to be a bit cumbersome, and an unneeded expense in any case
other than pole work.
About the squeegee, Do not buy the one that looks like it belongs in the
bucket at the gas station; thick rubber with a dorky long handle. Buy
one with a thin rubber blade, in a metal channel to support it. The
channel should be connected to a hollow handle , to which the poles we
refer to connect. You remember, the one that the janitor used to escape
from the elevator in the World Trade Center. YOu can never have too many
You have a good memory. Do you remember a lot of specifics about 9/11?
Do you think many people recall the custodian using the squeegee as an
escape tool? To be honest, that's not a detail I keep handy, but
instantly remembered it.
Sometimes, I think I remember a little too much.
Zildjian: world class cymbal of excellence.
I might... but thanks.
Do you remember a lot of specifics about 9/11?
That day started out SUPER wierd for me. Yes, I remember many of the
personal detais of the day. (like which toilet I was scrubbing when the
second tower was hit, etc.)
I remember, because he uses my brand. I suppose that others might
remember because one of the group looked like Morgan Freeman, and one of
them always wore sunglasses.
To be honest, that's not a detail I keep handy, but
Cleaning is like a memory association game. You never really get a place
clean, but if you spray some smellum near the door, people will remember
cleanliness, and think of it while looking at your incomplete work,
and be more likely satisfied.
Only if the memories keep you awake at night.
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