Time For A Change

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by GMcleaning, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. GMcleaning

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    decided to get myself a trad pole today and gave it a go on my own windows, quite impressed with the results tbh,
    im quite happy on a ladder and always feel safe but it felt like no work at all with the pole, no ladder to carry etc so im gonna give it a go on my custys windows, i dont mind using the ladders for any customers that specify they want it but i think it will make my working day easier if even only half are ok with it.
    got a few mods planned for edging and sill cleaning too :)
    just thought id share
     
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  2. stevelewis

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    been thinking about this myself what sort did u get mate?
     
  3. GMcleaning

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    its just a cheap 3xextendable pole with a cone tip, my normal mop and squeegee fit nice so should be ok for a while, might invest in a better quality one at some point, some nice ones on cleaning spot, especially like the moerman ones
     
  4. stevelewis

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    oh right i have got a 3x extendable pole (Harris pole from B&Q) that i use on a few props but want to get a wagtail with angled adaptor, for those kind of mid height difficult to get to windows
     
  5. GMcleaning

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    yh i know what you mean, this one you can adjust the angle on but there would still be some windows i might not be able to get, few and far between tho i reckon
     
  6. stevelewis

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    in fact gunna browse now for 1, gunna look on cleaning spot and wcw, might get myself an early xmas present, who needs wfp aye lol:)
     
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    I have one and its ok, but at the moment I'm using a cheapo on it, investing on a wagtail shortly which Should make it much better :)
     
  8. GMcleaning

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    yh same, im just using a standard squeegee, gonna invest in a wagtail in the new year
     
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    I'm using the money from the commercial I did last week to buy the wagtail, along with a few other bits :)
     
  10. Belfastcleaning

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    i seen a guy cleaning in the city centre on xmas eve, it was a restuarant, ground floor, windows approx 10 ft tall, 6ft wide, he was using a unger pole, with standard squeegee, and the way he was doing it, i felt like pulling over and getting my wagtail out and show him how to clean windows...

    i was sitting in traffic so got to see him do most of it, his technique was terrible, doing 1 along top horizontal, then starting a few inches from top, with straight pulls down, no wiping blade.. i was thinking how the hell does he get away with it!!! there is absolutly no way it was a good clean... although he was an ole boy, with just his pole and black b and q bucket, prob charging peanuts and been doing it for years... but to me that isnt window cleaning...

    and neither would stretching up to second floor windows trying to clean with mop and blade on a pole... dont get me wrong, i have done it before over conservatories etc, but there is no way id do my whole round like this... i would rather climb a ladder... and to be honest iv had enough of ladders too..

    dont mean to offend anyone, but i could see customers complaining
     
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