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I know not all here are completely wet behind the ears when it comes to some of the more difficult window cleaning tasks. 

Quite a few "how to" videos show the demonstrator oversimplifying the process or encouraging time-wasting measures. It's not always a matter of simply wetting the glass, using "the best" squeegee and bringing it down after every stroke to wipe off with a rag or sponge. 

How do you not leave streaks? How do you get nasty stuff off that a cotton applicator and soapy water won't agitate loose? How do you do glass offset from where you are standing or set far back above a lower roof line?

Here is one of the good youtube channels in my opinion  https://www.youtube.com/user/bobhatt123

 

 



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He is definitely one of the good ones.

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Word "on the street" is that Chris is getting close to having a new squeegee channel he designed hit the market. I understand it will be called "The Liquidator".
If it is equal to the hype I've read, it will help both occasional window cleaners and full-timers get the job done will even less detailing required.

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We are using a softwash method.

1. Softwash the windows. (gets frames, gaskets and screens.)
2. Bleach Wash and agitate with water fed pole brush. (minus the pure water)
3. Rinse with trigger sprayer from pure water holding tank.

Seems to be working real well from a softwashing perspective.

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From what he's said in his videos it's not a squeegee for beginners. Not sure what he meant by that however.
He's certainly been working on it for a while now. Should be interesting to see the finished product.

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AC Lockyer wrote:

We are using a softwash method.

1. Softwash the windows. (gets frames, gaskets and screens.)
2. Bleach Wash and agitate with water fed pole brush. (minus the pure water)
3. Rinse with trigger sprayer from pure water holding tank.

Seems to be working real well from a softwashing perspective.

AC


 Never thought of scrubbing the house wash while on glass. Not a bad idea if you choose not to use pure water.



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My workers are spoiled they don't want to scrub anything. They think softwashing is just spraying solution and rinsing. Most of our homes don't use a professional window cleaning service, or if they do they don't clean the frames/sills well. That means when the solution gets on the frames it loosens oxidation and it it sort of drips on the glass. We are going to do a better job of scrubbing frames next year and rinsing with bleach wash. I'm probably buying a nicer water fed pole system and just including it in the house cleaning price for the high end homes. I wish I had it one now. We did 280 windows on a 4 story building a couple months ago, and we have 200 windows Saturday as part of office building cleaning. Scrubbing first is the key for customers that dont have windows cleaned on regular basis.

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Dan.......You should consider trying a 1% instead of scrubbing. We have found our mix does an awesome job on glass. We even had a few people rave about how clean their windows were.

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What is a good mix for window softwashing

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Baton Rouge Roof Cleaner wrote:

Dan.......You should consider trying a 1% instead of scrubbing. We have found our mix does an awesome job on glass. We even had a few people rave about how clean their windows were.


 Doug, I think my house mix is in the vicinity of 1%. I have had an occasion or two when Elemonator in my mix has helped make the windows look good enough that I didn't have to do them the window cleaner's way.

But I'm fully equipped to do windows as well as they can be done with my window equipment. So I rely on that in general for guaranteed superior results.



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