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Window Cleaning Tools

If you’re looking to make your windows shine, you’ll need the right window cleaning tools to get the job done. If you’re not a professional window cleaner and you’re looking for a recommendation for what to buy to get the cleanest windows possible, this is the article for you. 

Read on for a brief overview of some of the essential widow cleaning tools that will help you get the job done right. 

Essential Window Cleaning Tools

Squeegee

Your squeegee will allow you to remove all of the excess water and soap after you’ve given the window a decent scrub. Your squeegee should have a new rubber blade on it with a perfect edge. That way, you won’t leave any streaks behind. Rubber blades are inexpensive enough to change out as well. Professional window cleaners will switch them as much as once a day. Any little nicks and imperfections in the squeegee’s edge will compromise the finish of your window cleaning job. 

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Window Washing Bucket

This one is pretty self-explanatory. All you need is a bucket large enough that you can mix your cleaning solution while being light enough that you can carry it around the house easily. 

Sponge or Scrubber

If your windows have a lot of built-up residues, then you will need to give them a good scrub. Choosing a decent sponge or scrubber to help you get that pesky dirt off the windows will help you out a lot in the long run. 

Some scrubbers have the squeegee attached to the backside so you don’t have to switch them out. This makes the job a lot easier and saves time in using multiple tools. If you can scrub with hot water on one side, and squeegee everything off from the other, then you’r golden. You’ll have clean windows sooner and you can get back to enjoying your weekend. 

Window Cleaning Solution

Window cleaning solution is quite simple. Most of the time, you can use a little bit of dish soap, or vinegar, and water. All you need is a little bit of soap in order to create a decent mixture. Just ensure the water is hot enough without being too hot to handle. 

If you’re cleaning your windows in cold weather, you can add a little bit of anti-freeze. Or, windshield washer fluid works to keep the water from freezing. 

Window Cleaning Cloths

Once you’ve rinsed, scrubbed, and squeegee’d your windows, you can give them a final wipe down with a decent window cleaning cloth. Doing so will reduce streaks and give you that perfect finish that a professional window cleaning company can provide. 

The best window cleaning cloths are chamois which are made of low-lint microfibre. They leave behind no streaks and don’t leave a trail the way that paper towels would. 

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Drop Cloth

Depending on the surface you’re working above, whether it’s interior or exterior, you may want to protect the ground beneath you. Buying painter’s rags or a drop cloth can keep the surface you’re working on dry. This is especially important if you’re working on hardwood floors or any other surface that would be negatively affected by excessive water. 

Window Cleaning Tools For High Windows

Telescoping Pole

A telescoping pole is one of the essential window cleaning tools for high windows. It isn’t always easy to get a ladder up against the house to reach high windows. So, a telescoping pole can be a big help here. Make sure you get a pole that will remain sturdy enough when it is extended decently far from where you’re holding it. You may need to put a little bit of pressure on the pole if the window requires a bit of extra scrubbing. 

The best telescoping window cleaning poles will have a water-fed option as well. If you can run your water and cleaning solution directly through the pole, then you’re getting the scrubbing done at the same time. Most poles will have interchangeability with various window cleaning heads. You should be able to switch out the squeegee for the scrubber fairly easily. 

Picking a lightweight option that is made of aluminum will save you a lot of energy on the shoulders if you have a lot of hard-to-reach windows on your property. It may seem like an afterthought, but you’ll be glad you went with a lighter one when you’ve been extending your window washing pole for hours on end. 

Ladder

If you’re comfortable using one, a ladder is one of the essential window cleaning tools for high windows. Most people have one around the house, but if you don’t make sure you invest in a ladder that is sturdy enough for the ground you’re standing on and will reach high enough that you can stand lower on the steps to maintain stability. 

Sometimes when we’re cleaning windows, it requires a little more force. So, we make sure we always use a super sturdy ladder when cleaning high windows. 

Hopefully, this wrapped up any questions you may have had about what window cleaning tools you need to do the job like a professional window cleaning company. 

If you have any questions, or you’re looking for a quote, give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any of your window cleaning-related questions.

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