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Old 09-08-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default Second Story Window Cleaning?!?

I have found window cleaning to be surprisingly lucrative. Unfortunately I have an overwhelming fear of heights. To access second story glass surfaces a lot of cleaners use telescopic poles. Any that I've used are in the 6-12' range and for whatever reason I can never seem to get the same results as if I was actually cleaning the surface by hand? Any suggestions? Is there a trick to cleaning with a pole and not leaving behind terrible looking streaks?

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Old 09-19-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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Traditional cleaning at 2nd storey height with a pole is really quite a skill, and would take a lot of practice.
The alternative is to use a water fed pole system. The basic principle is to use water that has been purified & de-ionised to remove any dissolved minerals, pumped up the pole, and onto the window. A brush is used at the top of the pole to agitate the dirt, and you simply scrub - rinse and walk away.
The windows dry streak free all by themselves!

For really dirty windows you can use a propane powered on demand water heater (Campervan or RV heaters are perfect) and the hot water works even better. For greasy windows, a 500:1 mix of isopronoyl alcohol helps, and doesn't affect the finish.

A DIY setup can cost less than $1000 and has huge earning potential,.. as ultra-lightweight poles are now being produced that reach windows 60' high and above!

There's loads of info on another forum I'm on,.. but its probably rude to post a link. PM me if you want more info.
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I agree with the first comment, It will take a lot of practice to get a good result in cleaning window in 2nd storey building by using pole.. I really prefer cleaning it with my hands.. I think it's best for you to practice it...
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www.freewci.com This is another great Resource for window Cleaning
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:43 AM   #5
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I have found one good resource for your problem, I think it might be helpful for you. Please check out: windowpro.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Clean-2nd-Story-Windows
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:59 AM   #6
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Wow. Cleaning the windows of a tall building is really hard. Check how they clean the windows of the tallest building in the world. The pictures are amazing.
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Pure water window cleaning using a water fed pole is the easiest way to clean windows. No streaks, no spots, no problems.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:06 AM   #8
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Before long pure water fed fed pole window cleaning will be the only method used for window cleaning.
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If you don't like ladders, you should look into a water fed pole system.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:31 AM   #10
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I too agree with the first comment that cleaning window specially of such a height with further problem of having it in the second floor may not be an easy task. There is many sometimes risk is involved from falling down from such height. That is why i find Janitorial window cleaning kits & solutions are best in this business, to clean dirt & stain easily from any window type, without any risk involved to it.
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I always clean my window with my extension ladder.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:31 AM   #12
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Absolutely fantastic posting! Lots of useful information and inspiration, both of which we all need!
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Whether it is good business cleaning windows
What are the prices
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We own a 2 WFP systems and only use them on certain jobs. 99% of the time you just going to conquer your fear of heights and climb a ladder.
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Hire someone to do the tall stuff and you handle the lower windows...
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I have heard of guys using harnesses to clean multi-story buildings. Does anyone have any info on what type of gear is needed to do this?
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Hire someone to do the tall stuff and you handle the lower windows...
Agreed LOL
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