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post #1 of Old 02-12-2007, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wink Poles

Does anyone know what these extendable poles are like? Can I get away with no ladder at all if I had one? Will I get the same results?

What will happen if I get caught using a ladder?
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post #2 of Old 02-12-2007, 11:06 AM
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We use only the poles and ban the use of ladders when we clean windows as a house cleaning company, however professional window cleaning companies still use ladders alot of the time.

What do you mean by "if I get caught using a ladder" ?? Are you insured?
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Not sure where caveboy is from,but I do believe in the UK they have banned ladder use or have strict restriction in place when doing windows.
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I've always wondered if those poles would work or if they were just another pressure washing gimmick to spend money on. We wash inside commercial buildings but I've wondered if these would work. What is the longest someone has extended one out to and still used it effectively?
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Not sure where caveboy is from,but I do believe in the UK they have banned ladder use or have strict restriction in place when doing windows.
I learn something new everyday That is something that I did not know of, thanks for the tidbit
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I haven't actually started window cleaning proffessionally, I'm just learning at the moment. If I had insurance would I be able to use a ladder. Also any idea how much insurance will cost if I'm a one man band?

Thanks everyone!
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Where are you planning on working?
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post #8 of Old 02-19-2007, 02:19 PM
 
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Here are a couple of links that might help.
www.omnipole.com
www.coress.com
Omnipole is over here (UK) but might be of help.
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I haven't actually started window cleaning proffessionally, I'm just learning at the moment. If I had insurance would I be able to use a ladder. Also any idea how much insurance will cost if I'm a one man band?

Thanks everyone!
I was looking into the same thing and where I'm at in WA state its only $900ish a year for windows and gutters, no pressure washer.

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Insurance

I use this company through Allstate http://www.novacasualty.com/

I can go up to 3 stories for window cleaning. I am a Commercial Residential Cleaning Company in NY.
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I just received an actual quote from my insurance for 1,000,000 liability for window and gutter cleaning up to three stories for $534 a year.

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I've always wondered if those poles would work or if they were just another pressure washing gimmick to spend money on. We wash inside commercial buildings but I've wondered if these would work. What is the longest someone has extended one out to and still used it effectively?


They work great.
(Arguably) better than traditional squeegee methods because there is no soap residue, no edge detailing to miss, and no streaks.

Pure water is a powerful cleaner. The deionization process removes all impurities and charged particles from the water. When the pure water hits dirty glass it grabs everything it can.
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