Professional Window Cleaning requires using a combination of tools and equipment. Suspended and supported scaffolding are both used for window cleaning. Suspended scaffolding is a temporary platform that rests on a lower surface and moves upward and downward. A worker can be raised and lowered from this platform manually or with the help of a motor. Both types of window cleaning tools can be used in a variety of locations. A few basic tools that you’ll need to clean your windows are outlined below.
To clean multi-pane windows, a microfiber cloth or damp towel is ideal. A hog-bristle sponge works well. Natural sponges are firmer than synthetic ones and are better for cleaning in corners. If you have to use a squeegee, be sure to rinse the blade after each stroke and avoid leaving streaks. You can use a chamois to wipe any remaining dirt from windows, while a soft “scrubbie” sponge is best for stubborn stains.
As with any profession, window cleaners have had their fair share of misfortune. In 1962, four window cleaners died while cleaning the Equitable Life Building. One of them had stored his safety belt in the trunk of his car. During the fall, the safety belt snapped. The four men fell to their deaths. In 1999, a window cleaner named Richard Singleton died while working at 345 Park Avenue South. The crew balanced on two-inch ledges while working.