I'm doing some ladder work on this house. To be safe, we always check our ladders on the day we use them. We use ladder stand-off's or stabilizers to keep the ladder secure to the structure and we use leg levelers to keep the ladders stable on uneven surfaces. Sometimes you just have to use the ladder to get to the windows, not all windows are double hung, where you can clean them all from the inside by tilting them in. Also too, we might need to be "up on the glass" to remove stubborn debris on your window, you can't always do that with tilting them in.
I'm showing how clean you can get a window with a Water Fed Pole System. You not only clean the glass but you are able to clean the whole window frame, something that is normally not done when you are using standard window cleaning methods. I scrub the whole window down and then rinse with pure water for a streak-free shine. *In this video I'm finishing up on the window section, the frame has been cleaned already. This equipment really does a great job on windows!
A Water Fed Pole System is a great way to get to higher or potentially dangerous windows that you would normally need a ladder for. This is a much safer way to get them cleaned, although it can't be done in all situations. Professional window cleaners have been cleaning windows like this in Europe for years, in fact that is the standard there, most window cleaners there have a WFPS like the one I'm using in this video. Just catching on here stateside in the past 10 years. *In this video I'm finishing up on this two story window, because these windows were really dirty, we had to scrub the windows first with a window wand and cleaner (you see that off to the right of me), then scrubbed it a second time with the WFPS and rinsed.
Storm window cleaning are some of the hardest windows to clean. They take a lot more time then your "standard" windows to clean. Usually you have two pieces of glass to clean (storm windows) and then you have the stationary windows the storms came out of to clean, all glass cleaned inside and out. *In this video I'm cleaning one side of the glass. I have to scrub with the cleaner, scrape all organic matter off, scrub with a white pad and then squeegee off the cleaner. Done!
Rebecca is here cleaning a standard double-paned window. She applies the cleaning solution with a window wand, then scrubs window with a white 3M pad to remove any organic matter on the window, rescrubs the window with her wand, squeegees of the solution and then finally details the edges of the window to ensure that the window is completely cleaned.
This is one method we use to clean your window screens if you choose to have them cleaned. We spray a little cleaner on the screen, place it between the (4) brushes and water of this machine and scrub the screen till clean, then rinse it with the water, tap the screen dry and finally wipe the frames of the screen dry. That simple, all done!!
We can also do a dry brush cleaning that can remove most spider web, light dust that has accumulated over the years and any other light soiling of the screen. A lot of times this is all that is needed, its up to you though.
We do screen repair, if you have any tears, holes or tethering on your windows screens, we can fix them. We will remove the old screen and spline, replace it with new screen and spline, inspect and clean the frame, then finally reinstall. Most fiberglass screens last about 10-14 years depending, after that they become dry rotted and are prone to tears and holes.
Doing skylights can be a challenge, depending on the pitch of the roof and location. This one I did using a ladder and a extension pole. There was another skylight I did on the opposite side of the roof and I was able to access this from the roof itself and get up on the skylight to clean it, although those shingles were hot!