Window cleaning applicators / scrubbers / washers
When I first started to use a squeege to clean windows, I used a sponge to wet the windows, but this meant
that my hands were always wet, and so I had skin problems. I was overjoyed to find there was an answer to my
The window cleaning scrubber is basically a handle that holds the method of applying the cleaning solution
to the glass. Which seperates the cleaners hand from the liquid. It comprises of a "T" bar and a sleeve and there
are a variety of sizes and fabrics available.
The "T" bar can be a fixed component or able to swivel, which is useful for reaching over canopies or
conservatories etc. when the applicator has been fitted to an extension pole to reach previously inacessible
As can be seen in this picture the window cleaning washer is used in combination with a window cleaning
solution to wet the window and loosen any soil from the glass before removal by the use of a window cleaning
The sleeve can be made from a number of different fabrics, as they can be used in different situations and
therefore need to have different capabilities. The main differences are the ability to hold water and how abrasive
the sleeve is.
When applying the window cleaning solution to the glass, try your best to keep the window cleaning
applicators from touching the top of the frame. If you can leave a gap of about half an inch, it will help to
prevent drips from running down the glass, after you have finished cleaning the windows.
The first few years I began to use window cleaning strip washers, I would just keep it in my bucket. But,
then I came across a container that fitted on the trouser belt, it was called a "bucket on a belt". This kept the
window cleaning scrubber within reach of your hand and saved a great deal of bending down. It also has a space for
your window cleaning squeege and this means that it keeps your hands free to be able to use both hands when
cleaning your ladders.
I would also have 2 window cleaning pouches on my belt, to keep window cleaning scrim and cloths close for
when I needed them. There were also pouches where you could keep note books, wallets, change and your mobile phone.
Batmans utility belt has nothing on these window cleaning pouches.
I later found a version of these "buckets on a belt" that had a quick release mechanism that enabled me to
quickly take the bucket off when I needed to drive to the next customer.
These window cleaning applicators can be fitted to extension poles to enable you to reach higher windows without
the need of ladders.
Some examples of the sleeves that are available for window cleaning washers:-
- Monsoon - high water absorbtion and abrasive pad
- Microstrip - micro-fibre cleaning with high water
- Standard strip - standard sleeve
- Pad strip - abrasive pad on one side
- Microsleeve - scrub pad on one end
- Dura - holds lots of
- Porcupine - more abrasive than normal
- micro-fibre pad for whirlwind
high absorbtion sleeve
sleev - more absorbtion than standard sleeves
- standard sleeves
Abrasive - more abrasive than standard
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