Window Cleaning Tools for High Windows

When it comes to cleaning the windows in your home, the ground floor windows are pretty easy to manage but reaching those on the upper floors can be a bit more difficult. Every once in a while however, the higher windows in your home will still need to be cleaned. How frequently to do it will depend on a number of different things such as having the right tools, techniques and products. You'll also need to consider your own safety as climbing a ladder can be a risky business.

It is vital to have the right tools when you're cleaning high windows as you'll be spending a large amount of time up a ladder and need to reach all the corners of the window with just one hand. One tool will not be enough as windows come in many different shapes and sizes even when they're in the same house.

Tools of the Trade for Cleaning High Windows

  • Ladder
  • Bucket
  • Squeegee
  • Extendible handle
  • Time

You'll find a good supply of warm water an excellent place to start so get yourself a good sized bucket that you can hang from the ladder. Reducing the number of times you have to go up and down will be a godsend.

A high quality squeegee is the next tool on your list. There a large variety available on the market, so pick one that's versatile. An extendible handle that you can attach to the squeegee will enable you to clean the whole of the window without having to move the ladder. You can also buy a combination window washer and squeegee tool that allows you to wash the window first and then turn the tool around and use the squeegee to remove the dirt and water, while leaving you with a streak-free finish.

If you're at all worried about using a ladder, you can purchase tools and equipment that allow you to clean high windows from the safety of the ground. With extendible poles and water fed systems, you don't have to put your safety at risk.

Cleaning windows, whether they're on the ground floor or a couple of stories up, can be done if you're properly prepared. However, it's understandable if many of you won't have the time, energy or inclination to undertake this job. For those of you who'd rather not attempt their own window cleaning, residents can take advantage of a professional window cleaning services. They're not very expensive and will save you time and unnecessary stress. Take a look in your Yellow Pages or ask around the neighborhood for a company that is renowned for their excellent results. You could also peruse the internet for ideas and recommendations. There are plenty of comparison sites and business directories and lots of your local window cleaning services will have their very own website.

Brianne Andrews

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Hi, I'm Brianne. I'm from Brighton, but I live in London since 2011. I'm a freelance graphic designer. I love doing it and I search for inspiration everywhere. Coffee is in my blood. =))

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