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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Window washing

November 9, 2011

Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: We are bidding on approximately 23,000 to 33,000 sf of windows at the airport in Seattle. The height is around 20 feet, as needed, quarterly, monthly. I read where a carbon fiber pole would do the job instead of renting equipment. What formula is used?

The answer:

There are multiple types of carbon or aluminum poles, some have hoses to apply solution directly to a brush or strip washer on the end of the pole, and some are simply extension poles and have no means of applying water or cleaning solution while extended, meaning you need to collapse the pole to rinse the strip washer and switch tools to use the squeegee. Some poles may have both a squeegee and a brush or strip washer on the end. With hose type poles, don''t forget that you ... — Bill Griffin, president of Cleaning Consultants

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