They say the eyes are the windows to the soul… well what does that say about your windows? Let’s face it finding a good regular window cleaner can be more difficult than eating with chopsticks! You can choose to wash your windows yourself but those of you that do/have done this know that it is more difficult and time consuming than you imagined, and as far as equipment goes you need more than a good long ladder and a leak free bucket. There are more skills to window cleaning than you’d imagine…

We have put together the top 10 of window cleaner knowledge:

1. How to hold a bucket, clean the windows and not fall off the ladder…

It’s all about balancing whilst being able to wash and hold the bucket. You’ve either got the co-ordination or you haven’t!

2. How to use a squeegee…

This may sound fun, but it is a lot more difficult than it looks to simply scrape the excess water off your windows without making streaks when they dry, only a true pro can manage it well.

3. What is a scrubbing wand?

This is just one of the specialist tools required by professional window cleaners to scrub all the dirt away from the glass it does all the hard scrubbing action.

4. What equipment to use…

From tool belts, buckets, extendable ladders, window towels, and window scrubbers there are many adaptable tools for the window cleaning trade that you just don’t have at home, and that’s probably why they clean your windows so effectively.

5. Smear free glass cleaning techniques…

Window cleaning is all about practice and following the steps in order, from scrubbing, scraping squeegee-ing and wiping. Doesn’t sound that hard, so why is it?

6. Cleaning interior windows without flooding the house…

Cleaning inside windows is a skilful process. You have to know how to scrub, wash and catch and wipe all within seconds.

7. Using an extension pole…

Washing windows using a very long wobbly pole should be some kind of Olympic sport, well this is the fun bit but can result in breakages if you’re not skilled.

8. How much should you charge per window?

This very much depends on the area of the country you live in and whether you have any direct competition. If you are the only window cleaner in your local area you can adjust your prices accordingly.

9. What to do if your ladder slips…

Hope for the best…. But seriously there are steps window cleaners can take to keep safe. Use a ladder with a strong grip, wear shoes with non-slip soles and wear a window cleaning tool belt, so you can hold on safely.

10. How to wash away the things you see through windows from your mind…

Let’s face it from time you may see things through window’s you wish you hadn’t bargained on so the key here is to be careful and always make sure people know you are around!!

If you know everything in the above list, chances are you’re better at cleaning your windows than the rest of us.

Many people don’t give window cleaning a second thought; it is actually highly skilful task if you do it well. From how to use the tools to not making windows look dirtier than you started. For fast and effective streak free local window cleaners post your job on the MyOddJobs site now, it won’t cost you a penny, so if you’re fed up of cleaning your own windows badly, get in touch today.

If you think you have all the knowledge from the list above, you’re the one we want! Register your services with us and let the window cleaner see the cash….

If you’ve got any window cleaning secrets share them here…

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