Window Cleaning Basics: Tools & Techniques Pt. 1


name is Chris I’m owner operator of Vineyard Window Cleaning and we're based out of Napa California, so today I’m going to show you guys how to clean a window professionally.

The reason I like the Ettore aluminum series is it's lighter in your hand, it's comfortable in your hand, and it's got that right amount of pull work if needed. The pros, I being a professional like to use the brass one it's a little bit heavier it feels a little bit more solid in your hand when you're getting ready to clean a window. The size squeegees that you can purchase are an 18 inch, 16 inch, 14 inch, 12 inch, 10 inch, 8 inch and 6 inch depending on the size of the window you might have choose accordingly. You cannot go wrong with the 16 inch it's always going to fit in almost every single window.

The next tool that I’m going to show you is the washer in the industry we call them the T-bar these are long lasting and reusable. What I like to do is I like to wash my washer at least three to four times a week.

This is a 14 by 14 inch microfiber cloth, they have the microfiber side on one side and then they also have the absorbent side of the towel. I've noticed that these have been great for when I’m detailing around the window and it's also great for cleaning screens as well, it does pull dirt out not like a terrycloth towel.

This is what you're going to want to have this is what makes a window clean the reason. I like to use the Squeegee Off in comparison to using dish soap this gives you the maximum glide this has been designed to keep a glass clean when you're using dish soap, so basically what you're doing is you're maximizing the amount of slide you get off your squeegee but it's going to attract dirt onto the windows three times faster than if you were to use the super concentrate squeegee off. I also like to use this as well because you're able just to throw it in your bucket and replace your water throughout the day that's one of the things I like to do as a professional, but as a consumer or as a homeowner one capful per gallon of water should make it way through your house.

This is the 3.5 gallon bucket as a professional I do use the 6 1/2 gallon bucket I will typically run about two to four gallons of water depending on the property I’m at, but again as a consumer this is going to be the perfect fit for you.