Window Cleaning Tips: How to Change your Squeegee Channel Rubber
Professional Window Cleaner Jorge Aguilar of Empire Highrise USA uses top-rated, professional grade Ettore squeegee rubber to demonstrate how to change rubber on a squeegee channel for streak free results. Here are a few notes on the process from the man himself, for more detail information check out our video above.
Here is what Jorge has to say,
“First thing that you'll want to start looking for is obviously streaks on your glass. Start to look and dry the corner [of your squeegee channel] and start looking for that roundness.” He goes on to say, “Typical window cleaners will change it on a daily basis if you start coming across concrete or any type of debris on the glass, then maybe sooner than that. If you're doing residential you could take up to two or three days to clean.”
After dissecting the quality of the rubber it’s time to change the rubber on the channel – Jorge says, “So the way that you would go about changing the rubber it's very fairly simple, but sometimes some window cleaners kind of don't train on because it's so easy. You'll pull the rubber out and take the clip out [on one side of the channel], so we'll do it on this side [opposite side] as well pull it off take the clip out.”
Jorge continues and says, “We actually haven't flipped this rubber, so all rubbers you can flip them to the other side. Slide it up [flipped side] pull it out enough you can see the mark there for the clip where it has been. All you do is just slide the clip; the clip has a small little tab at the end where it'll hold it you pinch it and then pinch back. Sometimes it's a little hard so you might want to use maybe the ground or the wall there's something just slightly tap it any type of hard surface you'll do it on the other side.”