Reinventing Window Cleaning
The History of Ettore Products Company
Ettore Steccone invented the window squeegee over eighty years ago in Oakland, California. His T-shaped tool, manufactured of brass with a single precision slit rubber blade, dried windows virtually streak-free and became the new standard in cleaning glass.
Today his family still runs this small independently owned company and continues his legacy by bringing quality products, not only to the professional, but to homeowners around the world.
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH ETTORE
Listen to Diane Smahlik tell the infamous story of Ettore Sttecone hat. The hat that started it all for Ettore Products Company and the Window Cleaning industry.Read more
Ettore Products Company and Detroit Sponge & Chamois team up for this latest Live Q&A session. Tune in to listen as Wayne Schultz (Ettore) and Mike Waroway (Detroit...Read more
In this segment of Ettore’s Live Q&A series, Executive Vice President Wayne Schultz speaks with Jacob Wallace of ABC Window Cleaning Supply. Jacob’s parents started ABC Window Cleaning...Read more
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Depending on whether or not you have a two story home there are really only a few tools you will need to clean your windows, a squeegee, scrubber, bucket, cloth and Squeegee-Off solution. For second story windows add a REA-C-H pole to your tools.
The time of day you don’t want to wash your windows is when direct sun light is hitting your glass. The sun will dry up the solution you have applied and make it impossible for you to squeegee it off.
Our products can be found in most major Hardware chains or local hardware stores. You can also purchase any product directly on our website.
A common misconception is that a lot of water is needed to properly squeegee your windows. An excess of water will only make your job wetter and more difficult. A thin application of Squeegee-Off and water solution to your windows using a scrubber is all you need to get you glass prepared to squeegee. Check our Cleaning Tips section for more information on properly cleaning your windows.
Ettore squeegees also work great to clean the inside of your windows. Use the same technique as you would on your outside windows, but place a towel at the bottom of your window to catch the excess water and clean as usual.
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