safety and cleaning suggestions
preventing ladder slippage
have an employee hold ladder base or add
a "ladder stopper" to ladder base
to minimize slip-out when cleaning other
side of glass. it appears as though there
is a potentially slippery floor on that
side of windows. learn more about ladder
safety < here.
sure to carefully dry towel along top window
edge of roof line glass... angled cuts of
glass love to leave dirty water drips, long
after the window cleaning process. i always
suggest minimizing the amount of "detailing"
i.e.. (using a micro fiber or other type
of towel on window after squeegeeing), but
in the case of angled cuts of glass... detailing
top is a must.
removing sill dust layer
a natural sponge, also known as a sea sponge,
to soak up excess solution from bottom window
sills. you may want to have an extra bucket
of water available at the site to use for
sea sponge rinsing exclusively. there's
bound to be a lot of dust on those sill
bottoms and you won't want to contaminate
your clean window cleaning solution every
time you come down a ladder to rinse sponge.
congratulations on acquiring this account!
it's a great project anytime of the year
but, especially in winter when interior
work makes sense.
it was difficult for me to determine the
position of the pews from the pictures dennis
mailed me, i made the previous recommendations
based on the idea that extension ladders
had the necessary space to be properly erected
and used to access windows for cleaning.
the pews on right side of photo were too
close to back wall and were bolted to the
floor so, ladder use was not possible...
instead, scaffolding needed to be erected
and used to access glass for cleaning. and
yet, the illustration still serves as a
good example of how to stage extension ladders
for this type of window cleaning.
is available for rent at most heavy equipment
rental companies. check your telephone's
yellow pages directory for more information
on scaffolding rentals.
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