What equipment is needed to clean external windows in a two-storey house?

My usual window cleaner can’t work for a few months because he’s injured himself. Can anyone recommend the best equipment to buy to do it myself? No ladders, so extension poles are needed.

Asked by June on 11th Apr 2020
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"without a water fed pole/using pure water it will not be that succesful,
however getting a temporary (and less clumsy) window cleaner to cover while your regular one recovers from his injuries may be the best solution,failing that buy a water fed pole/pure water /pump,then sack him,you should get your invest back in 12 months,even quicker if you do your neighbours windows,
hope this helps"
Answered on 19th Jul 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"Telescopic Extension Pole: Look for one that is sturdy and adjustable to reach high windows safely.
2. Squeegee: Opt for a high-quality squeegee with a rubber blade for streak-free cleaning.
3. Microfiber Cloths: These are great for wiping away excess water and ensuring a clear finish.
4. Window Cleaning Solution: You can either purchase a commercial window cleaning solution or make your own using water and a small amount of dish soap or vinegar.
5. Bucket: A bucket with a handle will be useful for carrying water and your cleaning solution.
6. Scrubber or Sponge: Use this to apply the cleaning solution to your windows before using the squeegee.
7. Window Scraper (Optional): For stubborn stains or debris, a window scraper can be handy."
Answered on 19th Apr 2024 - Member since Apr 2024 - report
"Hey there. Sorry to hear about your window cleaner has injured himself. I personally don't recommend anyone to clean their windows specifically if they are big and tall..
The equipment depends on the material of the windows.
At moment I'm only doing domestic cleaning but i know someone who is highly experienced and reliable that could do your windows if you would like.
Kind regards"
Answered on 12th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"I had to come up with something for a job similar to this and I got a extra long painting pole and attached a hose pipe to it taping it every 12 inches along the pole after it was extended then attached a window cleaning sponge to it and washed it that way, worked a treat"
Answered on 8th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
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