How to Efficiently Use Clean and Shine for Sanitizing Windows

Your goal in the current COVID-19 world is to protect both your customers and your staff. Using the affordable and efficient Clean and Shine in your window cleaning mix can help add protection and peace of mind for both. Even if you decide not to offer sanitizing as a new independent service, adding a bit of the… Continue reading How to Efficiently Use Clean and Shine for Sanitizing Windows

Preparing Your Cleaning Business for a Post-Pandemic Economy

Over the next several weeks, the country’s businesses are expected to slowly open back up in three “phases.” What that means, exactly, is pretty general and varies from state to state, and in some areas, city to city. An article that regularly updates each state’s plan can be found here. However, there is one common… Continue reading Preparing Your Cleaning Business for a Post-Pandemic Economy

Working With Sodium Hypochlorite (SH), or Bleach, during COVID-19 times.

Sodium Hypochlorite is commonly known as Bleach. It comes in varying strengths. But the two most common are store bought, at 6%, and industrial strength, at 12.5%. The strength commonly used in the cleaning industry is 12.5% SH. The CDC has announced that Bleach IS an effective cleaning and sanitizing agent against COVID-19. This is… Continue reading Working With Sodium Hypochlorite (SH), or Bleach, during COVID-19 times.

Why Isn’t GG-4 Slick Like Dish Soap?

Most window cleaners entering the business learn to fan using dish soap. “This teaches you to grip hard and press hard because the surfactant gives you a ton of glide,” Alan Noah of Titan Laboratories explained. “However, that’s pretty much all it gives you!” When you switch to Glass Gleam 4 (GG4), the glide isn’t… Continue reading Why Isn’t GG-4 Slick Like Dish Soap?

Can You Use a Water Fed Pole in Winter?

Can You Use a Water Fed Pole in Winter? The short answer is yes, you can still use your water fed pole in the winter, although some extra precautions need to be taken. 1.     Be careful of runoff. If your water runs off the windows and across foot traffic areas, it can freeze, causing a slip hazard.… Continue reading Can You Use a Water Fed Pole in Winter?

A Pressure Washer’s Guide to Adding Water Fed Pole Cleaning

If you own a pressure washing or soft washing business, you’ve probably already experienced your customers asking “can you clean my windows too?” For years, pressure washing and window cleaning were two entirely different entities. However, more and more companies are realizing that not doing both often means leaving money on the table.   Pressure washing… Continue reading A Pressure Washer’s Guide to Adding Water Fed Pole Cleaning

The Importance of Care, Custody, and Control Insurance

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Most cleaning companies carry general liability insurance, thinking it will cover them in case they damage something while cleaning. However, most general liability policies actually have an exclusion for “care, custody, and control” of the property that is being cleaned. Let’s break this down: The exclusion applies if any of these three terms are true:… Continue reading The Importance of Care, Custody, and Control Insurance

How to Find the Tin Side of Float Glass, and Why It Matters

Sheets of Factory manufacturing tempered clear float glass panels cut to size.

Most window glass is made using the float process. Float glass is an exceptionally smooth, clear glass that is used in most windows, as well as the basis for other types of glass, such as tinted, tempered, and laminated glass. Float glass is made using the Pinkington Process – i.e., the molten glass is poured… Continue reading How to Find the Tin Side of Float Glass, and Why It Matters

How to Winterize Your RODI Equipment

It's important to winterize your RODI system before it freezes.

Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems are too important of an investment to ignore during cold temperatures. If you let them freeze, your fittings may crack or leak, or the most expensive part – the RO membrane – can be damaged. If the RO membrane freezes, it can become dry and cracked, which means water will get… Continue reading How to Winterize Your RODI Equipment

Are You Using the Right Antifreeze for Winterizing Cleaning Equipment?

When it comes to winterizing your equipment, it may be tempting to choose the cheapest antifreeze option out there, such as windshield wiper fluid. However, it’s better to choose an RV antifreeze. These are designed to help keep plumbing systems safe by raising the freezing point of water, and they are non-toxic. However, not all… Continue reading Are You Using the Right Antifreeze for Winterizing Cleaning Equipment?