Window cleaning – a potted history
The demand for window cleaners dates back to the start of the industrial revolution, when pollution and smog left a dirty film on windows. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of window cleaners servicing homes, and each will use a system that they trust to deliver the best finish.
Until the 1990’s, the squeegee (or blade) was the traditional window cleaning method – a soapy solution would be applied to the window and the squeegee would clear it off. This is a good method, but it comes with its limitations. The main issue is the time it takes – not only is it difficult to clear stubborn debris from a window with this method, but it is also very time-consuming and involves a lot of ladder work, which puts window cleaners at a higher risk of accidents, and also takes a lot longer, costing the customer more.
That said, the traditional method remains perfect for many situations still today at Mr. Reach. All inside windows are given the traditional treatment, and windows that can’t be reached with the water-fed pole. Upper floor properties of maisonettes or flats also require the traditional method too, to avoid wetting the windows of the properties below if they’re not being cleaned at the same time.