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  • Unger Stingray Wins Innovation Award 14/12/2016
    PRESS RELEASE : Unger wins Innovation Award Unger Stingray shines all around. Solingen/Chicago – Unger was presented with the Innovation Award at the international cleaning trade fair ISSA/Interclean North America.  The Unger Stingray indoor window cleaning system managed to impress the exclusive jury and won the coveted award in the Supplies and Accessories […]
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    It's official....winter is here! You spent a lot of money on your pure water window cleaning system this year. Watch the video below for some tips on getting it winterized and tuned up for next season!© HTTP://WWW.ROBINSON-SOLUTIONS.BLOGSPOT.COM […]
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Window Cleaning Tools

Unger indoor window cleaning kit overview

The Unger indoor window cleaning kit. Great for maintenance cleans.

Unger nLite Brush Overview and Demonstration


A brief demonstration of the Unger nLite brush for water fed poles.



New Unger nLite Review


Become a Contributor to this site and let us know your personal reviews of the new Unger nLite water fed pole.

Gardiner Poles SLX Xtreme Review

 

 

 

Something a bit different…a window cleaner bike and trailer set up

 

Word of mouth is the most effective way to advertise. Things that are out of the ordinary get people talking. The method shown in this video might not be practical for all window cleaners but it works well for me and it may give you some ideas. It reduces stress, saves time, saves money, its green, it keeps you fit and it works great as an advertising medium. Can’t be bad!

 

New ProClean window cleaning tools by Moerman

 

Today we can proudly present our new PROCLEAN window cleaning range, including all tools and features which are essential for professional users: window squeegees, window washers, telescopic handles, buckets, tools holders, scrapers, dusters,…

The new ProClean Range is the result of more than 2 years of hard work in development and design. ProClean tools are made of prime quality materials and meet every expectation of performance, durability and ergonomics.

Moerman is committed to continuous product development always keeping in mind its motto: “Durable tools that perform!”

Experience the new PROCLEAN window cleaning tools now!

Moerman launches its ProClean Window cleaning range!Moerman

The HighRise™ from ICP Eagle

Faster, Cleaner, Safer-The Clear Advantage For High-Rise Window Cleaning! The HighRise™ can safely do a months worth of window cleaning in less than a day.

The new Unger nlite

Welcome to the Unger nlite pole


 

New Unger HiFlo™ nLite – Evolutionary Water Fed Pole Technology for Professionals

Unger is ushering in a new age of enlightenment with the launch of HiFlo™ Unger nLite  pole– the most advanced water-fed pole system to hit the market in years.

This latest innovation from Unger, the company that provides smart cleaning solutions to more than 80 countries worldwide, will change the way that windows and façades are cleaned forever by combining the best features of its telescopic and modular poles into a brand new system that delivers unrivalled results and adaptability.

Unger nlite pole

The key features of the new Unger HiFloTM nLite system are:

Innovative engineering

 

  • Perfect balance – better rigidity for more control, and yet up to 50% lighter in weight thanks to its carbon fibre technology
  • Hi tech design – every part of the system, from clamps and levers to brushes has been created to deliver the highest standards with cutting edge looksEase of use
  • Comfort and safety – the weight/rigidity balance makes HiFloTM nLiteeasier and more comfortable to use, even for longer periods of time
  • Easy assembly – extensions can be added quickly and easily, and equipment adjusted to tackle any cleaning situationAdaptability
  • Mix and match – only use as many poles or attachments as you need
  • Multi-talented system – the HiFloTM nLite can be used to clean glass and building facades, stain
    less steel, solar panels, signage, and vehicles
  • Unique hose management system – allows the user to have the hose inside or outside the pole. The highest professional cleaning standards are even easier to achieve with the HiFloTM nLite system thanks to its perfect balance between weight and rigidity. Not only are the poles lighter than conventional versions, the use of cutting edge design and technology means that even when extensions are added rigidity is not compromised, and yet the weight and ergonomics of the system still make it a pleasure to use.The four section master pole cleans up to a height of 6.63m/22ft, but taller locations are easily reached by adding two-stage extensions to the base of the master pole. These extensions, each adding another potential 11ft of reach but crucially not adding anything to the width and feel of the pole, measure 35mm in diameter – an optimum size that fits easily into the hands of the professional for quick and comfortable cleaning. Even if you’re cleaning to a height of around 65ft the HiFloTM nLite offers the ‘gold standard’ in terms of ease of use and results – because it combines just the right amount of rigidity to control your cleaning, but in a lightweight system that’s better for the professional to use.Every part of the new system has been designed specifically with the user in mind. The clamps, which adjust pole height or attach the extensions, are simple to operate – no fiddly allen key-type devices needed – and easily adjustable to ensure the right tension; plus the gooseneck attachment is made from carbon fibre, again keeping weight to a minimum. Even the brushes are lighter – but that doesn’t mean less features or functionality. On the contrary, a selection of brushes are available, one of which, at 60cm/24in, is large enough to quickly clean solar panels, featuring bristles designed to get into the smallest corner and help with scrubbing actions. Whereas conventional brushes usually only have two jets, HiFloTM nLite brushes can feature up to ten quick release jets, making it much easier to control the water flow and rinse surfaces.Dave Rogers, Unger Europe’s European Sales Manager, said: “We believe that the HiFlo™ nLite is a truly revolutionary new product, the next generation of water-fed cleaning pole systems. We are confident that HiFlo™nLitewill be received enthusiastically by window cleaners and contract cleaners across the globe, thanks to its innovative features, ease of use and cost benefits. The launch of HiFlo™ nLite is a high point in Unger’s history, a real leap forward in the evolution of professional cleaning equipment.”If you want to be ‘enlightened’ the HiFlo™ nLite will be unveiled to the global cleaning industry on stand 1.205 at ISSA/Interclean, Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands 8-11 May.www.ungerglobal.com

How to use a scraper blade when cleaning windows

 

Unger ProTrim scraper blade

When is a scraper blade needed?

The following situations would likely require the use of a scraper blade.

  • After construction or decorating work has been carried out.
  • Stubborn dirt or stains such as egg,  bird excrement or splashes caused by pressure washing.
  • When adhesive tape,  vinyl lettering or stickers need removing.
  • The first time windows are cleaned after many months or years.

Checks to carry out before using a scraper blade

Scraping glass with a scraper blade can damage the glass. Certain kinds of glass are more susceptible to scratches than others.

  • Check if glass is scratch resistant and suitable for scraper use. (It is not recommended to use a scraper on Plexiglass, crown glass, solar glass, safety glass (ESG) etc.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s care instructions.
  • Perform a scrape test in advance on a hidden section.
  • Before starting work, check the glass for damage and report it if necessary.

How to use a scraper blade correctly

  • Never use a glass scraper on dry glass.
  • Always use the blade on a wet surface.
  • It is best to use with a soapy cleaning agent. This lubricates the blade and makes it easier to see where you have passed the blade (think of it a bit like shaving a beard!)
  • Always scrape in one direction! Never pull the scraper back. (Dirt accumulated on the blade can be trapped under the blade and pulled over the surface of the window causing scratches.)
  • Apply even pressure holding the blade flat against the glass. The corners of the blade can cause scratches.
  • Change or reverse the blade if it becomes blunt, rusty or chipped.
  • Clean the blade regularly by swishing it about in a bucket of water.
  • Do not keep an open blade in your work pouches. Always replace the cap or retract the blade for your protection.

Further suggestions:

It is a good idea to ask the customer to sign a Scratch Waiver Form. (This is basically a simple form which states that you do not accept responsibility for any scratches that occur and that the customer understands that the task does carry an element of risk.)

Unger ErgoscraperRetractable scraper balde

Use the appropriate kind of scraper for the job at hand.

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