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window washing (by Hollis [MA]) May 11, 2022 9:57 AM
       window washing (by Robert J [CA]) May 11, 2022 10:48 AM
       window washing (by Terry [ID]) May 11, 2022 1:47 PM
       window washing (by Steve [MA]) May 11, 2022 6:21 PM
       window washing (by Hollis [MA]) May 11, 2022 8:30 PM
       window washing (by zero [IN]) May 13, 2022 6:14 AM

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window washing (by Hollis [MA]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 9:57 AM

We don't do window washing for tenants except in rare cases in turnovers,.but I have a lot of windows in the 2 houses I live in, and I didn't want to do or hire out the job, esp on the 2nd floor.

So I saw this ad on TV, but I really didn't think it would work much, but I decided to give it a try, my pleasant surprise it worked VERY well!

Also, through some screens!,.. Cleaning the screens and the glass under them w/o moving them!

It's a Fuller Brush product,..a canister that fits on a hose and with our water pressure could hit up the two stories,..

Now maybe it doesn't work in all parts of the counter as I can imagine dirt/dust etc. may be different from at my 2 places,..but it wasn't expensive, and you could get it through Amazon and other outlets,

maybe a tool for some of you (?)

window washing (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 10:48 AM

With ALL of my vacant rentals, before putting on the market or showing them, I will clean ALL OF THE WINDOWS -- inside and out.

When a tenant is vacating, I do NOT want them to wash the outside of the windows, only the inside.

Never will I put a tenants life at risk for a buck!, I can afford to clean the windows myself of hire someone to do it for me.

Also If I remove the exterior screens from inside, I can pressure wash and use a squeegee on an extended painters poll.

window washing (by Terry [ID]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 1:47 PM

Hollis - In the past, I've cleaned the windows myself with the pressure washer and once I've hired a professional. I would never ask tenants to clean the windows outside especially the ones living on the 2nd floor. I live in one of the units and I can't stand the dirty windows especially last year, we had construction from the front and from the back of the building and also there is an dirt/sand alley between the streets, it's dust, dust, bueno!

window washing (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 6:21 PM

Years ago, I had an elderly widow moving from her 3rd floor unit to a senior complex. She apologized for not being able to remove the storm panels to wash them & exterior of the primary windows. We always wash both the interior & exterior of the primary & storm windows as well as the screens at turnover.

window washing (by Hollis [MA]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 8:30 PM

Okay, did you catch the part where it seems to clean the screen and the underlying exterior of the window? That's what blew me away. Again, I don't know if it works for every area's dust/dirt, but ultimately did these.

In the past, I too have used a pressure washer, but I was not very impressed of what a good job it did. I even have one that can feed in a detergent, but it never did a real good job. I'm guessing that the formula that the Fuller brush people use is some improvement that works really well.

Yes, on turnovers we usually washed the interior of the Windows. But for second and third floors we usually don't.

My house actually has three stories of Windows, I can almost get to the top floor, but not quite. However, I think part of the problem was the hose in the nozzle that connected to the canister, which I think if I do a few changes will be able to reach up that high.

window washing (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 13, 2022 6:14 AM

This is why I install double hung windows.

They tilt in so you can clean them without a ladder or fear of falling.

I will look into the Fuller brush system you are mentioning for the rare windows I still have that don't open this way.

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