A day in the life of a window cleaner

When I’m cleaning windows

Here at Cleaning Technique we have always provided a window cleaning service. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s a Cleaning Technique van would often have been seen on Worcester High Street shortly after dawn. Our window cleaning specialist, Pete, used the traditional method of cloths, shammy leathers and a ladder, working his way up and down the high street.

washing top storey windows
Reaching top storey windows with a telescopic pole.

In 2005 Pete retired and new legislation on working at heights with ladders was introduced by the government. As a company we wanted to protect our staff and comply with legislation, so decided to implement a new system for our window cleaning service. Since then our window cleaning team has used The Reach and Wash System©, which uses water fed through telescopic poles that reach heights of 21 metres.

Early morning: industrial cleaning Redditch

The day starts early, as soon as it’s light. Once the water tanks are full in the van, the team is ready to start the day. During Covid-19 the window cleaning team have worked as a close cohort and with additional PPE. They have observed the 2 metre distance rule whilst on clients’ sites to keep themselves, and any others they work around, as safe as possible.

window cleaning a church
Our team wash windows for all kinds of commercial properties.

Each day provides different settings and buildings. A typical day sees the team start cleaning in Redditch at a large lighting factory. This site has a number of different units set over 15,000 square metres. These include high and low levels windows, both external and internal. The different pole settings are used to access all the external windows and then carry out the internal window cleaning with a squeegee blade.

Mid-morning: office cleaning Alcester

window cleaning office dividers
Our team have had to increase their cleaning of internal dividers to support social distancing measures in office buildings.

Next stop is to clean the windows of an office building in Alcester. Again, internal and external windows, including sills, are cleaned, along with glass partitions and doors. During the pandemic the team have increased their cleaning of office partitions used to separate co-workers’ areas.

Early afternoon

During the course of a day the team may undertake window cleaning across ten different sites, depending on the scale and frequency. Sites include glazing in churches, car showrooms, medical practices and various office sites.

Late afternoon: golf clubhouse cleaning Droitwich

Always a favourite for the team is a drive out to a country golf club in Worcestershire. Clean windows are essential to the ambiance of the clubhouse, which boasts panoramic views towards Malvern and the Severn Valley.

The team take pride in their work and deliver a bespoke window cleaning service in different sectors to ensure all glazing provides a sparkling first impression for our clients’ visitors.

Spring is coming and businesses are reopening their buildings, if you want a quote for your window cleaning please call or contact us. We have extensive experience in a range of sectors and settings, and can tailor our services to meet your needs.