The Squeegee

The hand-held window squeegee is the basic tool for the professional window cleaner. This has a handle and a channel, the channel houses a thin rubber blade that  is used to remove the soapy  water from a glass surface. A soapy water solution acts as a lubricant and breaks up the dirt, then the squeegee is used to draw the dirt off the glass leaving a clean surface.

There are many brands and types of squeegees that are available to the professional window cleaner. Many window cleaners have a strong preference for their own brands and use the squeegee in a variety of ways that gets the job done in their own way.

Window Wipers is Perth commercial window cleaning specialist, we use several different squeegees for various purposes. For example, we use this one (see the photo below) for our Rope Access team whilst they are abseiling because it has the mop and the squeegee as one tool. This is preferable because when we work at height you need to have a lanyard on our tools if you had both a mop and the squeegee separately in the bucket the would constantly get tangled causing too much time bring spent untangling them.

 

             

  • The differences type offers various sizes
  • Solid and movable channels
  • With mops attached
  • Separately
  • Quick release channels that interchange the size of the blade

Sorbo – Squeegee

Unger – Squeegee

Ettore – Squeegee

Wagtail – Squeegee

 

Mops or Applicators

The other tool that goes hand in hand with the squeegee is the mop or also know as the applicator it applies the soppy water to the window and allows the window cleaner to scrub any stubborn marks off the window they have the same variations as the squeegee.

 

  • The differences type offers various sizes
  • Solid and movable bars
  • Back to back with squeegee attached
  • Separately
  • Quick release channels that interchange the size of the blade

 

Wagtail -Squeegee and mop/applicator

Ettore – Squeegee and mop/applicator

 

Unger – Squeegee and mop/applicator