I am proud to announce that I witnessed my first flock of birds heading south for the winter last night. It`s almost here and time to get prepared for winter window washing.
Window washing in the winter. You might not have had the opportunity to experience ice cold conditions, and using ice cold water and chemicals to clean windows in zero temperature conditions.
This is the time of the year that separates the men from the boys and the woman from the girls. When the first snow falls, and temperatures do drop below zero, its a whole new ball game. You have storefronts that are getting splattered with snow and salt daily. The store owners who enjoy and have nice displays in there windows increase washings, some change to daily, some bi-weekly. Its a good time to find jobs also, just drive around and look for the bad windows.
I think two of the most important things for winter window washing to have is a good pair of waterproof boots, and a pair of rubber chemical gloves that you place over your warm gloves. The reasons, nobody shovels in front of the windows, so you are stomping around in the snow, and the cold water, does not penetrate the rubber gloves.
Are you a winter window washer? Whats your tips?
Old saying goes " A little alcohol in the water will stop it from freezing, a little alcohol in you has the same effect"
Kevin: Unger makes a very good product for window washing. They are a rubber glove modeled on a scuba diving set suit. Rubber may be the wrong word, all I know is they keep the hands warm when doing winter windows dow to around -29 degrees Celsius. We use isopropyl alchohol in the water to stop freezing on the window. What do you use.