A painter that does window cleaning in the greater Toronto area?
YES! We do window washing and cleaning. Not just limited to glass either. Often, exterior and sometimes the interior surface of newer windows are clad with vinyl or metal. Depending on location, they can get very dirty and dingy looking and need cleaning. We also do eave surface cleaning
The washing and cleaning of windows is a part of our normal painting work. We’ll advise you on what is possible and the reasonable costs to complete this type of regular maintenance work. Additionally, exterior clad surfaces at windows and other trim surfaces will provide a longer product life when properly maintained.
Window Cleaning in the Greater Toronto Area Checklist
- Glass surfaces – interior and exterior
- Tough access high-reach windows and frames
- Window Frames and trim surrounds
- Maintenance and repair work
- Trim repairs, wood rot restoration and replacement
- Broken glass replacement
- Stuck windows unstuck
Tools Used for Window Cleaning
Chamois & scrim
Chamois is a basic method used to loosen and remove dirt, followed by a buffing with cheesecloth, or scrim.
Water & squeegee
Generally, chemicals are added to water, and a device such as a brush or cloth-covered handle is dipped into the resulting solution and used to scrub glass. A squeegee is then used to sluice the dirt and water mixture from the glass.
There are four different types of squeegees.
Window squeegee is the most famous one because it is used on all types of windows. Your house, commercial or even car windows can be cleaned with the window squeegee.
Floor squeegees are mostly used for large surfaces like floors, they’re mostly used in hospitals and other large buildings.
Stiff blade squeegees are found in using grouts to tiles.
Horse scrapers are applied to in houses to eliminate sweat and dust from the layers.
Chemicals added to the solution range from dish soap and glass cleaner to Trisodium Phosphate and etching salt. In sub-freezing temperatures, anti-freezing chemicals are added to the solution to prevent it from crystallizing on the pane before it is sluiced off.
Any of a variety of types of telescopic poles, fitted at the upper end with a brush and water jets, fed either from vehicle-borne tanks of deionised water or by on-site production of deionised water using a domestic or commercial water outlet. The water is filtered by either a two-stage or three-stage filtration process, involving a carbon filter, and two de-ionization filters, or a carbon filter, a reverse osmosis membrane filter, and a de-ionization resin filter. The filtered water contains a TDS (total dissolved solids) of less than 5 ppm. (parts per million.) The brush is used to agitate the debris off the window, while spraying water, and then the brush is lifted a few inches from the glass to rinse the glass with the pure water jets. Fan jets are used for hydrophobic glass, and “pencil” jets are used for hydrophilic glass. The de-ionized water is lacking in ions, so it will pull solids off the glass and dissolve the solids into the water, aiding in the cleaning process. Because there are no solids dissolved in the water, the windows dry clear without water spots. Water-fed poles vary in length. The longest poles are about 70 feet, and can reach up to six storeys. Water-fed cleaning is also referred to as pure water cleaning.