Dirty windows will get on your nerves. Not only are they a nuisance, but they also drag down the curb appeal, affecting how visitors and passers-by perceive you. Subliminally or consciously, people will notice the state of the windows, which will have an impact on your image. From homeowners looking to maximize the amount of sunlight that is getting into the rooms or enjoy that view that is outside the premises, to realtors where the state of the property will actually affect the interest of potential buyers and tenants, all through to commercial establishments where you want to portray yourself in a positive light to the customers who are coming over seeking your products and services- taking care of the windows is key. It’s not just about the looks. The structural integrity of the installation is also at risk. Dirt collecting on the glass surface includes mineral salts- such as those from the sprinkler systems close to the windows, building runoff or concrete leaching, oxidation effects for those windows that have been encased in metal frames, acid rain especially for those in urban areas, sea spray for those close to the beach- where the salt builds up slowly on the windows, to overspray during renovation jobs- they all have an impact on the windows, and can ruin the glass.
Proper window care is part of and parcel of the building maintenance program. For this different equipment is used, ranging from washers, scrapers, to squeegees and cloths. Each has its target purpose. The washers dislodge the grime, scrapers deal with the stuck-on gunk, squeegees clear the cleaning solutions from the window, and the cloths wipe away any residue on the surrounding frames. Getting it right on each step of the way is key for you to wind up with quality results. The Ettore "Taper T" T-Bar under review is part of the washer assembly, with the others being the sleeve attached to it, and accessories like extension poles. Here is a look at what it offers.
Benefits Of The Ettore "Taper T" T-Bar
Built to last
Window cleaning is a routine task, with the structures being constantly exposed to the elements. Soiling, environmental pollutants, insect residue, mineral effects- they mess up the window. When getting equipment to be used to take care of your installations, you want tools that will be up to the task, to avoid cases of frequent damages that will need repairs or replacements, which would end up putting a strain on the building’s cleaning and maintenance budget. The high impact plastic construction of the Ettore "Taper T" T-Bar enables it to deliver the durability needed for frequent window cleaning sessions. As such, each unit gets to serve you for longer, accruing you more savings down the road. The durability of the Ettore "Taper T" T-Bar also makes it a popular choice among professional window cleaners, where there is a huge emphasis on reducing operation costs and increasing profit margins for the business.
Compatible with all Ettore extension poles
Extension poles come in when you want to access those hard-to-reach sections of the window, plus those on the upper floors. This speeds up the time taken when working on the windows, as you won’t have to keep lugging around ladders, setting them up, and putting yourself at risk of fall accidents. The Ettore "Taper T" T-Bar can be used with the wide range of extension poles from the same brand, thus giving you more flexibility.
For instance, you can work with the InterPro range of poles from the same brand, which are interlocking units that can extend to 32' (900cm) – as is with the InterPro 4-section, and are also collapsible for easier portability. The Ettore "Taper T" T-Bar can also be used with the popular Ettore REA-C-H poles that come with a click-lock feature that enables you to quickly change from one tool to another. There are different units in this range, from the compact size, 1-section pole that is 2' (60cm) long, to the 3-section models where some reach 9' (270cm), and others can be used to get to areas as high as 27' (870cm). Alternatively, you can choose to attach the Ettore "Taper T" T-Bar to the 60" (150cm) lightweight 1-section metal pole that’s also provided by the brand.
This serves two main functions. First, it ensures that you have a firm grip of the squeegee as you work on the windows- which is especially vital due to the wet nature of the activity. After all, you wouldn’t want to be in a situation where the washer kept slipping off your had, as it would affect your work, prolonging the time taken, and even lead to streaks being left behind. With the Ettore "Taper T" T-Bar, that won’t be a concern. Secondly, the rubberised grip gives the user optimal comfort. This reduces the strain when working on the windows, enabling you to cover more surface with less fatigue.
Easy to work with
The T-bar has been developed with an ergonomic design, in order to make the window cleaning process a breeze. Simply attach the washer sleeve to the Ettore "Taper T" T-Bar, and proceed with the task. There is a wide range of units that you can use, such as the microfibre sleeves from the same brand. The material comes with enhanced absorbency, retaining more cleaning solution within the fibres, thus speeding up the process. What’s more, the Ettore microfibre sleeves have double seams, increasing their longevity and performance. Some of the models come with an extra scrub, which is particularly handy for situations where you encounter stubborn soiling on your windows.
In order to prevent your window cleaning budget from getting stretched thin, the Ettore "Taper T" T-Bar has been affordably priced. A pack comes with 6 of the units. You can get it in different sizes, including 10", 14", 18" and 22". Speaking of sizes, ensure that you get the compatible washer sleeves to attach to the Ettore "Taper T" T-Bar, that way you’ll get to proceed with the window cleaning task unabated.