-suitable for commercial and domestic window cleaning
-much more efficient than classic window cleaning squeegees
-Unger Squeegee cleans well & streak free all the time
-manufactured from light & rust free materials
Window Cleaning With The Unger Ergotec Ninja Squeegee 35 Cm
Squeegees revolutionised the window cleaning industry. In fact, they have been in use for over a century, with advancements in technology delivering more efficient systems that clean quicker and better, with emphasis on the ease of operations. When looking for the squeegee that meets your needs, factors to consider include: the channel, where the length determines how much area is covered with each glide across the glass, to the handle that holds the channel and how it is gripped. The channel holds the rubber that is used to wipe the water and other cleaning solutions off the glass. It comes with an extruded metal piece and a clip to hold the rubber in place. The rubber can be T-shaped or rounded, and the channels standard, which are thinner and shorter, or wide-body which are thinner and have longer lengths. Then there is the material. Here they range from brass squeegees that featured prominently in the original designs, the stainless steels setups that are moderately rigid and less expensive, to the more recent aluminium designs, popular for their strength and lightweight nature. Add to this factors such as the adaptability of the squeegee, and whether or not it can fit to extension poles, and safety measures like locking mechanisms. Ultimately, you want a quality product that will enable you to meet your window cleaning needs. That can be witnessed with the Unger Ergotec Ninja Squeegee 35 Cm.
Unger - The Brand
When you have been providing window care products for over 50 years, you are bound to be good at what you do. Unger has been excelling in it, showing impressive growth from the humble beginnings at Hamburg Germany, to being a globally renowned firm, trusted by professionals for its quality products. The company engineers solutions that are tailored to address diverse consumer needs, protecting windows and enhancing the efficiency of the operations. Every product and service that is offered comes with a 100% Unger Satisfaction Guarantee, which is testament to the brand’s commitment to quality- which can also be seen with the Unger Ergotec Ninja Squeegee 35 Cm.
This squeegee under review is part of the broader Unger Ergotec Ninja System, that has been engineered to deliver window cleaning systems for professionals. Their main priority is quality and performance. When you’re cleaning with clients in homes, business premises, educational institutions, government establishments, you want to ensure that you deliver clean and sparkling windows on each session. The survival of your window cleaning business depends on it. In order to obtain satisfactory results, you need equipment that you can trust to deliver on its mandate. After all, a workman is only as good as his tools. These affect the speed at which you will carry out the task, and how thorough the process will be. Then there are the costs. You want to be able to carry out your activities without racking up your operational expenses. At the end of the day, you still need to return a profit to be able to sustain and grow your business. You also want to reduce your fatigue. Those hours spent working on the different windows can take a toll on you, and if there are systems that can ease the train, then they are worth the attention. The Unger Ergotec Ninja system has been developed specifically to enable you to meet your targets.
The range consists of products such as the Ninja Washer that is characterised with its high-performance sleeve that has superior water retention capabilities, and you can get it in different sizes ranging from 25 to 75 cm, and an anodized aluminium T-Bar that enables you to work without straining your arm and shoulders -and the Washer can also be used with poles to access those higher windows, the high density Ninja Microfibre Cloth that removes all traces of water and those dirt particles that were too small to even see with the naked eye- and also has scrubbing corners, plus the spacious Ninja Bucket-On-A-Belt that can carry 2 squeegees, the washer, scraper and 0.75l of cleaning liquid. They've recently added a 2-in-1 Ninja Scraper, that has dual-sided blades made with 440A grade stainless steel, specially fabricated for removing debris from glass, comes with a rust-resistant steel chance mechanism and you can also use it on telescopic poles.
What You Get From The Unger Ergotec Ninja Squeegee 35 Cm
• Fast usage
From the setup to the operation, the Unger Ergotec Ninja Squeegee 35 Cm has been designed to cut down the amount of time you spend on the process. You get to set the rubber on the channel and adjust the tension with the SmartClip, that clicks once it is in place. In fact, the coloured area that features is used to indicate when the clip is open, that way you will be able to ensure that you have it ready for its intended purpose- like when its open you can change the rubber or adjust its tension, and when its closed you carry on with the cleaning, and you can also pull the rubber for tension adjustment. The SmartClips are so easy to use that they can be operated with one hand, even when you have worn gloves. When positioning the channel, there are Ninja star markings that ensure you easily set it up at the exact centre. Then there is the cleaning itself. The 35cm length enables you to cover more area in less time. In addition, once you pass the squeegee across the glass surface, you won’t need to redo the specific spot. Simply proceed onto next area, with just a small overlap between the paths followed. This allows you to work on multiple windows faster, which is beneficial whether you're carrying out your routine chores at home, or you’re a window cleaning contractor with multiple residential and commercial jobs on your daily to-do list.
• Bi-component swivel handle
This one fits comfortably in your grip. You get to clean the windows without straining your wrist. Features like the anti-slip rubber enhance the comfort and control over the Unger Ergotec Ninja Squeegee 35 Cm, which is further boosted by the textured thumb area. The swivel-function itself makes the squeegee suitable for working with poles especially for those hard to reach areas. The swivel tension is also controlled by you, using the coin adjustable stainless steel screw. It can increase and decrease the tension as you see fit.
• Designed for safety
The Unger Ergotec Ninja Squeegee 35 Cm comes with safety features to both the user and the windows being worked on. For starters, the cone-lock is firm, keeping the squeegee on the attached pole. You won’t have worry about it falling off as you clean, or spinning and frustrating you. The swivel head is secured in its centre position using an innovative locking mechanism and you can easily tell its state by the green button- when it’s in it’s locked, when it’s out it's unlocked. The TriLoc mechanism ensures that the channel doesn’t get accidentally separated from its handle, by securing it in position. It is also easy to reposition the channel using the mechanism. The SmartClip prevents the window frames from getting scratched as you carry out the cleaning.
• Lightweight and durable build
You don’t want extra weight that burdens you as you go about the cleaning. The Unger Ergotec Ninja Squeegee 35 Cm has a T6 aluminium channel. This is made using extruded aircraft aluminium, which enhances the strength of the structure. It does not bend. The light nature of the squeegee means that you won’t have to sweat it out through the cleaning.
Tips For Using The Unger Ergotec Ninja Squeegee 35 Cm
1. Precautions you need to take include:
• Ensuring that the squeegee has been properly assembled before use.
• Inspecting the rubber. When you run your finger down its edge, it should be perfectly straight.
• Squeegee the window when it’s wet.
2. When it comes to pressure, you don’t need to exert yourself. The design and operation of the Unger Ergotec Ninja Squeegee 35 Cm minimises the effort needed for the task. Relax your wrist- and also the arm and shoulder, then rest the squeegee on the glass surface. Simply glide it across and it will perform its task with finesse.
3. Keep a base distance of just under 7cm. This is the length from the end of the handle to the glass surface. When it’s too small (under 5cm) streaking can result, and when it is too large (over 9cm), the squeegee may shudder and leave behind some moisture on the glass. This does not mean you’ll need to keep working with a ruler in hand. Simply hold the squeegee and extend your little finger. It should not quite touch the glass surface.
4. To prevent waste from seeping from the wet frames onto the sections of the window that you will dry with the squeegee, create a boundary. This is about 1 - 2cm all around the edges, which is referred to as "cutting the edge". This dry zone is where you will start the squeegeeing process, placing one edge of the blade on the dry section and gliding the squeegee across the rest of the wet surface.