UK Window Cleaning Tools & Equipment

Monday, March 20, 2006

First the brush now the pole

Window cleaners are starting to see the benefits of the brushes I supply as standard and now I am starting to hear murmurs of the pole I supply being better than the alternatives on the market.

Let me start by telling you about a demonstration I had set up for me by another water fed pole supplier. As I was a using the water fed pole system daily he thought it was better me doing the demo for his prospective customer who had travelled over from Southern Ireland. He had arranged for the cleaning of a car dealer showroom maybe about 24 foot high and all glass. He had a trolley system all set up with a dense bristle brush and one of the glass fibre water fed poles. I set about cleaning the windows to show the guys what the water fed poles were all about. About 2 minutes into the clean I was getting nowhere fast, the brush didn't glide over the glass like my Salmon brush, and my arms were starting to ache with the weight of the glass fibre pole. Luckily by chance I had my Unger Tel-pole and Salmon brush on my trolley all set up in my car and ready to go. I put the other system aside and started to fly with my system, what a breeze the whole thing was done in about 15 minutes, and the guys from Ireland were impressed, I think they took two systems away with them.

Again the moral of the above story is, what everyone else uses is not necessarily the best. The fibre glass poles were developed for the USA military many years ago, and the manufacturers seen a very lucrative market for them when window cleaners started using water fed poles.

I have heard comments before that I sell a cheaper version of the real water fed pole to keep costs down, this is not true, the fact is the Unger pole I supply costs me more from my supplier than the glass fibre poles would cost me straight from the manufacturers. I supply the Unger pole as standard with my trolley system because it is the best all round pole for both domestic and commercial window cleaning.

Peter Fogwill