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Best method of window cleaning without having to use a ladder

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  1. Jeff543

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    What's the best method of window cleaning without having to use a ladder?
     
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    We have a bloke come round and do ours with a pole and filtered water. Doesn’t need drying off - dries on its own with no streaks or marks because it’s filtered. Great for us because our previous ladder bloke wouldn’t do the front bedroom windows when we had a tiled front extension. Comes ever 4-6 weeks and charges £12 for the whole house - top, bottom, front, rear and side.
     
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    I bought one of these*:

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/unger-telescopic-pole-3-75m/278kh

    Cut the base of the handle off; drilled a hole near the top; threaded a hozelock (I think) thin irrigation pipe (15m) up and out and added an irrigation 'male' fitting to connect the normal hose to. Does a tidy job, with a wash cloth on a T bar fitting, then run the water down and dry naturally. I do get some streaks, but you can't get a window cleaner round here. For £45 ish, it's paid for itself over and over.

    * I had one for painting the house, gashed it up for windows, and cos it worked, I got another for painting- saves dragging the pipe around when painting.
     
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    I live in a bungalow :whistle:
     
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    Anyone ever used a hosepipe to eliminate the soapy water sud-streaks?
     
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    Tap water will leave streaks and marks.
     
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    What are the best steps to clean a window?

    Does the rain get rid of sud-streaks?

    Cheers.
     
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    Filtered water like the pole window cleaners use.
     
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    Window cleaner??

    Andy
     
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    i want to do it myself hence my question.
     
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    Buy a ladder!....................................................Or bungalow!

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Andy
     
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    Hire a small boy, and buy a length of rope. Then hang the boy out of the upstairs window...

    ...oh, that only works for the downstairs windows.

    Oh well back to the drawing board...
     
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    Can you reach the windows?
     
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