6 Cleaning Mistakes You’re Making and How to Fix Them

Window Genie shares a common cleaning mistake people make around the home, and how to fix it.

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5 Tips To Help Build A Successful Small Business Brand

Your brand is your company in a snapshot. It should be different but tasteful, simple, yet unique. What do you think your brand says about you? In this blog, Hazen reviews 5 points of successful branding for businesses.

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Selling WaterFed® to Skeptic Customers

At this point, most professional window cleaners have heard of WaterFed®. Customers, however, will undoubtedly be curious about the cleaning process. Here are some tips to help alleviate their concerns and expand their cleaning education.

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Embracing Change in Your Business

In this blog, we discuss a few ways small businesses can rise to the challenge of not only weathering this storm, but finding ways to take control and embrace change.

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Hazen’s 5 Hallmarks of a Great Window Cleaning Company

During my time with abc, I've truly traveled extensively across the US and Canada, meeting hundreds of window cleaners and being introduced to a variety window cleaning companies. From my personal experience, there are five hallmarks which constitute the near-perfect company.

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High Rise Gear Inspection

Regular gear inspections help you spot equipment that may be nearing end-of-life, allowing you to plan for replacement. But with all of the admin work you already do for your business, and all the responsibilities cleaners have on job sites, inspections can easily feel like just another chore.

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COVID-19 and Window Cleaning Misconceptions

In this blog, Hazen clears up some common window cleaning misconceptions during this time, with
the following information obtained from the Center for Disease Control and The Clorox Company websites, and presented in the context of standard janitorial and chemical guidelines.

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Systems

Implementing systems will allow your business and co-workers to work both productively and efficiently and will set yourself up for a successful future.

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High Rise Training; Opportunity, Options, and Advice Part Three

In the third part of our High Rise Training series, we talk to Todd Foor, owner of Squeegee Squad Cleaning in Tempe Arizona about what high rise has meant for his business and what changes he has seen in the industry in his 35 years of experience.

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DI vs Multi Stage WaterFed® Systems:

There are two type of systems to choose between when deciding on which WaterFed® system for your business. In this blog, we discuss the difference between the two system types and layout for the best use scenarios for each.

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SPRAT Training

If you've ever been curious about high rise window cleaning, this post is for you. We followed our friend Jimmy of Outlook Window Cleaning while he took his five day SPRAT course.

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Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Pets in America seem to be just as an important part of the family as anyone or anything else. We include them in gift giving and of course, they are included on our family Christmas card. You want your home to looks it’s best. Here are some quick hacks to make cleaning up after your … Continue reading "Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners"

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5 Ways To Know What Works

No matter your business, window cleaning or otherwise, owning a company means that you are also a marketer. This blog discusses the five easiest ways to practice what you preach (as a marketer).

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Essential Chemicals for Window Cleaners

Chemicals have advanced with the industry and have expanded since the days of just soap and water, offering a number of professional cleaning solutions beyond soap. With so many on the market, it can be challenging to recognize which window cleaning solutions to have on hand for every day cleaning. In this blog, we'll discuss the four most common types of chemicals and their uses.

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The Difference Between Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Glass.

In this blog, we'll discuss the difference between Hydrophilic vs. Hydrophobic glass. While there is no way to distinguish between the two types easily, we'll discuss how you can identify the difference.

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New Year, New You: Start the Year Off Right with These Organization Tips

New year, new you: start 2020 off right with these organizational tips

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5 Hottest Gifts of the 2019 Christmas Season

Shopping for holiday gifts can be stressful, especially if you have a long list of people with all sorts of tastes. Whether you’re shopping for kids, college students, tech lovers, pet owners, or the person who has everything, we’ve got ideas for you! Here are the five hottest gifts of the 2019 Christmas season that … Continue reading "5 Hottest Gifts of the 2019 Christmas Season"

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Whose Idea Was the Christmas Tree?

Whether you hop in your family “truckster” and head to the local lot or grab the tattered box out the attic, the Christmas tree is a vital part of celebrating America’s most beloved holiday. But if you just step back and think about the idea of bringing a living tree into your home, doesn’t it … Continue reading "Whose Idea Was the Christmas Tree?"

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What Exactly Is Mercury Glass?

What Exactly is Mercury Glass? If you’re attracted to stylish things, you might adore the look of mercury glass. This type of finish is more prevalent than you might expect. You’re especially likely to find mercury glass in the form of holiday decorations, but these can be a bit expensive. Learn more about mercury glass, … Continue reading "What Exactly Is Mercury Glass?"

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High Rise Training; Opportunity, Options, and Advice Part Two

This is the second installment of our High Rise Series. In this blog, we talk to Jorge Aguilar about his path to high rise success, both personally and professionally.

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How New England Rope Is Made

Rope is essential to high rise technicians and is frequently used by low rise cleaners for residential rooftop safety. In this blog we see the process behind the scenes gave us a whole new appreciation for how much goes into making the gear.

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When to Avoid Using WaterFed®

There are always moments when a pure water cleaning system would be ideal. Whenever you can use WaterFed® you’ll save time, increase safety, and get the best results possible. There are, however, times WaterFed® systems are not recommended and traditional cleaning comes into play. In this post, we discuss situations when WaterFed® is not the best cleaning solution.

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WaterFed® Site Pre-Planning

When you find yourself with a new WaterFed® job, you’ll want to do a little bit of pre-planning to make sure that the job goes smoothly and as efficiently as possible. While this does not mean having to go to the site beforehand, there are a few things that you can do to set yourself up for success.

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4 Simple DIY Home Improvement Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank

Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or simply want to make some improvements for you, we’ve compiled a list of easy DIY home improvement projects that won’t break the bank! These can be done over a weekend and typically cost less than $100… let us know in the comments what we forgot! PAINT Duh! … Continue reading "4 Simple DIY Home Improvement Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank"

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DIY Glass Cabinet Doors

Looking for a way to display your favorite platters, bowls, and wine glasses? If your kitchen doesn’t already have glass cabinet doors, try making your own! Adding glass inserts to just one set of cabinets can make a big impact on your kitchen. Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to make DIY glass cabinet doors … Continue reading "DIY Glass Cabinet Doors"

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Pole Materials

In this blog post, we’ll cover all the different types of WFP materials and go over what you can expect from each.

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3 Ways to Keep Spiders at Bay

It’s that time again! Spider season. Mid-summer is the special time of year when a spider’s biological clock starts ticking harder than Marissa Tomei’s. August is usually the prime time for male spiders to start seeking a mate to extend their lineage. Spiders are usually solitary, but when it’s time to find their special someone, … Continue reading "3 Ways to Keep Spiders at Bay"

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High Rise Training; Opportunity, Options, and Advice Part One

In this blog, we talk to Jimmy Keithley, a high rise window cleaner, about his training and professional path using those skill. This is part one of a high rise series.

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WaterFed® Obstacles, Solutions, and Maintenance.

In this article, we are addressing the three most common obstacles WaterFed® users can run into and easy maintenance tips.

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals For Businesses

In 2018 we surveyed and interviewed several hundred Window cleaners and noticed the larger, more financially successful a cleaner was, the more focused their goals were.

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