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What are the best tools for scrubbing glass?

Dirt, bugs, and stubborn debris can make your windows look dirty and unsightly. But with the right tools, you can easily scrub them away and get your windows sparkling clean. Here are some of the best tools for cleaning and scrubbing glass, so you get best results every time. 

Complete scrubbers

Also known as stripwashers, are essential tools for professional window cleaners. They have the job of moistening, loosening, and agitating the dirt on your glass so the squeegee can wipe it all away with ease. They consist of a T-bar and a sleeve, which range on average from 4 inches all the way up to 36 inches, and can be used by hand or on an extension pole. Stripwashers range in absorbency levels, abrasion levels, and size. So how can you choose the right scrubber for your windows? What are the different types of stripwashers for glass? Let's talk about it. 

Soft scrubbers

Soft Scrubbers are ideal for interior windows and tinted glass. They are gentle on the glass and won't scratch it. They are also a good choice for cleaning windows that are frequently used, as they won't leave streaks. 


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Medium scrubbers 

Medium scrubbers are a good choice for most exterior windows. They are more absorbent than soft scrubbers and can remove more dirt and debris. They are also a good choice for cleaning windows that are dirty but not heavily soiled. 


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Aggressive scrubbers 

Aggressive scrubbers are designed for tough jobs, such as cleaning windows that are covered in dirt, grime, or paint. They should only be used on exterior windows, as they can scratch interior windows. They are also a good choice for cleaning windows that have been neglected for a long time. 


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Combination tools

Combination tools are a versatile option that can be used for both scrubbing and squeegeeing. They are a good choice for busy window cleaners who want to save time. Some combination tools even have a swivel head, which allows you to easily reach corners and other hard-to-reach areas. 


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Here are some additional tips for scrubbing glass: 

  • Use a clean, damp sponge or cloth to pre-wet the window. This will help the scrubber work more effectively.
  • Apply light pressure when scrubbing. Too much pressure can scratch the glass.
  • Rinse the scrubber frequently to remove dirt and debris. 
  • Dry the window thoroughly after scrubbing. This will help prevent streaks.

With the right tools and techniques, you can easily scrub your windows and get them sparkling clean. 

In Summary

When choosing a scrubber, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • The type of window you are cleaning
  • The amount of dirt and debris on the window
  • Your own personal preferences

Stripwashers are only one component in cleaning windows, what’s next? Check out “What is the Best Way to Wash Windows?”.

If you are not sure which scrubber to use, it is always best to consult with a professional window cleaner. Here at WCR we’re here for you 24/7, with the help of our super-friendly window cleaning experts. Having owned their own window cleaning business, too, they have tons of information on window cleaning products, business tips, and more are here even if you want to just talk shop. 

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