In the recently added thread New Online Directory a link was listed to http://3bearswindowcleaningdirectory.com/. In my pursuit of window cleaning wisdom, I clicked on a link called 8 Helpful tips to choosing a Window Cleaner. After reading point six, I couldn’t help but to feel that the authors are biased against pole work. I live in an area where a high percentage of houses are on some kind of hill. Thinking back on 7 or 8 houses I had done in the past 6 months, I concluded a ladder wouldn’t have been particularly useful on any of them, except one. Most the windows that I had difficulty doing with poles would have been Impossible with a ladder. I’m not biased against ladders – I will get one when I can afford to. It just seems these authors are inexperienced or uneducated about pole work or just pole haters.
The paragraph below is taken from http://www.3bearswindowcleaningdirectory.com/tips.htm.
“6. Ladders or Poles - If you’re in a single story home/office, then this doesn’t apply of course, but if you have multiple stories, make sure the window cleaner uses a ladder to get the high windows/glass. Some window cleaners never use a ladder when doing 2 story/3 story homes or offices. You want to make sure that the window cleaner will use ladders and get right on top of the glass. It saves the window cleaner time using a pole, but the overall job will not be as satisfactory vs. if ladders were used. It doesn’t matter how skilled a window cleaner thinks they are with a pole, there will be spots missed and streaks left. So ask them specifically if they use poles or ladders.”
How justified is this paragraph? This paragraph is basically priming people to reject any window cleaner uses a pole (no matter how skilled and experianced they are).
Does anybody agree with this paragraph?