The word “green” is tossed around a lot. What does it actually mean?
Some representatives from the Hunter Green Cleaning team came last week for the JRC Training Day. When I asked them what “green” means to them, they replied simply “less harmful chemicals.”
They said customers are asking for green cleaning, so it makes smart business sense to figure out how to meet that demand.
We talked about the fact that professional cleaners often worry that customers will complain about green products not “smelling clean” because most people are so used to the traditional pungent smell of bleach and other harmful chemicals.
But the Hunter cleaners said they have had nothing but a positive reception to their new Eco-friendly approach.
Hunter still offers their traditional cleaning services but, with the same price for both traditional and eco services, they are transitioning to a lot more green cleaning jobs.
Courtesy of Staten Island Advance/Anthony DePrimo & www.silive.com
As most of you have heard already, Nick Genovese, a Staten Island Window Cleaner was electrocuted recently using his 40 foot window cleaning extension pole. He called his wife in the hospital and told her that he had a problem. His wife’s thoughts immediately was that he had gotten into a car crash, but he told her he had been electricuted. His wife was in disbelief, “You got what?!” she said.
He did a little research to see what he had went through and found that he had survived 11 times the shock of an electric chair, which typically carries 3,000 volts. He said he felt the shock go in through his hands and out his feet.
Pictured, is his wife holding the socks he was wearing the day of the incident. They had burn holes through them. He has been discharged from the Nassau County Medical Center’s East Meadow Burn Unit, but needs to see a neurologist, cardiologist and ophthalmologist to make sure the shock didn’t cause him any internal damage.
All in all though, he is happy to be alive and at home with his good friends, loving wife and beautiful 2 children.
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Smaller panels can be cleaned with the typical washer/mop and squeegee technique. Many window cleaners are now using their water-fed poles to clean solar panels; especially large areas where the worker cannot walk between the panels. The pure water is a great cleaning agent and will suffice if the panels are cleaned regularly.
Glass Protection — Another trend in the solar panel cleaning sector is the protection of the glass so it better cleans when it rains, and reduces the ability of pollutants to adhere to the glass. This service should be charged for in addition to the cleaning, and may need to be reapplied every year or so depending on the environment.
It’s A Great Add-On to your window cleaning business!
Did you know that if you own solar panels and no one is using the energy created by them, the electric company has to pay you for the energy its creating? Food for thought =]
Today we had our Training day here in our Carson, Ca warehouse.
Steve Blyth, Chuck Cucuras from NanoUltra, Shawn Gavin from Reach Higher Ground, Bird Barrier, Phil Alexander from SimPole, Jeff Flint from J.Flint Products, DFI NanoTechnology, Craig Aldrich from Sparkle Window Cleaning were all here to help inform and educate window cleaners.
We had Maui Chicken & Beef, subway and Pizza for lunch and lots of giveaways.
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM | 20925 Chico Street | Carson, CA 90746
Clean better, faster and more safely with water-fed systems. Learn why pure water is important and how to make it. If you’re looking for ways to expand your business, consider services that you can offer to your customers in addition to window cleaning, like pressure washing and mold/mildew removal.
This special event will feature training on a variety of window cleaning products and techniques.
Pure Water: Why and How
-Steve Blyth of J. Racenstein
Hard Water Stain Removal
-Chuck Cucuras of NanoPhase
Water-Fed Systems -Shawn Gavin of Reach Higher Ground
Bird Proofing Buildings -Lenny Mongiello of Bird Barrier
Window Film Installation and Removal -Johnson Window Films
Mold/Mildew Removal, Gutter Cleaning, Pressure Washing -Steve Blyth of J.Racenstein
IPC Eagle’s New High Rise™ Cleaning Machine
Hands on Hard Water Stain Removal -Craig Aldrich of Sparkle Window Cleaning
Join us for a day of networking, training and introduction to new products to help you expand your window cleaning business.