Blog Series: “Tools for a Window Cleaning Business” 1. Basic Tools
Starting a window cleaning business of your own is a great way to earn some decent income without a lot of overhead at first. Cleaning windows can be fun, enjoyable and a really lucrative form of income for you if you’re interested in starting a business.
Basic Tools to Purchase
Depending on where you live, you can probably purchase the basic tools required to clean windows for under $100. You may even be able to find some cheap equipment for under $50 to get you started.
Here is a basic list of tools you will want to start with:
- 18″ squeegee and handle (3 core squeegee sizes I use are: 6″, 10″, 18″)
- squeegee replacement rubber
- 18″ scrubber sleeve
- 18″ t-bar (sleeve goes on t-bar)
- razor with blade (sizes can include: 2″, 4″, 6″)
- bucket and lid (should be large enough to submerge your scrubber)
- extension pole (a 4′- 6′ pole is a good size to start with)
- plastic pole tip (avoid the wooden pole tips since they fail fast!)
- cotton cloths
- dish washing soap
Reinvest In More Tools + Supplies
As you get more clients, you will want to reinvest some income into replenishing your supplies and equipment such as: squeegee replacement rubber, scrubber sleeves, blades, cloths, soap, etc.
In time you may wish to invest in a ladder and further tools to reach higher windows so you can increase the range of services you can offer your clients. I will be sharing more types of tools, equipment and supplies you can purchase for growing your window cleaning business even more in future articles in this series.
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