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


Basic Window Cleaning Tools -

Basic Window Cleaning Tools –

Basic Window Cleaning Tools -

Basic Window Cleaning Tools –

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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William King

William currently lives in the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada with his wife Natasha and cat Noah. He has been cleaning windows professionally since 2004. William has worked for multiple window cleaning companies as both an employee and a subcontractor until he committed to building his own business in 2012. His business has grown since to provide a very nice income for the family. Natasha manages the office and accounting of the business as it continues to grow. With 27+ years of experience in the cleaning industry, William's intention with this website is to share his experience and knowledge with people who would like to learn how to create their own window / gutter cleaning service business.

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