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Cleaning glass above towering mountains of waste

There is glass to be cleaned in the widest range of places… And even at a waste cogeneration power station.
In his fascinating reader submission, Marcel Kennel explained exactly how he cleans glass at heights of up to 21 meters above tons and tons of waste.

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You have nerves of steel!

Dizzying heights and challenging cleaning tasks are no problem for you guys – as demonstrated by the various submissions and comments that we have received on Facebook. Wow, we are truly impressed!

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Watch out, winter is on its way! Follow these tips and you will be thoroughly prepared for the cold season.

Tip 1: Warm hands and good grip

Tip 2: Clean gutters

Tip 3: Change your squeegee rubber – from HARD to SOFT

Tip 4: Check your ...

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Have your clients had you shaking your head in amazement?

If you work as a service provider, you are bound to experience rather a lot. Do you have any funny, annoying or downright crazy stories to tell from your relations with certain clients? Fire away!

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How to become an industrial climber

Industrial climbers clean glass surfaces on skyscrapers, high-rise tower blocks and churches at dizzying heights. Thanks to their additional training, they do not require any elevating platforms or gondolas; instead, they abseil little by little down vertical walls.

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How to become an industrial climber

Industrial climbers clean glass surfaces on skyscrapers, high-rise tower blocks and churches at dizzying heights. Thanks to their additional training, they do not require any elevating platforms or gondolas; instead, they abseil little by little down vertical walls.

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Wow, there was a lot going on!

A packed-out trade fair stand, enthusiastic professionals, an exclusive live interview, an exciting panel discussion and a convincing world premiere on top – for UNGER the CMS Berlin was an absolute success.

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“We window cleaners are a special species!”

Rounding up a couple of window and building cleaning colleagues and recreating an iconic image from the 1950s – that was the idea of Andreas Nissen.

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Pros placing their bets on the “Dog Earring”

A trend has firmly established itself amongst professional window cleaners: they are single-handedly bending the ends of their squeegee channels downwards with a pair of tongs to improve their performance.

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“Paraiso” short film: cleaning at dizzying heights

Three Mexican immigrants, Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers and a whole lot of courage – they are the secret ingredients of the award-winning short film “Paraiso” which you can now watch on YouTube.

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Safety glass: first recognize, then clean properly

Wherever impact resistance and safety are of utmost importance, it is a good idea to use tempered safety glass (TSG) and laminated safety glass (LSG).

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Knowledge for professional window and building cleaners

Whether tips for everyday work, useful information from the industry, or exciting new products: Clean Magazine provides professional news that makes the daily lives of window and building cleaners easier and keeps you up to date.

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Wow, there was a lot going on!

A packed-out trade fair stand, enthusiastic professionals, an exclusive live interview, an exciting panel discussion and a convincing world premiere on top – for UNGER the CMS Berlin was an absolute success.

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Elbphilharmonie concert hall – 52,000 euros just to clean the windows once!

The new landmark of the Hafencity area of Hamburg is located on the river Elbe – the Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

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Pros placing their bets on the “Dog Earring”

A trend has firmly established itself amongst professional window cleaners: they are single-handedly bending the ends of their squeegee channels downwards with a pair of tongs to improve their performance.

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Good things never go out of fashion – the chamois

It is not only grandmas and moms who swear by tried-and-tested products – genuine professionals do, too! The versatile chamois, for example, is not only an efficient cleaning tool, but it is also extremely durable if it is looked after properly.

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What actually is a TDS-meter?

Pure water is water without minerals. It is physically processed in order to remove minerals, which leave unsightly traces of lime and streaks on the window surface. You can test the quality of water using a TDS-meter.

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What is Low-E glass?

In order to minimise energy loss through windows and facades, so-called Low-E glass is nowadays being used on a standard basis. Low-E is the abbreviation of low-emissivity glass.

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Safety glass: first recognize, then clean properly

Wherever impact resistance and safety are of utmost importance, it is a good idea to use tempered safety glass (TSG) and laminated safety glass (LSG).

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Tipps & Tricks

Watch out, winter is on its way! Follow these tips and you will be thoroughly prepared for the cold season.

Tip 1: Warm hands and good grip

Tip 2: Clean gutters

Tip 3: Change your squeegee rubber – from HARD to SOFT

Tip 4: Check your ...

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The insider’s tip for fighting stubborn lime residues

Calcifications, soap and mineral residues, rust – we are sure that you have all come across these stubborn problems whilst window cleaning!

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The most common sources of error when working with pure water – part 1

It is a fact: the use of pure water has revolutionized window cleaning and brings about significant time and cost savings – at least when used correctly.

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Cleaning glass above towering mountains of waste

There is glass to be cleaned in the widest range of places… And even at a waste cogeneration power station.
In his fascinating reader submission, Marcel Kennel explained exactly how he cleans glass at heights of up to 21 meters above tons and tons of waste.

0

You have nerves of steel!

Dizzying heights and challenging cleaning tasks are no problem for you guys – as demonstrated by the various submissions and comments that we have received on Facebook. Wow, we are truly impressed!

0

Have your clients had you shaking your head in amazement?

If you work as a service provider, you are bound to experience rather a lot. Do you have any funny, annoying or downright crazy stories to tell from your relations with certain clients? Fire away!

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“We window cleaners are a special species!”

Rounding up a couple of window and building cleaning colleagues and recreating an iconic image from the 1950s – that was the idea of Andreas Nissen.

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He cleans where no-one else dare go!

Daringly leaping over rooftops, fearlessly abseiling down glass buildings and cleaning windows at lofty heights without getting dizzy. Who would voluntarily do such a thing?!

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“Paraiso” short film: cleaning at dizzying heights

Three Mexican immigrants, Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers and a whole lot of courage – they are the secret ingredients of the award-winning short film “Paraiso” which you can now watch on YouTube.

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How to become an industrial climber

Industrial climbers clean glass surfaces on skyscrapers, high-rise tower blocks and churches at dizzying heights. Thanks to their additional training, they do not require any elevating platforms or gondolas; instead, they abseil little by little down vertical walls.

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