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The Secrets of Window-Washing...

Posted June 30th, 2009 under renovations and repairs.

Try not to use a pressure washer or garden hose with concentrate attachment when washing windows from below. The weatherstripping on most windows is not designed for high-pressure water jets, especially coming from below. If you can't reach the exterior of the window from inside, it's better to use a light-weight extension pole with a lambswool or soft-cloth crossbar. These extension poles are specifically designed for washing second-floor windows and can be found at your local hardware store.

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