The days of the window cleaning shiner who cheerfully whistled and cleaned his way up and down office windows are long gone, so you say. True enough, certainly if you consider the strongest modern health and safety standards governing every industry in the UK, which means that every company is very careful to avoid huge penalties by falling foul of these regulations.Read more
Ryan Brown who is currently a student in the USA had an inspired idea to use the famous and much loved old 1936 song ‘When I’m cleaning Windows’ by George Formby. He used the song for his new Flash short Animation, which is most entertaining and fun to watch!Read more
Vital to Commercial Window Cleaning in London is the Bosun’s Chair. There’s no way you’d be able to clean all the windows on all the tall glass fronted buildings in Central London without one. Here at Millards Cleaning Services our Window Cleaners probably spend more time sat in a Bosun’s Chair than anywhere else. Even the pub!
Window Cleaning in London using a Bosun’s Chair
Window Cleaning breakthrough
NeverWet coating could revolutionise the way we clean windows in London. A brand new silicone spray from manufacturers Ross Nanotech actually repels dirty water and oils, leaving surfaces not only clean, but practically bacteria free. This is a really useful application.Read more
The window, which cost £50,000, depicts a Battle of Britain pilot scrambling to get airborne over London and looking up to a sky filled with aircraft and events from every decade of the RAF’s existence.Read more
Scared of heights?
Well, this is definitely not the job for you. The famous 540ft ‘Gherkin’ building in the City of London has to have its windows cleaned – from the very top. One of the necessary jobs at the Gherkin indeed, done by London window cleaners who clean all those outside windows. These brave souls use special ropes and harnesses and are like daredevils. You have to be unafraid of heights for sure to get this strange job in London!Read more
As in every service or industry sector in the UK, all employers and employees within the cleaning industry , including window cleaning contractors and window cleaners ,have been affected by the recent sweeping changes taking place in pension arrangements , particularly the ‘automatic enrolment’ scheme to workers for pensions.Read more
Many companies are feeling the pinch of the turbulent economic times we are living in, and so, many have been tempted to do their own cleaning to save on costs, particularly as outsourcing a window cleaning company to do it for them is seen as quite a high cost to their business, especially as cleaning duties are not considered to be ‘revenue generating’ activities. However, what many businesses do not seem to realise is that it is actually a false economy to think there are saving on costs and also the many other factors involved in making this decision that would affect the business’ staff and daily running operations.Read more
The recent initiative by Supply Cross River 2 in London to allow local private companies to engage with 150 buyers across 9 boroughs of London (e.g. Commonwealth institute, BBC White city site or Waterloo Shell Centre) and to competitively join in the tendering process for bigger projects in the public sector or from international companies, is very encouraging for local small companies, including window cleaning companies, struggling with the tough economic times we are living in today.Read more
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