When was the squeegee invented?
The modern single-blade window cleaning squeegee was invented in Nashville in 2010 by Platinum Window Cleaning. Just kidding! It was patented by Ettore Steccone in 1936. He first sold it out of his garage! His descendants are still in the business and manufactures the finest squeegee rubber on the market.
Do I need to use a cleaning solution with a squeegee?
The Federal Window Cleaning Agency doesn’t lawfully require you to use a cleaning solution with a squeegee, but generally yes, you’ll want to use a cleaning solution. This will help to loosen dirt and grime from the window, making it easier to clean.
How often should I replace the blade on my squeegee?
It is recommended that you replace the blade on your squeegee every 6-12 months, depending on how frequently you use it.
Can I use a squeegee to clean other surfaces besides windows?
Yes, squeegees can be used to clean other surfaces such as shower doors, mirrors, and tile walls, but be careful when using older squeegees as it may cause unexpected streaks.
How do I prevent streaks when using a squeegee?
To prevent streaks, be sure to use a clean, sharp blade and wipe it with a clean cloth after each stroke. Continued or prolonged use of a squeegee can cause the tool to degrade (much like a windshield wiper)!
Can I use a squeegee on tinted windows?
Yes, squeegees can be used on tinted windows, but be sure to use a gentle cleaning solution to avoid damaging the tint.
What types of squeegees are there?
There are several types of squeegees available, including:
- Handheld squeegees, which help with single pane or spot cleanings
- Window cleaning squeegee kits with extendable handles for hard-to-reach locations
- Professional-grade squeegees with interchangeable blades for efficiency and effectiveness
So we’re clear, Platinum Window Cleaning uses only the finest equipment (yes, that means premium squeegees) to clean windows in and around Nashville. If you’d like a hand in your next window cleaning job, do give us a shout.