Warrenpoint Window Cleaning is a member of the Master Guild of Window Cleaners. The Guild will only accept companies that are proven to be professional, insured, trained and comply with the Guild’s Code of Conduct. This means that you are not getting some sort of ‘cowboy’ window cleaner, but a professional company.
[Click on their logo to the right to take you to our page on the Master Guild Web Site]
Why Is There A Master Guild of Window Cleaners?
Window cleaning is no longer the simple job of the untrained as it used to be. Glass is more complex both the make up and the shapes and designs. Many of the properties we go to have treated or coated glass that needs special attention. Even the framework today is no longer the basic ‘bit that holds the glass in place’ as it used to be. Keeping up with the new developments in the window industry as well as the suitable cleaning techniques is only one area that makes us stand out from the old school window cleaner. I (Paul) don’ hide the fact that I started learing to clean windows years ago with a chamois (shammy)- old school, but the industry has moved on in keeping with people’s desire for more efficient homes (including the glass in the windows). Did you know that even ‘self cleaning glass’ needs cleaning? Well it does from time to time, and you can’t tackle those windows like you would the standard plain float glass windows.
Why Does It Matter If WWC Is A Member?
Being part of the Master Guild of Window Cleaners means that we must keep up to date with cleaning practices, health and safety and other aspects of this industry that are beneficial to you – the customer of our services. Do you know when traditional cleaning should be used instead of water fed pole or the opposite way around? If WFP, what determines what type of brush should be used (i.e. the bristle material), or even if a brush is the most suitable? When is hot water best used on glass, and when should it not be used?
As a member of the Master Guild of Window Cleaners, we acknowledge our responsibility to know these things, to treat our customers (and staff) with respect. Putting into place best practices to care for your property and our staff’s wellbeing. And of course, if something does go wrong, to be properly covered by a suitable insurance policy that actually covers the work that we do.
The Master Guild also sit on the HSE and the Cleaning Industry Liaison Forum. This forum provides advice and guidance on health and safety within the cleaning industry. Sitting on the Board are interested parties from all aspects of the cleaning industry including the Master Guid of Window Cleaners.
So, if you are watching us work, look at how we work and how thorough we are. If you are an adult now, maybe you remember back to your childhood window cleaner if you used one. He quite possibly had the nickname of ‘Splash Harry’ or ‘Zorro’ for his practice of doing as little actual cleaning as possible and still getting paid 🙂