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How Professionals Clean Windows on High Rise Buildings January 29, 2020

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How Professionals Clean Windows on High Rise Buildings, Manhattan, New York

When it comes to window cleaning services, high-rise buildings need to hire a special type of professional. Due to the size and scale of these structures, window cleaners dealing with high-rises need to master the use of special types of equipment. Below is a look at some of the key types of equipment that window cleaners use when cleaning high-rises, as well as the safety precautions they must follow.


Commercial window washers frequently use a mechanical lift or bucket truck in which the cleaner stands in a bucket that is attached by a moveable arm to a truck on the ground. The bucket has high sides to protect the cleaners as they work. The driver of the truck guides the bucket so that the cleaner can clean windows at every level. In addition to washing windows, bucket trucks are used to clean awnings and facades and to remove or replace flags and banners.

Boatswain’s Chair

window cleaning servicesA boatswain’s chair is used when the area is inaccessible to a lift truck. It has a hard seat and is attached to the building with ropes. The cleaner sits in the seat and raises and lowers the chair by pulling on the ropes.

NYC regulations stipulate that cleaners wear a safety belt and lifeline anchored to the roof, and the ground below the boatswain chair must be protected. 




Building managers, owners, and contractors throughout New York City choose Chelsea Window Cleaning for professionalism, safety, and attention to detail. In addition to making your residential or commercial building’s windows shine, this business also cleans awnings, facades, stores, and storefronts. Call them at 212-598-5939 or visit their website for a free estimate or to schedule an appointment.

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