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    What is the best way to clean the dirt, pollen and other gunk that accumulates on the window sill?

    This stuff is really caked on sometimes...
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    I carry a small pail inside my cleaning solution pail. I put a scrubby sponge and grout brush (giant tooth brush) in it to keep the really dirty water out of my mop water. I use the sponge to lay solution in the frames and then scrub with the grout brush, mop up water with sponge (squeezing the water out the window if I can) until dry and then wiping dry with a towel. If the frames are really dirty, I use the same procedure and use the 1.5 gal shop vac I carry to suck the crud out.
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    I begin residential service on the interior by removing screens and brushing and vacuuming the interior tracks, screen track, and exterior sill. After cleaning the interior surfaces, I use a 2-gallon pail with solution and heavy-duty sponges to scrub the bottom of exterior panes, frames ans sills as required. I then clean the exterior surfaces. Frames are wiped on both interior and exterior.

    With a WFP and pure water, exterior frames and sills are scrubbed prior to scrubbing the glass, resulting in a polished appearance.
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    I carry a 1 gallon pump sprayer (bug sprayer) with water and a touch of SimpleGreen in it, squirt the sills down, and finish off with a huck. I also carry around a grout brush for the corners, comes in very handy.

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    We use a track brush sill and track brush to get into the corners, then a counter brush to get the loose stuff out. After that we use our Aqua Dry towels to damp wipe the rest. For really bad sills we'll use a sponge and some Simple Green to do the job or better yet our wfp.
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    Thanks, guys.

    I got absolutely killed on a residential job yesterday. 44 windows and 40 of them had screens to be removed and scrubbed. The sills had not been cleaned in the three years since the home had been built. I spend four, FOUR, hours scrubbing screens and sills. Then I started glass work.

    I ashamed to admit that I was there 10.5 hours total and made only $26.00 per hour.

    I was one hurtin' pup this morning, too!
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    In time, 40 screens deep-cleaned should only take an hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llaczko View Post
    In time, 40 screens deep-cleaned should only take an hour.
    The screens were pretty straightforward...40 really dirty sills with lots of gunk in the corners of the tracks killed me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Carson View Post
    What is the best way to clean the dirt, pollen and other gunk that accumulates on the window sill?

    This stuff is really caked on sometimes...
    I carry a 3 inch paint brush with the handle cut off to sweep dry debris away. The extra bucket is a nice idea I may try.
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    Really? 40 screens deep cleaned in an hour? That's a touch over 60 seconds per screen, both sides and screen frames. Is this speed method to include taking
    the screens down, placing in order, scrubbing, laying out to air dry while then going back to tackle the windows? Sounds a little unrealistic to me, but I may just be
    really slow as well.

 

 
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