Afternoon all. I’d like to know what some of you guys who are handy with extension poles for traditional cleaning would recommend.
So here’s the rub: I want to cover as many bases with as few poles as possible to minimize cost. My needs at the moment are for storefront cleaning and residential up to 2 stories. I’ve got a 24’ extension ladder but there are plenty of situations where good pole work would be faster and/or safer. I currently own a Wooster Sherlock 4’ 2-section pole and an Unger 12’ 2-section from Home Depot. Without a much longer pole, jobs like car dealerships are rendered impractical and some higher-level residential windows are just dangerous (e.g. Roof access only, with steep pitch and tile or aluminum roof). Also the 12’ 2-section is somewhat cumbersome working storefront as it is never less than 6’ long.
What brands and sizes work well for you guys that pole all the time? I was thinking a pair or Garelick poles- a 3-section 8 or 12 foot and a 4-section 24’ would do most of what I want. I’m in Florida so pole freezing is a non issue.
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I would buy 2 24’. Because if your working by yourself. Nice to have to poles up there one with squeegee one with stripwshwer or fixi clamp
[/quote]Used mine (2x24) today.
I actually do the second floor faster by myself, with two poles, than to have someone wet down for me.
I wouldn’t consider myself a fast poler overall…
but I’m fast as shit with the 24’s.
Yup, I can service all of my storefrontswith this and a back flip. If you want to save money instead of two poles, get a back flip or one like it. Unger has a version but i have no experience with it. DO NOT GET THE 3 PIECE 24’ UNGER POLE FROM HOME DEPOT. That think is straight pos. Fully extended With just a wet scrubber, that thing was like a fishing pole. It’ll make you look like a fool in front of customers.
Yeah I had noticed the same thing myself. I thought 25 bucks was a steal for a huge pole. That is, until I fully extended it inside the store (to the chagrin of a couple clerks) and decided it wasn’t gonna hack it.