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Black Diamond holds a record freeze on rubber prices
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This week sees the big dude at Black Diamond, Mr Casper Schjorring, announce that they are  holding the price of Black Diamond rubber this year, making it the seventh year running! Unbelievable, right? So Window Cleaning Magazine caught up with Casper to find out how this is possible and ask him where does he see Black Diamond rubber in the marketplace? With Black Diamond experiencing a steady growth, against the background of stable squeegee rubber costs to the customer,…

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Window Cleaning magazine Issue 23 – OUT NOW
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Window Cleaning magazine issue 23 is now available to read for free online as a PDF or in a flip page format – just click this line to read. To buy a printed issue click here: Order printed copy So what is in this issue? Window Cleaning Magazine continues to be the only independent trade mag in the biz. Trusted by many to bring the latest views, opinions and products right to your fingertips. No matter if…

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How the V11 controller allows you to work smarter
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Many look to produce their own pure water either in a garage, office, or home. Very often this will require manually starting and stopping the process with the inevitable trips to ensure the system has not overfilled or worse water has stopped. Manual ball valves are one option but again it will be necessary to check the system during a fill. Worse still is where water pressure is low and suddenly producing a few 100 litres…

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Top 5 networking tips for the IWCA Convention 2018
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First the event details; When is it? 2018 IWCA Annual Convention and trade show – Feb 7-10, 2018. Where is it? Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South Kissimmee, Florida. What is it? A trade org with a Government level of connection and collaboration for the improvement and safety or the window cleaning industry. Why should I join? Apart from the benefits outlined in their website http://www.iwca.org/ , joining an official trade association that invests back into…

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What is NEW at the IWCA Convention 2018?
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By Lee Burbidge Window Cleaning Magazine continues to cement a ‘special relationship’, if I can take a news media term, for this prestigious Convention & Trade Show. This year the IWCA Annual Convention is once again in a beautiful setting, however, this time the venue is hosted at the Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South, Kissimmee in Florida USA. The dates for your diary are February 7-10, 2018. With Disneyland no more than 10…

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IWCA Convention & Trade Show 2018 Florida
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This Friday 12th January 2018 will be the last day for booking rooms at the venue with IWCA special rates. Please book before this weekend as the prices will go up. Register now at IWCA.org This event is on February 7-10 2018 in Florida

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What brands did you buy in 2017?
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First let us look at which squeegee brands did you buy in 2015? Squeegee purchase is a great barometer of brand loyalty. Window Cleaning Magazine ran a poll on which brand of squeegee, BOAB, applicator, scrapers etc YOU the window cleaner prefered. That poll was carried out in January 2015. 2015 saw the Unger squeegee top of the leaderboard across all product ranges. Not surprisingly really, as this bad boy boasts the largest range of window cleaning products, globally….

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Do you wear window cleaning backpacks on your back?
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Backpacks are funny things. Derived and modified by manufacturers and sold with a pump allowing the window cleaner to ‘wear’ the backpack that can hold up to 22 litres of pure water, leaving the window cleaner free to move independent from a van mounted system. There are varied reasons why a window cleaner would choose a backpack, however,  most window cleaners do not actually use them as backpacks. The product intention is still there and some window cleaners…

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Managing van condensation during winter – Top 4 tips
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In the winter a window cleaners van can generate excess moisture that form into huge droplets of water. These droplets usually cover the roof and drip to the floor or the pure water system bolted into the back. The water will cover the top of your system in small pools. Condensation is not a problem during the summer months but through the winter months the air humidity is higher. In below freezing temperatures these droplets will…

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