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POV – Fastest window cleaner despite crushed elbow accident!

Playtime: 2.29

Synopsis: POV Window Cleaning – The IWCA Convention & Trade Show holds speed races every year. ‘Iron Giant’ Ivan Pleinadius is a seasoned 1st place winner of this competition and others around the world.

In this POV video, he competes only 6 months after a motorcycle accident that left his elbow completely crushed. He was told by doctors that he would never compete in speed racing again.

Watch what happens as POV puts you in the mind of one of the fastest window cleaners on the planet.

Join the IWCA here: http://www.iwca.org/

What is POV?

General description of series: POV stands for ‘point of view’. POV Window Cleaning has been filmed entirely with its focus on tools, and more importantly tools in action so that you can see how they perform. POV is a unique angle. We love to collect interesting footage and edit them into a theme for your entertainment.

Other POV films:

The Legend Channel in Action – https://youtu.be/3WwzbgHFzZg

Martyn Rocks the Brass Ettore – https://youtu.be/h3B0X7J6PtQ

Ivan is sponsored by Black Diamond during his speed competitions and usually wears a Black Diamond shirt. To learn more about them please go to the Black Diamond website at http://www.blackdiamondsqueegee.com/

I WANT TO FEATURE IN A FUTURE POV: Cool beans! Drop a line to lee@highshineltd.co.uk

US VS UK Window Cleaning – Episode 6 – Squeegee & water fed pole

Playtime: 19.44

Synopsis: Episode 6 – The final episode of this series. We say a goodbye to the US team as they reflect on the US VS UK project. Jamie is obsessed with tow bars meanwhile Carrie struggles to keep up with Jay on squeegee work.
Jon demonstrates the use of a Gardiner Pole built to height via loose sections.

To shop for Gardiner Pole System go here: http://gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/

General description of series: The US crew go on to meet other window cleaning companies across the UK – Must watch program, in London, Midlands and North of the UK and exchange ideas and views on the on how both cultures differ or not.

Our Sponsor on this project: Ettore has sponsored the entire series. Say ‘Hi’ to them HERE, because sponsors help towards the cost of WCM TV making even better and more epic films that you love to watch and come to expect from Window Cleaning Magazine. So, give Ettore a ‘LIKE’ on their fan page HERE  and tell them how much you enjoyed US VS UK Window Cleaning.

For more historical information about Ettore, see below.

Background to this mini-series: Lee Burbidge, Editor of Window Cleaning Magazine brought together US window cleaners, Jamie Poulin of Lake Tahoe Window Cleaning and her crew, Josh and Corey together with US window cleaner Carrie Guenther AKA Window Ninja. Lee had invited them all to the UK where he had set up four companies for them to work alongside with. The journey began with rope access in Bromley London, to monster water fed poles in Central London.

Later, they would meet owner-operator Tom Coyle in Nottingham and learn the differences of pricing jobs followed by what it takes to water fed pole a big commercial job in Sheffield with Atkin & Son.

Both US and UK window cleaners discover a shared passion and experience major shocking differences between our two cultures.

Ettore History: Often imitated, never duplicated, Ettore Steccone’s original squeegee design has remained virtually unchanged since its inception in 1936. His secret was, and is, in the rubber. With the same secrecy and security afforded soft drink formulas, the ingredients formulation of Ettore rubber is carefully guarded. For this is the essential heart of the system, a razor-sharp square edge, supple, smooth, consistent which leaves glass perfectly clean and streak free.

Other episodes:

Watch episode 1 here https://youtu.be/9O0xBly8pyY
Watch episode 2 here https://youtu.be/XnLHMQcNSfk
Watch episode 3 here https://youtu.be/tddmQIB7R4c

Watch episode 4 here https://youtu.be/8U4jnm2QUrg

Watch episode 5 here https://youtu.be/rsaG5lZzRbc

Special thanks to Craig Booth for the drone work in this series.

LOOK OUT FOR A NEW FILM COMING SOON TO WCMTV: WINDOW CLEANING IN CHELSEA

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US VS UK Window Cleaning – Episode 5 – Commercial work in Sheffield

Playtime: 15.56

Synopsis: Episode 5 –In this episode, we move to Sheffield where we meet up with a window cleaning company that has been cleaning commercial windows in the city for over 70 years. The US team get more time to try out water fed poles mixed up with a little squeegee work.

Meanwhile, the UK team are not happy with Corey as he keeps everyone waiting whilst he shops around for underpants.

General description of series: The US crew go on to meet other window cleaning companies across the UK – Must watch program, in London, Midlands and North of the UK and exchange ideas and views on the on how both cultures differ or not.

Our Sponsor on this project: Ettore has sponsored the entire series. Say ‘Hi’ to them HERE, because sponsors help towards the cost of WCM TV making even better and more epic films that you love to watch and come to expect from Window Cleaning Magazine. So, give Ettore a ‘LIKE’ on their fan page HERE  and tell them how much you enjoyed US VS UK Window Cleaning.

For more historical information about Ettore, see below.

Background to this mini-series: Lee Burbidge, Editor of Window Cleaning Magazine brought together US window cleaners, Jamie Poulin of Lake Tahoe Window Cleaning and her crew, Josh and Corey together with US window cleaner Carrie Guenther AKA Window Ninja. Lee had invited them all to the UK where he had set up four companies for them to work alongside with. The journey began with rope access in Bromley London, to monster water fed poles in Central London.

Later, they would meet owner-operator Tom Coyle in Nottingham and learn the differences of pricing jobs followed by what it takes to water fed pole a big commercial job in Sheffield with Atkin & Son.

Both US and UK window cleaners discover a shared passion and experience major shocking differences between our two cultures.

Episode 6 – Squeegee & water fed pole is out Saturday 21st, April 2018 –The final episode of this series. The US team get to grips with using module water fed poles and Carrie cannot believe how quick Jay is with the squeegee.

Ettore History: Often imitated, never duplicated, Ettore Steccone’s original squeegee design has remained virtually unchanged since its inception in 1936. His secret was, and is, in the rubber. With the same secrecy and security afforded soft drink formulas, the ingredients formulation of Ettore rubber is carefully guarded. For this is the essential heart of the system, a razor-sharp square edge, supple, smooth, consistent which leaves glass perfectly clean and streak free.

Other episodes:

Watch episode 1 here https://youtu.be/9O0xBly8pyY
Watch episode 2 here https://youtu.be/XnLHMQcNSfk
Watch episode 3 here https://youtu.be/tddmQIB7R4c

Watch episode 4 here https://youtu.be/8U4jnm2QUrg

Special thanks to Craig Booth for the drone work in this series.

POV: The Legend Squeegee Channel

Playtime: 5.10

Synopsis: POV Window Cleaning – The Legend Channel in action once again on WCM TV. We have looked at the Legend channel before. To watch those videos follow the links below. As we explained in the video so much footage goes to waste that never ever gets to make the edit in some WCM TV films ( a lot of good go pro stuff too), not because its bad but because we have sooooo much good stuff – we cannot fit it all in!!

So we gathered all the POV go pro angles and whacked them into another film for your enjoyment. To learn more about these products please go to the Black Diamond website at http://www.blackdiamondsqueegee.com/

Other videos on the Legend Squeegee channel: 

What would your employees say about the Legend squeegee channel?

The Legend squeegee in ACTION!

General description of series: POV stands for ‘point of view’. POV Window Cleaning has been filmed entirely with its focus on tools, and more importantly tools in action so that you can see how they perform.

I WANT TO FEATURE IN A FUTURE POV: Cool beans! Drop a line to lee@highshineltd.co.uk

US VS UK Window Cleaning – Episode 4 – Ladders & squeegee

Playtime: 18.02

Synopsis: Episode 4 –Still in Nottingham, Jamie and the other US window cleaners still cannot believe how UK window cleaners survive on the money they charge. In this episode, they discuss ladder accidents whilst getting friendly with Tom’s customer.

General description of series: The US crew go on to meet other window cleaning companies across the UK – Must watch program, in London, Midlands and North of the UK and exchange ideas and views on the on how both cultures differ or not.

Our Sponsor on this project: Ettore has sponsored the entire series. Say ‘Hi’ to them HERE, because sponsors help towards the cost of WCM TV making even better and more epic films that you love to watch and come to expect from Window Cleaning Magazine. So, give Ettore a ‘LIKE’ on their fan page HERE  and tell them how much you enjoyed US VS UK Window Cleaning.

For more historical information about Ettore, see below.

Background to this mini-series: Lee Burbidge, Editor of Window Cleaning Magazine brought together US window cleaners, Jamie Poulin of Lake Tahoe Window Cleaning and her crew, Josh and Corey together with US window cleaner Carrie Guenther AKA Window Ninja. Lee had invited them all to the UK where he had set up four companies for them to work alongside with. The journey began with rope access in Bromley London, to monster water fed poles in Central London.

Later, they would meet owner-operator Tom Coyle in Nottingham and learn the differences of pricing jobs followed by what it takes to water fed pole a big commercial job in Sheffield with Atkin & Son.

Both US and UK window cleaners discover a shared passion and experience major shocking differences between our two cultures.

Episode 5 – Commercial work in Sheffield is out Saturday 14th, April 2018 –Corey goes shopping for underwear keeping the Sheffield boys from Atkin & Son waiting – and they are NOT HAPPY! They just want to get on with the commercial job scheduled for that day.

Ettore History: Often imitated, never duplicated, Ettore Steccone’s original squeegee design has remained virtually unchanged since its inception in 1936. His secret was, and is, in the rubber. With the same secrecy and security afforded soft drink formulas, the ingredients formulation of Ettore rubber is carefully guarded. For this is the essential heart of the system, a razor-sharp square edge, supple, smooth, consistent which leaves glass perfectly clean and streak free.

Other episodes:

Watch episode 1 here https://youtu.be/9O0xBly8pyY
Watch episode 2 here https://youtu.be/XnLHMQcNSfk
Watch episode 3 here https://youtu.be/tddmQIB7R4c

POV: Martyn rocks the brass Ettore

 

Playtime: 2.01

Synopsis: POV Window Cleaning – Martyn from Birmingham demonstrates his skills using the original brass Ettore squeegee channel and handle. Martyn is applying his soapy water with an original Golden Glove sleeve also from Ettore. Ettore has been making professional window cleaning tools since 1936.

Do you want a tour around the Ettore factory and see how the brass squeegee is made? Click and watch HERE 

General description of series: POV stands for ‘point of view’. POV Window Cleaning has been filmed entirely with its focus on tools, and more importantly tools in action so that you can see how they perform.

I WANT TO FEATURE IN A FUTURE POV: Cool beans! Drop a line to lee@highshineltd.co.uk

US Vs UK Window Cleaning, Episode 3 – Sea creature & scrim

Playtime: 15.29

Synopsis: Episode 3 – In this episode, the US crew drop into their comfort zone as they carry out traditional window cleaning on residential houses in Nottingham using ‘back to basic’ tools. The US team try out there bidding skills on these British homes.

They quickly discover that Robin Hood was not the only one ‘robbing’ from the city of Nottingham!

General description of series: The US crew go on to meet other window cleaning companies across the UK – Must watch program, in London, Midlands and North of the UK and exchange ideas and views on the on how both cultures differ or not.

Our Sponsor on this project: Ettore has sponsored the entire series. Say ‘Hi’ to them HERE, because sponsors help towards the cost of WCM TV making even better and more epic films that you love to watch and come to expect from Window Cleaning Magazine. So, give Ettore a ‘LIKE’ on their fan page HERE  and tell them how much you enjoyed US VS UK Window Cleaning.

For more historical information about Ettore, see below.

Background to this mini-series: Lee Burbidge, Editor of Window Cleaning Magazine brought together US window cleaners, Jamie Poulin of Lake Tahoe Window Cleaning and her crew, Josh and Corey together with US window cleaner Carrie Guenther AKA Window Ninja. Lee had invited them all to the UK where he had set up four companies for them to work alongside with. The journey began with rope access in Bromley London, to monster water fed poles in Central London.

Later, they would meet owner-operator Tom Coyle in Nottingham and learn the differences of pricing jobs followed by what it takes to water fed pole a big commercial job in Sheffield with Atkin & Son.

Both US and UK window cleaners discover a shared passion and experience major shocking differences between our two cultures.

Episode 4 – Ladders And Squeegee is out Saturday 7th, April 2018 – The US team struggle at understanding the quality level and what is expected in the UK compared to their area in the US. ‘Wash and go’ is not acceptable! Corey finds himself with a British admirer, and Jamie struggles as she tries the Wagtail for the first time. 

Ettore History: Often imitated, never duplicated, Ettore Steccone’s original squeegee design has remained virtually unchanged since its inception in 1936. His secret was, and is, in the rubber. With the same secrecy and security afforded soft drink formulas, the ingredients formulation of Ettore rubber is carefully guarded. For this is the essential heart of the system, a razor-sharp square edge, supple, smooth, consistent which leaves glass perfectly clean and streak free.

5 ways to increase your revenue

Playtime: 4.18

Synopsis: Alan Karr of Window Kare Cleaning Services, Niagara Falls, Canada tells Window Cleaning Magazine viewers his top 5 ways of increasing revenue to your window cleaning business spending very little money and definitely spending 0%  on marketing.

Small changes in the way you look at your business and the tools you choose to work with can create incremental savings that mount up over the years. Other tips for increasing your revenue without any marketing is really obvious but so overlooked.

Background to Alan Karr videos: Alan is a big fan of Window Cleaning magazine. Alan offered to make videos for WCM TV and share his business experiences with our viewers. http://www.windowkare.net/

Products that appear in this video:

The Liquidator squeegee channel by Moerman. CLICK HERE TO VISIT.

The Constructor brush by Reach-iT. CLICK HERE TO VISIT.

The Joist invoicing app CLICK HERE TO VISIT.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE VIDEOS FOR WCM TV PLEASE EMAIL lee@highshineltd.co.uk

US Vs UK Window Cleaning, Episode 2 – Monster water fed pole in London

Playtime: 15.04

Synopsis: Carrie, Jamie, Corey, and Josh meet Mark of Race Team Window Cleaning in Central London meters away from the US Embassy. Here, the guy’s exchange their views on what is considered window cleaning quality whilst at the same time trying out a water fed pole at a monster height of 8 stories. None of them have ever used a water fed pole at this height before.

They share that experience and tell us what it feels like to work with water fed poles so high.

Background to this mini-series: Lee Burbidge, Editor of Window Cleaning Magazine brought together US window cleaners, Jamie Poulin of Lake Tahoe Window Cleaning and her crew, Josh and Corey together with US window cleaner Carrie Guenther AKA Window Ninja. Lee had invited them all to the UK where he had set up four companies for them to work alongside with. The journey began with rope access in Bromley London, to monster water fed poles in Central London.

Later, they would meet owner-operator Tom Coyle in Nottingham and learn the differences of pricing jobs followed by what it takes to water fed pole a big commercial job in Sheffield with Atkin & Son.

Both US and UK window cleaners discover a shared passion and experience major shocking differences between our two cultures.

Episode 3 – Sea creature and scrim is out Saturday 31st March 2018 – Don’t miss this episode as the US team bid on British homes in Nottingham the land of Robin Hood, and find out that Mr. Hood is not the only one ‘robbin’ in the UK. Clearly shocked the US team try to understand the UK market.

They meet Tom Coyle, Nottingham and clean windows the traditional way.

Secret Trailer:  CLICK HERE

Watch episode 1 – Rope Access hereCLICK HERE 

The first episode from a mini-series that explores how US window cleaners compare to their UK counterparts. This episode concentrates on rope access as the team meets up with Jack Sewell of Sewell Window Cleaning  (UK) on a small high rise building in Bromley, London.

It isn’t long before Jamie is disappointed and surprised at the rules of rope access in the UK as it is explained.

US Vs UK Window Cleaning, Episode 1 – Rope Access

Playtime: 13:23

Synopsis: The first episode from a mini-series that explores how US window cleaners compare to their UK counterparts. This episode concentrates on rope access as the team meets up with Jack Sewell of Sewell Window Cleaning  (UK) on a small high rise building in Bromley, London.

It isn’t long before Jamie is disappointed and surprised at the rules of rope access in the UK as it is explained.

Background to this mini-series: Lee Burbidge, Editor of Window Cleaning Magazine brought together US window cleaners, Jamie Poulin of Lake Tahoe Window Cleaning and her crew, Josh and Corey together with US window cleaner Carrie Guenther AKA Window Ninja. Lee had invited them all to the UK where he had set up four companies for them to work alongside with. The journey began with rope access in Bromley London, to monster water fed poles in Central London.

Later, they would meet owner-operator Tom Coyle in Nottingham and learn the differences of pricing jobs followed by what it takes to water fed pole a big commercial job in Sheffield with Atkin & Son.

Both US and UK window cleaners discover a shared passion and experience major shocking differences between our two cultures.

Episode 2 – Monster water fed pole in London is out Saturday 24th March 2018 – Don’t miss this episode as the US team take on a monster water fed pole for the first time just yards from the American Embassy in Central London.