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A Guide To Traditional Washers

August 27, 2019 5 min read

The washer is perhaps the simplest of the tools required by a traditional 'mop & squeegee' style Window Cleaner. There are a number of different styles of washer on the market, and a number of different styles of traditional tool, below we break down everything you need to know regarding choosing the correct washer for you (need advice on squeegees, check out our Guide To Squeegees).

 

Standard Washers 

This collection is our best selling washers, with variations in size, material & handle design.

 

Unger ErgoTec Monsoon Stripwasher 

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The Monsoon is by far the most used traditional Washer in the industry, the distinct green & white stripes are easily recognisable to most Window Cleaners.

The ErgoTec handle follows the same design as other products in the ErgoTec range, and is designed with a natural feeling lightweight grip, to reduce fatigue. The Monsoon sleeve itself has extra long fibres, making it absorbent and allowing great scrubbing power. The sleeve also has double stitched ends and an end scrubbing pad, making it extremely hard wearing and brilliant at loosening ground on dirt.

The Monsoon Stripwasher is the perfect choice for use as a handheld washer, or locked onto an Unger extension pole to safely clean at height.

 

Shop Monsoon

 

Unger ErgoTec Ninja 

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As part of the ErgoTec Ninja range, the Ninja washer represents Ungers Premium Window Cleaning Washer. Following the Unger ethos, the Ninja Washer handle is designed to feel natural in your hand & reduce fatigue, however the Ninja washer also has a swiveling feature, allowing you to hit those hard to reach areas. This coupled with the scrubbing pads on either end ensure that there is never a window that can't be cleaned! 

 

Shop Ninja

 

Unger MicroStrip

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The MicroStrip sleeve is a blended microfibre sleeve, capable of absorbing up to 6x it's weight in water, and providing excellent scrubbing power. this sleeve can be combined with the classic ErgoTec T-Bar, ensuring a comfortable & lightweight grip. The MicroStrip comes equipped with a deep scrubbing pad on one end & double stitched ends, to ensure longevity and maximise scrubbing power.  

 

Shop MicroStrip

 

Ettore ProGrip 

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The ProGrip Washer has an ergonomic rubberised grip for maximum comfort, and is complete with the Ettore Microfibre sleeve. The extremely fine, dense, high pile microfibre allows for maximum scrubbing power whilst remaining absorbent, and comes complete with a white end scrubbing pad. 

 

Shop ProGrip

 

FaceLift FireBLADE 

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Made for FaceLift, by Unger - the FireBLADE Washer is a microfibre sleeve, capable of holding up to 6x it's weight in water whilst providing superior scrubbing power. The sleeve is combined with the UniTec T-Bar to provide a natural feeling, lightweight grip. 

Oh, and in case you haven't noticed, it comes in the distinct FaceLift RED! 

 

Shop FireBLADE 

 

Washer Sleeves

 

Unger Original

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The Unger Original StripWasher Sleeve is made from a blended synthetic fabric, double-stitched ends for longevity fastens using a hook and loop fastener.

Shop Unger Original

 

Ettore Golden Glove

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The Ettore Golden Glove sleeve is a heavy duty, long fibre synthetic sleeve. The sleeve has double sewn seams for longevity & provides excellent scrubbing power 

Shop Ettore Golden Glove

 

Ettore Porcupine

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The porcupine sleeve is an aggressive, heavy duty washer. The absorbent microfibre found in the standard Ettore sleeve is interwoven with flexible bristles, providing excellent scrubbing power! 

Please note, this sleeve is not suitable for use on windows with film coverings. 

Shop Ettore Porcupine

 

Combo Tools 

This collection features our 2-in-1 washer & squeegee combination tools, with variations in size, shape & design.

 

Unger VisaVersa®

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The VisaVersa® is a two-in-one tool, combining the classic unger S-Channel squeegee with the Original Unger washer sleeve. The VisaVersa® is a great time saver, and perfect for use on extension poles, whereby you can swap between the complete squeegee and wash by simply flipping the tool over. 

 

Shop Unger VisaVersa®

 

Moerman Combinator

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The Moerman Combinator is a 2-in-1 tool that can be customised to accommodate varying sizes of squeegee & channel. The Combinator is built from the Combinator handle, the Combinator Microfibre sleeve & T-Bar, and the Liquidator 2.0 Squeegee ( See our Guide to Squeegees for more info on the Liquidator 2.0). The handle is unique to this tool, and can be used as a single squeegee or as a 2-in-1 tool. The T-Bar & microfibre sleeve are lightweight, yet super absorbent, and can be fitted to face the opposite direction to the Liquidator 2.0 channel, or facing the same direction - turning the Combinator into a one-pass tool.

 

Shop Moerman Combinator

 

Ettore BackFlip 

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The Ettore BackFlip is a two-in-one tool, combining the Ettore Master Channel with the Golden Glove washer. The BackFlip can be configured as either a two-in-one tool to wash & squeegee in two separate motions, or it can also be configured as a one-pass tool, due to the squeeegee channel being 2'' bigger than the washer (see the images above). 

The BackFlip has a quick release mechanism, allowing the squeeegee channel to be quickly removed or changed as necessary. 

 

Shop Ettore BackFlip 

 

Wagtail High Flyer

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The High Flyer combines a single mop & squeegee combo tool, with a double pivoting design & tapered channel ends, allowing it to apply consistent pressure to the glass as the approach angle changes. The High Flyer allows its user to quickly wash and squeegee a window with one hand, making it useful for rope access Window Cleaners.

The High Flyer washer is a lightweight, but absorbent microfibre pad, and the channel made from a robust anodized aluminium. When used in conjunction with an extension pole and the Wagtail Angle Arm, the swivel function makes it perfect for quickly washing windows at height whilst maintaining the effective fanning technique adopted by most Window Cleaners for ground floor cleaning.

 

Shop Wagtail High Flyer 

 

Moerman F*Liq 

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The F*Liq Sleeve is a dense microfibre pad, designed specifically for the Liquidator channel. The sleeve is lightweight yet absorbent, and can be quickly clipped or unclipped from the channel. The F*Liq sleeve can be used to flip over or under the channel as fits your preference (flip over is generally the preferred method for pole work). The F*Liq sleeve is a pioneer in the 'one tool' category, removing any need for a separate washer - which both keeps your tool-belt light, and allows you to work quickly (particularly with pole work).

 

Please note, this product must be combined with a Liquidator 2.0 - and cannot be used as a standalone washer.

 

Shop Moerman Excelerator 2.0 Combo 



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