There is a lot to be said about commercial window cleaning jobs. Most people believe that anyone who goes for this line of employment either has a death wish or thinks of themselves as a modern-day Spiderman or Catwoman.
The truth of the matter is that most commercial window cleaning jobs are very fulfilling. A great deal of that is aided by the fact that they pay well too.
Here are a few things about this type of employment that you might find interesting:
- You can easily land a job in commercial window cleaning that pays over $100 an hour.
- If you decide to start a business as a commercial window cleaner, you have an opportunity to open that business up to a multitude of high-paying customers (every commercial building is a potential account).
- You get to work in a very safe environment as all the equipment used are well constructed and tested for the field.
- You could easily land a huge Government contract provided you have an excellent track record as a commercial window cleaner.
- There is very little scheduling conflict seeing as most of your work is done outside of the commercial buildings.
- Experience excellent levels of freedom by working outdoors.
- Get valuable safety and window cleaning training with different types of certifications necessary for this line of work.
These are just some of the few advantages of finding work or starting your own business as a commercial window cleaner.
You will, however, need to learn all about the specialized commercial window cleaning equipment required to safely clean high-rise buildings. These include:
- A full-body safety harness.
- A rope grab or a full arrest device.
- Descending devices.
- Bosun’s chair and carabiners.
- Different types of rescue systems, both self as well as assisted.
- Rope protectors.
- Tie-back clamps.
- Shock absorbing lanyard.
Above all else, you will need to actually learn how to clean windows properly and do so while staying safe suspended several hundred feet above the ground.
It goes without saying that this is one of the most exciting jobs available in the market today. It does, however, require you to be a bit of a daredevil, especially if you intend to be a commercial window cleaner in huge cities such as New York where you will most certainly have to work on high-rise buildings.
Although not all commercial window cleaning jobs will call for harnesses and tall buildings, every single one of them will call for excellent work ethic and commitment.