Window Cleaning

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Professional Window Cleaning

A regular, professional and reliable window cleaning service throughout Carlisle, Cumbria, the North East & South West Scotland tailored to your needs. From a small domestic property to a large industrial site using portable ladders up to 6 metres in height. We also guarantee to wipe down all the frames and windowsills, as standard, at no extra costs, we are one of the very few companies that will do this. References are available on request from satisfied customers.

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Traditional Cleaning Methods

By using traditional window cleaning methods using portable ladders up to two floors, our specialist window cleaners offer a comprehensive and safe service for domestic properties and offices. Some customers will not accept a reach & wash system as they still prefer traditional methods with a portable ladder.

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Experienced and Safe

Our window cleaning team has 30 years joint experience in using traditional methods with portable ladders to ensure exceptional results. Our ladders are regularly checked and tagged to ensure they are safe to use, this is compulsory in any company that uses ladders. We also replace our ladders every 2 years if needed to ensure safety of our employees and to keep up with the working at height regulations. All our ladders use stabilizers, also known as microlites, which is also compulsory. Ladder safety check records are also available on request.

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Fully Trained

Recent changes to working at height legislation which came into place in April 2005, means that building owners and those that contract window cleaning services must ensure that the appropriate work equipment is selected and used and those that work at height are competent, fully trained and insured. For Eric’s to continue to provide traditional window cleaning methods all our employees undergo IOSH window cleaning safety and also NVQ Level 2 High Level Window Cleaning courses on a regular basis.

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Ladder Types

The types of ladder or step that are available.

Ladders are classified according to the general conditions and possible frequency of use:


BS2037 / Class 1 BS1129 Heavy Duty & Industrial

EN131 / BSEN131 Trade / Light Industrial

BS2037 Class 3 Domestic Use

Industrial Ladders: For heavy duty where relatively high frequency and onerous conditions of use, carriage and storage occur. BS2037 Class 1 and BS1129 Class 1 ladders are suitable for industrial applications.

Trade / Light Industrial Ladders: For medium duty where relatively low frequency and reasonably good conditions of use, carriage and storage occur. BS EN131 ladders are suitable for light trade applications. In addition, the higher rated BS2037 Class 1 and BS1129 Class 1 ladders can also be used for light trade applications.

Domestic Ladders: Under NO circumstances should you use a domestic ladder for window cleaning.