Cleaners, Window


Despite the fact that since the financial crisis of 2008, almost 600,000 people have become self-employed window cleaners, many pensioners still experience great difficulty in finding a reliable, competent person to maintain the glazed areas of their home.

To avoid employing someone whose knowledge or ability is in doubt, Age Concern has published a helpful WindoWise guide in which they advise never using a window cleaner who

arrives after dark or before dawn

has one or both of their arms in a sling

uses a pogo stick, trampoline or bouncy castle to reach first-floor windows

does George Formby impressions without being asked

uses a Victoria sponge to wipe down the windows

keeps fish or crustaceans in their water bucket.

is called Colin, Sandra or Super Mario.