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High Rise Window Cleaning | OSHA & ANSI Approved Training

GHB Window Cleaning has a flawless safety record thanks to our Fall Protection division that focuses on continued education for our employees.   We train each employee per OSHA, ANSI & WAC laws that govern window cleaning, fall arrest training & certifications.

Prior to hiring a window cleaner we encourage all Property Managers / Owners to interview the company and ask the below questions to ensure cleaning companies are following state & federal laws.  If the cleaning company can’t answer all the below questions correctly, it may be time to interview other window companies.   This will ensure you are protecting your investment plus it will limit your liability.

  1. Q: How many feet up is considered a fall hazard? A: 4 feet (OSHA 1910.23)
  2. Q: When is Fall Protection Required? A: Any heights over 6 feet (OSHA 1926.500)
  3. Q: How close to the roof’s edge can you be without being tied off in a full body harness? A: No person can be closer than 10 feet to an edge without fall protection gear. OSHA 1926 Subpart M (fall protection)
  4. Q: Do you have a site specific safety plan? A: Per WAC 296-878-14005 a safety plan is mandatory.
  5. Q: How often should roof anchors be inspected by a qualified person? A: OSHA requires that all building owners must have the roof anchors inspected annually (OSHA 1910.66)

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Slick Watts & GHB Window Cleaning Give Back to Local School

GHB Window Cleaning Inc. and Slick Watts, former NBA Seattle Super Sonic, team up to donate money towards new playground equipment at MLK Elementary School in Seattle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KIRO 7 Article – Slick Watts & GHB WIndow Cleaning Donate to Local School

Sonics’ legend Slick Watts: More donated sports equipment promised for school

by: John Knicely Updated:

SEATTLE —

KIRO 7 viewers are stepping up after our story about a South Seattle school in need of sports equipment.

Supersonics legend and current P.E. teacher, Donald “Slick” Watts, has gotten dozens of calls after telling KIRO 7 of a $500 donation from his friend at GHB Window Cleaning.

On Monday morning, George Brewer presented the $500 check at an assembly at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School.  Watts says it’s all about making sure kids get physical activity.

“With all these computers in the world we need to do something to get kids moving,” said Watts.  “And this is a start.”

The donation isn’t lost on the students.

“I’m looking forward to playing 4 Square,” said 5th Grader Kayla Dumlao.  “And I think the donation is very helpful to the school.”

“It’s a pretty good donation and a big donation too,” said Naylani Mwamba-Hunter.  “I think it’s a pretty cool thing for our school, plus a lot of the balls here have gone flat.”

Watts is encouraged by the offers for more donations and hopes more businesses will step up.

“I got 40 soccer balls coming and they are $17.95 a piece,” said Watts.  “So that’s why we are asking other companies, especially Cascade Masonry. Don’t forget what he told me. I’ll be waiting, because we need more.”

Watts says this all just reaffirms what he’s known since he moved here 40 years ago to play for the Sonics.

“Seattle, Washington is the best place in the world to live,” said Watts.

With Monday’s donation, the school is also getting 20 4-square balls, 10 basketballs, and about 30 jump ropes.

 

GHB Window Cleaning Inc & Slick Watts Helps Local School

Sonics legend donates money toward local elementary school’s playground

GHB Window Cleaning Inc. and Slick Watts, former NBA Seattle Super Sonic, teamed up to donate money towards new playground equipment.  On Feb. 8th 2016, George Brewer, president of GHB Window Cleaning Services INC. presented MLK Elementary School a check to help in their efforts to purchase more playground balls for ‘Square Ball,’ Soccer & Kids Outdoor Games .   Since airing, many have joined in the efforts and continue to bless the school with monies to purchase new playground equipment.

It is so great to see the local News take part in sharing the story with the community and giving the story ‘wings’ so other people can give to the local community.

SHAG Affordable Senior Housing Partners with GHB Cleaning Inc.

The Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG) teams up with GHB Window Cleaning Inc. to Keep Their Communities Sparkle.

The Senior Housing Assistance Group (known in the Pacific Northwest as SHAG) has grown to become the largest operator of affordable senior living communities in the Puget Sound and is continually investing into each community by teaming up with GHB Window Cleaning Services Inc. to provide exterior cleaning & maintenance at SHAG properties throughout Washington.

The partnership builds upon SHAG’s mission statement, “Enhancing & enriching the lives of people through affordable housing” by improving the value & quality of each housing structure to guarantee that the residences that live there can be proud to call it ‘home’.  Along with assurance that each rental space, in over 28 communities growing from Bellingham to Olympia, is a safe and pleasant environment.   These values are a reflection of the core standards of GHB Inc., which is to help the Pacific Northwest sparkle & shine through high quality professional cleaning services.  Window cleaning at several SHAG communities have already started in the region and in September, mid-rise pressure washing & window cleaning will take place in SHAG communities around Seattle.

“It is such a great opportunity to team up with SHAG who empowers seniors with respect & dignity through affordable housing.  We all have aging parents that deserve the best and to be able to offer superior maintenance services to these communities & our loved one’s is an honor,” said George Brewer CEO of GHB Inc.

SHAG continues to lead the way for affordable senior housing while keeping their focus on whom they serve.  The new partnership reinforces SHAG’s commitment to ensure that each community ‘Sparkles’ with continued upkeep.

To learn more about SHAG, visit http://www.housing4seniors.com or to learn more about GHB Window Cleaning Services Inc, visit http://ghbwindowcleaning.com.

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About GHB Window Cleaning Inc.

GHB Window Cleaning Services Inc., provides affordable quality window cleaning services in Seattle, Bellevue and Washington State.   They specialize in residential window washing and commercial midrise and high-rise window cleaning and clearly shine in customer service.  Their elite Safety Division focused on Fall Protection and exclusive employee training separates them as the best.  Visit http://ghbwindowcleaning.com to learn more about their services.

Contact:
Dawn Houg
GHB Inc., Media Relations
Web. http://ghbwindowcleaning.com

Local Business Preps the VMAC & Draws Up a Winning Safety Plan

GHB Window Cleaning Inc. draws up a winning game plan to help the VMAC prepare for the 2015-2016 Season

Bellevue, WA July 31, 2015 – With Seattle patiently waiting for football season, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center is supporting local businesses as they gear up for training camp.   GHB Window Cleaning Inc., a small Seattle Business, has been working hard preforming exterior window cleaning and top –bottom pressure washing services at the facility; helping prepare the VMAC for the return of the 2015 Conference Champions.  However, it takes a great game plan to execute work at heights over 120 feet.

Although this game plan may not consist of X’s & O’s or a quarterback sneak, it does include a route to safety that always leads to a win.  Prior to work commencing, Labor and Industries requires all contractors to have an Accident Prevention Program and with the technicians working as high as 120 feet a Site Specific Safety Plan or Fall Protection Work Plan is required.  This plan identifies fall hazards of 10 feet or more and informs the technicians and the facility of the methods of fall protection being used as well as a detailed rescue strategy if needed.  The department of Labor and Industries & OSHA imposes heavy fines for companies that do not follow these regulations.  The laws are inforce to keep workers safe & limit liability.  Because of the safety preparations executed beforehand and a winning game plan, GHB Inc. has a perfect, flawless safety record; Win!

George Brewer, President of GHB Window Cleaning Inc., recognizes that safety is always priority one and has on-going employee training & offers his expertise to other local business’s in the area.   He said, “Falls are one of the most common serious work related accident and so many owners are unaware of their obligations when it comes to laws that govern fall protection both on the State (WISHA) & Federal (OSHA) Level. … Our game plan simple; prepare & train with safety and execute with quality service.”

To learn more about working at heights & fall protection safety, visit us at http://ghbfallprotection.com or call (844) 438-4429.

About GHB Window Cleaning Inc.

GHB Window Cleaning Services Inc., provides affordable quality window cleaning services in Seattle, Bellevue and Washington State.   They specialize in residential window washing and commercial midrise and high-rise window cleaning and clearly shine in customer service.  Their elite Safety Division focused on Fall Protection and exclusive employee training separates them as the best.  Visit http://ghbwindowcleaning.com to learn more about their services.

 VMAC Exterior Pressure Washing

Contact:
Dawn Houg
GHB Inc., Media Relations
Web. http://ghbwindowcleaning.com
Email: office@nullghbwindows.com
Tel. (425)250-1044

Red Tagged Fall Restraint Roof Anchors

In a recent fall restraint system anchor inspections for a client in Seattle, it was discovered that the system had to be red tagged due to the anchor not withstanding proper load limits which could cause massive injury or death to an employee using this system.   The anchors on the system were not secure to the roof and loose.  OSHA 1910 governs fall protection systems and states (10) Anchorages to which personal fall arrest equipment is attached shall be capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds (22.2 kN) per employee attached, or shall be designed, installed, and used as part of a complete personal fall arrest system which maintains a safety factor of at least two, under the supervision of a qualified person.

If a fall arrest – restraint system  or roof anchors are on any building, building owners are required to have them inspected at intervals not exceeding 12 months.

OSHA 1910.66 | WAC Chapter 296 Annual Inspections of Roof Anchors, Fall Protection System Inspection and tests – Periodic inspections and tests. OSHA 1910.66(g)(2)(i)  Related building supporting structures shall undergo periodic inspection by a competent person at intervals not exceeding 12 months.                                                                         

1910.66(g)(2)(iii) The building owner shall keep a certification record of each inspection and test required under paragraphs (g)(2)(i) and (ii) of this section. The certification record shall include the date of the inspection, the signature of the person who performed the inspection, and the number, or other identifier, of the building support structure and equipment which was inspected. This certification record shall be kept readily available for review by the Assistant Secretary of Labor or the Assistant Secretary’s representative and by the employer.                                                               

Building owners Responsibility – Separate from the annual inspections, building owners shall ensure equipment or anchors be re-certified   1. At periods not to exceed 10 years,  2. When equipment shows excessive wear or damage, 3. When re-roofing or renovation 4.  When equipment is modified or removed from the structure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Window Cleaning Safety & Education

Is Your Current Window Cleaning Team Safe? Are you liable for any accidents that occur on your building?

With Spring Time just around the corner, it’s  important to re-visit safety information about window cleaning safety & fall protection.  With the recent news stories in New York & Seattle it’s beneficial for property owners & management companies to ask the right questions when it comes to safety. Below are a few simple questions to ask your current window cleaning team to ensure proper safety rules & OSHA standards are being followed.

  1. Q: How many feet up is considered a fall hazard? A: 4 feet (OSHA 1910.23)
  2. Q: When is Fall Protection Required? A: Any heights over 6 feet (OSHA 1926.500)
  3. Q: How close to the roof’s edge can you be without being tied off in a full body harness? A: No person can be closer than 10 feet to an edge without fall protection gear. OSHA 1926 Subpart M (fall protection)
  4. Q: Do you have a site specific safety plan? A: Per WAC 296-878-14005 a safety plan is mandatory.
  5. Q: How often should roof anchors be inspected by a qualified person? A: OSHA requires that all building owners must have the roof anchors inspected annually (OSHA 1910.66)

At GHB Window Cleaning Inc. we believe that education is the first step to safety!  That is why we are the only Window Cleaning Company in the Seattle area that has a division focused on fall protection safety and education plus our safety record is flawless.  Also, most building owners are not aware that they are responsible for inspections & certification for any fall protection & fall restraint system.  Our goal is to heighten awareness for owners, employees & property management companies of their obligations when it comes to fall protection.

Please visit GHB Fall Protection Inc. and GHB Window Cleaning Inc. to learn about the services & training we offer.

Window Cleaning Cleaning Windows From the Top

 

 

Cleaning Window Tracks

The typical window track never gets cleaned and 99% of the time has at least one dried dead fly or bug. Window tracks are rarely cleaned and often neglected because most people just don’t have the time to spend or don’t know an efficient way to make them look new again.   By having the right tools and systematic approach, you can be a professional window track cleaner. Window Track Before & After

 Get the right tools.

Window Track Cleaning Tools

  1. A good vacuum cleaner with the right the crevice tool or brush attachment. Most standard retail vacuum cleaners come with attachment tools but if you don’t have an attachment, no worries!  Just use the end of the vacuum hose and get as close to the base of the window track as possible.
  2. A thin cleaning brush or an old toothbrush.
  3. A clean bucket of warm water with slight squeeze dish soap or Dawn Soap – GO GREEN!
  4. And finally 2 towels or 2 old rags. One towel will be a wet towel to clean excess dirt and the other towel will be designated to dry.  Make sure these two towels stay separate.
  • Take your vacuum + attachment and suck out all the loose debris in the window track. This includes all..

    1. Dead Flies
    2. Bugs
    3. Cob-webs
    4. Dust
    5. Dirt

Window Track Vacuum

  • Dip your skinny brush or old toothbrush in the soapy water. Use the wet brush and scrub the inside of the window track to loosen the dirt & debris.  Pay special attention to the corners to ensure all dirt is properly loosened by the soapy brush.

Window Track Scrub

  • Then take your 1st towel and moisten in the soapy water. Make sure you squeeze all the excess water out.   You don’t want to have the towel soaking wet, just damp enough to collect the loosen dirt & dust.

    1. Take the moist towel and wipe down the inside of the window track where you previously used the brush to loosen the dirt.
    2. You may have to circle back and use the brush to loosen the dirt as you wipe down the window track with your wet towel.
    3. Repeat this step until you reach your desired results.

Wipe and Clean Window Track

  • Take the dry towel and wipe down any water drips or wet spots in the window track. Then move to the next window in the room.

Dry Window Track

 

You can also see the published article at http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Window-Tracks

Take Back FREE TIME! Window & Gutter Cleaning Services

GHB Window Cleaning Inc. has been hard at work giving back WEEKENDS to families in the Northwest.  We want to check off your ‘to do’ list…

Window Cleaning =DONE

Video Shoot Window Cleaning

Video Shoot – Take Back your Weekend. GHB Inc. checks off ‘to do list’ | Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning & Pressure Washing

Roof & Gutter Cleaning = CHECK

Pressure Washing = COMPLETED

In the most recent TV Commercial, GHB Window Cleaning Inc. gives local resident & loyal client Mark M. his weekend back for family time.  GHB Inc. completed house hold chores which included: Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, Roof Cleaning & Pressure Washing.  Every family is faced with the balancing act of work vs. family time  and GHB Inc. wants to empower each family to take back their weekend for family not ‘to do lists’.

Services included – window cleaning, gutter cleaning, pressure washing, roof cleaning & moss control.  And with our Maintenacne Program, eliminate the hassle of finding time to clean your gutters or remembering when you had your windows cleaned last. Our new Reoccurring Maintenance Program lets you sit back, relax and let us worry when it’s time for your next cleaning. Suddenly the hassle of perfect windows all year round became a whole lot clearer! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Local Business preps VMAC with Exterior Building Services

GHB Window Cleaning Inc. provides championship exterior building cleaning & pressure washing services to VMAC prior to professional football training camp

Bellevue, WA July 7, 2014 – While Seattle waits for football season, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center is supporting local businesses as the facility gets ready for training camp.   GHB Window Cleaning Inc., a small Seattle Business, has been working hard preforming exterior building cleaning and pressure washing services at the facility; helping prepare the center for the return of the Champions.  Sporting team franchises continue to provide great economic stimulus for local businesses throughout the area and GHB Window Cleaning Inc. is just one of several local trades who benefit.

George Brewer, President of GHB Window Cleaning Inc., was excited to be able to offer his championship services to the franchise.   He said, “It’s important to continue to show the community how a flourishing sports team impacts the economy at the local level and we are just grateful to be able to offer our services to the team. … Our win is simple; provide outstanding exterior building maintenance solutions throughout the Seattle area.

To learn more about the Best Team in Exterior Building Maintenance, Exterior Building Cleaning & Window Cleaning, visit their website at http://ghbwindowcleaning.com.

VMAC_Exterior_Building_Pressure_Washing

About GHB Window Cleaning Inc.

GHB Window Cleaning Services Inc., provides affordable quality window cleaning services in Seattle, Bellevue and Washington State.   They specialize in residential window washing and commercial midrise and high-rise window cleaning and clearly shine in customer service.  Their elite Safety Division focused on Fall Protection and exclusive employee training separates them as the best.  Visit http://ghbwindowcleaning.com to learn more about their services.

 

Contact:
Dawn Houg
GHB Inc., Media Relations
Web. http://ghbwindowcleaning.com
Email: office@nullghbwindows.com
Tel. (425)250-1044

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