What pole/handle do I need for my floor squeegee?

Unger’s aluminum handles come in a few different styles to make them useful for a wide variety of floor squeegees. See the table to help decide which handle will work best for your situation.

Floor Squeegee AL140 AL14G AL14A AL14T
AquaDozer w/ACME Thread Insert X X
AquaDozer w/o ACME Thread Insert X
WaterWand w/ACME Thread Insert X X
WaterWand w/o ACME Thread Insert X X
Sanitary Squeegees X X
PushPull X X

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What do the different grades of towels mean?

Unger has developed a grading system for their microfiber towels to help professional cleaners make better buying decisions. They range from light to heavy duty, depending on your budget and need.

They also use the SmartColor Coding System to help prevent cross-contamination.

Grade Specs Usage
200 Series UltraLite Durability: 200

Wash Cycles: 200

Scrub Factor: 39

Absorbency 5.2oz

  • Cleans light-duty soil loads
  • Dry/damp dusting tasks
  • Shortest product life cycle
  • Maximum absorbency
500 Series Light Duty Durability: 500

Wash Cycles: 500

Scrub Factor: 34

Absorbency 3.3oz

  • Cleans light-duty soil loads
  • Good choice for daily dusting tasks
  • Least aggressive mechanical action
  • Shorter product life than medium or heavy duty
2000 Series Medium Duty Durability: 100

Wash Cycles: 2000

Scrub Factor: 36

Absorbency 4.4oz

  • Cleans medium-duty soil loads
  • Hand or normal wash/dry cycles
  • Designed for 5-day-a-week cleaning operations
  • Multi-purpose surface applications
  • Average product life
  • Medium absorbency for general-purpose cleaning
4000 Series Heavy Duty Durability: 4000

Wash Cycles: 1500

Scrub Factor: 38

Absorbency 5.2oz

  • Cleans industrial soil loads–oils, dry dust, embedded soils
  • Highest quality, superior-grade textile
  • Manufactured to withstand heavy-duty commercial washing cycles
  • Designed for facilities that clean in multiple shifts and 7 days a week
  • Extended product life–lower long-term cost
  • Maximum absorbency

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What do the different colors (red, green, blue, yellow) mean with towels, mops, etc?

Unger developed the SmartColor Coding System as a guideline for identifying which areas your Unger cleaning products are designed for. This system is to help prevent cross-contamination.

The colors signify areas as follows:

  • Red: Restrooms, High-Bacteria Areas
  • Yellow: Specialty Areas, Laboratories, Gymnasiums
  • Green: Breakrooms, Kitchens, Food Service Areas
  • Blue: General Areas, Low-Risk Bacteria Areas, Offices, Lobbies, Classrooms

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What’s the best duster?

All of Unger’s commercial dusters are made of high-quality materials to withstand long-term use and abuse. These dusters are made for the professional cleaner and are meant to be used to clean 5-7 days per week. They also come in a variety of shapes and materials to make sure you can find the perfect duster for your application.

That said, we have found the most popular duster to be CobWeb Duster Brush.

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What’s the best squeegee?

All of Unger’s squeegees are made with high-quality materials meant to last you years of trusted service. The only thing you should have to replace for a long time to come is the rubber squeegee blade, which is also made to last. These are the same squeegees used and trusted by professional window cleaners.

That said, we have found the most popular squeegee to be the stainless steel “S” channel with the ErgoTec handle.

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Why would I buy the Pro bucket instead of the 4.5 gallon bucket?

The Unger Pro Bucket is one of the widest window buckets available. The 4.5 gallon bucket will work with a washer up to 14 inches wide, whereas the Pro bucket will easily fit a washer 18 inches wide. The Pro bucket can even fit up to a 22 inch washer if it is inserted on the diagonal of the bucket.

The Pro bucket also has a wider variety of accessories available. You can purchase a lid, casters, sieve, or the bucket barge for use with the Pro bucket.

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What size is this telescopic pole when it’s collapsed?

All of the telescopic poles on the Unger Cleaning website are listed with their fully extended length. To determine the pole’s collapsed length, divide by the number of sections and add about 6 inches (to account for the pole tip and collars).

For example:

  • A 15 foot 3-section pole would collapse down to about 5.5 feet.
  • A 15 foot 2-section pole would collapse down to about 8 feet.

Deciding on a 2 or 3 section pole may come down to where you will be storing the pole.

Need something longer? Check out the 30 foot 5-section TelePlus pole. This is the most popular telescopic pole Unger makes!

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