Unless you have a newer home with those fancy, double hung, tilting sash windows, you know that getting the outside of second story windows clean is a real chore; but it doesn’t have to be. Put that extension ladder away and make a quick trip to the home center.

For a few dollars you can buy a ten-foot long piece of PVC pipe and a window washing squeegee. The squeegee is obvious enough, but the PVC is what will make the second story more accessible.

Insert the handle of the squeegee into one end of the pipe, three or four inches, and drill a small hole through the pipe and the handle. Then run a bolt through the hole, and secure it with a nut.

With a ten-foot handle on your squeegee, those windows are well within reach.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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