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How it all started!

Just The Facts, Please!  A testimonial From Al Hansen, Creator of the Clerét Classic, the worlds FIRST shower squeegee.

"It all started in 1986 when I let this big burly contractor talk me into putting clear glass shower doors in my brand new bath - BIG MISTAKE!

After bathing, there were all these unsightly water spots, puddles everywhere and then it started to mildew and turn green and stink. My bath looked horrible....it looked dirty all the time. I simply did not know what to do.

Then one day it hit me.... a squeegee.... in the shower. A couple of quick swipes right after bathing and it was bye, bye ugly water spots and all that other grunge. But unfortunately, it was also hello UGLY squeegee in my dazzling new bath. The contraption gave my bath kind of that neo-janitorial look, I suppose.

I got to thinking... hey, what's a guy like me doing with an ugly squeegee in my bath. I'm a little more hip and stylish that that. Why don't they make something that looks better? Well the cruel reality was that they didn't. I looked everywhere...nothing! Then it dawned on me, why not go to some trendy product designer and have them design something....you know, cool looking, ergonomical and stuff.

Well, the result of my work was the amazing, award winning Clerét squeegee which was selected as the best designed new Consumer Product by the Industrial Designers Society of America. Also, the next time you are at The Smithsonian, check it out, it's displayed in the Permanent Design Collection... WOW!  No other squeegee in the universe has been so honored!

In the beginning, we made just fancy bath squeegees, but now we make squeegees for use on windows, mirrors, cars, kitchen counters, horses... yes horses and would you believe, armadillos, just kidding.

Well, there you have it, the Clerét story. I still can't believe I left that cushy corporate job to make squeegees. It's been worth it, however! You know why? I get to read all those nice letters and e-mails from folks around the world who have discovered just how much fun squeeging can be... with a Clerét squeegee that is!"

Why Is Squeegeeing The Bath So Important?

Isn’t it ironic, but the place we go to clean up is often one of the dirtiest areas in our home... the bath. It has been reported that the bath may contain 100 times more bacteria than a trashcan. You may wonder, how can that be? Well, if bath surfaces are not cleaned after each shower, they become a haven for bacteria, dead-skin cells, body oils, dirt, mildew, and soap residue. When these substances dry, they form those hard to remove, unsightly and unsanitary water spots. A good squeegee(Cleret) can help significantly reduce bacteria accumulation and help prevent water spotting.

Useful Squeegee Gets Bad Rap!

The squeegee is perhaps the most under appreciated tool on earth. That’s because most squeegees are very industrial looking which reminds people of work. Plus, who wants to use something that looks so janitorial. So, we have tried to add an element of fun by eliminating the stark industrial look so common with most squeegees. Hopefully, you will find that by using one of our squeegees the mundane task of cleaning your bath/shower surfaces and windows is a little less arduous.

Window Washing Made Simple!

Have you ever wondered why professional window washers use squeegees rather than that blue stuff? Truth be told, a good squeegee allows one to do a job FASTER, BETTER, CHEAPER without throwing nasty chemicals into the environment. For crystal clear windows, the trick is too "wash" the window first using a good scrubber or soft towel with a mild soap solution. The squeegee is used to simply whisk the water away. Tip #2. After each swipe with the squeegee, wipe the excess water off the blade.

MADE IN THE USA!

Unlike our mega sized competitors, who obtain their products from offshore sources, ALL Cleret products are manufactured in the USA.

Contact/Questions?

Please contact us with any questions you may have about our products or the status of an order, etc. We are a very small company and all of us have to wear many different hats. As a result, we are often unable to answer the phone promptly. Please leave us a message and we will return your call as quickly as we can. We apologize for this inconvenience.

You may either call or contact us by e-mail. If you prefer to e-mail for product information or general questions please contact faq@cleret.com. To check the status of an order, request return authorization, etc. please e-mail faq@cleret.com Our toll free Customer Service line is 1.800.825.0750. Cleret, Inc P.O. Box 1256 Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

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