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Water Poles – the new way to clean windows

The problem in our industry is that it is too easy for someone to spend $100 bucks on the bare minimum of equipment and then call themselves a window cleaner.  The reality is that it is a specialised profession for some of us.  We have been doing it for years and become very proficient at it.  An example of this is the advanced equipment that is now available mainly around reverse osmosis water brush technology and carbon fibre poles.  To get into this can cost anywhere north of $5K for the machine and the carbon fibre poles costing up to $2k alone depending upon their size (and you usually have 2 of them).

If you want to engage a real professional window cleaner just ask if they have one – the chances are they won’t know what you are talking about.  The process itself involves washing windows with “pure” water which is run through a brush on the end of a pole – much like those at car washes only longer.  It has many advantages over traditional methods especially when you have to do high or difficult to get at windows – we have poles that will reach up to around 14mtrs/45″.

The main advantages are:

  • The Working Height – we have done glass that has not ever been cleaned most recently the ends of the grandstands at Coopers (soccer) Stadium.
  • Cost – in the past the only way to reach high glass was with a Boom (add minimum $750), now you can get it from the ground
  • Cleaning of the Frames – because you are using a brush you can wash not only the window but the frames, and even the building if you wish
  • Accessibility – many windows above the ground are in areas that cannot be washed using a squeegee due to their location or aspect
  • Cleaning of “Fiddly Bits” – a lot of new large picture windows are often attached using lugs/fixings in their corners.  Using a squeegee you have to go around them and try to finish using a rag with the water pole you can go straight over them and it washes clean.

There are some drawbacks though:

  •  Takes some time to set up,
  • Can only be used outdoors where water spillage is not a problem,
  • Does not give the same result as a squeegee (although it is not far away) – that is why most low work is done the old way.

If you have dirty windows that fit the above description maybe a clean with “pure” water is the answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have had our equipment for a couple of years now and we did not get along all that well in the beginning.