Days gone by, a set of ladders were the stereotypical, standard-issue tool of the trade for every window cleaner. Nowadays though, you’re much more likely to see a window cleaner carrying out his work from the safety of the ground, using a telescopic water fed pole.
So how does the water fed pole system actually work? After all, the windows are not squeegeed or dried manually – they are left to dry naturally – which might go against everything you think you know about cleaning with water.
Ordinary tap water is full of sediments and minerals. It’s these impurities that cause spotting and streaking when tap water is left to dry on a surface. For that reason, users of the water fed pole system use purified water. Big Wave Window Cleaning purify their water by passing it through a series of filters and resins, making use of natural processes like reverse osmosis and deionisation. We then store this water, in a suitably equipped vehicle, so that we can get it to our customers.
Telescopic Water Fed Poles
The windows still have to be thoroughly cleaned. To do this, Big Wave Window Cleaning uses telescopic poles complete with cleaning brushes that can easily access heights of up to 70-feet. The pure water is then pumped up these poles, which allows our window cleaners to scrub and rinse away any dirt. Because the cleaning process has used pure water, the windows can then be left to dry naturally, with a perfect, crystal clear finish.
There are numerous benefits of the water fed pole window cleaning method for both you the customer and for our window cleaners.
Safety & Eco-friendliness
First and foremost – the water fed pole system eliminates the need for ladders, drastically reducing the risk of injury and damage to property. The only consumable is the pure water used to clean windows, which is completely harmless to your property, garden and the environment – unlike traditional methods which use harsh chemicals and detergents.
Versatility & Finish
The water fed pole system allows our window cleaners to access windows that were previously inaccessible by ladder, for example Velux windows and roof lights. Unlike most traditional window cleaners, our skilled users of the water fed pole system will clean not just the windows but the frames as well, resulting in a better overall finish.
In addition, the beauty of the system is that it doesn’t limit our window cleaners to just cleaning windows. It can be used to clean virtually anything, from conservatory roofs, fascias, soffits and solar panels to commercial signage and cladding.