Traditional versus Water fed pole
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Traditional or water fed pole

what are they? what are the

pros and cons?

TRADITIONAL WINDOW CLEANING:


Traditional window cleaning, is where the window cleaner will use a T-bar with a microfibre sleeve. The sleeve is soaked in water and a liquid detergent and is then applied to the glass and thus agitate the layer of dirt. They will then remove the water with a rubber squeegee very much like the windscreen wipers on your car. Any excess water gathered around the edge of the frame can then be wiped away by a dry microfibre cloth, this is called detailing.

 

A damp cloth is then used to wipe the tops of the frames and the sills.


We always use the traditional method for inside window cleaning.

T-bar
T-bar
T-bar
Microfibre sleeve
Microfibre sleeve
Microfibre sleeve
Squeegee
Squeegee
Squeegee

What are the pros and cons of traditional window cleaning?

 

Pros:

  • The glass dries immediately
  • More convenient for retail units etc which have a high volume of human traffic

 

Cons:

  • Leaves a microscopic film on the glass which attracts dirt
  • Very intrusive, I’m sure we’ve all experienced that moment when we wake up, throw open the curtains and the window cleaner is there, 2’ away staring in at you.
  • Difficult to maintain a clean water supply to the glass.

WATER FED POLE WINDOW CLEANING:

 

The water fed pole was developed in the United states and was introduced in the United Kingdom back in the 1990’s. Initially used for high reach commercial window cleaning. However, recently it has become extremely popular with residential window cleaners due mainly to the safety it offers it’s operative. The water fed pole now comes in a wide range of heights from 4’ right up to 80’ and feeds pure water from a tank on the ground to the brush head on the glass. The brush will then agitate the dirt whilst receiving a constant feed of clean water. There are many different types of brush for all variation of windows and scenarios. Once the window cleaner has cleaned the glass, it is then rinsed with pure water to leave a streak and spot free finish.

 

Please also see: What is pure water?

Flocked brush
Flocked brush
Flocked brush
Water fed pole
Water fed pole
Water fed pole

What are the pros and cons of water fed pole window cleaning?

 

 

Pros:

  • No ladders required, ensuring your privacy at all times.
  • No film left on the glass, therefore dirt is not attracted and the glass stays cleaner for longer.
  • Safer for the window cleaner, the customer and the public.
  • Due to it’s long reach, it can clean window that may otherwise be inaccessible (Above conservatories, velux®, dormer etc)


Cons:

  • Window are left wet for a short period which may cause concern but don't worry, they will dry crystal clear.
  • Can't be used on internal windows, this is why traditional tools are our tools of choice for indoor window cleaning.


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