What is the use of the water-fed pole system?
The water fed pole is a cleaning method that involves pumping ultra-purified and deionised water from a tank up a lightweight pole, through a hose, and out of a brush attached to the pole. The window cleaner will use the brush to scrub the glass and frames until all dirt and dust have been dislodged and washed away.
This may need to be done numerous times, depending on the amount of filth on the windows. After this, a last long washing of the glass guarantees that nothing but pure, clean water is left behind. Because the water is so clean, it dries streak-free and is absolutely transparent.
Why is it still necessary to know how to clean windows by hand?
Traditional window washing abilities, on the other hand, are still important. A pole system must be dry clean with no drips or runs from the frames in order to function properly. Traditional methods are excellent for cleaning windows with very flaky timber frames, frames that leak their uPVC covering, or seals that have blown and left rubber residue.
Here at Jarvis Window Cleaner in Surrey, we started our business this way with a ladder and bucket. We still use the traditional window cleaning every day. We use the water fed pole more often because it is safer and does an excellent clean.
Why is it so popular these days?
The popularity of water-fed pole washing has skyrocketed in the last ten years. This is due to the speed and efficiency of a water-fed pole cleaning windows. The only major disadvantage is the high cost of investment and operation.
However, the speed and efficiency with which windows can be cleaned can compensate for this. This additional income can then be re-invested to help the company grow. It has aided in elevating window washing to the status of professional luxury service.
But more important than speed is health and safety; from my personal experience, window cleaning before investing in the pole system. Many of my window cleaning friends have had falls or broken bones. I used a ladder to clean a conservatory roof when the surface I was standing on got wet and fell flat on my back. Luckily I was not hurt. It made me think that the water fed pole system is a safer way to clean windows.
Being safe at work is more important than anything else!
The advantages of using WFP
Most current window frames are composed of uPVC, which has a lot of grooves and corners where dirt can hide. One advantage is the ease with which the glass, frames, and sills can be cleaned. A cursory wipe with a cloth can’t compare to the cleaning power of a scrubbing brush and freshly pumped water.
The difficulty of accessing windows has long been a problem for traditional cleaning methods. A window can rarely be reached with an extension pole. A water fed pole can securely get the job done, whether it’s above a conservatory, on the ground where a ladder can’t go, or on windows that are too high to reach.
The biggest advantage of water fed pole window cleaning is, without question, safety. The cleaner can minimise the risk level as low as possible by reducing the time spent on a ladder to a bare minimum. If there are any awkward angles, unstable footing, heavy winds, or other unforeseen events, a fall will almost certainly occur sooner or later. Most work can be done from the safety of the ground, thanks to the ability to utilise a very long pole.