It is quite surprising that commercial property owners often overlook the importance of keeping clean windows. However, this may be due to their busy work schedules that tend to get their minds off this important task. Keeping clean windows has great benefits. Clean windows provide good lighting into the building and offer a clear view of both the interior and exterior of a building. Additionally, cleaning your windows regularly will ultimately prolong their life. Importantly, having clean windows can make the difference between attracting new customers and creating a lasting impression to your clients.
Commercial window cleaning covers properties such as schools, offices, shops, hospitals, apartments and restaurants, among many others. It involves several techniques including conventional window cleaning, rope and hydraulic access for high rise buildings. Nonetheless, one technique that is proving to be highly effective is the water-fed pole system. The popularity of this system has risen tremendously, and it is not surprising to find quite a number of commercial window cleaners using water-fed pole systems. The following is a summary of how this system works, and its overall benefits.
How it Works
In simple terms, a water-fed pole system utilizes a pole to facilitate the transmission of purified water to an attached brush head. The system is then used to clean windows, doors, frames, sills and building surfaces among others. However, water-fed pole systems are more common now with commercial window cleaning.
Purified water is realized by removing total dissolved solids and other sediments from the water through filtration and other processes such as deionization and reverse osmosis. This water is the perfect cleaning agent for various cleaning tasks. Once purified its considered to be free from total dissolved solids, and is the most appropriate for this method of cleaning. A Window cleaner will often store purified water in an equipped vehicle for easier transportation to clients, who need their windows cleaned.
When cleaning using a water-fed pole system, purified water is pumped through the pole to the attached brush or cleaning tool. Since the water is pure, it breaks the bond between the dirt and the glass, eventually realizing a clean window. After cleaning, a final rinse is given to ensure that no contaminants still exist to leave a streak free finish.
Benefits of using a Water-Fed Pole System.
Nothing beats the safety that comes with using water fed poles. Unlike traditional cleaning methods which require the use of ladders and buckets, the water-fed pole system does not need any of these. Ladders pose a serious risk of injury, in case of a fall. They may also cause inevitable damage to property. By using a water-fed pole system, cleaners utilize the system’s pole to reach high heights of up to 80 feet. They work from the safety of the ground. Additionally, the pole consists of carbon fiber, which is relatively light and easy to control at high heights.
In this era of going green and saving the environment, the use of purified water as a cleaning agent is a welcomed development. Pure water is harmless to the environment and does not cause any form of corrosion or staining to buildings. Furthermore, the process of filtration uses natural elements such as carbon and salt, which are eco-friendly. Traditional cleaning methods are not bad, but they utilize cleaning detergents and chemicals, which are considered harmful to the environment.
In the cleaning industry, the price of every task depends on the risks involved. The greater the risks involved, the higher the cost of cleaning. Traditional methods of cleaning require the use of ladders, ropes and buckets, which are considered risky. In view of the fact that the water-fed pole system has fewer risks, the price of commercial window cleaning can be consequently lower.
The water-fed pole system is versatile in the sense that cleaners can access areas that were once inaccessible through traditional cleaning methods. Additionally, this system is suitable for other tasks such as cleaning solar panels, conservatory roofs and cladding cleaning, among others.
It is important to note that the water-fed pole system is not a magic wand. Cleaners have to source purified water from a separate source before undertaking the task of cleaning windows. If there is no source of purified water, then this technique becomes ineffective. Fortunately, commercial window cleaners have their own source of purified water, making commercial window cleaning highly effective and viable.