Window cleaning posts. Also commonly known as water-powered poles, they are quickly becoming the industry standard in window cleaning.
The old traditional method of using a bucket and squeegee, etc., is being used less, as window cleaners find the general security and flexibility that cleaning posts provide.
Window cleaning used to be an art form, basic in its execution, although many tried and Window Cleaning Poles.
Most falls to window cleaners involve the use of large and small portable ladders that are basically mounted on top of the vehicle. In recent years, accident figures reported to HSE and local authorities show that between two and seven window cleaners have been killed each year in Britain and around 20-30 are seriously injured as a result of falls involving ladders. As you can expect, this is a relatively small problem as accidents occur. Not if you're a window cleaner though. Many window cleaners suffer less serious injuries that result in several days without work.
The man on the street would probably enjoy a few days off here and there, but not if you are a self-employed window cleaner with no sick pay.
What is the solution?
Window Cleaning Pole / Water Powered Pole
What is a window cleaning pole / water powered pole?
A window cleaning pole / water powered pole is basically a carbon fiber (or other materials) extended pole that is manufactured in extending sections. In general, you can get them in various sizes, from 10 feet to 45 feet and more, although going higher is considered a little useless as they are less effective.
The process and methodology behind the pole is where pure water is pumped through a hose reel, into the telescopic window cleaning pole / water fed pole, and passes through jets. These jets are found on the brush at the top of the window cleaning post. These jets spray a stream of light onto the glass surface and the operator simply shakes the glass loosening the dirt. With simple up and side movements, the glass is clean in seconds.
Any dirt or dust particles retained inside the glass are simply removed by the constant stream of water from the jets.
Can normal running water be used to wash a window?
The simple answer is yes. Well yes and no actually. You can clean your window with normal running water, but the water has calcium particles and many impurities that would remain on the glass once the water dries. It would have that milky white effect where you could write your name. It is not what I would call a clean window.
Pure water what do you say?
By pure water, I mean distilled water or demineralized water. This water does not exist naturally. It has to be done using a process of deionized resin containers, pre-filters, filters and water softeners. It's a fairly simple process and you can make pure water in a truck, office, or even at home. My pure water system is well packaged in my home garage.
When this pure water is applied to the glass through the window cleaning post / water powered post, there is no mineral or calcium content etc. therefore, when it dries on the glass, its windows are perfectly clean, since the pure water has been able to absorb the dirt.