When most window cleaning companies clean windows on commercial buildings that have a lot of high windows, they either use tall ladders or boom lifts. Some times using these tools is necessary for the job. However, in many cases, there is a much more efficient and cost effective way to clean windows on multi-story buildings. This method is called a Water Fed Pole water fed pole system and allows you to effectively clean most windows without every leaving the ground.
What is a Water Fed Pole? The Water Fed Pole is a system that uses water de-ionizing tanks and a pole capable of reaching up to four stories to clean windows. The Water Fed Pole system takes the regular tap water from a building’s outside water hook up and runs it through a purification system. In this process, all of the minerals, chemicals, and any other pollutants are removed from the water.
Once the water is ran through the purification tanks it is then piped into an extension pole with a brush on the end of it. There is another hose attached that runs soap up to the brush. Once the glass is scrubbed with soap, the d.i. water rinses it off. The reason for using purified water is that it eliminates the need for a squeegee. As such, it also eliminates the chance of streaks or drips on the glass because the d.i. water dries spot free. When operating the Water Fed Pole, you can safely and efficiently clean the windows while never leaving the ground.
While the Water Fed Pole is much more efficient than conventional window cleaning for the window cleaner in general, many clients find that it is beneficial for them as well. Firstly, having window cleaners high above on ladders and lifts is dangerous which equates to a liability. With the Water Fed Pole system, everyone stays on the ground at all times, thus eliminating the liability of having someone fall or drop something.
Secondly, using ladders or lifts to clean multi-story windows is very time consuming. In the window cleaning business, time equals money. The more time your window cleaners need to complete the job, the more they will have to charge you. This is why when using the Water Fed Pole, you can typically give a significantly better price than a conventional window cleaner can for the same job.
Finally, when using the Water Fed Pole, window cleaners can do a better job cleaning the windows than a conventional window cleaning company. Not only is it safer, faster, and cheaper, the quality of the work is better with a Water Fed Pole. With the Water Fed Pole there are no drips, no streaks, no margins, and there is no mess. Since the water used is 100% free of anything, the water dries leaving no trace behind. This system leaves your clients building’s windows looking brand new.
You can also clean your clients building’s awnings and signs using a water fed pole just as effectively as you can clean the windows.