Pure Water Window cleaning is also known as “Water Fed Pole” or WFP Window Cleaning for short.
This is a modern method of window cleaning, which I use as well as the Traditional Window Cleaning Method. In this style of window cleaning, use only Pure Deionised Water on the glass – no detergents are used to wash and rinse the windows, frames and window sills.
What Is Pure Water
Pure Water, is water which has been treated to remove any dissolved solids particles from the water. Tap water is full of these contaminates, which stop you being able to wash with water alone without leaving, marks, spots and smears etc. Believe it or not, but water from the tap these days in not “Pure Water”, but is full of impurities. The level of these impurities vary from region to region, and here in south Co Down, our tap water if fairly good compared to many other parts of the country. In fact, bottled drinking water often has even more “Total dissolved Solids” than tap water in commonly found in South Down. I process tap water, causing a de-ionisation process, which removes the dissolved solids. The resulting purified water give us 2 important benefits, with regard to cleaning windows:
- The water is now much better at removing dirt from your windows
- The water has no contaminates to leave any residue on your windows afterwards.
At home, I have a jug water filter from a well known company. I use this to purify the water that we drink in the house to improve taste etc. The filter jug uses the latest and best cartridge system from the manufacturer, yet still has more contaminates in the finished water than I use for cleaning windows. So, when I say that I use Pure Water for cleaning windows, I really do mean ‘pure’ – even purer than filtered water from this popular household drinking water jug filter system.
Water Fed Pole / Pure Water Window Cleaning
When cleaning your windows, I use a specially designed ‘brush head’. This is no normal brush head, but has been specifically designed and made for the purpose of cleaning glass with pure water. This brush head goes on the end of a long pole. I then pump up pure water to the brush head, and through jets in the brush. Using this pure water and this special brush head, I can remove the dirt from your windows, frames and sills. The fibres in these brushes have a number of qualities, but those most important to you are:
- They do not hold dirt in the brush fibres themselves, which aid the window cleaning process.
- The brush fibres are kind to glass, and don’t mark your windows.
After the dirt has been removed, I rinse off the windows with more of this treated water. This leaves them very clean, and since the is no residue from detergent, cleaning product, contaminates in the water or anything else, your windows actually stay cleaner for longer! They stay cleaner, because there is nothing for the dirt to stick to – no residues, not even a micro fine layer since everything has been cleaned off using pure water and rinsed again just to make sure it’s clean, with pure de-ionised water.
There are some new, innovative products available on the market for window cleaners that do not actually use brushes, but still clean with purified water. I have been experimenting with some of these as I like to keep up to date with the latest skills and equipment to offer my customers the best possible service. I have found that used in the right circumstances a couple of these new tools are very effective. So you may see me cleaning windows with a water fed system without the usual WFP brush attached, but some other tool.
The Water Is Hot As Well As Purified
Unlike the vast majority of pure water window cleaners, I use hot water. After the water has been purified, it is heated – all within my self contained window cleaning van. Hot water is not standard for window cleaners these days as modern specialist detergents and glass cleaning products work well with cold water and hot water is harder to get all day. I find that hot water still gives a better clean, and I always want to give the best clean to my customers. I don’t know of any window cleaners in my working area – residential or commercial that use hot water. I use hot water for all my customers no matter if they are in a small house, or a large commercial complex. I have installed my own water heater in my van, you can get more information on my hot water window cleaning here.
The Windows Are Still Wet
Unlike traditional window cleaning methods, after I have finished cleaning your windows, I will leave your windows and frames wet. By leaving them to dry naturally, it stops the chances of introducing any contaminates, thus leaving them sparkling clean and they stay cleaner for longer!
Kind To Your Garden & Paths
All that is left after I have been cleaning your windows is pure de-ionised water. This will do no harm to your plants or your paths etc. if any water runs on to your garden.
When Do I Use Pure Water Window Cleaning?
I use this method to clean the outside of the windows as standard on most windows – house, shop or commercial unless the traditional method of cleaning is more suitable. Pure water is also what I use for cleaning solar panels, the temperature of the water varies for solar panels than for windows, but not the water purity.