Even though window cleaning using the water-fed pole system (or reach-and-wash) is now very common and is the established method for cleaning windows, particularly commercial premises, some people still seem to be wary of it.

A gentleman from a company approached us recently and asked if we could clean their windows using the traditional applicator and squeegee method. We asked why, and he said because he didn’t believe the water-fed pole system could possibly clean his windows properly.

Hopefully these blogs will help dismiss any myths about the water-pole system, and also explain why it is the safest, most environmentally friendly and the most risk-averse window cleaning system.

For this blog, we’ll explain a little about the water that is used to ensure that windows are crystal-clear and streak-free after they have been cleaned.
Many people think that regular water, straight-from-the-tap is used. This is not the case.
Often, new customers ask if we need access to a tap. This is not necessary. When we arrive on site, our vans have huge water tanks filled with water. The water is drawn through special filtration vessels filled with de-ionising resin (it’s called resin, but it looks like sand). This, as is suggested by its name de-ionises the water thus removing any minerals or pollutants. The water is thus incredibly clean.
If used correctly, the water, along with the brush head, will clean the windows beautifully, remove any dirt or pollution (including bird droppings) and leave your windows sparklingly clean.

Why did we say “if used correctly”? Because even some well established window cleaning companies do not use the correct methods that ensure perfectly clean windows.
Like most things, there are techniques and skills that should be employed to ensure perfect results and we are proud to be the leading Manchester Window Cleaners.

We’ll explain what these techniques are in the next blog.

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