Window Cleaning FAQ’s
How Will My Windows Be Cleaned?
For most of our properties and for all Solar Panels we use Pure Water Window cleaning which is also known as “Water Fed Pole” or WFP Window Cleaning for short.
This is a modern method of window cleaning. With this type of window cleaning we use the water fed pole on the glass 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. 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 on the Isle of Wight as you know we have very hard water, which means if you cleaned your windows with tap water they would be covered in spots & marks. We process tap water using three filters, then a reverse osmosis filter followed by 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.
Water Fed Pole / Pure Water Window Cleaning
When cleaning your windows, we 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. We then pump up pure water to the brush head, and through jets in the brush. Using this pure water and this special brush head, we 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 there 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.
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. There will also be no ladder marks left in your lawn!
If your windows have been cleaned using the traditional “squeegee” method with water and detergent, it may take two or three cleans using our pure water to remove the build up of that microscopically thin but very stubborn film of detergent residue. Don’t worry though! Two or three cleans will remove this residue for good, leaving you with windows to be proud of every time. Your windows will now stay cleaner for longer as there is nothing left for the dirt to stick to so easily.