The Waterfed Pole System Explained

The Water Fed Pole System involves the use of telescopic poles and 99.9% pure water .The chemically pure water (over 99.9% pure H2o ) is obtained by using reverse osmosis equipment and deionization filters. It requires special equipment to be fitted to a vehicle and preparing the water is a lengthy and fairly expensive process compared to just filling a bucket with tap water.

However the increased expense does not affect our prices and the advantages over traditional cleaning methods are clear.

1) Better cleaning results. Pure water is unnatural, and it constantly strives to return to its impure state; hence its capacity to absorb large amounts of dirt from your windows. As such `pure water? becomes a highly effective cleaning solution in itself. This process involves brushing your windows clean with pure water. Firstly, loosening the dirt, and then secondly the process carries onto rise and flush away the dirt. We then leave them wet and allow to dry naturally. Have faith, as they will dry virtually perfect in most instances. This can be disconcerting, as you may expect water droplets to leave some marks as they dry, but remember these remaining droplets are now pure, as the dirt has been flushed away, and as they dry, they leave no marks, no residues.

3) Insurance. This realization of the above has led to a dramatic increase in insurance premiums. Further to this, `Terms and Conditions? of insurance policies relating to window cleaning are now stating that, the insurance policy is only effective if the method of cleaning the windows abides by current health and safety legislation. If we clean a window using a ladder and there is an accident, the insurance company could well argue their terms and conditions were not being met. This is obviously serious.

5) Shared responsibility. for health and safety falls onto both of us, the operative obviously, but also I,m afraid, onto you the customer, who are deemed to be the building and site controllers, i.e. The law regards that you too can have a influence on the health and safety practices of work done on your property. By allowing us to proceed with the pole washing system you will be more than fulfilling your responsibility here.

7) Reduced disturbance. No more dents in your lawn, obviously we tried to minimise this but sometimes the (old fashioned method) made it difficult.

9) Windows will stay cleaner. The absence of sticky soap residue means that dirt will find it harder to cling to your windows, hence your windows stay cleaner longer.

2) Health and safety. Legislation being brought in from Europe will severely limit the use of portable ladders as temporary workstations. The law now states that portable ladders should only be used when all viable alternatives have been considered, and water fed pole systems are now seen as a safer viable alternative within the window cleaning industry. A surprising number of accidents do happen with ladders, and portable ladders top the list as the biggest single cause of accidents generally, in industry and at home.

4) Pragmatic approach. Continuous use of portable ladders is acceptable if there is no viable alternative. We are taking each house individually and are assessing the risk of using portable ladders vis a vis the introduction of pole washing on 2 main points i] in the reduction of risk, but also ii] to see if it is cleaning the window satisfactorily .In most assessments so far there is clearly a reduction of risk and also an overall improvement in the clean, although the improvement in the clean may not show itself for several cleans {see below*}.

6) Environmentally friendly. Pure water only is used, eliminating the need for detergents and chemicals. As you can well imagine, if all window cleaning was done using this technology there would be real benefits for the environment.

8 ) Increased privacy. No more odd faces peering through your upstairs windows. No more embarrassing moments, believe me it does happen, but I will not go into detail.

10) We can now reach previously dangerously accessible aspects of your property more safely yet effectively. Third floor windows, conservatory roofs, windows above conservatory?s that had to be previously left, or involved special access equipment.