What is a Water-Fed Pole?
A water-fed pole or “system” uses purified water in conjunction with a tool to clean windows, building surfaces, vinyl awnings, soloar panel,truck trailers, cars, etc.
The “water-fed” pole uses normal tap water that is fed through to our mobile de-ionized water filtration unit. The de-ionizer is used to reduce impurities such as calcium, salt and other particles found in tap water. These are normally in quantities of about 400 particles per million (ppm) the filtration unit reduces this down to about 1 ppm – creating essentially “pure” water.
Water naturally "attracts" particles, so having such pure water to clean the windows means any dirt on the window will go into the water and drain away. (In much the same way that salt attracts water from the air, if it left out.)
For reference, bottled water, while refreshing and delicious, contains about 225 ppm and is perfectly safe to drink, but if you’ve ever let some evaporate on a piece of glass, you’ll notice that the water does leave some “residue” spots. De-ionized water with less that 20 ppm leaves virtualy no residue – i.e. NO SPOTS!
The water is pumped from the de-ionized unit, up through the brush (hence the name “water-fed”) and squirted onto the glass while the cleaner uses the brush to agitate the dirt located on the window. Once he’s scrubbed the entire piece of glass with the brush, the “pure” water is used to rinse the particles away and the window dries spot free!
Water-fed pole techniques are essential to Andrew Sherwoods Pure Water Cleaning success, since we clean a number of buildings and homes where its simply impractical (and dangerous) to use a ladder to clean with a traditional mop and squeegee.
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