WATER FED POLE SETUP & USAGE
So, you just received your first water fed pole, but you have no idea how to set it up and what strategy to use to achieve perfectly clean windows.
We've explained everything about and around the use of a water fed pole right here.
GET TO KNOW!
• What is needed to use a water fed pole effectively.
• How to set up and connect a pole to a pure water system.
• How to use everything to take the first steps towards sparkly clean windows.
WHAT IS NEEDED?
Of course, just having a water fed pole won't be enough to start the work.
To achieve the desired results, a comprehensive set of equipment is needed.
In the process of cleaning with a water fed pole, you won't get far without a quality brush.
The brush helps to easily and safely remove deeply ingrained dirt without causing damage to the glass itself.
On our website, we offer a wide range of brushes that cater to various cleaning needs.
We have brushes available for window cleaning, solar panel cleaning, and facade cleaning.
In window cleaning with a water fed pole, it is crucial to set the correct angle for the brush.
(Read on to find out why!)
With a gooseneck, you will be able to ensure a stable connection between the brush and the pole, as well as adjust the angle or direction of the brush (vertically/horizontally).
We offer a variety of adapters of different types and materials, as well as various adapter parts.
To utilize the water fed pole, it is necessary to transfer distilled water from the water purification system to the brush using hoses.
Specific sized hoses are required for the use of a water fed pole, which are available on our website.
We offer durable and high-quality hoses that will serve you for years to come.
To channel water to the right places and distribute it into multiple jets, hose fittings are necessary.
These hose connectors facilitate water transportation, providing convenient and compact connection points.
AR PRO Systems offers various hose connectors suitable for hoses of different sizes.
HOW TO SET UP A WATER FED POLE?
You have successfully set up your first water fed pole, but that's just the first step!
PURE WATER SYSTEM
One of the most important factors influencing window cleanliness is the water quality.
Regular tap water is unable to fully clean windows as it contains a high concentration of minerals that leave mineral deposits on the glass once the water dries.
The solution to this problem is a pure water system that utilizes filters, membranes, and deionization resin to remove 98% of minerals from the water.
To work effectively, a pure water system is necessary to achieve adequately clean water.
REVERSE OSMOSIS DEIONIZATION SYSTEM
Reverse Osmosis Deionization (RO/DI) system is one of the most popular pure water systems.
In this and other purification systems, water purification occurs through the application of pressure.
Water is forced through filters, membranes, and deionization resin, effectively removing calcium, magnesium, and other minerals that leave residues on windows.
On our website, we offer our own product - AR PRO Systems ‘’RO/DI 4040’’. This extensively tested system ensures excellent and fast water purification results while maintaining a suitable water flow for window cleaning.
REVERSE OSMOSIS DEIONIZATION PARTS
In the first stage of purification, water passes through filters where it undergoes removal of large debris and chlorine.
This step is crucial to prevent chlorine-induced damage to the membrane, which can affect the subsequent purification stage.
In the second stage, water reaches the partially permeable membrane.
Under pressure, water is forced through the pores of the membrane, removing calcium, magnesium, and other minerals in the water.
In the third stage, water is passed through deionization resin.
Deionization is the final water purification process to remove the remaining percentage of minerals from the water.
During the purification process, a pump assists in achieving the ideal water pressure, which increases the speed of water purification and allows the membrane to attain the necessary pressure for its maximum efficiency.
HOW TO CONNECT THE POLE TO A PURE WATER SYSTEM?
Everything is set up and ready to go!
Now it's time to focus on the strategy.
WHAT STRATEGY TO USE FOR WINDOW CLEANING?
At first glance, it may seem that no specific strategy is needed for window cleaning with a water fed pole.
You simply quickly move the brush across the window, and everything is clean, right?
Without utilizing a window cleaning strategy, you might be disappointed after all the hard work when you see residue from dried dirty water on the already cleaned windows.
Therefore, in this section, we will present the strategy that we have developed over 7 years at - ‘’Logu Tīrīšana’’ (www.logutirisana.lv) to provide you with a clear understanding and avoid any disappointment after your meticulous work.
1. HOME ANALYSIS
Each home has a different design, accessibility and number of windows. Based on that, we can determine where and how to start the window cleaning process to achieve fast and effective results.
First, it is important to understand the obstacles and create a plan on how to overcome them.
It may happen that windows are located close to a roof, behind trees, or have difficult access in the surrounding area. As a result, the windows are not reachable or it is not possible to create the necessary angle for proper brush pressure.
In such cases, there is only one option - either climb onto the roof (while ensuring your safety), or clean the windows as much as possible and move on to the next ones.
After identifying the obstacles, it is necessary to divide the house into sections so that the cleaning process can be focused on each part separately, allowing for faster work.
To illustrate our thought process, let's use the example of the house displayed.
1. When looking at the depicted house, we can see that the only obstacle that could hinder us is the roof located below the middle second-floor window.
2. The roof doesn't appear to extend too far outward, so I don't think it would interfere with the cleaning. However, if it does pose an obstacle, there are two ways to clean the window:
• One way is to use the water fed pole from the side, angling it diagonally if the roof slope allows for such an approach.
• If that is not possible, then one can climb onto the roof itself and retrieve the pole from someone positioned below (in this case, all safety precautions must be observed!).
3. We divide the house into 3 floors. We start the cleaning with the left upper window of the 3rd floor. (Read on to find out why starting with upper floor windows is important.)
4. We establish the sequence for window cleaning and begin the work! (The sequence is indicated in the picture.)
! We finish the upper floor and continue with lower and lower floors until we reach the 1st floor. This way, we prevent a situation where the already cleaned windows on the lower floor get splashed with dirt.
! If the house is wider and each floor has more windows, the window row on each floor can be divided into their own sections, just like the floors. (However, remember that it is important to finish one floor before moving on to the next.)
2. WINDOW ANALYSIS
Different types of windows have their own cleaning nuances, which depend on the number of panes, frame material, window size, and shape.
Windows with fewer panes are easier to clean as they have less space for dirt to accumulate.
Larger windows require more attention to rinsing as they have larger glass surfaces that need to be thoroughly rinsed.
The only frame material that requires caution is wood because if it hasn't been cleaned for a long time and has accumulated dirt, it may not be able to be cleaned, and dirt may constantly flow from it. Therefore, a different cleaning strategy may be necessary for such cases.
Each window is unique, and only through experience and testing will you understand the best cleaning strategy for each window.
This is the type of window that is on the home that we have analyzed, and the areas where the most dirt accumulates are marked.
Typically, between the glass and the frame, specifically in the lower part of the glass (in the ’’pocket’’), the most dirt tends to accumulate.
This happens because over time, rainwater washes away all the dirt to the "pocket" where it accumulates.
The areas marked with colors indicate the spots that require special attention during the window cleaning process. (These are the areas where dirt tends to accumulate most frequently and where more intensive cleaning is particularly important.)
3. CLEANING STRATEGY
When it comes to cleaning windows, a cleaning strategy is of utmost importance, as window cleaning with a water fed pole requires more than just simple cleaning without any planning.
We, ‘’Logu Tīrīšana’’, have been specializing in window cleaning for 7 years and have meticulously studied the smallest details to find the best way to clean windows.
So far, you have successfully connected your fully equipped water fed pole to the pure water system and understood where and how to start the cleaning process.
However, there are still some final nuances that need to be considered to achieve sparkling clean windows.
Follow our cleaning strategy steps precisely and enjoy flawlessly clean windows. LET'S GO!
1. By using the water fed pole gooseneck, properly position the brush at the required angle.
• This will allow the bristles to accurately lay on the window, maximizing the use of all bristles, thereby increasing the brushing intensity and coverage area.
2. When cleaning windows, the telescopic pole is held at a 45-degree angle relative to the window.
• This ensures the necessary brush pressure to effectively perform window cleaning.
• With this method, you won't have to exert excessive force to press the brush against the window using your own strength.
3. We begin by cleaning the frame and the "pocket," and then perform a quick initial rinsing of the glass to dislodge any dirt.
• We thoroughly clean the frame and ''pocket'' (recommended at least twice), as this is the only moment when the frame will be cleaned, while we can move quickly over the glass, as we will come back to it later.
• During the cleaning process, we pay extra attention to specific areas such as the ''pocket'' and the frame above the glass. (If these areas are not thoroughly washed, dirt droplets can drip off the frame. When they dry, traces of dirt remain on the window.)
• We clean the frame and ''pocket'' for multiple windows on one floor (usually 5-6 windows), and after completing the cleaning, we return to the first window to proceed to the next step.
(This sequence is necessary to ensure that when we return to the first window, all dirt droplets have flowed away from the frame part above the glass.)
4. Once you have finished cleaning the frame of several windows and return to the first window, it is necessary to thoroughly clean the window glass that you rinsed in the previous step.
• When washing the glass, try not to touch the frame to reduce the chance of seeing traces of run off dirty water after the window has dried.
• Start with the upper panes and proceed to the lower ones, ensuring that all dirt is rinsed downward.
• Remember that there are areas that may require more attention, such as corners and sides.
! After thorough cleaning, the window glass needs to be rinsed to let the accumulated dirt flow away from the surface with the help of water flow.
• The water fed pole is moved from side to side without touching the glass, slowly descending until reaching the bottom of the glass, thereby covering the entire surface with a "waterfall".
• During the rinsing process, it is important to maintain a small distance between the glass and the brush to prevent the water stream from splashing around when it comes into contact with the glass surface, thus avoiding scattering dirt around the window.
• Creating this "waterfall" is crucial to allow the dirt to slide down with inertia and leave the glass surface.
• Removing the water fed pole from the glass surface can be facilitated by taking steps towards the house with the pole in hand, thus keeping the telescopic pole upright.
You have gained all the basic knowledge necessary to clean your first windows with a water fed pole.
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