High Reach De-Ionosed Window Cleaning 

In Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, we live in a high water hardness area. As water moves through the ground, it picks up minerals and other small impurities. These impurities in the water when used for cleaning are left behind when the water evaporates in the form of white streaks and spots. 
 
Using traditional methods, as window cleaners, we would have to remove the water and hence the streaks with a squeegee or leather, utilising ladders to gain access to the windows above ground height. This practice whilst traditionally the norm, sees between two and seven people killed each year cleaning windows whilst using ladders and many more injured. You can read the full Window Cleaning Health and Safety Executive report here 
 
Here at Whitbreads we use a method of window cleaning known as the pole system. You may have noticed increasing numbers of window cleaners using a brush on a telescopic pole to clean windows. These are known either as a Reach and Wash, Pure Water, or a Water Fed Pole System (WFP). 
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How does the Water Fed Pole Window Cleaning System Work? 

Water is passed through a series of filters to remove all impurities, leaving it completely pure with no bits in. The pure water is then pumped up a telescopic pole to a soft brush. The brush agitates the dirt and the purified water rinses it away. Any water left on the window dries completely clear to leave a smear free finish. 
 
Before and after shots of a typical uPVC window are shown to the right, click the image to view it in higher resolution. 
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What are the advantages of Water Fed Pole Window Cleaning systems? 

Traditional window cleaning requires detergents. Using pure water means we can clean windows without them. This is better for the environment and leaves windows cleaner as there is no detergent residue for dirt to cling to so your windows stay cleaner for longer. 
 
Frames and sills are cleaned at the same time as your glass. 
 
Doors are washed down with every clean. 
 
The WFP system means no more ladder holes in your lawn or footprints in your flower beds. 
 
It maintains your privacy as we don’t climb to your upstairs windows. 
 
Your sills and frames won’t be damaged by having a ladder leaning on them or marking your walls. 
 
Windows inaccessible to ladders, including windows above conservatories, can be cleaned safely and with ease from the ground. 
 
There are also increasing health and safety concerns over using ladders (see the HSE report above). Using the pure water system removes the risk of a window cleaner having an accident on your property. It is important to note that many traditional window cleaners are uninsured, which could mean a legal headache for you if one is injured on your premises 
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