Window Cleaning Tips: How To Use The Water Fed Pole System

Potential customers often claim that the water-fed pole system didn’t work for them before, leading them to think the method doesn’t really work.

They forget, however, that a water-fed pole must be used correctly to achieve the best results. This article on best water fed pole window cleaning tips explains how to use a pole with water.

1. Clean from the top down

It is obvious that you should start by cleaning the highest windows, since any dirt you remove from the top windows may run down to the lower windows.

2. Start the frame

Clean the upper section of the frame first, then move on to the glass. You can remove the dirt that may have been deposited directly above your glass, and could run down when you leave, or next time it rains. This will give you a cleaner, more durable finish. This principle also applies to any window frame part that is above the glass surface.

3. Soak a bird mess

Watch out for bird mess. After soaking the stain, move to another window and let it sit for a couple of minutes before returning and scrubbing. If necessary, repeat the process. Soaking bird mess in pure water can remove even the toughest soiling. You may only need to use an abrasive or scraper on rare occasions.

4. Cleanse thoroughly

The window should be scrubbed thoroughly and methodically. The amount of times you scrub the window will depend on how dirty it is. However, a minimum of twice should be done.

5. Rinse thoroughly

Rinsing the windows thoroughly is a vital step that’s often overlooked. You need to remove the impure water that was used during the cleaning process. Use your jets and lift your brush away to rinse the glass from top to bottom.

6. Clean the sill

You can clean the window sills if you have agreed to do so. Do this a few moments after rinsing off the glass. This will allow the debris to fall onto the sill. It is much easier to do this with a sillbrush. If you are cleaning windows for the first time and your sills are extremely dirty, it is a good idea to clean your brush before moving on to the next window.

Top Window Cleaning Tips and Exceptions


Window vents are the bane of pure water window cleaners. Watch out for vents above windows – these are often full of dust and water can easily be poured in, which will cause streaks to appear on the window after the cleaning job is done. Work carefully around these vents and avoid getting any water in them.

Frame Residues

If you have older wooden windows, they may be painted. As paint ages, it can leave a powdery coating that will cloud your water as you clean them and, if left unrinsed, will result in a bad finish. Avoid over-scrubbing the frames and wetting them as much as possible. Rinse the glass extra. Aluminum frames are also affected by oxidation, which occurs over time.

Led Lights

You can clean traditional leaded glass windows using the pole system, but you will need to take extra care and be familiar with these window cleaning tips. It may be necessary to lower your water pressure because they are not always waterproof. This can lead to a lot of water on the opposite side of the glass. You’ll also have to reduce the pressure of your brush on the glass. The weight of the pole may be too great and you will need to compensate. You should also rinse the glass extra, because lead oxidizes and leaves a cloudy residue.

First time cleans

Even when using the tips above, first-time window cleaning doesn’t always produce a perfect result – especially if the windows have been cleaned previously with traditional methods. The traditional methods are based on detergents which build up inside the seals of windows. You will notice that soap suds form on the glass when you first scrub the window. This soapy residue can impure your water and cause a streaky, poor finish. This problem can be solved by using extra rinse, or rinsing the windows twice. However, some window cleaners warn first-time clients.


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