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    Cleaning High Windows With Pressure Washer

    Our hospital and University in Tuscaloosa show evidence (water and mineral spotting) of being cleaned with a pressure washer. As a window cleaner I was trained to never clean glass in this manner. I believe it is being done for cost savings. Is anyone having success cleaning windows in this manner? If yes, How?

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    We had done some windows with our washer several years back but ran source water thru DI resin bed into out tank then pumped out thru HP line. I was told by several people that continued pumping of DI thru pubs can reck havoc on seals, brass etc so we haven't done that since. I have read on some post that said DI doesn't hurt the pump tho so the jury is still out on that as far as Im concerned. We do clean some windows with WFP and di and have good results but we don't put it thru the HP pump. We don't do insides so we have run into problems getting some jobs as they want inside as well. We really like to have a large quantity of panes to do a job tho.
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    Yes. There is a company that cleans windows in this manor. They also seem to get repeat business. It ain't me Babe.
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    For a quality job you need to use some sort of brush and purified water to agitate the glass surface.

    I wrote this free manual, you might find it interesting it explains the whole process:

    http://shopwindowcleaningresource.co...er-manual.html

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    Can the manual be read online?
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    You really need to use a WFP to clean the windows. As was mentioned the glass needs to be agitated with a brush to loosen up the dirt. Shooting a window with sufficient power would be a really bad idea. You can blow seals and crack glass and it really is going to be a crappy job too boot. Spend a grand or there abouts and you can do it the right way for two and three story buildings. Check out the WCR page they have great customer service and all the equipment to do it the right way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Hinson View Post
    Can the manual be read online?
    Hey Andy at this time only in the download link above. Look for the 2012 version to hit soon.
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    Andy how was the manual, helpful?
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    Interesting manual.
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    I have downstreamed ammonia on to windows then rinsed and had great results
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clean Pro of Alabama View Post
    Our hospital and University in Tuscaloosa show evidence (water and mineral spotting) of being cleaned with a pressure washer. As a window cleaner I was trained to never clean glass in this manner. I believe it is being done for cost savings. Is anyone having success cleaning windows in this manner? If yes, How?
    Did you ever read the manual ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared View Post
    You really need to use a WFP to clean the windows. As was mentioned the glass needs to be agitated with a brush to loosen up the dirt. Shooting a window with sufficient power would be a really bad idea. You can blow seals and crack glass and it really is going to be a crappy job too boot. Spend a grand or there abouts and you can do it the right way for two and three story buildings. Check out the WCR page they have great customer service and all the equipment to do it the right way.
    Dont waste your time pw windows with any soap the soap will just stick to the dirt and leaving more spots, done that. Jared is right needs to be agitated with a brush and soap then Squeeze off if you dont have a di system if its to high bring in a lift.

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    A water fed pole can be fairly inexpensive to begin with. Pure water will give you the longest lasting clean of any method since there is no residue.
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    Waterfed is always a Good Choice
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    Yes pure water make shine while, Pure for sure quote is always.

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    When I absolutely have to do it, I rent a lift. I go to the auto detailing store and fill up with 550 gallons of spot free water. I use a regular window washer's solution, soap them down and rinse using only the gun. No wand or tips attached. Sometimes I'll bring both machines for a total of 880 gallons of water. When one machine runs out, fire up the other machine and go back to work.

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    How big is the place that you need 550 gallons or more of pure water to clean with?


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    " I go to the auto detailing store and fill up with 550 gallons of spot free water."
    SPOT FREE WATER?????? never heard of it. How is it different.
    I use a fleet wash product on glass. comes up a treat. I rinse. apply the product with a brush and rinse off.
    Truckies won't use anything on their rig's that is going to damage them. Paint or Glass.

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