Frequently Asked Questions
All you need to know about pure water cleaning and telescopic poles
I want to purchase a water filtration system for my window cleaning operation. Should I buy a resin systems, or is a reverse osmosis system cheaper?
A reverse osmosis system is more expensive to purchase initially as there are up to 5 filters for the water to pass through in the filtering process, but the running costs of producing the pure water will be reduce by up to as much as 50 times, bearing in mind that reverse osmosis filtration relies on some water going to waste in its filtering process.
If I purchase a resin system only, how long will my resin last me?
As a guide, resin in an FH1 vessel, which is the most popular size, will treat 2,000-ltrs, resin in an FH3 vessel will treat up to 5,000-ltrs of water and resin in an FH4 vessel will treat up to 8,000-ltrs of water at an ingoing water measurement of total dissolved solids of 100ppm.
What is the difference between the extended height of a telescopic pole and the reach of the pole?
The reach takes into account the fact that a person can hold the pole at waist height, sometimes even shoulder height on some of the smaller lighter poles, giving an extra 3-4 feet reach to the extended length of the pole.
What payload should I allow for when considering placing a system in a van?
People often try and cram the largest size tank into the smallest vans. This is dangerous and could render the van over its specified weight. Consider the tank size in litres and turn this into kilograms, as 1-litre of water = 1-kilogram.
Add the weight of the equipment and the average weight of the number of persons the van can carry (2 or 3) to the tank size, allow for a full tank of fuel (50 kilograms?) and this combined weight should not exceed the vehicle’s payload capacity.
What is PPM and why do we use it?
The definition of PPM (parts per million) is the number of molecules or chemicals that make up a million-part total solution. It's most commonly used to refer to chemical substances like water. As a result, we have a number of filter options and recommend using a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) monitor to determine the amount of dissolved particles in the water. We measure the PPM because it is known that water with a 0 PPM leaves windows streak-free because all chemical substances have been removed.
Honda Engines Cold and Hot Performance
How do the Honda engines perform in cold weather and is there a better engine for cold weather?
You can operate the Honda GX engine up to -15 °C with no detrimental effect on performance.
The difference between using hot and cold water
The benefits of cleaning windows with hot water, not only includes the luxury of working with hot water over against chilled but hot water cuts through dirt, snail trails, fly spots, spider webs, bird poo etc making your job easier, takes the effort out of first time cleans and improves drying time and conditions too resulting in a deeper clean. The deeper clean then leaves a lasting impression for all customers and in time elevating your quality of clean. In the winter the benefits of using warm water over against cold water are almost endless, from the pleasure and freedom of soft/warm pipes to the peace of mind your system will be frost free keeping you working all year round the cost of frozen systems and downtime could be expensive and lead to lost customers.
Do I need to use a cover to keep the engine dry in wet weather?
No, however leaving exposed to wet weather will encourage corrosion