I have been power/soft washing for several years and have decided to add window cleaning to my services. I bought a RO/DI (primarily to use washing cars) and built my own WFP on the cheap. I wanted to give it a try before buying the “real thing” (kind of expensive! I have been reading all of the rookie forums, but have not seen any questions about what situations call for a WFP and what calls for a squeegee? Thanks!
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Ok, wfp is great for maintenance cleanings and high up windows ( if you dont feel comfortable on a ladder or perhaps its unsafe for a ladder).
I personally think ground level windows and really dirty windows are better with trad tools. Especially like ccu window cleaning jobs.
This question could probably be answered a different way by every window cleaner. I personally think that wfp is just another tool in your arsenal.
Learning when to not us wfp I think is one of the most important things to know when owning one.
I also power wash homes, water fed works really will after a house cleaning. But if the windows are all lower windows, it is just faster to clean trad. Also when it come to water fed. It best to get a good pole. Don’t go cheep.
Here in 100% hot all summer! ( IMG_9661|375x500 work great on French windows )and most of the year, we have wfp all outsides for the last 10 years! Even new construction cleaning. Chemicals we like with WFP
- Zep shower cleaner
- Heatwave for screens
- Barkeepers friend foam
What do you use those for?
I’d also like to know!
I have used Zep shower cleaner (generic Kaboom I guess) combined with cermabryte (designed as a glass cooktop cleaner) to attack hard water from calcium deposits on windows. I usually use a rag attached to the bottom of a corner sander to scrub the cermabryte into the surface after it is doused with the Zep.
I wonder if this is what @anon89336055 uses it for with the WFP.
I used to use Zep.
Switched to OneRestore and works differently than Zep and alot better in alot of respects.
- Wet window with water only (Not soap).
- Spray window with OneRestore.
- lightly agatate (bronze or white pad) if need be.
- Rinse with water only, and done.
It’s important not to mix the window cleaning mop/dishsoap with the OneRestore or it is a mess on the rest of the windows. It’s almost like OneRestore is made for pure water window cleaning.
I might give that a go!