Cleaning Wooden Framed Windows with WFP

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Matthew Gordon, Apr 13, 2015.

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  1. Matthew Gordon

    Matthew Gordon Newcomer
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    Hi guys,

    I've just bought my first WFP system & I think i'll be ok doing UPVC windows after watching some videos and practicing at home. But I have a slightly awkward job that is very difficult to get to with ladders & looking for some advice (technique) on how you would tackle these with a WFP. The window frames are wooden & not always in the best state of repair, but they are fairly large panes of glass.

    Thanks in advance! :)
     

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  2. peter rogers

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    i dont touch wooden frame windows thats in bd condition incase i get blamed at making them worse
     
  3. mr shine

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    offer to do a deep clean first time round and do the tops twice ,just explain to the customer if the paint is flaking off then the need re painted , then your covered
     
  4. Tuffers

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    I'd clean just the glass on those and not touch the frames at all, probably leave the sills too.
     
  5. Matthew Gordon

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    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking the same as tuffers, just doing the glass on this job. I've used ladders for the past few years on this job, but the business tenants appreciate the need for improved H&S by using WFP & re happy with us to use it. Is there anything different about technique I should consider if just doing just the glass on this job? I realise with the double panes I should probably do the top pane & then come back after a while to do the bottom pane when any run-off has dried.
     
  6. Tuffers

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    Looking at that pic, I'd start with the top 3 of the 9 panes, then move to other top windows to the side of it, then do the middle 3 of the 9, have a smoke, do some bottom ones, then do the 3 at the bottom of the 9, then do the doors, have another smoke and move round the building doing a few more tops then bottoms.... You'll suss what needs to be done as you know the building :thumbsup:
     
  7. draintecmidland

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    Water fed poles window cleaning is recognised to be as good if not better than conventional methods. Once the first couple of cleans have been carried out the standard will be as good, and your frames will also get a thorough clean every visit. The use of Water fed poles is recognised by the British Window Cleaning Academy as a safe and effective method.
     
  8. Bingo

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  9. Most of mine are wooden? Just crack on, if they're flaky painty, dont brush frames and rinse well. Advise them they need repairing.
     
  10. Smurf

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    They would say that as the British Window Cleaning Academy is owned and operated by ionics :D

     
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