Coincidence, Or Is It Me?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Tuffers, Jan 21, 2014.

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  1. Tuffers

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    In just 2 days of cleaning this week I've noticed condensation on the inside of some of the windows on 3 houses that wasn't there last clean. On 1 house yesterday I counted 5 windows that had blown! The windows aren't that old tbf. I got to a house today and the first thing the bloke said "is there much pressure in your hose?" Thinking on my feet, I said "no, it's just like a small tap." "oh, he says, we've got 4 windows that are condensated in between the glass and thought it might be your water getting in." Then I go to a house to collect payment and notice an upstairs window has blown.

    Surely wfp can't be the cause can it? I'm not feeling too good about it all ATM.

    Anyone else had these issues?
     
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  2. keir

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    #2 keir, Jan 21, 2014
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    Cant see how wfp could cause blown seals tuffers, the units are filled with an inert gas and sealed. It can only be the seal has perished, released the inert gas and let Air in therefore mists up under temperature differences, the only way i can see any chance wfp appears to make them mist up is if the unit is on the way out and the cold water on the glass reacts with the internal warm glass with the heating being on, but its not wfp fault, just that the unit is wearing out already

    Just a guess mind so dont take it as if i know what i'm talking about lol
     
  3. scrim it

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    Did they have vents above the glass?
     
  4. tench0771

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    ive had a few windows blow sills ive hurd hot water systems can blow them easer!!!! who no's ive never had a lot tho just the odd one here an there
     
  5. Tuffers

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    Odd ain't it. I'm sure customers are adding 2 and 2 and getting 5. No vents above. The units I've seen out of the frame have what looks like duck tape around them. Just wander if the water is getting past it?
     
  6. tench0771

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    it is a strange one that:confused: haveing said that i had a trad job that blow a sill the custmer said can u leave that window i said yea shore or i can clean all but that top rite corner he put tape on it to stop the rain geting in so just goes to show it can b trad an wfp that can do it
     
  7. Midlands_Cleaners

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    yes iv noticed this is happening a lot since converting to wfp, obviously seals blow but nothing like the rate they do when using wfp im not slating the pole system as it how i do 90% of my work these days but id definatley say it damages the windows over time compared with tradtional methods i just think others dont like to admit it, i use hot water and had 1 house last year after about 6 months there was 5-6 different windows that had all blown and gone misty could barely see through them which led me to beleive the hot water blows windows faster.
     
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    i did read something a while about about the soap eating away at the rubber seals overtime which leads to them blowing but nothing like the rate of wfp blowin seals from my experience
     
  9. tench0771

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    thats true wfp is more likely to blow them
     
  10. Tuffers

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    I have a feeling if this continues people are going to start cancelling. You can only tell them that it's not the pole for so long until they think that it can't be anything else. I'm going to start saying we use less water on the glass than when it rains to pacify them. Thing is we drive water at the frame, seal and glass and rain doesn't.
     
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