First clean using tap water

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Gary63, Feb 26, 2015.

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  1. Gary63

    Gary63 Member
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    Any thoughts on using tap water for fist clean followed by pure water. Possibly saving a fortune in costs.
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    How do you i visage getting tap water to the brush? Rig up to outside tap or tap water in a barrel for trolley use? Pure isn't that expensive to make :thumbsup:
     
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    Not a great idea if you are on about window cleaning especially if it's in a hard water area
     
  4. Gary63

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    Straight from tap to my Microbore hose reel. Forgot to mention the time it takes to produce pure water to take that into account
     
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    I use tap water on conservatories sometimes, mainly on the plastics etc, followed by pure, but I wouldn't on normal window cleaning jobs.
     
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    Sorry meant to mention mainly for the frames and not the windows. I know that hard water can damage glass, but as a one off, I don't think it will cause a problem, especially as you would use pure water straight after using tap.
     
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    I couldn't see using hard water a problem aslong as you go over it with pure quickly after and rinse very well. Cause if not you will leave scale marks all over the windows. .. tut tut tut !
     
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    its funny this post coming after the day I had....me tapped all the fascia gutters as you do and decided to just tap the frames as well as I went round...

    before they were dry I pured em and they are the :turd: glass and I no expert but I am trying...

    I was not so happy afterwards with the result..

    as there were still specs of pure I mainly micro clothed em clean but it it the second time I have not been happy with the result after using tap ...I dont think there will be a third...

    I do keep em wiped when I normally trad em ...
     
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    dont get all this with first cleans
    had one the day windows really stinking , pure water just cleaned them no problem
    trad the insides they all came up easy peasy great
     
  10. dredge3

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    The whole point of using pure is, it cleans better without leaving marks. Using tap water is adding contaminates. Saying that. Its ideal for rinsing **** away. I clean cony using virosol and tap water to start. Then use pure. Tap water is ace for rinsing gutters etc but I always use pure on windows and frames. Your not going to use gallons on those
     
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