First Time Cleans - Wary of Scratching- what does it take to scratch?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Dave Sax, Aug 29, 2016.

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  1. Dave Sax

    Dave Sax Newcomer
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    I have recent started wfp cleaning and have noticed on my own house windows , a couple of scratches . Im not entirely sure they werent there before but i cleaned all the grills first , frames etc ( im in aus where grills or security screen are common) and think i may have picked up some **** on the brush in the process - transformed it onto the window and scratched it . It may hve been a small wasps nests or insect cacoon etc . im now very careful to brush the brush before going onto windows .
    Do you guys use different brushes on dirty frames and pay a little care in this respect or just go for it and brush the hell out of everything ?
    Cheers
     
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  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Hey Dave. Are you doing regular monthly like us in the Uk or going for an annual clean like the Yanks do?

    If annual I suggest blasting the frames and screens first with a garden hose to her the worst of it off.

    Scratching the glass WFP is a pretty damn hard thing to do. (Que the long line of 'my mate scratched 200 houses)
    But in all reality you're gonna have to go some to do damage.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Marko067

    Marko067 Well-Known Member
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    To scratch glass with wfp, you would pretty much have to put your wet brush in a sandpit and then straight on the glass. I've been working with wfp for eight years and never seen it scratch glass. I'm not saying it can't be done but as Green Pro says you'd have to be going some. I would suggest using brushes designed for the job and not any old broom head with jets stuck in it as some do when just starting out and trying to keep the cost down.
    Nothing I've said applies to polycarbinate windows. They can be scratched quite easily
     
  4. Dave Sax

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    Hi - Thanks , Well i managed it on my own house , i had i scratch about 10 cm in the shape of a bunch of bristles, where id picked up something insect related !
    We do probably bi-annually so they'll be dirty . I think im going to use a couple of different brushes , a stiffer for the cleaning of security screens/frames etc and maybe the wagtail stream for the glass - there are a lot of bigger panes here .
     
  5. David K

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    Never had that problem buddy! Just making sure these frames get a lot of scrubs at first , sometimes I might give the window a flush,just to soak the dirt while working the frames . Anyway every window got tiny scratches,and it may even be the previous windy, if it's a costumers house.
     
  6. daveyboy

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    The glass may be a different quality in oz though
    Best to ask someone like H MAN
     
  7. Dragbag

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    but how do you convince a new customer that the scratches were there before, i know that trad window cleaning can mask scratches by filling in imperfections with soap. and wpf and pure gets rid of that and shows the true state of the glass. so when you get new customers do you say "look pure water cleaning shows marks scratches that you may not have noticed!!" or do you point them out if you can see them before you take them on ....(a noob question :p) iv only practiced on me parents house who do have a wfp cleaner but i have noticed scratches on some of the older d/g windows, first thought it was me :cool: but after some reading on hear realised it cant have been, used a brand new gardiner brush, the guy that dose the old folks house has one thats seen better days:thumbsdown: ( the paranoia of becoming a wfp cleaner has begun:wasntme:)
     
  8. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I'd love to see what it was you think scratched glass. All the bugs I meet just go squish and get rinsed off.
     
  9. Duncs

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    only problem you have is on new windows
    any old windows you can always say" hang on your windows are so many years old any way"
    never had problems with WFP less chance of scrathing windows than trad
     
  10. alexanders

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    Construction cleaning with razor does 99% of scratching . Used a little vision soap the first time with wfp and a nylon hog hair brush like a Tucker will keep you from a lot of trouble


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