Water run marks on sills

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Tuffers, Jun 7, 2014.

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  1. Tuffers

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    Had a customer question WFP this morning, saying that dark grey run marks were marking and staining her sills. The house has newly painted wooden frames, which are clean. Windows are also kept on top of, there are no black seals around the glass. Why are the runs appearing? It also happens on some uPVC too.

    Any thoughts folks?
     
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  2. windowsurfer

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    I have no logical answer. First thought was black rubber seals, but there are none. Are they hiding:eek:

    Is there a gap between window frame n sill that dirt has got into n with water about just causes runs?

    If its a one off incident n only affects her, is there teenagers in the house chuckin stuff out? Or a cat, they climb walls.

    could it be water hittin off top of the window structure n dripping down? Sure its not.
    Is it from the wfp brush deteriating maybe, probably not.

    Need to phone the WFP police i think. Does Mr.Gardiner know anything on this issue?

    look forward to a proper answer, all the best.

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  3. Tuffers

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    Maybe the water is mixing with a chemical in the paint? I dunno, but I'm getting the ladders off next clean to have a go at the stains.
     
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    are they single glazed or dg units in those wooden frames?
     
  5. Duncs

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    running rain water possible vents
     
  6. Tuffers

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    Double glazed.
     
  7. Tuffers

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    Could be. What I'm going to do is trad the job next time and maybe the job after and clean the marks. If they come back, then it won't be WFP that's the problem. Her painter planted a seed in the custys head by saying the pole thing is making the marks and the window cleaner needs to go back to bucket and sponge (the tw@t). Then if the marks come back doing them trad, I can blame the painter :).
     
  8. PureClearYork

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    Had exactly same thing happen......first clean after frames painted. Took a fair bit of work to remove them, but since then WFP been no problem, but always give these extra rinse to be sure. Painter said due to WFP, but as no ongoing problem, I reckon it may have been poor workmanship on his part!


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    tuffers had painters saying the same this week
    they want to shove there brushes where the sun no shine
     
  10. Tuffers

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    Seems like painters covering their arses then :mad:
     
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