In recent times, there has been a breakthrough in a number of inventions in various industry fields. From healthcare to the internet, from smartphones to laptops – the list is endless. The overall pace of technology, engineering, science and the whole industry has been relentless.
From new inventions to small upgrades being released monthly or weekly – it has always been the human desire to create better products to improve people’s lives. And the same thing can be said about the equipment needed for cleaning windows as well.
The Technology That Drives Window Cleaning In Today’s World
- Advent Of Water-Fed Poles
Through the introduction of water-fed poles, cleaning windows have become more comfortable, as it has replaced the traditional squeegee and water with just a brush and clean water. The brush helps in taking off all the dirt from the glass and the used water completely dries up due to it being purified water. With the use of telescopic poles, which were generally limited to the height of 24 feet, can now be used up to 50 feet. There is no need to use any ladders or scaffolds.
It has already been informed that the use of water-fed poles has helped in saving almost 50 – 80 per cent of the time. Water-fed poles are made up of two components – the water system and the brush. Using purified water will leave no residue on the glass windows and has made commercial window cleaning a safer task.
The technology, along with high-tech poles, has helped to change the industry. In the countries of Europe, this type of method has already gained a tremendous amount of traction. As there are laws that have been restricting the use of the ladder, it eventually aided in improving the productivity of window cleaners. The environmental impact has also been minimum, due to the use of purified water and no added chemicals.
Profitability has certainly increased while all the liability and safety concerns are reduced. Thus, the result has been beautiful and thereby provides high customer satisfaction.
- All About Material Modernisation
It is no doubt that professional window cleaners have been able to cope up with the increase in the overall number of high-rise buildings in cities. Window cleaners also have to comply with safety regulation changes by using new equipment and methods.
Pole systems have always been the winning choice, allowing window cleaners to clean tall buildings and windows from the ground. There were two types of pole systems for window cleaning – modular or telescopic. Each had their advantages and disadvantages. While the telescopic pole system was lighter, it had flexing issues when it was extended at high altitudes. Modular systems, on the other hand, even though they were better at rigidity, were too heavy as they were extended. The extensions also added overall width to the poles, making them harder to handle.
The solution to such lightweight, rigid and easy to control pole system has been the carbon fiber material. It is one of the most ground-breaking materials ever created and is also used in Formula One cars for this very reason. The material has a fantastic balance between rigidity, weight and strength and is even more rigid and less in weight than steel.
As the poles become lighter in weight, the job of a window cleaner has also been made more comfortable and more accessible. It will help the operators to put less strain on their bodies and do the job efficiently and swiftly. The window cleaner will also become less tired due to the reduced weight. This will translate to increased productivity over a conventional system. Furthermore, when the poles are extended, they will not bend. Operators will now be able to service every crook and corner of the window, with a sweat.
Due to the current market and client demands, the professional sector for cleaning windows has indeed stepped up to the mark and found out new ways to serve in the industry. With the combination of water-fed poles made out of carbon fibre material, the industry has marched into a new direction. Only time will tell us about more innovative methods in the next few years.