Window Rinsing with Cascade

scottwash

New member
Hey guys has anyone tired using cascade (or some else) on dirty windows? Thru either down streaming or xjet? I have some windows that unreachable, and the customer would like them clean.
 

Looking Good

New member
Those products do not really designed to remove the grime and spots, they are just rinse aids to help with water sheeting to prevent spotting.
 

Thad

WCR Sales & Founder PWRA
You can get windows 'cleaner' by spraying water on them, but you can't get them clean without manual agitation and some method of removing all the dirt and the water. Rinsing with tap water eventually causes water spots.

The cheapest way to get windows clean is with a strip washer or brush, a six inch scraper, and a squeegee.

A water fed pole and pure water setup works great, too. A lot easier but a lot more expensive to get into.

The only alternative I have found that gives decent 'chargeable' results is to brush with a strong Simple Cherry solution and rinse, rinse, rinse. Simple Cherry is the only soap I have used that will sheet off and not leave (much) spotting.
 

Mark 8262

Residential and Commercial Pressure Washing Specia
It depends on how dirty they are. After pressure washing a house our building I downstream window cleaner (the kind you use in your car/truck) works pretty well
 

Grime Busters LLC

New member
The major problem we face in this area is the water is so terribly hard, without using DI water to rinse it will leave hard water spotting which, left unattended for more that 48 hours will start to etch the glass.

I always have my window sub follow withing 24 hours of any project we do, or sometime (like this weekend) on a 1 story commercial project we will do the exterior glass ourselves.
 

Thad

WCR Sales & Founder PWRA
It depends on how dirty they are. After pressure washing a house our building I downstream window cleaner (the kind you use in your car/truck) works pretty well

That gets them cleaner, but not totally clean. I see a lot of guys taking an extra step to spray something on the windows as part of their house wash.

I charge for window cleaning, but to do this they have to be CLEAN.
 

Christopher

Moderator
What I tell customers is that the soap I use (simple cherry) will clean their windows but there will be hard water spots (we have very hard water here, 13 grains per gallon) but the windows will be cleaner than they were.

If they want me to bring out a pole, scrubber and squeegee and manually clean the windows, I can add that to the price. Most of the time they are ok with the hard water spots.
 

Happysmobile

New member
I think the only way to get a window clean without two stepping it is a bucket, squeege and a brush. But i find upstreaming a tad bit thicker truck wash works about the next best. Get a long wand and put a hose barb in it to get at least 25 feet.
 

johncollins

New member
the old way was to use a secound feed on your tucker pole putting the detergent where you want it scrubbing and rinsing well.
the same can be done with pure water but rarely have i had to use detergent on a DI system
 
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