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Are water fed poles safe?

The window cleaners in Tunbridge Wells recommend using the water-fed pole approach because of its numerous advantages. But are water fed poles safe? The short answer is yes. This is because they save time and eliminate the need to climb ladders, making it safer than traditional cleaning. While the water fed pole technique has several advantages for cleaning windows, it does have some disadvantages. The following is a brief overview of the pros and disadvantages of water-fed poles and the consequences for homeowners.

How does a water fed pole work?

The water-fed pole system utilises telescoping poles to provide water to the windows, eliminating the need for someone to climb a ladder physically. These telescopic poles can reach four or five storeys, significantly higher than a ladder. The water is pumped through the poles and onto the windows for cleaning. If the land around the house is excessively sloping, tall mounting ladders in the region can be hazardous. With this technology, we can clean even lofty skylights and upper-floor windows without climbing a difficult ladder. It means that more households can now get their windows cleaned safely and efficiently.

Some of the main safety benefits of water fed poles


A water-fed pole system is also very easy to move around. The whole system fits on a small cart that can be wheeled into small places. It makes it easy to clean hard-to-reach windows. Water-fed pole systems can be used to clean commercial windows of apartment buildings, homes built on narrow alleys, and other types of homes that don’t have much space around them. The window cleaner doesn’t need to bring a truck or heavy ladders into the space.


Furthermore, water fed poles don’t use soap or chemicals to clean the glass because they use water. In this case, there won’t be any runoff that could harm your pets or kids. For another thing, there isn’t a chance that any residue from the soap will get into your home’s siding or onto other windows that have just been cleaned.

Weather conditions

Finally, the method can be used in practically every weather condition, except the strongest winds. There is no need to climb ladders and thus no risk of being caught in the rain or wind. This enables cleaners to maintain a consistent schedule and complete work on time.

A photo of the end of a water fed pole

Potential risks of using a water fed pole

Water-fed poles generally provide fewer dangers, making them an ideal choice for the window cleaning sector. However, there is a risk of electrocution from nearby overhead power lines. There are numerous safety precautions to take when cleaning windows. Staying knowledgeable on the fundamental concepts of safety around power lines, such as using a drop zone and minimum approach distances, is vital to everyone’s safety. The risks of electrocution are associated with conductive materials in your cleaning operation or water-fed pole. The pole becomes electrocuted when it comes into close contact with an overhead electrical source.

What to do if you touch a power line with your water fed pole

When a water-fed pole collides with a power line, do not attempt to stop the encounter. Instead, let go of the pole and wait for the collision to occur while moving to a safe distance. Solar panels are another source of electricity that should be handled with prudence.

We use water fed poles

With this window cleaning technology, we can provide you with more value in less time. This also translates into cost savings passed on to you, our valued clients. But for more information on water fed poles read our other FAQs page. Would you like to book our local window cleaning services or learn more about how water-fed pole window washing works? Then contact our team at Pro Window Cleaning Tunbridge Wells.