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Pure Water Cleaning


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Pure Water Cleaning - Isn't water just water?

The term Pure Water in window cleaning describes ordinary tap water that has been filtered through a purification system, to remove all the natural minerals. Commonly, this is often described as ‘de-ionised water’ due to the filtration process used.

We use the latest high-reach systems which provide us with our super-clean Pure Water to achieve exceptional results. The soft bristle brushes we use remove dirt particles and smears on the glass whilst the pure water can be left to dry naturally without leaving water stains. This technique also means windows stay clean for longer as there is no soap residue to mix with rain and create stains later.

In fact the water we use is put through a 7-stage process before it touches your windows so they are left ultra clean!

1. Water Softening
2. Sediment Filter
3. Carbon/Charcoal Filter
4. Semipermeable Membrane (or RO) Filter
5. Water Polishing
and finally...
6. Additional Water Polishing using on board DI
7. The purified water is heated

The reason for this is that pure water dries to leave a completely crystal clear finish, as opposed to general tap water that dries to leave minerals on the windows, which is the reason for hard water stains and unsightly white spotting. Pure water clings to pretty much anything it comes into contact with - including dirt!

If you want to know the science behind the Pure Water we use click here

Traditional


TraditionalTraditional
Since the dawn of window cleaning this method has prevailed with a slight difference in the product (Good ol' Fairy). These days we use specialist bio-degradable cleaning products.

Your windows are cleaned by hand to a high quality finish including all sills and frames.

Gutters - Inspection & Clearance


Gutters - Inspection & Clearance
Regular maintenance of your gutters is important if you want to avoid large repair bills due to water damage. These are often related to gutters being full of debris and restricting the flow of rain water.

Using state of the art equipment we can clear your gutters accessing those hard to reach areas for example above a conservatory or extension. It's quick and efficient causing little mess.

Inspection cameras are used to carry out a before and after survey of your gutters to ensure they are clear of all debris. Before and after images are available on request.

Make sure you have your gutters inspected on a regular basis.

Other Exterior


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We are happy to quote for all additional services listed below:

Gutters, Fascia’s and Soffits – often this item is overlooked and can make a huge difference to the appearance of your property.

Cladding – Across time the environment and elements have an impact on your cladding and it can begin to show the effects – think of traffic film build up, tree resins, pollen and debris from rain. Pure Water is the solution!

Conservatory Roof – This is a notoriously difficult area to clean you would be amazed at how brighter it can be. Using Pure Water and our versatile cleaning equipment we are able to make a significant difference, leaving your conservatory roof clean, clear and streak free.

Solar Panels – Using Pure Water and our specialist brushes we can ensure your solar panels are being given the best opportunity to harness the sun’s rays and generate the cost savings you expect by removing grime, debris and build-up. (After all, it is 93 million miles you’re your home)

Driveways, paths, patios and courtyards – General dirt, wear due to vehicles, rain and weeds all detract from the appearance over time. Enhance the look with our cleaning and resealing.
  • Algae / Moss Treatment - Eradicates Moss/Algae/Lichen and prevents return.
  • Pressure Washing
  • Re-sanding - Replaces top layer of sand to leave a 'like new' finish.
  • Optional - Sealant Application - Seals, Stabilises, Protects
Roof moss removal – We have all seen the random pieces of moss on our drives from time to time, or having to go up a ladder to clear a blocked gutter. Moss is often the key contributor to this problem. We offer moss removal and soft wash treatments to combat this problem.

Contract cleaning

Builders cleans

Tenancy cleans

One-off cleans


The Process - Water to Pure Water


The Process - Water to Pure Water
How it works - A bit about the water purification process (It's as close to rocket science as we will ever get!)

When we talk about Pure Water or RO (Reverse Osmosis) water for window cleaning, we are referring to the process we use to transform normal tap water into Pure Water, ready to be used for your window cleaning. Many people think when they see window cleaners using the extendable poles to wash windows they are using tap water. We're not though, it's no wonder why people see no reason why they couldn’t do their own windows with a long pole and a hose. It's not that there is anything wrong with giving windows a wash using water from the tap but it’s unlikely to produce the same exacting results that 4-Seasons Cleaning are able to produce because all our water is purified through a series of filters to produce Pure or RO water.

Rubbish In - Rubbish Out (RIRO)
Purifying water for cleaning windows makes it far more effective as it is 'cleaner' effectively making dirt stick to it and then simply run off the window during the rinse stage of our cleaning process. This science happens as water in its purest form absorbs pretty much anything it contacts. It's probably no surprise to you that tap water has been found to contain over 300 different man-made chemicals along with various organic matter and bacteria. When Pure Water is applied to your windows the dirt, dust and other particles will simply be sucked up by the water when brushed over the glass and then run down the window when we rinse it all off.

Water in its purest form cannot be consumed as it would dry your mouth because it absorbs all of the bacteria. As an example of what can be found in normal tap water; think of when you have seen a leak from a pipe. There is normally a build-up of encrusted limescale which is one of the minerals found in tap water. This never evident in Pure Water as it's removed at the very first stage. Hard or soft water areas will normally have a range of dissolved solids in the water - somewhere between 275 to 375 Parts per Million (PPM). When water is purified the total amount of dissolved solids in the water is 0.00.

It's not magic (but you'd think it was)
This major part of this process takes place at our base where we pressurise the tap water and then pump it through the following series of filters to produce 100% pure laboratory grade water.

1st Stage – Water softening
After the water has been boosted up to pressure it passes through the first stage which is an ion-exchange vessel to soften the hard water and make it easier to pass through the next 4 stages of filtration. This process is to help protect the main RO membrane by removing elements like calcium, magnesium and other minerals in the water which would usually cause limescale. After the water has passed through the softener, it’s ready for the filtration process.

2nd Stage = Sediment filter
Water is still pumped at high pressure and flows into the sediment cartridge to remove any suspended solids. It acts like a very fine sieve to remove micro particles that are found in tap water up to 1/300 of the size of a human hair. Anything smaller than 1 micron will get through and reach the next stage of the process.

3rd Stage = Carbon/ Charcoal Filter
The next stage of the process before the water even reaches the RO membrane is the carbon or charcoal filter. The water once passed through stage 1 enters a second pre-filter which removes microscopic sediment under 1 micron, chlorine, fluoride, bacteria and other organic compounds found in unprocessed water. It works using a process called adsorption where the pollutants are trapped inside the pore structure of the carbon substrate, the same process as found in respirator masks or gas masks but with air passing through instead of water. Just one pound of activated carbon is the equivalent to surface area of 0.15 of a square mile or 100 acres, so very absorbent.

4th Stage = Semipermiable membrane or RO filter
This is the most important stage of the water purification process as this is where the water entering the filter is still around 210 PPM, and when it come out as pure water it is around 25 PPM. The RO filter is a semipermeable membrane nearly 1 meter long that allows pressurised pure water to pass through it and be collected from one outlet, while it captures any impurities left from the first few stages in the second outlet, ready to be discarded as waste. The RO filter is the most important element in the production of pure water with some companies opting to have it fitted in their vehicles. This allows them to plug a hose pipe in and fill up their on-board water tank (probably at your and other customer’s expense.) It's a long and slow process relying on mains pressure and can limit the time an operator can work before needing to fill again. We process into our own holding tank and can transfer to our vehicles in about 5 minutes!

5th Stage – Water Polishing
Once the water has been passed through the softener and three stages of filtration it is nearly pure and ready to use. At this stage it is around 20-30 PPM and needs 1 more process to make it 100% pure, this stage is called polishing. The water is passed through an 11 Litre De-ionising (DI) Vessel containing a resin which removes any final impurities in the water and takes the PPM down to 0.00 before transferring it into our sealed holding tanks, ready to be used to clean your home or business.

6th and 7th Stages - The Cleaning Process
When we arrive at your home or business we will usually be carrying a large amount Pure Water in our vehicle's holding tank. This is pumped from the vehicle through another on-board DI polishing vessel into a heater and along the hose and up to the head of the pole we use to clean windows. As part of our service we also clean your window frames too. This prevents the dirt that has built up on them making its way back onto your clean windows next time it rains. This is one of the ways we help you to keep your windows cleaner for longer and improving the appearance of your home or business.

About


Time for a change...

We had always considered the possibility of working together and never moved things forward. Then something happened that made us look at our individual circumstances and what we really enjoyed. Unsurprisingly the answer was people. Both of us had worked for others – one in the field of vocational training and the other in customer experience. It became clear very quickly that we had many of the skills (we’re very likeable) and simply needed a change and some training!

4-Seasons Cleaning are a son and father team (I had to put it that way, my son’s bigger than me!) based in Biggin Hill and provide a safe, friendly and professional residential and commercial window cleaning service, using the latest methods available. We use pure water fed pole cleaning as well as the traditional approach where required and our service is available to our customers all year round – even in an emergency!

We are much more than just window cleaners. In addition to our professional window cleaning service we provide an extensive range of cleaning services for property exteriors including conservatory and conservatory roof cleaning, jet washing, solar panel cleaning, fascia/soffit cleaning and gutter clearance as well as other services.

If we don’t do it - we know someone who does.

Our focus is providing the highest quality service in everything we do and as you would expect from professionals, we are committed to following health and safety regulations and we are fully insured.

In fact we stake our reputation on it with every job we do!
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