WFP help


#1

I am working with my water fed system today. But the windows keep drying with these white spots/runs. It’s not every single pane, but it is several.

My system is reading 0 so it’s not the system. And I am rinsing very thoroughly. I’ve even washed some 3 times and still getting this result.

Could it be something on the frames? Am I doing something wrong? Any help would be appreciated.


#2


#3

It has to be something from the frames !!!

Try an clean half the window where the spots are , an dont hit the frame see if they disappear.

If it’s coming from the frame you have to allow drip time , them clean without hitting frames again


#4

Be sure that you are scrubbing and rinsing the frames good first before going for the glass. Looks like contaminants from the frames.


#5

Thanks guys!


#6

Definitly looks like frame drips. I scrub the frame and top inch of glass lots all around the house then go back when the frame is dry and don’t hit top of frame again. I usually count a set amount of scrubs side to side on each frame to keep it consistent.


#7

Many vinyl frames oxidize quickly as well as anodized Al. Make sure just rinse best you can and show customer this is due to age…


#8

Took a lot more time than it should have, but frames were nasty and needed a good cleaning. Thanks for the input everyone


#9

Glad that worked out for you. I zoomed in on the frames and they were covered in oxidation.


#10

You have to remember (and the customer too) that once window frames start to show their age there is very little that you can do about that with a simple or even deep cleaning.

Clean the frames the best that you can - but expect oxidized frames to leach. Explain that you will make the glass shine and visibly clearer and wallah.


#11

Sounds great. I’m relatively new to water fed, so I’ll take any advice I can get. Thank you


#12

A little bit back, I was on Pella’s site reading over care instructions for home owners. Some windows are recommended to be PAINTED 1-2 times a year. Call me ignorant, but I did not realize that they required THAT much care recommended by the manufacter. Does Pella/Anderson/ect sell exact match paint for your window frames?

I have one client that has very BADLY oxidized windows. So bad, that the tan paint is peeling off his (red)vinyl clad window frames. I told him he NEEDS to paint those frames, but I doubt he will.