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Water Quality as Explained by Ionic Systems

Posted by Garrett McAlister on

Water Quality as Explained by Ionic Systems

  In this video Ionic Systems explains water quality and how water, water fed poles, water purification systems and methods for cleaning have changed over the years. Traditionally window cleaning has been a dangerous activity since much of the cleaning at height is done from ladders, which are inherently treacherous. In the past, to avoid water marks, window cleaners have always wiped windows clean with a towel or squeegee. This meant they had to be close to the glass to get the job done. This all changed back in 1992 when Ionic Systems added pure water to water fed poles...

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Hot (Warm) or Cold Water Window Cleaning?

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Hot (Warm) or Cold Water Window Cleaning?

Hot (Warm) or Cold Water Window Cleaning? If hot, what is the optimal water temperature for cleaning windows? Let's start with temperatures, when we say hot we really mean warm. We don't want water to be too hot and then applied to a cold window...it can cause it to crack. It's difficult to put a finger on the actual temperature of the water and the glass in order to make it crack...it depends on the quality of the glass. But to be safe we heat the water to a "warm" temperature, enough to significantly improve the cleaning but not too...

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Cleaning and Covid-19

Posted by Danielle Watson-Goetz on

Cleaning and Covid-19

With more and more public use areas opening up, COVID-19 and how to sanitize your space is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. COVID-19, which can be spread by respiratory droplets can live on surfaces—possibly up to hours after the fact. In homes, whether someone has been exposed to COVID-19 or not, there are two main guidelines that the CDC has put forth for homes and businesses: cleaning and disinfecting.   Cleaning and Disinfecting Cleaning refers to the removal of dirt, germs, and impurities. Disinfecting is the act of killing germs on surfaces with the use of a chemical. Within...

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SkyVac 85 Elite and SkyVac Interceptor: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Danielle Watson-Goetz on

SkyVac 85 Elite and SkyVac Interceptor: What’s the Difference?
Cleaning gutters is a serious business. Both the SkyVac 85 and SkyVac Interceptor are perfect for the job, but what makes them different?

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What is Combustible Dust?

Posted by Danielle Watson-Goetz on

What is Combustible Dust?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) defines a combustible dust as “a combustible particulate solid that presents a fire or deflagration hazard when suspended in air or some other oxidizing medium over a range of concentrations, regardless of particle size or shape.” Combustible particulates having an effective diameter of 420 μm or smaller are generally considered to be combustible dusts. The vast majority of natural and synthetic organic materials, as well as some metals, can form combustible dust. The NFPA’s Industrial Fire Hazards Handbook states, “Any industrial process that reduces a combustible material and some normally non-combustible materials to a...

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