At RHG, our number one focus is innovation.
RHG Products Company has it's beginnings in providing the best tools to increase efficiency and profitability, as well as enhance the safety in the professional window cleaning industry. RHG specializes in pure water window cleaning equipment. We manufacture a tailor made line of water purifiers and supply industry best water fed poles and accessories. RHG partners with leaders in the window cleaning industry to bring you the most functional and easy-to-use pure water cleaning equipment. In 2015, RHG Products Company acquired Tucker® Manufacturing, the original maker of the telescoping water fed pole. RHG is once again bringing the time tested Tucker® line of products to our loyal customers. In the continuing spirit of innovation, RHG is updating design and component aspects of the core Tucker® product, as well as introducing our own specialized purification equipment to fill out a complete working system.
What is water fed window cleaning?
Pure water or water fed window cleaning techniques are an alternative to traditional window cleaning methods. Instead of using ladders or lifts to reach high windows, pure water window cleaners utilize telescoping poles up to 70ft and beyond. The poles are fitted with a brush to agitate and remove surface grime and impurities. Pure water is delivered up the pole to the brush head via a narrow hose. The pure water washes away surface dirt and dries spot free, eliminating the need to squeegee.
Why water fed window cleaning?
Why risk life and limb climbing to your work when you can bring the work to you with the use of a telescoping water fed pole? Achieve professional, spot free results in far less time than with traditional window cleaning techniques. Complete jobs faster or do more jobs in the same time to greatly increase your profits.
How to clean with water-fed equipment
We have great news: Cleaning windows with a water-fed pole and pure water system is far easier than cleaning windows with a squeegee!
To effectively clean a window with a water-fed pole and pure water system you must first learn the technique.
Cleaning a window with a water-fed pole is much more like painting a wall than it is like cleaning a window with a squeegee, a rag, or any other traditional method you've experienced. When painting a wall you utilize a brush to cut in the tops of the wall as well as the bottoms and you essentially roll the rest of the space with a roller quickly.
The idea when painting the wall is to cover the entire surface at least one time ensuring that you don't miss any spots or you'll be left with a surface that isn't perfect. This is essentially the same way you clean a window with a water-fed pole and brush.
With your pole hooked up to your pure water system and the pure water flowing you start at the top of the window cutting in the top from left to right. Roll the middle of the window up and down and cut in the bottom of the window again from left to right. Be sure to cover the entire surface with a good scrub. Then take your brush back up to the top for the rinse. Having the best brush in the world, the Tucker® brand brush, makes this much easier and your technique far more effective than if you use an inferior brush. Once you've mastered this technique ground level you can apply it to higher floors with confidence that you are being effective in your cleaning.
Choosing the right equipment
Now that you know what, why, and how to water-fed clean you are ready to chose the best equipment for your application.
How to choose the right water-fed pole'
We have simplified the decision making process when it comes to choosing the right water-fed pole. Here at Tucker® we make both aluminum and carbon fiber poles. The aluminum poles have a maximum reach of 45' and the carbon fiber poles have a maximum reach of 60'.
For the professional window cleaner who is looking to use a pole for long periods of time aluminum is an excellent choice up to around 30'. Above that carbon fiber is the go to option for our professional customers.
If you are looking to utilize the pole only occasionally or only to reach that one or two hard to reach windows on a job you might consider our longer aluminum poles, up to 45'.
As you can see in the image below, the difference between our carbon fiber poles and aluminum poles is very minimal at an extension of 20'. Beyond 30' we certainly recommend our carbon fiber range, but the aluminum poles are an incredible value up to that height.
Regardless of your choice, the pole will come with the worlds best window cleaning brush, the Tucker® brush.
How pure water systems work
In order to clean windows with a water-fed pole and achieve spot free results you need to purify the water coming from the tap water supply on your job site. All minerals need to be removed from the water to accomplish a spot free finish. If you do not purify the water you will be left with mineral spots on the surface after it dries.
Our systems provide you with spot free water very economically. Here's how: Stage 1 - Carbon Filtration - The RHG Carbon filter removes chlorine from the water. This is necessary to protect the next filter which does most of the work of the system. Stage 2 - Reverse Osmosis Filtration - The RHG RO Membranes work under pressure to remove 90% of the mineral deposits in the incoming water. This filter is the work horse of the system and it is what enables you to create very economical pure water. Stage 3 - Deionization Filtration - The RHG DI Filter is the final stage of filtration and it essentially polishes the water to remove the final 10% or so of mineral content left in the water after the RO filter. Once these final minerals have been removed from the water you are able to use the technique you learned to clean the surface.
How to choose the right pure water system
Most companies today are utilizing one of 2 different types of systems. Either a mobile cart based system like the Tucker® cart or one of our Fill N Go tank based systems. If you do not have the room for our tank based system in your truck, you will want to use our mobile cart system. Both utilize RHG pure water technology.
Here is a video explaining both the Tucker® cart as well as the Fill n Go.