Ionic Systems - Perfect partner for rope access cleaning
Ionic have been supplying Quattro Systems to be used in combination with abseilers for many years especially in countries where hi-rise buildings are common.
The time saving element of the Reach & Wash® System is also evident when used in combination with rope access, abseiling work. It’s becoming increasingly popular for abseilers to take on their jobs in combination with a Reach & Wash® setup. A popular choice is the Ionic Quattro and 9ft Mini Waterfed Pole, with many window cleaning abseilers reporting a 50% reduction in the amount of drops needed given the greater reach compared to traditional window cleaning.
Simon runs Pure & Clean, a Window cleaning company based in Bournemouth that has it’s own rope access team, and takes on a lot of abseiling work around the centre. Simon explains: “Using my Reach & Wash® setup has been a great time saver for us. We tether our Quattro-S and Hose Reels to a safety line on top of the building we’re cleaning. The reach of the 9ft pole enables us to cover more than twice the area we would with hand tools, and of course there’s no squeegeeing either. Another great advantage is that we’re able to do building exterior cleans at the same time as the windows and frames.”
Simon is able to feed two abseilers from a single Quattro, and uses the stainless steel version to allow ample water pressure and flow. He continues, “Quite often we’ll divvy the job in hand, one of us will do the windows and frames while the other tackles the exterior clean. This way we can get through large hi-rise cleans in the quickest possible time.”
Ionic have been supplying Quattro Systems to be used in combination with abseilers for many years especially in countries where hi-rise buildings are common. Here in the UK more and more window cleaners that provide a rope access service, like Simon, are adopting a Reach & Wash® approach to really speed up and optimise their work.
Ionic joined Simon and his team while they were cleaning a hi-rise block of university halls of residence in Bournmouth. A video has been put together from the clean which highlights the advantages of a Reach & Wash® approach to abseiling.
With the help of a drone and a go-pro attached to an abseiler’s helmet the footage captured really highlights the benefits of using Reach & Wash® in combination with abseiling. You can see the video via the youtube link or QR code below. Contact us on 01793 871 386 to find out more about the equipment used and how they could help transform rope access work for you.