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Winter risks for window cleaners using water fed poles

Winter risks for window cleaners using water fed poles


Is Your Window Cleaning Business Winter-Ready? ❄️

If you’re a window cleaner using a water fed pole system, you will be aware of the damage frost can cause to your tank and filters. Protecting your water fed pole system from the freezing temperatures is vital to avoid the hassle and expense frost damage can cause.

Take precautions!

Ensure you drain the water from the tank, hose, and pump after each use This will prevent the water from freezing and causing irreversible damage to the system.

Inspect your equipment regularly for signs of wear and tear Replace any damaged parts immediately.


Store your van and water fed pole system in a warm dry unit/garage if possible.

Insulate the pipes and filters using polystyrene protectors or thick blankets.

Use an electric heater inside your vehicle if possible.

Water fed pole insurance

You’ve probably invested a lot of money in your cleaning equipment, so it’s important that you give them the same level of care and protection with the right insurance. We have over 20 years experience in insuring and protecting window cleaners and window cleaning businesses. So no matter whether you’re a sole trader or a large window cleaning company, we can work with you to create the perfect windowing cleaning insurance policy to suit your specific needs.

You can insure your water fed pole system, poles, gutter vacs and pressure washers correctly with our bespoke policy from Zurich. The water fed pole system policy is completely bespoke and only available to Alexander Swan clients who insure their window cleaning vehicle with us. It has a proven track record of over 15 years of paying out claims promptly and with minimum hassle. Click here to find out more or speak to one of our experienced advisors on 0800 458 0082.