What is it?
I’ve had a customer come in and ask for a STD meter, oops! He meant TDS. Which stands for Total Dissolved Solids. What it could consist of are minerals such as calcium, or metals such as lead and iron. It gives a taste to drinking water but leaves spots if cleaning glass.
Ok, so what? What does this mean to you?
Well, for those who clean windows with a squeegee and washer, it doesn’t mean much to you since you are nose to glass, squeegeeing the water off. But if you’re looking into getting started with water fed pole cleaning (WFP), it means alot. When you’re using a WFP, you are no longer nose to glass. You are cleaning windows 2 stories and up using a telescopic pole.
And this is where pure water and TDS come to play. You need less than a reading of 7 to have spot free cleanings with your WFP.
How do you get a reading for TDS levels?
Why, with a TDS Meter of course! Digital TDS meters measure the electrical conductivity of mobile charged ions in the water. OR
You can check out http://testyourtap.com/ to see the TDS reading in your area. Knowing your numbers will help you decide which water purification system you need. Those of you who have readings in the 90s, you’re in luck! All you would need is a DI system. For everyone else, over 90 calls for the RO/DI systems.
Any questions regarding pure water or waterfed poles, call us at 1-800-221-3748 or visit http://www.jracenstein.com to check out equipment.