Da Components

  1. How to clean your windows like a professional

    How to clean your windows like a professional

    Are you looking for pristinely clean windows without streaks? Want to know 'How do professionals clean windows' and get amazing results every time? We at DA Components know a thing or two about cleaning windows like a pro. Our MD, Darren, has over 20 years of experience in the window cleaning business, and designed products to help make the process...
  2. Pump outlets and connectors

    Pump outlets and connectors

    In our latest blog, Darren answers a question about pumps which he is asked a lot and details his set up and top tips. I often get asked which pump connectors are the best and like most things, it comes down to personal preference and budget. At DA Components, we supply pumps with female 3/8” NPT ports. The pumps are...
  3. Tips for working in wintry weather

    Tips for working in wintry weather

    As the winter months close in, Darren wanted to share some of his experiences when it comes to working in cold weather.  Although it is nowhere near as cold as it used to be when he first started window cleaning over 25 years ago, there are still a few days when the cold weather can cause issues. Clothing The first...
  4. Removing Lichen on Solar Panels and Conservatory Roofs

    Removing Lichen on Solar Panels and Conservatory Roofs

    Welcome to our October blog!  In our latest entry, Darren discusses a topic that he is often asked about – cleaning solar panels and conservatory roofs.  One question I am asked most often is: “what can I use to clean solar panels or conservatory roofs?” What you may not know is that the answer very much depends on when they...
  5. Cleaning Expo 2022

    Cleaning Expo 2022

    September rolls around and that means it is time for another Cleaning Expo. Last year, the big news surrounding the event was the petrol crisis which threatened to prevent some customers and suppliers from attending. This year was surrounded by an altogether much larger and historical event, the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We love a road...
  6. Hose Management

    Hose Management

    The subject of hose management is one that has come up a few times in recent months so I thought I would put together my thoughts on it and some ways of working which have helped me over the years. Using the hose reel from the van I always like to start with the house furthest away. I try to...
  7. New van means a new system to install

    New van means a new system to install

    I recently installed a window cleaning system in a new van for a customer. The system needed to be reliable and easy to use so for my controller, I opted for the ABC 2 controller - a robust piece of kit, housed in a sturdy enclosure. It is compatible with the Aquatec pumps, is fully digital and has some nice...
  8. Which pump controller is the best?

    Which pump controller is the best?

    Pump controllers have come a long way since the original analogue controllers, and with so much choice now available, it can be difficult to decide which one is going to be the best fit for your window cleaning system. There are several factors which need to be taken into consideration when making your decision. You need to think about your...
  9. Seven troubleshooting tips for problems with window cleaning pumps and controllers

    Seven troubleshooting tips for problems with window cleaning pumps and controllers

    From the most advanced van installations to basic DIY set-ups, we will all experience issues with a pump or controller at some point. They can work perfectly fine for months, then suddenly start playing up for what seems like no reason at all. Thankfully, our director, Darren, is here to help! He has pulled together his top troubleshooting tips. Now...
  10. Time for a Spring clean

    Time for a Spring clean

    As the evenings get lighter and a little bit warmer, now is the perfect time to have a look at your van system and equipment and carry out some maintenance. Now we know it is not as exciting but spending some time on your van will be worth it - we promise. Our director, Darren, is on hand to help...

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