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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Three ways to conserve water when using a water-fed pole

    Three ways to conserve water when using a water-fed pole

    At DA Components we’re always looking for ways to conserve water.  Not only for environmental reasons but because it is a pain to run out of pure water during the day and take many trips to the van to fill up backpacks/trolleys. In this blog we explore three different methods for stopping the flow of water without returning to the...
  7. Is this the end of Bronze Wool for window cleaning?

    Is this the end of Bronze Wool for window cleaning?

    As you may have heard since the pandemic the super fine 0000 grade Bronze Wool Pads have been discontinued and will no longer be available. The super fine 0000 grade is what we recommended for window cleaning as it was safe for use on glass as well as UPVC. However, it’s now time to find a new favourite, but don’t...
  8. What are Walnut Pads and how can you use them?

    What are Walnut Pads and how can you use them?

    As professional window cleaners, we all know we need a good scrub pad in our kit for when the brush just won’t get that stubborn bit of dirt. There are a number of options available and one of our favourites by far is the Walnut Pad. So, what is it? This innovative cleaning pad is made of recycled polyester and crushed...
  9. DA’s top five FAQs

    DA’s top five FAQs

    With so many awesome window cleaning innovations out there, we understand that it can sometimes be quite difficult to understand the features and benefits of all the products in our toolkits. However, help is at hand as our director, Darren, has pulled together a list of our top five FAQs to help you become a window cleaning guru.  Does Bronze...
  10. The evolution of the original Bronze Wool Pad Holder

    The evolution of the original Bronze Wool Pad Holder

    The Bronze Wool Pad Holder was developed by our company director, Darren Ansbro, who recognised the challenges the trade faced and was determined to find a simple, but clever solution. Since then, the ingenious equipment has become a staple industry product, a real must-have in every window cleaner’s tool kit. Five years ago, I created the Bronze Wool Pad Holder...

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