20th Reach & Wash van to join the fleet is kitted out with the all new Ionics System ZERO system

Some information on the Ionics Zero system

The Zero represents the Ultimate in Pure water Window Cleaning Systems.
It was back in 1997 that Ionic Systems introduced The Reach & Wash System, we told the World of Window Cleaning that water of zero parts per million (0ppm) was the standard required for spot free results. Yet in truth waterfed poles are not magic wands and both cleaners and customers alike sometimes experience windows left with less than perfect results.

Fifteen years later Ionics’s new ‘Zero’ produces ultra-pure water at zero parts per billion (0ppb) and that represents the gold standard. Water at 0ppb is one thousand times purer than water at 0ppm and because pure water cleans by dissolving dirt ions, it follows that water at 0ppb is capable of dissolving 1,000 times more dirt than water of 0ppm.

Other systems remove only dissolved solids from the water supply, uniquely the Zero removes both dissolved solids and all organics as well as bacteria from the water supply. The result is not only water that is 1,000 times purer but also ultra-pure water that is free from micro-organisms such as legionella bacteria and the organic matter that bacteria feeds upon. A significant benefit is that bio-film cannot form upon the surface of filter media or the RO membrane that means that filters maintain day one performance which in turn means lower running costs.

As well as the superior cleaning power of 0ppb ultra-pure water (also known as 18 MΩ or 18 Meg water) the Zero also offers the following benefits;

  • Fully Automated – connect water supply, switch on and forget
  • Automated Softener backwash
  • Automated RO flushing
  • Automated RO Optimisation
  • Automated Perpetual Polishing
  • New replaceable cartridge filter system
  • Running costs reduced by up to 30%
  • Standard features of the ‘Zero’ include;
  • Digital control panel for fully
  • automated operation
  • LED Backlighting
  • Stainless steel construction
  • UVGI with O3 Generator, 30″ Activated Carbon filter, 5 Micron Sediment filter, Integrated Water Softener, Reverse Osmosis, DI and Perpetual NGDI
  • 240v or 110v 100psi boost pump for rapid tank filling up to 3ltrs per min.
  • Crash tested component chassis.
  • Dual delivery pumps.
  • 110 amp battery, spilt charger and mains charger
  • Hours meter, Battery condition gauge, Dual TDS meter, Water pressure gauge.
  • 0ppb 18 Meg Ultra-pure water production.

We carry out works on industrial properties including Heathrow Airport that are very dirty environments, we operate the Ionics Thermopure Hot systems that managed to budge some of the tough grime but it was hard work and very labour intensive, with the addition of the new ZERO system it is as if we have added a degreaser to the water, the results are fantastic and environmentally friendly as it’s just the cleaning power of water!!!

It has been a great addition to the fleet and we have ordered further units to operate from each of our regional hubs, Watford, Milton Keynes, London, Kent and Stoke – on – Trent.

In addition to the system we also spent some time spec’ing the van as it was for Gary Smyley one of our Supervisors that has been with the company for over 15 years and without fail always has a gleaming van in and out!!! The van was upgraded to a sport version, fitted with black alloy wheels, colour coded and fitted with black lettering, the van was also treated to some special Price Group graphics including the A-TEAM Logo, this was down to the fact that Gary and his team member Adam are always telling everyone that they are the A-Team of the firm!!!!!