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Probably the first thing you need to do if you want to become a WFP window cleaner is discover what type of tap water you have in your area. This is important because depending on the type of water you have will influence which water purification system you’ll need.

To do this you are going to need a TDS meter. TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids.

The TDS will measure in ppm (parts per million) the purity of your water and present you with a reading.

This is the general rule for TDS readings:

Soft = 0 – 17
Slightly Hard = 17 – 60
Medium = 60 – 120
Hard = 120 – 180
Very Hard = 180+


The method you use to get an accurate TDS reading with a TDS meter is this:

1. Pour some of your tap water into a clean glass
2. Turn on your TDS meter and remove the cap
3. Insert the two electrodes into the water but not the whole TDS meter as you might damage it.
4. Stir the water slightly with the electrodes
5. Wait a few seconds
6. You TDS meter should now give you a TDS reading


Now that you know your TDS reading you will be better prepared to decide which water filtration system you'll need. To find out more visit my Water Filtration/Purification page.

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