Hot water wfp

hey everyone-
i just joined the forum and am learning a lot about using the wfp system. i dont currently own a system but am interested in possiblity of using hot water for initial cleans (not ccu). has anyone used this method? is it worth the added expense? thanks.


Hello Joel,

Hot water will make initial cleans a lot faster and certainly cut down on the time of each cleaning afterwards.

Any other questions, feel free to ask.

[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]In carpet cleaning the hotter the water the better the results. When guys buy a new machine that generates hotter water the new results blow them away. I’m sure this principle translates over to WFP usage. [/FONT][/COLOR]

[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana][B]There is a pie shapes graph for cleaning effectiveness used in the carpet cleaning industry. Heat, Agitation, Chemical, and Dwell Time.[/B] [/FONT][/COLOR]

[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]If one element is limited another element must be increased to achieve cleaning efficiency. [COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]For instance [/FONT][/COLOR]if your machine has low heat you can make up for it by scrubbing harder, using stronger chemicals, or letting the chemicals sit on the carpet longer before rinsing. [/FONT][/COLOR]

[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]A WFP has always had Agitation (the hogs hair brush), but almost no dwell time (water evaporates to quickly), no chemicals (pure water cleans, but not like a strong detergent), and up till now no heat. Prior till now WFP users only had one element of the four part graph to work with, scrub like hell. I know, some guys are pretreating the glass with window cleaning solution, but this extra step takes time, and time is money. [B]Now we can add heat to our systems, a HUGE time saver in carpet cleaning and I would assume water fed poling as well. [/B][/FONT][/COLOR]

I’m a big believer in the backpack sprayer, maybe I should make it a hot water backpack like this guy from the UK.


thanks for all the info. i did see somewhere in this forum about an L5 heater that someone used inline to heat up the water. this sounded like a cost effective way if it actually works. has anyone done this? i am from michigan so hot water would certainly help extend the wfp season.


I’m using an L5 heater for WFP,… I’d NEVER go back to cold,… it makes a world of difference!

We only use cold water in our wfps. But I can see big advantages in a hot water system. Especially if you need to clean off oily substances, like pollution.


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Hot water vs. cold water
Have you ever tried to wash your hands when they’re really dirty in cold water? You get nothing until the hot water starts to come out right?

Hi lads whats a L5 then ?

Cheers llaczko

Think i will look into this for my van set-up would you only fit this after the RO water is made if so then after the DI tank aswell ? Will the hose be oks and the fittings ?

Cheers Denbo

do you think you could add this to your trolly WFP or vehicle system to make it hot??

Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater |

So heating the di water to what temp to brush ??? Are we going to have problems with cracking the window ??? How much more cleaning is there ??? Would heating the water for awning cleaning help ??? Stan