Polywater® CableWash™ Cable Jacket Washing Solution
Safe and Effective Way
to Clean Dirt Off Cable Jackets
For years crews working with direct buried cables often found them coated with baked-on dirt and mud. The only thing available to clean the jackets was solvent-based medium voltage cable cleaner. These solvent cleaners are intended to clean cable insulation during splicing, not jackets. When splice cleaners are applied directly on a cable jacket, they can cause swelling and weakening. Spraying solvent to clean cables in vaults and other enclosed spaces can also produce excess solvent vapors and potentially hazardous working conditions.
Polywater® CableWash™ is a water-based cleanser that can be used even in cold weather environments to safely and effectively remove mud, dirt, and grime from cable jackets without harm. This cleaner is excellent for cleaning large areas of cable jackets where the extended area is needed for positioning heat shrink or cold shrink splice coverings prior to positioning them over the splice area. This prevents dirt contamination in the splice area that can lead to splice failure.
CableWash™ comes in a package with a "scrubbing head". This container is refillable and reusable for a more sustainable solution than aerosol cans.