You might have a well established schedule for cleaning interiors but the façade of a building can often get forgotten. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that your windows may not be that accessible and you may not realise the impact that dirty windows are having on the people inside. If you’re serious about ensuring that your building is a healthy and positive environment for everyone who uses it then a regular schedule of window cleaning is essential to have.
What’s the optimum frequency for window cleaning?
This is likely to be different for every building. It will depend on a number of different factors, such as:
- The location of the building. If you’re in a high traffic area, or an urban environment, then you may need more frequent cleaning than somewhere more suburban or rural.
- Some buildings require more cleaning than others as the design and structure will show up dirt and grime.
- During the spring and summer months it may be necessary to increase the frequency of window cleaning, as the sun will make grime and dirt on glass that is not being regularly maintained more obvious.
The benefits of a regular routine
For many buildings, a monthly window clean is the optimum and will ensure that you’re always getting the benefit of clean glass, no matter what your environment. There are some clear advantages to sticking to a regular routine like this, including:
Improving energy efficiency
The dirtier the windows, the more UV light is going to be reflected back from the building rather than contributing to keeping the temperature warm inside. If you invest in regular window cleaning you can help to improve the energy efficiency of the building by making more use of natural heat and light.
Prolonging the life of the windows
Cleaning is as much a part of maintenance for windows as any other feature of a building. In their position on the outside of the building windows are constantly battered by environmental elements, including acid rain and hard minerals. Regular cleaning can help to reduce the impact of a harsh environment and also maintain the windows so that they need minimal repairs or replacement.
Improving conditions for occupants
Dirty windows block natural light and can make a building feel uncared for, even abandoned. This can have an impact on morale, productivity and motivation. If you want to ensure that those inside the building have a positive, pleasant environment in which to work, regular cleaning will be essential.
First impressions count and your windows have a big role to play in what impression you’re likely to make on those who are entering the building. Clean, well looked after windows indicate that the building is properly managed and standards are high.
The benefits of regular window cleaning extend far beyond the way the building looks. Ensuring that the glass in your building façade is sparkling clean can contribute to everything, from maintenance to morale.
Get in touch with Aquamark Cleaning today for all your commercial window cleaning needs.