The impact that the windows on a commercial building can have is often taken for granted. Many offices and retail units today are constructed from a large amount of glass and while this is can create a great look, aesthetically speaking, it does need some maintenance. If you’re keen to ensure that your building remains appealing – and is a healthy environment for its occupants all year round – then window cleaning is going to be an important consideration.
The Vitamin D effect
Clean windows allow sunlight in. Sunlight on the skin is one of the most effective ways for humans to get access to Vitamin D, which helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones and support the immune system. Especially during the winter months of the year it’s important for humans to get as much exposure to Vitamin D as possible. With clean windows, sunlight will be able to penetrate into the building and create a Vitamin D supporting environment in which people can thrive.
Preserving the building
Research has found that windows that are regularly cleaned all year round tend to have greater longevity than those that are neglected. Build up of dirt and grime can be problematic and environmental contaminants can weaken glass and cause erosion around the edge of windows. If you’re keen to ensure that your building remains in great condition for longer, window cleaning all year round will be key.
Creating a more positive working environment
Some building owners and managers assume that window cleaning isn’t really that necessary during the winter months, as the weather will do it for you. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Rain doesn’t offer the same finish as a professional window cleaner and may be filled with pollutants and minerals that can either damage or cloud glass. The end result is that windows that don’t get regular attention cause interiors to be dark and gloomy. This can have a big impact on those who are inside, from increasing rates of Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter months to creating an unproductive environment. Clean windows are essential for ensuring that the interior of the building is a healthy and positive place to be.
Issues with allergens
There is evidence to suggest that windows that don’t get regularly cleaned can provide a surface for the build up of allergens. These may cause all sorts of issues for human inhabitants of a building, even those who only work and don’t live in it. From skin problems through to allergic reactions and respiratory issues, there is a lot that can go wrong when there are too many allergens in a working environment. Regular window cleaning not only removes streaks and dirt but any build up of potential irritants and allergens too.
Year round window cleaning is an important investment for any commercial building to make. Clean windows not only contribute to a positive reputation and working environment but can also have a big impact on human health and wellbeing.