As more and more high-rise buildings, skyscrapers, multistorey office blocks and large-scale residential developments go up across London and the surrounding areas, there has been a clear rise in demand for commercial window cleaning services. This is something that is only going to pick up across 2018 and beyond, as industry in the city continues to boom. With so much competition among businesses and property developers, it is more important than ever for commercial buildings to look sparklingly clean and presentable at all times. Here are just some of the window cleaning trends that we expect to see in 2018 and into the future!
It’s all about abseiling
More and more of our customers and prospects are getting in touch with us about abseil window cleaning. Our abseil team likes to think that it’s because they’re super-cool, but the reality is that abseil window cleaning is immensely efficient and convenient for commercial properties of all types. As it’s all managed from the top of the building, there’s no need for equipment on the ground, which means that disruption is kept to a minimum. It’s ideal for all sorts of commercial properties, including offices, hotels and residential developments.
Cradle it up
Another window cleaning technique that we’ve seen a rise in demand for is the cradle, or building maintenance unit (BMU), where a cradle unit is lowered from the top of a building, providing the window cleaners with a platform to stand on so that they can clean the glass. It is ideal for tall commercial buildings or skyscrapers that have a straight descent (as opposed to those with obstructions, such as Juliet balconies, for which an abseil team would be better). It is also a suitable option for properties that don’t have a level surface at ground level, which would render alternative solutions like cherry pickers unfeasible.
As the awareness of the environmental impact of chemicals grows, pure water systems are becoming more and more popular with commercial property owners and managers. This is water that has been thoroughly filtered and ridded of any impurities – meaning that the use of soap is not necessary. It is often used within water-fed pole systems, which can be either operated from ground level or from a raised platform such as on a cradle or cherry picker.
So, there you have it: some of the window cleaning trends that we expect to see in 2018.
Here at Aquamark Cleaning, we’re experts in abseil, cradle and pure water systems – as well as all other aspects of commercial window cleaning. If you would like to book a commercial clean for your property, contact us today. We’d be happy to give you a free, no-obligation quotation.