Windows Cleaning: How Often Should Commercial Windows be Cleaned?

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Windows Cleaning: How Often Should Commercial Windows be Cleaned?

Windows add to the aesthetic of a building. Whether it's a skyscraper or a standard bungalow, the exterior always looks better with a glassy finish. Since windows are building materials that inspire admiration, it's vital to keep them spick and span.

A dirty, dusty window, among many other negative things, could portray a low level of hygiene and could leave people feeling unimpressed about a business enterprise.

With the help of a window cleaning company, you won't have to worry about dirt that stains your windows and your business' reputation. Window cleaning service providers know which cleaning agent to use for every glass type and save you lots of window cleaning and maintenance stress.

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So, when talking about keeping windows clean, what's the best way to go about it? Let's also take a look at how frequently you should clean your office's glass panes.

The foremost thing to note is that commercial windows require special cleaning care than regular home windows. Also, corporate buildings are available in different structures and window styles, and all have different cleaning requirements.

The following factors can help determine the correct frequency levels for cleaning glass panes.

A building's environment mainly determines how often it needs cleaning. The level of human activity in a location is one of the determining factors for getting windows cleaned. For instance, a busy street with lots of vehicular movement will cause windows to get dirty faster. Smokes from vehicle exhausts smears from human contact, and other activities could quickly get windows murky.

Also, a structure situated close to trees will have more dirty windows due to sap from leaves and flowers.

Another factor that can sully windows is the presence of manufacturing plants and refineries. Plumes of smoke released as manufacturing by-products contain tiny particles of ash that can settle on and smear glass windows.

The climate of a place greatly influences the frequency of cleaning building windows. A place with high humidity levels will cause the mist to form on glass panes. Moisture content on windows attracts dirt and dust that lead to stains. Furthermore, certain elements present in the atmosphere can combine with water on the glass to cause mineral stains that become increasingly difficult to remove over time. Consequently, skyscrapers and storied buildings will require frequent wiping during wet periods.

Window Type
The make of a glass window can make all the difference in the level of frequency. Depending on the level of transparency, some windows may look dirtier than others. Therefore, it's better to consider using glass panes that may not require much cleaning when constructing a building.

Business Modus-Operandi
The services a business renders is an essential factor for considering how often the windows need washing. How often a company gets its windows cleaned can be determined by the activities going on in the building and, most importantly, the type of image the business aims to portray.

So, the cleaning frequency varies depending on the business.

Building Structures that Require Frequent Window Washing

● Restaurants

A restaurant is a place that typically gets lots of visits, which makes it easy for things to get messy. Also, apart from the high moisture content from frying and cooking that may cause stains, people may smear soiled fingers on glass panes. An eatery with smudge and stains on windows may repel people. Consequently, it's advisable to clean the inside and outside of restaurant windows at least twice every week.

Health Facilities
Since these are places where people go to get treated, they ought to be clean. Patients will naturally cringe at the sight of murky and stained windows, which can distort their recuperation process.

Hence, the entire structure must reflect a state of impeccable hygiene, and the windows are no exceptions. As a result, the frequency of cleaning windows in health facilities should be higher than in other buildings. Ideally, glass panes in medical structures should receive washing at least once every week.

Retail Stores
Large retail stores get tons of customers every day who may carry dust in with their footwear. Furthermore, opening doors constantly causes dust and dirt to stick to products and windows. Dust that gathers on windows can slightly obscure the retail wares and give them a dirty look that may harm sales.

Selling is competitive and retail stores need all the attention they can get—and a clean window is a tool to guarantee attention. Therefore, a good business practice is for large stores to wash glass panes twice every week.

Offices are corporate settings where businesses close deals with clients and should be neat and tidy, windows inclusive. Cubicles, ground floor, and lobby windows need frequent cleaning to portray good hygiene and business image.

Contrarily, high-rise office windows may not need frequent wash since they are high up and don't get as much dirt as those on the ground floor.

There's no hard and fast rule to determine how often to wash windows. However, there are several factors that businesses can look out for when considering window cleaning frequency, such as the location, climate, business type, window type, etc.

No matter the case, businesses should endeavor to wipe glass panes at least once every two weeks as accumulated stain build-up could prove extremely difficult to clean.

Remember, looking good is a profitable business, and this applies to the exterior view of your business' structure — your window.

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