(Originally Published November 22, 2019)
In today’s article, we’re going to take a look at 5 life-changing office window cleaning tips.
Clean office windows can benefit the mental health of your employees, improve heat efficiency, and present a more professional image. Kitchener Clean is proficient at cleaning both your interior windows as well as your exterior windows - contact us today for a free quote.
Now, let’s dig into 5 life-changing office window cleaning tips.
You don’t just want to get in there and start scrubbing. First, you want to remove the dust from the curtains or blinds, glass and corners.
We recommend removing the curtains or blinds, then use a large dry brush to dust around corners, frames, window sills and surrounding areas.
Dusting will help the cleaning process go much more smoothly.
When it comes time to wipe away the grit on your windows, be sure to use non-toxic cleaning solutions. Toxic cleaning products not only have a negative impact on the environment beyond your office walls, but also on the very air breathed by your employees.
When toxic cleaning products are used in your office, volatile organic compounds are released into the air, increasing the likelihood that your staff will experience irritation of the eyes, throat, skin, or headaches. More seriously, long-term exposure can also result in chronic respiratory problems, allergic reactions, or asthma.
Using all-natural or organic products to clean your office windows will result in a better environment all around.
Chances are your office has several interior and exterior windows, and it’s important to stay on top of cleaning both.
These are typically windows that are either on the inside of your foyer entrances, or serving as walls for interior offices.
At a minimum, annual cleaning of your interior windows and window frames is recommended.
These are windows on the outside of your office. A clean exterior window provides a better view, improves heat efficiency, and presents a more professional business image.
Beyond these three benefits of having a clean exterior window, you also avoid glass degradation.
Over time glass will become permeated with a variety of contaminants, including hard water or minerals, acid rain and oxidization.
Hard water and minerals are the biggest threat to your external windows. Because glass is still porous, airborne pollutants can become obstructed in it over time.
A regularly scheduled exterior window cleaning can offset these problems, with a minimum of one cleaning of your exterior windows to be done per year.
Interior and exterior windows should be professionally cleaned at least once a year.
Clean office windows can help you save on your monthly energy bills.
During cold winter months, for example, natural sunlight can act as a warming agent inside your office, which is why you should keep blinds open during the day. This will allow your building’s heating unit to work less vigorously, meaning you won’t have to have it repaired or replaced as often.
Cleaner windows can also help you save money by extending the lifespan of the windows themselves. Commercial windows can be costly to fix or replace, not to mention productivity lost while the work is being done.
Don’t think, then, that this is an unnecessary expense. It’ll cost you more in the long run to ignore this task.
Investing in commercial window cleaners is always a good a idea. A clean window improves the look of your office to the outside world, and clean windows also help the effectiveness of your employees inside.
Ultimately, it’s good for your bottom line.
If you saw an office building or retail store and the windows were caked in dirt and dust, chances are you’d have second thoughts about doing business with that company.
You might wonder how they go about their work inside while seemingly giving no attention to outward appearances. You may also wonder if that would be the same level of attention you could expect from the company itself.
Sure, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but In order to protect the reputation of your business, as well as the branding that you’ve worked so hard to create, you should invest in a professional window cleaners.
Offering this service can even help attract commercial clients.
Kitchener Clean started out as a home cleaning business and as such we learned the cleaning skills required to satisfy the stringent demands of a homeowner. Today we are still firmly committed to cleaning your office as thoroughly as we would our own home.
As part of our Total Office Care Program, service of your exterior windows on a regular basis is maintained, with regular spot washing of the internal side of your exterior window. We also work with our clients to schedule complete exterior window cleaning semi-annually or annually. For more information on our Total Office Care Program, click here.
Kitchener Clean also provides complete cleaning of your exterior windows as a one time service. At a minimum, annual cleaning of your exterior windows and window frames is recommended. You can choose to have only the external side of your exterior windows cleaned, or also clean the internal side of your exterior windows.
Contact us for a free consultation today on how we can bring that shine back to your exterior windows.