Location, landscaping, weather and type of business all help to determine how often commercial windows require cleaning. Dirty, dusty, stained, or debris-littered windows give off the impression that a business is not doing well or simply doesn’t care. You don’t want to give off either impression, which is why it’s so important to keep up with regular cleaning tasks as needed.
Tidy Team doesn’t prescribe the same window-cleaning schedule to every business. Instead, we create specially designed schedules meant to work with your exact needs in order to keep your business making the best impressions all year long.
Weather & Location
There is no set time frame for how often you should have your windows cleaned. Instead, it has a lot to do with where your business is located and how long it takes for windows to start showing signs of wear and tear. For instance, businesses located near highways or busy streets are going to get dirtier faster than suburban locations with less roadside traffic. If surrounding landscaping includes lots of tall trees that drop sap, leaves and other debris windows are going to get dirtier faster.
Weather influences frequency, for instance if it rains more than usual you may need more frequent window washing to remove mineral deposits left by the water. Contrary to popular belief, rain does not clean your windows. Instead it makes them dirtier.
If it is raining the day you’re scheduled for window cleaning we can always reschedule. Or, since it doesn’t typically rain all day, we can start with interior windows and wait for the rain to clear up.
Business Type Matters
Depending what type of business you operate, suggested guidelines for window-washing frequency varies.
Office buildings are generally cleaned both inside and out about two times per year, or once every six months. Certain parts of the building need more frequent window cleaning, such as lobbies. Lobbies and any other popular gathering spaces speak volumes about your business and make a strong impression. Windows in these areas should be cleaned more frequently, about once a month or once every other month.
Restaurants need frequent cleaning because of all of the moisture and grease that circulates through the air day in and day out. Windows must be cleaned inside and out, typically around once every 2 weeks. Grimy, dirty windows covered in fingerprints are going to turn people off to your establishment. You might be surprised how many negative reviews on Yelp and other sites mention things like dirty windows.
Retail stores should be cleaned about once a month. The same guidelines can be considered for other stores that get fairly heavy foot traffic.
Healthcare facilities should be cleaned at least once a month. It’s incredibly important that all clinics, hospitals and physicians’ offices maintain a top-notch clean and sterile appearance.
The Importance Of Professional Window Cleaning Services
Windows tell a story about a business, clean looking windows show that you maintain a professional identity. This helps build trust with the community, business partners and patrons, whole also improving workplace moral. After all, employees prefer to work in clean environments. Dirty windows became full of mold, dust and allergy-inducing debris that make employees sick and less productive.
Not just anyone can clean windows with the same attention to detail and long-lasting results as a professional cleaning team. For one, there are safety considerations to keep in mind when it comes to cleaning exterior windows that are 2+ stories high. Secondly, it’s a learned skill to get the final appearance looking just right with no streaks, water spots or messy looking residue left behind. There are certain tools and equipment required to get the job done just right, and different tools may be necessary depending on the building and types of windows.
Choosing The Right Professional Window Cleaner
You want someone with experience and a long list of satisfied customers to clean your windows. Some questions to ask:
-What type of tools and equipment do you use to clean windows?
-Do cleaners rely on sills, ledges and tracks?
-Do you provide other cleaning services too?
-Do you have any references I can contact?
-Do you only clean during certain hours?
-How long will it take to clean all of the windows at my location?
Feel free to get quotes from several companies to ensure you are getting the best deal on the highest quality services.
Do you need your windows cleaned in the Broward County area? Tidy Team offers superior commercial window cleaning services at competitive prices. We also offer every other cleaning service you could ever need!