If you have business premises, it’s in your best interests to take responsibility for the upkeep early on. Not only is it important for the appearance of your company and the impression that it makes on anyone who visits your offices, but it can even influence the productivity of your staff. One of the areas that will require regular attention is your windows. Whether you’ve got one or a dozen, your windows will let light in, let your staff lookout, and much more.
Here’s what you need to know about why it’s important to keep the windows of your commercial premises clean and why you should hire professionals to do the job.
Many people think that cleaning windows is easy but getting them perfectly clean with a streak-free finish takes time, skill, and the right equipment, particularly when your windows aren’t ground level. When you entrust the cleaning of your windows to a commercial window cleaning specialist, you can achieve professional results every clean.
Many people don’t realize that cleaning windows is actually fairly dangerous. Aside from the most obvious risk of falling if you are trying to clean windows above ground level, there are also a range of other potential hazards including injuries caused by broken glass, failing PPE, overloaded equipment, and adverse weather conditions. Professional commercial window cleaners have the training, skill, and necessary protective equipment to carry out cleaning safely as well as efficiently.
Do you want to save on your business electric bills? Of course, you do. You may be surprised to discover that your windows can make a difference in how much energy your business uses. This is because dirt that accumulates on windows can prevent UV rays from penetrating through it, stopping the natural light and warmth that the sun provides.
You only get one chance to make a first impression, and then visitors are coming to your business premises, they will be checking out the building before anything else. Clean, gleaming windows can help to maintain your brand image, look inviting, and show that you take pride in your business. If you showcase products in your business premises windows it is especially important to ensure that they are sparkling clean so that you attract shoppers to your displays.
It might look harmless, but months or years of accumulated dirt and grime can actually damage the structural integrity of your windows. Glass is porous and this means that dirt and other microorganisms can build up inside the pores, reducing the strength of the window and making it more likely to shatter.
Clean windows can even affect staff productivity. Studies have found that a dirty, dark, and cluttered work environment can have a negative psychological effect on people who work there. When your windows are clean it lets more natural light into space – something which is far better for employee health and wellbeing than artificial lighting. Natural light can regulate our sleep-wake cycle, improve our mood and concentration, and give us more energy. Keeping windows clean can also help to reduce bacteria, dirt, and allergens in the office, which in turn can result in less staff sickness, as well as helping employees to be productive and feel happier in their work environment.
If your building has more than one level, achieving consistent window-cleaning results yourself can be quite a challenge. Reaching windows on the higher levels can be difficult without the right equipment, meaning that the results of your clean could be patchier the higher you go. When you choose a professional commercial window cleaning specialist, you’ll get consistently clean windows across the whole of your building.
If you’d like to find out more about commercial window cleaning and its benefits, don’t hesitate to speak to our friendly and knowledgeable team.