Why Cleaning External Windows is Important
Posted on 23rd November 2022 at 10:10
Windows can often take up a large amount of space in a building, both internally and externally. Therefore the maintenance and keeping them clean matters. As a professional commercial cleaning service, Encanto has worked with hundreds of clients and helped to keep their windows spick and span for business.
So, we know a thing or two about the importance of cleaning external windows. Today, we are going to break down 5 reasons why cleaning your external windows is hugely important.
1. First Impressions Matter
First impressions are crucial to any business and we have discussed the importance of this in a few of our articles on the Encanto blog.
If you want to present your company in a positive light to both clients and staff, the proper maintenance of your building is critical, and in this case, your windows. This is especially pertinent if your building has a lot of windows or indeed just a few very large ones, as they are the focal points of your building. For example, for a building covered in large, glass windows, external window cleaning should be at the top of your maintenance list.
When clients arrive, you wouldn’t want their first impression to be that your building is dirty and unkempt. You’d rather it reflect your business and what your standards are, and showcase a clean and organised environment. So, when you clean your external windows, you're creating a great first impression on any customers, clients or even new staff.
2. It Prevents Window Damage
Window repair and replacement is a costly affair and can often be due to the owner of the building affected not properly maintaining their windows. The cost of replacing a window of course depends on the size and scale of the repair, but can be a minimum of £500 for the materials and labour alone. Of course, the bigger your window, the bigger the cost.
Therefore, cleaning external windows is important as it prevents window damage from happening. For example, keeping your windows clean, and free of dirt and debris will ensure that they are functioning correctly. It’s a smart economic choice in the long run.
It can save your business time and money in the long run so enquire with Encanto for external window cleaning today.
3. Protect Your Indoor Air Quality
Over time, condensation takes its toll on your windows and they can become covered in mould spores. This especially occurs when there is a bout of wet or humid weather, which is something we are not unfamiliar with in the UK.
But why be concerned about mould? Well, there has been a lot of research around mould and how the spores impact our health. It’s been found that mould directly affects air quality internally. In fact, a lot of people are waking up to the effects of mould on health, and adjusting their maintenance accordingly.
Here si the science that links mould and health together:
“Spores are carried in the air and may cause health problems if inhaled by people who are sensitive or allergic to them.
Health effects of mould exposure include a runny or blocked nose, irritation of the eyes and skin, and sometimes wheezing. For people with asthma, inhaling mould spores may cause an asthma attack.” - NSW Health
So really, the importance of cleaning your windows comes down to a matter of safety and keeping customers and staff safe. By simply maintaining and keeping these clean, you can avoid any issues with mould or other unwanted dirt on your windows.
4. You Can Maintain Your Energy Efficiency Levels
Keeping your windows clean can even impact the energy efficiency of your building. Simply, clean windows help to keep Low-E coatings and Low-E insulation functioning as they should. The build-up of dirt particles may lower your heating system’s efficiency, causing your system overall to become less energy efficient.
5. Let in More Light
By keeping your windows clean and functional, you are able to let more light into your building. In general, a building’s atmosphere is greatly affected by natural light. When a client enters your building, you want them to be met with a pleasant, light atmosphere. If they enter and find a dark, dismal building with a gloomy atmosphere, their opinion of your company may reflect this.
Additionally, It can help motivate employees, especially in these colder, darker months to see some light in the mornings.
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Now that you know the benefits of external window cleaning and why it matters for a commercial business, it’s time to make it happen.
Encanto is a professional, commercial cleaning company. Established in 2005, we have become a leading commercial cleaning service to clients across the UK. Some of our clients include Lloyds TSB and Eddie Stobart.
There is no job too big and no job too small for the Encanto team. We use innovative cleaning methods to get the job done right every time.
So get in touch with us today for your free, no-obligation quote and get your external windows cleaned..
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