Without question, South Florida gets its fair share of rain. But after the rain is long gone, you still may not be able to see clearly out of your windows. If they aren’t cleaned regularly, windows can accumulate buildup that makes them foggy instead of clear. The most pristine views of the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean are useless if your windows are dirty and hard to see through.
Aesthetically Enhances The Look Of Your Home Or Business
First impressions say something about a home or business. In general, it’s not a very pleasant feeling one has when walking into a business that looks dirty. Counter that with the gleaming sights of some of the most notable buildings in cities like Chicago, or the Big Apple. It doesn’t matter what kind of business you run, you will impress people by showing them how you pay attention to details. This is why so many companies spend thousands of dollars on developing and implementing design plans for the interior and exterior of their buildings. They know that a brand has to define itself and that it can control their image by being pristine and intentional about how they look. You can achieve that with regular maintenance. Windows, carpets, and upholstery are all things that tell people how much the business owners care about details.
Retailers especially need to consider how clean or dirty windows affect their sales. This is especially important for restaurants and bars, or shops that sell any food items. Customers might associate the dirty windows with the interior also being less than sanitary. A dingy look doesn’t inspire confidence in customers. On the other hand, a lovely display visible through crystal-clear windows is a great way to highlight your featured products, let regular customers know of special deals, and especially to let people know that you are open for business!
Causes Of Dirty, Unattractive Windows
There are several factors that can cause grime on your windows, including weather patterns and traffic congestion. Dust, dirt and other pollutants are an unavoidable reality that is more of an inconvenience than a problem.
If left without cleaning for an extended period of time, pollen, dust, dirt can work their way into window sills. As a result, the function of the windows themselves can be compromised presenting a challenge when trying to open or close them. If still left uncleaned, the buildup can eat away at the seal surrounding the frame. Water and grime will seep in causing further damage.
There are a lot of beautiful, older homes in Broward. Some show the history of the fine cities here in their architecture. If you live in an older home, then regular window washing will help preserve it for much longer. As mentioned before, dirt and grime can get into window sills. In some homes that might be more dangerous than others because they were built with wood. By keeping the windows clean it can help protect the integrity of the window.
Keeps Windows Usable
Sometimes the dirt gets so caked into windows that, even when unlocked, they’re a chore to open. It takes effort to wiggle the frame to help it slide open. When there is no dirt blocking the track of the window, it can slide open more freely.
If you have windows that have special energy efficiency insulation on them, such as Low-E reflective insulation. Dirt, grime, and fungus can prevent insulation from working properly. Professional window cleaners will also know what cleaners and solutions to use on windows with any special treatments on them.
Window cleaners can also assess if there has been any damage to the window sill in the form of cracks or holes that need to be sealed. They can apply a sealant to help protect your windows and improve your home’s energy efficiency.
In moist environments, mold grows easily. If windows are prone to accumulating condensation, mold will grow even faster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted facts about mold and dampness. It stated mold can cause skin irritation, nasal congestion, wheezing, and many other health problems.
A window cleaning can also improve air quality. Over time, particles from smoke collect on windows. Sources of this smoke include candles, incense, tobacco/cigarettes, cooking. There aren’t a lot of fireplaces in Broward, but if you happen to have one, they are the biggest culprit. People who smoke indoors can notice a difference in air quality when windows are cleaned in their homes (and along with our carpet and upholstery cleaning, you can really have a clean home from top to bottom).
Finally, one of the best benefits of having your windows cleaned is that it helps get rid of funky lingering odors in your home or office. Combined with carpet and upholstery cleaning, removing any dirt or film covering your window can help clear away smells that have accumulated over time. People may not realize how much window cleaning can improve the scent in a home after many months.
Keep Away Pests
Window sills are a favorite spot for spiders, ants, and other critters. Gaps, holes, or cracks in the windows provide an entryway for these pests to get into your home. By getting regular window cleaning every 3-4 months, you can keep your windows pristine and free of any passageways for pests to get into your home.
If you have been having problems with insects getting into your home, then calling a pest control service won’t do much if you don’t seal the places where they are entering your home. Your home contains a lot of food and warm, moist places for them to burrow, hide, and breed.
Safer Than Doing It Yourself
If you’ve decided that it’s time to clean your windows and you want to do it yourself, consider whether or not that’s safe. Once you get up to the top of the ladder and start shaking a little from the wiping motion, you might have a different opinion on doing it yourself. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has strict guidelines to prevent falls, which is one of the top risks workers face that can lead to permanent injury or death. By abiding by OSHA regulations, workers from all home improvement industries can stay safe.
The average homeowner does not have the necessary knowledge and experience to complete the job safely. However, professionals will have the correct ladders, harnesses, and pulleys to clean your windows correctly. They are also used to working in these conditions and will be able to clean without leaving streaks. It’s also a time-consuming task. By hiring professionals you save yourself time and make it a safer endeavor than trying to rush through it over a weekend yourself.
Hire the Right People
In addition to following safety guidelines, you want to hire people that you can trust. You deserve to be respected and to have your concerns heard. A cleaning service that works efficiently and discreetly allows you to keep your business running without customers being delayed or inconvenienced while you spruce up your look. So go ahead and call today to schedule your next window cleaning.