Here are some quick tips to always having clean, clear windows at your office.
Keeping the office building clean and tidy is a must for any business. It is a reflection of how the business is being managed and can be a gauge for investors in determining if they can trust their investments under your care. Every part of the building should be given attention and care. One area that is commonly taken for granted is the office windows. There are windows that get dirty easily almost every day because of the proximity of the buildings to main thoroughfares where dirt and dust are more visible and in abundance as compared to those buildings that are situated in quiet outlying areas having only restrained traffic flow.
Offices located in the city require regular cleaning of windows to prevent accumulation of dirt and dust. Professional cleaning services can greatly assist you in making your windows spick and span as they have clear-cut knowledge, training and skills to effectively clean them. However, if your office is a modest one with only a few windows to clean then here are some quick tips that may help in keeping your office windows dirt-free.
Get rid of stubborn stains or marks. Windows are susceptible to stubborn stains as they are usually exposed to bird droppings, minerals, water overflow and other elements. You can moisten a sponge with a mineral deposit cleaner to rub off stains on your window, then rinse off with water. Or you may spray them using pure vinegar and let it stay for 5 minutes. Then dampen a clean cloth or sponge to rub the persistent stain. Another effective technique is to mix a paste using a cleaner containing oxalic acid with water. Apply the paste on the stains with a clean cloth or sponge then rub. Rinse with water.
Wash away dust and dirt from your outside windows. As outside windows are prone to dust and dirt due to pollution, grease and other pollutants, they easily get dirty and dusty. You can begin the cleaning process by rinsing away the topmost layer of dust from the panes and windows using a garden hose or a moist, lint-free cloth to wipe away the dirt.
Make sure your tools are clean. It is useless if your tools are dirty, so make sure the bucket and squeegee are both clean and the water too. You need plenty of clean water to wash that dirt away.
Avoid cleaning in direct sunlight. Although it is good to do window cleaning on a sunny day to be able to see all the dirt effortlessly, it can cause the water to dry a lot quicker, eventually resulting in watermarks, which spoil the overall effect of clean windows.
Clean the window edges. Don’t forget to clean the edges of your window where spots and watermarks are more likely to form.
For high-rise office buildings, it is best that professional window cleaners do the cleaning. Obviously it is extremely difficult and dangerous to clean those types of windows without the necessary equipment and proper training. Let the experts do it for you.
There is lot of truth in the old saying “clean windows mean clean minds”. Or, in other words, clear thoughts, clear thinking about ideas, clear decision making, and healthier relationships with others, all of which are beneficial to a professional, top notch office environment.