How Often Do I Need to Clean My Windows?
In 2017, there are several ways to find out information or the answer to a question. And of course, everyone has an opinion about every single subject. For example, if you have a question, the first place many people look for an answer is the internet—yes, you can google or search EVERYTHING and find an answer. Then there is our good old friend Siri, she has an opinion, too. Then there is one of the other inhabitants of so many households, Amazon’s Alexa—but I have noticed that she doesn’t seem to understand many things. And last, but certainly not least, if you have a question, you can simply ASK someone. Today’s question is how often do I need to clean my windows? We love to get that question in our office.
For the purposes of this blog, we will tackle that question two different ways—from the residential window cleaning perspective and the commercial window cleaning perspective.
Window Cleaning for Your Home
Window cleaning, like many business today are seasonal—when the weather is nice, say early fall, spring, and summer, it is more on peoples mind to wash the windows in their home. It may be to prepare for certain occasions like birthdays, graduations, or holidays. Or, when the particular season brings along pollen and other air born pollutants that could be a reason to wash the windows, too. Nothing gives that wow factor as much as when you wash the windows in your home and the sun streams through a newly cleaned window. When someone in a house has allergies too, it is critical to remove dust, dirt, pollen, and debris. Those items can aggravate anyone’s allergies. It is a great idea to avoid having the dirt from windows be an issue and get you windows cleaned during allergy season—which, depending on what coast you live on, could be early fall and early spring, or every six months at least. And don’t forget to ask the company that washes your windows to clean the screens and wipe down the sills and the tracks where the windows are. They are major dust collectors!
Window Cleaning for Your Commercial Buildings
High rise or low rise, atriums, storefronts office parks, airports, museums, government facilities, and more—everyone has windows. When they are dirty, you have one impression; when they are clean you have another impression. When you walk into a building and you don’t see finger prints and smudge prints on the glass or you are in your office and you are looking out of the windows and you have a crisp and clear view of what is outside—that is a manager that cares about the curb appeal of their building and cares if the tenants have clear views. As access to windows in many commercial office buildings presents a few more challenges (height for example) providing window cleaning service while easy for a professional, presents more difficulty and thus window cleaning is not a service that is done with as much frequency as let’s say, a storefront. Commercial window cleaning in high rises are usually done twice a year and for low rises are done more frequently. Lower windows, affected by sprinkler systems can be done even more frequently.
Residential & Commercial Window Cleaning in DC, MD & VA
So the answer to the question, “how often do I need to clean my windows?” has THIS for an answer: It is a case by case basis. It depends if it’s a commercial building or a residential home. It depends if the building is a high rise or a low rise or a storefront.
If it’s for your home, generally it is twice a year or it can even be more—but it all depends on the individual homeowner. And the same goes for the commercial building; although they more often have budget restrictions—if there is money in their budget and it is a high priority, then let’s have clear views through our windows and make our tenants happy!
Looking for peerless, expertly trained professionals to provide for your residential or commercial window cleaning service needs? Contact KEVCO online today, either for single-service or for routine cleaning!