When customers ask Jack’s Maintenance how often they need our commercial window cleaning services, we always answer the same way: “It depends.”
Your facility is what greets customers and prospects, and it’s what gives a first impression — either good or bad. That’s why it’s important for businesses to keep their windows clean. Some windows, however, get dirtier more easily and more often, requiring greater frequency of professional cleaning.
While there are no fast-and-hard rules, many things influence how often you call in the commercial window cleaning professionals, including:
- Location. Windows on facilities close to highways and on busy streets get dirty much faster than those in quiet suburban areas with only moderate traffic.
- Landscaping. If your building has trees that drip sap, mulched areas up against the building, or is alongside a parking lot, you may need more frequent cleaning because of the debris in the air.
- Weather. If it is rainier than usual, or if storms have kicked up leaves and debris, you may need a commercial window cleaning company to wash the windows more often to remove dirt and mineral deposits left by water.
- Structure. While a unique building design helps a company’s facility stand out, some architectural features, such as inset windows, are more prone to collecting dust and grime.
One of the biggest factors that helps determine how often your windows should be cleaned, however, is the type of business you run. Here’s a basic guideline to help you determine how often your type of facility needs its “eyes on the world” professionally cleaned:
Because of the moisture and grease circulating in the air, we recommend that restaurants get their windows cleaned about every two weeks, if not more. These windows need to be done inside and out. The types of customers you cater to can also help determine the need for more frequent cleaning. A family restaurant, for example, may serve small children and, with them, come sticky fingers. Dirty, grimy, fingerprinted windows are pretty unappetizing and detract from the image of quality and cleanliness you’re trying to project to patrons.
This includes physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals, etc. These facilities must present a spotless, well-maintained appearance. Windows, particularly on the ground floor and on floors with patient exam or treatment rooms, should be cleaned monthly. A well-cared-for appearance gives patients confidence that they, too, will be well cared for!
Businesses with lots of foot traffic typically need to be cleaned at least once a month. You want passersby to notice your products that are on display in your storefront windows, not the grime. Retail stores face lots of competition, so the impression you make is critical to a positive image and repeat traffic.
Typically, office buildings don’t need windows cleaned quite as often. These types of facilities should have a full cleaning (inside and out) about twice a year. The lobbies, however, should be cleaned monthly or every other month because of how important this area is to making an impression on visitors. Touch-ups on the inside may need to be done more often, depending on the type of business environment — an industrial facility with office space may need more frequent cleaning due to dust particles and debris in the air.
Have you ever driven past a commercial building with untidy landscaping, a debris-filled parking lot and dirty, dusty windows? It gives passersby the impression that the business isn’t doing well or that they “just don’t care.” Don’t let that happen to your business.
There are many reasons you should leave your window cleaning to the pros. Call Jack’s to talk about a schedule that fits your budget and business needs (including those high reach windows that require a professional high-rise window cleaning crew). We’re happy to help you make a positive first impression on customers and prospects!