Commercial Window Cleaning: How Often Should I Have My Windows Cleaned?

Posted on 5/20/13 9:01 AM

window-washersWhen a customer asks Jack’s Maintenance how often it needs our commercial window cleaning services, we always answer the same way: “It depends.” 

And it depends on a number of factors, the biggest of which is the type of business you run. Because your facility is customers’ and prospects’ first impression, all businesses should make an effort to keep their windows clean. Some, however, get dirtier more easily and more often, requiring greater frequency of professional cleaning. 

There are no fast-and-hard rules about how often to clean your windows, and 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 the spring season is rainier than usual, you may need a commercial window cleaning company to wash the windows more often to remove the mineral deposits left by water.

Now that you know what can affect a commercial window cleaning schedule, here’s a basic guideline to help you determine how often your type of facility needs its “eyes on the world” professionally cleaned: 

Restaurants, because of the moisture and grease circulating in the air, need their windows cleaned about every 2 weeks, if not more. These windows need to be done inside and out. Dirty, grimy, fingerprinted windows are pretty unappetizing and detract from the image of quality you’re trying to project. 

Healthcare facilities – physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals, etc. – 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! 

Retail stores and other businesses with lots of foot traffic typically need to be cleaned at least once a month. With as much competition you have, the impression you make is critical to a positive image and repeat traffic. 

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 visitors’ impressions of the company. Touch-ups on the inside may need to be done more often, depending on the type of business environment. 

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 and that they “just don’t care.” Don’t let that happen to your business. Call Jack’s to talk about a window washing services schedule that fits your budget and your 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!

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Topics: Facility Maintenance, High Rise Cleaning, Commercial Cleaning Companies, Jacks Maintenance Service, Window Washing Services