Many companies work in glass-fronted buildings or offices where glass panels comprise a large chunk of the facade. While such arrangements look attractive and offer all kinds of benefits for workers, including plenty of natural light, they can be challenging to clean without professional help.
Here’s a case in point: If you’ve ever tried cleaning windows yourself, you may have noticed streak marks appearing as the cleaning solution dries. By contrast, professional office buildings and commercial properties always seem to be streak-free, begging the question: what are professional cleaners doing differently? Let’s take a look.
They rinse thoroughly
Streaks usually appear when the cleaning solution dries out and elements within it leave a deposit on your window. After evaporation, you’re left with a precipitate or residue.
The worst offenders in this regard are alcohol and ammonia-based cleaners. These often have large quantities of chemicals added to their solutions. When the carrier evaporates (which alcohol does very quickly), then you’re left with deposits from the remaining substances.
Professionals, however, know how to get around this problem. The trick to getting streak-free windows is to rinse them thoroughly. That’s why you’ll see commercial window cleaners armed with water-fed cleaning poles with squeegees on the end of them. These squirt out a jet of water to remove any annoying residues that could spoil the look of the windows.
They always use the right technique
Professional window cleaners also always follow best practices. They avoid window streaking due to damage from improper cleaning techniques.
For example, they:
1. Always use lint-free wipes, preferring instead to use microfibre cloths, squeegees or paper towels. 2. Never use any sharp implement on windows, even if stains, such as bird droppings, are dried-on and difficult to remove. 3. Don’t clean glass with formulations that could attract dust or other airborne particles.
Using the wrong technique could permanently damage your windows. Therefore, anyone who runs a business should hire contract cleaners to ensure high-quality, streak-free window cleaning. Hospitals, factories, offices, schools and colleges can all benefit. If you’d like professional window cleaning, contact us today.