The Best Way To Clean Office Windows
For many businesses, spring is a great time to catch up on cleaning and maintenance tasks around the office that often get neglected during winter. If you are looking to give your office a thorough spring cleaning, a great place to start would be to clean your windows. Considering winter has likely left a few months worth of dirt, dust, and neglect on your windows, cleaning them this spring would be a great way to improve the look and health of your office. To help get you started, here are a few steps you can follow to get your office’s windows looking pristine this spring.
Start With The Frame
When cleaning your windows, one of the first things you should do is to carefully clean the window sill and frame. Many people make the mistake when cleaning windows of jumping right into washing the windows without cleaning around the window first; however, if you do so and simply start spraying window cleaner everywhere, dirt and dust on your window sill and frame will turn into a muddy mess. You should then sweep dirt away from the window frame with a brush or vacuum it up, and then wash the window frame and sill with an all-purpose cleaner. If your window has screens, this would also be a great opportunity to remove the screens and wash them with soap and water to remove any grime and debris.
Choose a Cool, Cloudy Day
One thing people often forget to take into consideration when cleaning their windows is the weather. However, it is important that you do not try to clean your windows on a, particularly hot and sunny day. If you try to do so, it is likely that the cleaner will dry onto the hot window before you have a chance to wipe it off, leaving streaks that will be hard to remove. Instead, try to clean your windows on a cool and cloudy day. If the weather forecast does not make this an option, you can also try cleaning the windows early in the morning or in the evening to avoid fighting with the heat.
Use Plenty of Cleaner
Next, it will be time to actually clean your windows. When cleaning windows, it is important that you use a high-quality glass/window cleaner, as this will make it easier to remove grime and it will help to prevent streaking. Once you start cleaning, don’t be afraid to use a lot of cleaners, as this may be necessary if the windows look particularly dirty. For windows that are extra dirty, you may also need to clean them two or three times in order to completely remove all dirt and streaks.
Use a Microfibre Cloth
When cleaning their windows, people often do not give enough thought as to what kind of cloth they use. While many people like to use paper towels as they are easy to use and are disposable, most brands of paper towel are not up to the task as they are likely to cause streaking and leave bits of paper and lint behind. Similarly, many regular towels and rags have a tendency to smear window cleaner and leave behind streaks and lint. Your best option when cleaning windows is to use a microfibre cloth as they are extremely absorbent, washable, and leave windows shiny and streak-free.
Keeping your office’s windows cleaned is critical in order to maintain a professional look. You should then consider thoroughly cleaning your office’s windows at least 3-4 times a year. However, properly cleaning all the windows in your office can be a difficult, and time-consuming, task, which is why you may want to consider outsourcing window cleaning to a professional. A professional window cleaning company can keep your windows looking clear and pristine, giving you more time to focus on your work. Feel free to contact us to find out about the services that we offer.