Spring is the traditional time for deep cleaning. It’s particularly important this year because many offices have been sadly neglected. Now, however, COVID19 is being vaccinated out of existence and hopefully life will be getting back to normal in the coming months. This means that it’s time to give offices a good refresh and that means having windows cleaned. Here are some reasons why.
Natural light has all kinds of health and wellness benefits. On a practical level, sunlight is a great (and free) cleanser. Sunlight on your windows helps to prevent the growth of mould. This is a major health hazard, especially for people with respiratory conditions. Sunlight getting in through your windows helps to prevent the spread of bacteria.
On a more emotional level, sunlight just helps to make people feel good. This is a scientifically proven fact. Sunlight encourages the body to produce the hormone serotonin. This is often known as “the happy hormone” as it creates feelings of positivity and energy.
Sunlight is also required for the production of the hormone melatonin and is a major source of Vitamin D. These both play important roles in keeping people healthy. For example, a lack of melatonin can severely disrupt a person’s sleep cycle.
You’d probably be highly unlikely to hire an employee who showed up to an interview without washing. You should therefore expect potential customers to feel the same way about hiring a business with a dirty office. Dirty windows tend to be particularly noticeable because people instinctively expect to see glass shining.
Window cleaning should therefore be seen as a vital part of your exterior maintenance program. Depending on your situation, this might also include stone cleaning, brick cleaning, steam cleaning, and/or graffiti removal.
For completeness, graffiti removal should always be done as soon as possible. Firstly, it’s bad for your business image (particularly if it’s political and/or offensive). Secondly, the presence of graffiti can suggest to vandals that a building’s owner is unable or unwilling to take action against them. This can lead to worse acts of vandalism.
There are two main ways window cleaning can help to reduce your long-term running costs. Firstly, it reduces the wear and tear on your glass. In simple terms, dirt tends to be abrasive. It can also be a pollutant. Either way, if left to build up, it will generally end up damaging the glass.
Secondly, the more sunlight gets into your office, the less you need to run electric lights. If privacy is an issue, then you can use blinds, sheer curtains, or even just privacy film. All of these let light through, but filter out glare and limit what people can see from outside.
As a bonus, sunlight might also be a useful source of free electricity. Not everyone can afford to invest in solar panels plus they may be unsuitable for some buildings. Solar-powered powered banks, however, can be easily stored in the average office. They can be put on a window sill to ‘charge’ and then used to re-charge battery-powered devices like phones and tablets.
Token Cleaning Services is a premier cleaning company with a fully-equipped fleet of vehicles, and a team available 24/7. We can promptly provide professional cleaning services that include brick and stone cleaning, drain cleaning, graffiti removal, steam cleaning and window cleaning services for commercial, industrial and domestic clients as required.
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