Are you tired of streaky, dingy windows at your work? It’s gross and grimy, isn’t it? Having clean windows at your workplace makes for a better work environment for you and your employees, and gives a better, more professional first impression to all visitors. Let’s take a look at how to properly clean office windows.
How to Properly Clean Office Windows
For a thorough outside window cleaning, it’s best to start by eliminating dirt, bugs, and spider webs from the exterior surfaces. Using a broom or brush to clear away debris will leave you with a surface you can clean more easily. It also helps to improve the look of the outside area around your office.
Cleaning office windows doesn’t require a lot of supplies: cleaning solutions, water, bucket or container, soft absorbent rags, and squeegee. A larger ladder with a stabilizing arm can be a helpful addition to clean windows at higher locations.
After mixing the cleaning solution with water, cleaning can begin at the first office window. With a rag, sponge, or soft scrubber and cleaning solution, the first window can be wet down well. Scrub as necessary while making sure to get the corners, rubber seals, area ridges, or ledges of the windows clean. Use the squeegee to properly eliminate the water on the window by starting at the top and pulling it across the glass surface as smoothly as possible to avoid streaks. Drying the squeegee in between passes can help eliminate streaks and water left on the surface.
A dry, soft cloth should be wiped around the edges, corners, and other detailed areas of the windows to get any remaining water, drips, and streaks. Cleaning up the main area of the glass with a clean rag can also be helpful if any stray cleaning solution or streaks are still evident.
Window Cleaning Solutions
Window cleaning solutions can be as simple as water and vinegar, dish soap and water, or a specific window cleaning product. Getting the glass surface clean and streak-free is the goal. Soaps can often leave a film behind. Window cleaning solutions can give the best overall clean and provide a gentle agent to clean both the windows and any other surfaces that need cleaning during the washing process.
Cleaning Windows Inside and Out
Inside window cleaning is easy to neglect over time since the inside of your windows isn’t subjected to the weather or other outdoor elements. Working your inside window cleaning tasks into a regular schedule will keep your office looking its best. A quarterly timeline for inside windows can be a good way to start keeping them looking nice.
If your doors and windows close to lobbies and walkways start to show fingerprints quickly, addressing these areas more regularly will be important for appearances and hygiene. You would be surprised how clean windows can present a business as a professional and trustworthy establishment people want to work with. Clean windows send a signal that your business is exceptional.
When You’re Ready for a Consistently Clean Workplace
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