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Winter Proofing Your Windows!

It’s that time of year again and Winter is coming thick and fast. For window cleaners, winter can be tough especially with the high chances of frozen pipes, tanks, and of course, windows. It can be a really difficult time to be out cleaning glass, but we’re here to share our expert tips on how you can keep your windows in check this winter, so that you can concentrate on running your business. 

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3 Reasons To Take Care Of Your Cladding

More and more business have exterior cladding on their premises, and looking after it may be more important than you originally thought. Cladding is likely to be made from aluminium, steel, re-constituted stone, or plastic, and can provide a good quality and easily maintained finish to buildings. Unfortunately, none of the materials listed are weather resistant, which is why you will inevitably find that without regular maintenance and cleaning. Cladding can become stained, dirty and covered in moss, damp or algae. 

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The Benefits Of Having A Commercial Window Cleaner

 

Having a commercial window cleaner taking care of your business is more important to many aspects of your business than you may initially think. In this post we are looking at the many benefits that having a commercial window cleaner gives to your business. 

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Why it is important to clean your gutters regularly

Gutter cleaning is often overlooked as a necessary chore that needs addressing regularly, but it can have adverse effects on your building if you do not have your gutters unclogged. Clogged gutters can cause expensive issues and intense damage to your building. In this post we are sharing the effects of not cleaning your gutters and recognising how important it is to keep them in good condition. 

FOUNDATION DAMAGE

One of the places you would imagine that would not expect to be affected by gutters is the foundations of a building. Although surprising, it’s not hard to see why. Gutters channel water away from the house. Blocked gutters cause water to overflow and spill down the side of the building. Pooling on the ground and over time, will sink into the foundations of the buildings. Causing cracks, rotting and in some cases, structural instability. If you have a cellar or underground levels in your building, this would also be likely to cause flooding. 

WATERLOGGING 

An excess of rainwater that isn’t being channelled into the drains as a result of gutter clogging, will spill over the building and pool surrounding the building, which could be a garden or landscaped area of a building. In the short term, grass, slopes and other natural drainage will stop waterlogging. However, if you don’t address the situation quickly by getting the gutters fixed quickly, the ground surrounding the property could turn into a swamp, resulting in flower beds, trees and any other landscaping being destroyed. 

WOODEN FRAMES & FENCING

Similar to the foundations of your building, water spilling over the sides of the building can cause damage to the frames of your windows and doors, as well as any fencing surrounding the property. Although all of these external fittings may be designed for weather, they are not designed to be constantly soaked. As a result of this, any wooden exterior will rot and wear away fast if you do not fix your gutters. 

Clifton Cleaning Services offer an expert and professional gutter clean as a one off or contracted, you can find more details about our gutter cleaning services and much more here

 

Choosing A Commercial Window Cleaning Company

Choosing a professional window cleaner to take care of the windows for your business can be daunting as there are many window cleaning businesses out there promising the best job. There are several factors to look out for when contracting a commercial window cleaning company. 

EXPERIENCE

The most attractive and reassuring attribute a commercial window cleaning company can possess is experience. There is no doubt that having an experienced team cleaning your windows is much more reassuring than amateurs, especially if they are cleaning at a height or at dangerous angles. It pays to have somebody who has experience cleaning all types of buildings and levels. 

TRAINING/ACCREDITATIONS

Another attractive attribute to have as a commercial cleaning company is training and accreditations. Being recognised and signed off by professional trade bodies means that clients can trust the window cleaning company. Ongoing training is essential in this industry as there are advancing systems, tools and health and safety regulations that window cleaners must be educated and trained on. Look for or ask to see accreditations and training certificates for peace of mind when selecting your window cleaners.

AVAILABILITY

It is important to employ a window cleaner who can actually get the job done and be flexible with their availability. A good attribute in a window cleaning company is the ability to be available when you need them and to be reasonable in instances that may include work at short notice. 

SAFETY

A commercial window cleaner that takes their health and safety seriously is important to look for when contracting a commercial window cleaning company. Be sure to assess and enquire about their health and safety procedures and how they carry out the work to be in line with health and safety regulations they are required to adhere to.

Overall, there are many attributes to consider when choosing your commercial window cleaner. It is good practice to gather quotes, research the companies websites for experience and accreditations and ask questions that you deem a requirement to answer in order to employ the best possible team.