Winter is here, it’s cold, dark and wet outside, whilst most of us stick to staying inside, window cleaners spend all of Winter outside.
We have been working as professional, commercial window cleaners for many years and we have seen many Winters here at Clifton. We have some top tips for handling the cold weather as a window cleaner.
Take Good Care Of Your Equipment…
When water freezes to ice, it expands and as a consequence, it can crack or break anything a window cleaner has filled with water. Keeping an eye on expected freezing temperatures is essential for preparing your equipment for the event of freezing and avoiding damage.
Prevention is the best cure so bring any wet gear into the warmth of your house or some other place that is protected from the cold. If you have a trolley system or backpack in a van left outside then bring those in too.
When it comes to bad weather, Winter is really the time of year that it hits the hardest. Bad weather can have unfortunate circumstances to your business premises if you don’t take care of it properly, and don’t prepare your commercial premises exterior for the winter months.
We are looking at the three ways that you can best prepare your commercial property for the winter months.
Washing windows in the rain sounds like it’s a counterproductive effort right!? But in the UK rainfall is something we see more of than any other weather, so it seems like avoiding the cleaning of your business windows in the colder months isn’t practical either.
In fact, the idea that cleaning windows in the rain is a pointless venture, is actually a myth. Commercial window cleaners can achieve a sparkling finish in rain and shine, with the current weather conditions having little, if any, effect on the quality of your window cleaner’s finish.
Commercial window cleaners in big cities like London, Birmingham and Manchester understand the serious demand for window cleaning, and how it has only become an increasing demand for the industry. Commercial window cleaners thrive in big cities simply because city windows need cleaning more often. But, why do they get dirtier faster? Clifton has three reasons why commercial city windows need cleaning more often.
Cities are susceptible to much higher levels of traffic, which in turn releases higher pollutants in the air, as well as dust and dirt, all of which will cling to your city windows.
Cleaning windows seems like a fairly easy venture right?! Wrong. If you are a window cleaner in the commercial industry you will be aware of the dangers and risks you are putting yourself through working at great heights.
You completely depend on your life with the equipment you use. Making sure equipment is installed correctly, as well as maintaining the quality of what is supporting you, is a life or death situation.Window cleaning is one of the most unexpected dangerous jobs, but can cause fatality if not carried out with experience, knowledge and professionalism.
Window cleaning equipment is continuously developing as demand increases, buildings becoming more complex and the desire for businesses to have pristine clean windows has sky rocketed due to the many factors that include curb appeal to customers and wellness for employees. The equipment used today is a far cry from the traditional, old school cloth and soapy water, everybody is after a clean that lasts and that’s exactly what Clifton provides with our constant development and investment in the very best tools and equipment in the industry.
In this post we will be explaining and going into more depth on the industry side of the coin that focuses on the importance of keeping your window cleaning equipment up to date.