Professional Window Cleaning vs. DIY: What You Need to Know

Keeping your windows clean is very important when you own a business. You want your property to look as inviting as possible to customers, after all. Once they’re inside, you also want windows to let natural light in. This doesn’t just improve the customer experience. Research indicates greater exposure to natural light can boost performance and productivity among your employees. You’re more likely to enjoy these benefits if you clean your windows regularly.

That said, you may be tempted to address this task on your own. That’s not the best idea. You’re better off hiring a professional window cleaning team. The following are key reasons why:

Reaching Your Windows

Depending on the size of your building, you may not have all the equipment you need to safely reach all windows. The only solution to this problem is to hire experts. If you neglect those windows, they’ll get very dirty over time. If you try to buy the proper equipment for reaching them consistently, you’ll have to store it (and pay for it of course). You could also put yourself or an employee at risk if you’re uncomfortable cleaning windows that are higher up. These aren’t problems you need to worry about when you hire window cleaning professionals.

You also need to keep in mind it may be necessary to use special supplies when cleaning your windows. This adds to the list of items you need to purchase for this single task. Again, if you hire people who specialize in this type of work, that’s a non-issue.

Staying Productive

Cleaning a commercial building’s windows takes a lot of time. This is particularly true if you don’t have professional experience in this line of work. When you know what you’re doing, you can clean a window as efficiently as possible. That’s not the case if you’re not an expert.

The problem is, the old adage “time is money” definitely holds true for most businesses. You’ll waste hours that could have been spent on more productive tasks if you try to clean your windows on your own. In the long run, you’ll save time (and money) by working with professionals instead.

Getting it Right

It’s not uncommon to leave behind streaks on your windows when you clean them. In a home, they can be irritating. At a business, those streaks will make the wrong impression on customers.

Thus, you should leave window cleaning to experts who are familiar with techniques for preventing this. They’ll do the job right the first time.

Identifying Problems

Professional window cleaners are typically more knowledgeable than the average person about what can cause different types of spots to form on a window. Even if you’re able to clean them away, they’ll simply form again if you don’t know what’s causing them.

That’s another way you benefit from hiring pros. They’ll help you identify the source of various spots. Once you know what’s causing them to form, you can address the problem, so they don’t form again.

Protecting Your Windows

If you run a business, odds are good you’re a very busy person. That means you don’t have time to give your windows the attention they deserve. Your idea of cleaning them might be simply “Removing all noticeable dust and spots.”

However, dirt and similar contaminants can build up on window sills, panes, and frames, as well as the actual windows. They may cause damage and reduce the lifespan of your windows over time.

You may be too busy to clean these areas if you go the DIY route. On the other hand, when you hire professionals, your windows will be in the hands of people who understand the importance of thoroughly cleaning them. This means they’ll last much longer.

Schedule Commercial Window Cleaning Today

All these points illustrate why it’s best to hire a professional window cleaning company instead of trying to clean your business’ windows yourself. You need expert help from a crew that knows how to save you both time and money.

At Lighthouse Softwash, serving, Bluffton, Hilton Head, NC, and the Lowcountry that’s exactly what you’ll find. We’ll gladly work with you to ensure your windows are always pristine. We’ll also answer any questions you might have about maintaining them. Call us at (843) 304-0019 to learn more about scheduling service.

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Jacob Tuttle

Lighthouse owner Jacob Tuttle graduated from Savannah Arts Academy and received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Jacob has been in the commercial and residential cleaning business since 2003, and in 2014, moved to Bluffton, South Carolina with his wife, Jessica, and their two children to form Lighthouse Exterior Cleaning Solutions. Jacob is a Certified Lead Technician through the industry’s leading educational resource, Softwash Systems, LLC.

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