Why Do Windows Need to Be Cleaned?

Some people clean their own windows in their homes or offices, and some prefer to hire a professional service to get the job done. Either way, windows do need to be cleaned regularly. Hiring a service ensures that windows are cleaned in as much detail as possible.

Believe it or not, a window that is not cleaned correctly will not last as long, nor will it function as well. Because many people do not know this, it is common for problems with windows to happen a few years down the road. There are several important reasons that windows need to be cleaned.

To Maintain the View

Let us get the most obvious reason out of the way. Here at ProKleen, we know that this is the first and most common reason that people clean their windows. Architects did not add windows to the building just so that it can get dirty and provide a mediocre view.

Clean windows improve the view out of the building. They also improve the ambiance inside of the building. As any cleaning professional will tell you, a room that is clean will not feel completely clean if the windows are dirty, both on the outside and on the inside. Clean windows are one key to a room that feels and looks completely clean.

In addition to cleanliness, a business does not look professional unless it is well maintained. A large part of this is the business’ windows. They make an office feel more friendly, open, and bright, adding to the overall feel of the office. Any good business owner knows that how a customer or client feels in an office or store affects how they will use your service. Additionally, it will affect employees’ daily performances. It is human nature to be so affected by our environment.

To Avoid the Degradation of Glass

A less obvious, but possibly more important, reason for window cleaning is to avoid glass degradation. This happens over time with the buildup of hard minerals and the effects of other daily things that will break your windows down.

For example, oxidation is a common culprit of window degradation. However, the most common cause is corrosion from hard water or the buildup of hard minerals. This will inevitably damage windows if they are not cleaned and stripped of the harmful minerals regularly. Because of this, window maintenance can save time and money in the long run.