Window Cleaning: How Often Should Windows be Cleaned

Maintaining the quality of the windows in your commercial building might not be very high on your daily to-do list, but, over time, neglect can lead to the unfortunate, and costly, situation of having to install new windows throughout your building.

Once installed, your windows should last a great deal of time, if properly maintained and cared for. While you might be able to handle cleaning the inside surfaces of your windows internally, proper care for the outside surfaces typically requires a bit more experience, in addition to the right tools and equipment.

At Regency Cleaning, we perform regular window cleaning for many commercial businesses throughout the Calgary area. If you’re unsure how often you should have your windows cleaned, here are a few helpful suggestions:

Factors That Affect your Decision 

While we’d love to be able to give you a steadfast time frame for the regular cleaning of your office’s windows, it will always vary depending on a number of situational factors. What is recommended for you might not also be best for your competitor down the street.

How often you should have your commercial windows cleaned depends on a number of factors. One of these factors is your office’s location. If your business is located close to a major highway or other busy thoroughfare, your windows will most likely become dirty more quickly than if your office is located is a quieter suburban area.

Another factor that should weigh into your decision of how often to have your windows cleaned is the landscaping around your commercial building. For example, if your building is surrounded by tall trees that drip copious amounts of sap during certain times of the year, you’ll probably have to schedule window cleaning more often than if your building was relatively devoid of natural landscaping.

The weather in your area can also have a dramatic effect on how often your windows need to be cleaned. A rainier-than-normal spring season may result in streaky mineral deposits that should be removed before they cause permanent stains. 

A General Recommendation 

In general, office buildings don’t need professional window cleaning as frequently as many other types of buildings. A good recommendation is to schedule a professional window cleaning service at least twice a year.

That being said, some areas of your building might require more regular care. For example, the lobby, which is the first thing prospective clients and employees see when they enter your building, should have windows thoroughly cleaned once every month, or at least once every other month. It’s important to recognize that touch-ups on the inside of your lobby windows may need to be done more frequently. 

If your office building is in need of a thorough window cleaning, you shouldn’t wait! As the spring weather continues to warm up, more and more businesses will begin to think about spring-cleaning their building. If you’d like to schedule a window cleaning, or speak to one of our team members about your office’s specific cleaning needs, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-403-520-7788 today!