What Do Dirty Windows Say About Your Business?

Whilst dirty windows may not directly influence your business’ success, they could be having more of an impact than you realise.

First impressions count; and at Archer Window Cleaning we help businesses to make a sparkling first impression, to give them the best chance of success.

Whilst the cleanliness of your windows may seem like a trivial detail and not feature prominently on your to-do list, a build-up of dirt and grimy streaks can have a psychological impact on both employees working inside your building and potential customers viewing your business from outside.

Just a few of the presumptions people may make about your business if your premises have dirty windows include:

  • You’re not very professional.
  • You don’t have the budget to get them cleaned.
  • You don’t look after your property.
  • You’re not bothered what customers or clients think.
  • You’re not bothered about your employees’ wellbeing.

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As well as having a negative effect on your business’ reputation, dirty windows can also have a knock-on effect on your business’ performance and success.  Just a few problems you may encounter as a result of not having your windows cleaned regularly include:

  • Damage to your reputation.
  • Demotivated employees.
  • An unhealthy working environment.
  • Reduced productivity.
  • Reduced customer trust and loyalty.

Having your commercial property’s windows cleaned regularly needn’t cost you an arm and a leg.  With professional window cleaning companies like Archer Window Cleaning offering a wide range of commercial window cleaning services including rope access, reach and wash, jet washing and gutter cleaning, you can choose a service that is cost-effective depending on your commercial property’s shape and size.

For more information about our window cleaning services in Manchester, or to request a free quote on your job, give our friendly team a call on 0161 870 6503.

How to Create a Healthy Environment at Workplace

Your employees spend a vast amount of their waking time at work, so it’s important that the workplace environment is healthy and comfortable.

Over recent years “sick building syndrome” has become a worldwide concern.  To tackle the problem, owners of commercial buildings should make it their responsibility to ensure buildings are good for both their tenants’ physical and mental wellbeing.

Here are five key areas that should be addressed to create a healthy and comfortable environment at work.

  • Air conditioning

It’s important that your building’s occupants can control the temperature of their office space to keep their environment feeling comfortable.

There’s nothing worse than sitting in an office full of people and hot computers or machinery on a sweltering summer’s day without any air-con or work in a cold environment during the winters.

After installation, any air conditioning units will also need regular maintenance to keep them clean and operating efficiently.

  • Good Lighting

Lighting plays a vital role in workers’ performance and attitude. Make sure that lights are positioned so they don’t reflect off other objects or has too much glare because this can cause eye strain and headaches.

  • Clean Windows

Dirty, streaked windows can have a negative psychological effect in the same way that messy and cluttered surroundings do.

Keeping windows clean and unobstructed also lets more natural light in, which is proved to be beneficial to mental wellbeing and productivity.

Hire a professional commercial window cleaner to keep your building’s windows looking spotless from the inside out.

  • Indoor plants

Spending time in nature is good for the soul, so bringing nature into our buildings wherever possible can also improve our mental and physical wellbeing.

When we breathe we take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. During photosynthesis, plants do the opposite, they take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Bringing plants into our buildings will increase the levels of oxygen in the air.

Plants are also known to remove toxins from the air.  So not only are they pumping out more oxygen for us to breathe in, they’re improving the quality of the air we breathe too.

  • Ventilation

Clean and fresh air is essential to our health and spending long periods of time in unventilated spaces will soon start to take its toll.

Without good ventilation, lots of pollutants, smells, and moisture can all build up and become trapped inside your building to create an unhealthy environment.

Lack of airflow can have negative effects on health including eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches and immune problems.

Conclusion

Keeping your employees happy and healthy should be a top priority at your workplace. A healthy environment at work will help you reach your goals and get ahead of your competition. Use the above suggestions for creating a more stable and healthy work environment that everyone can benefit from.

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Archer Window Cleaning Awarded Best Business of 2018 by Three Best Rated

PROUD TO BE AWARDED BEST BUSINESS OF 2018 in Manchester and Warrington

Archer Window Cleaning has been selected by Three Best Rated as one of the top three window cleaners in Manchester and top three window cleaners in Warrington.

Three Best Rated Award 2018

WHAT THREE BEST RATED SAID ABOUT US

Congratulations! You are now listed as one of the Top 3 Window cleaners in Manchester and Warrington. We would like to Thank You for providing consistent high quality in your area of business. Our review team either approved or updated your business listing using our 50-Point Inspection which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, nearness, trust and cost to the general excellence.

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Why Gutter Cleaning is Important During Autumn

Autumn is the most picturesque time of year. The trees all begin to go brown, and their crunchy leaves fall and litter the streets. But this can affect your gutters; if you live in an area with a lot of surrounding trees, then they could collect in your gutters and cause problems for your property.

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The gutter system in your property forms a key part in ensuring that your property can adequately dispose of all rainwater. In dry weather, a few leaves in your gutter won’t be a huge problem, however, if it rains, they can become heavy and prevent excess rain from draining properly. This can lead to overflowing and even cause structural damage to your property such as: walls, soffits, fascia, siding, basement, and even your foundation. If your property suffers water damage due to lack of gutter maintenance, your insurance company may hold you at fault, so if you fail to maintain your gutters the consequences may be detrimental.

If a gutter blockage is severe, it can cause damage to your gutter as it cannot hold the weight of the excess water. Gutters are not cheap to replace, so therefore regular maintenance is important.

A gutter system full of leaves could also provide the perfect home for pests such as mice, rats and birds. The cosy beds provided by the fallen leaves could attract unwanted visitors, which can be prevented if you have your gutters regularly cleaned by our professional team at Archer Window Cleaning.

If a gutter blockage is severe, it can cause damage to your gutter as it cannot hold the weight of the excess water and other blockages. Gutters are not cheap to replace, so therefore regular maintenance is important. A small investment in having your gutter cleaned now by our team could save you money in the future.

How Often Should I Have My Gutter Cleaned?

If you live in an area without any trees around, you could probably get away with cleaning your gutters just once a year. Of course, if there is a tree close to your house that loses its leaves, you may be required to clean them more often. Therefore, if you’re surrounded by plenty of trees, you’re going to need to clean your gutters a whole lot more.

Gutter Cleaning from Archer Window Cleaning

At Archer Window Cleaning, we provide gutter cleaning services to a wide range of properties; apartment blocks, offices, industrial units, shopping centres, schools, hotels and much more. Our team takes all the appropriate steps to ensure that all potential hazards and health risks are identified. Archer Window Cleaning are accredited members of both CHAS and SAFEcontractor, with the health and safety of the public, clients, and employees of paramount importance.

For more information about our gutter cleaning services or to make any enquiries, please contact us on 0161 870 6503 to speak to a member of our professional team.

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How Frequently Should You Book a Window Cleaning Service

As a business, first impressions count. You have only one chance to make a good first impression and the appearance of your premises is what potential customers and clients see before anything else. This is why it is especially important for businesses to keep their windows clean and should book a regular window cleaning service of their premises.

So, how often should you have your windows cleaned?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Some windows get more dirty, more often and therefore require more frequent window cleaning.

There are two key factors that influence how often you need commercial window cleaning services depends on the location and type of business.

Let’s look at this in a bit more detail.

    • Location of Business

If your business is located in a high pollution area, or a place where there is a lot of dust in the air, it will probably be necessary to clean windows more often.

Similarly, if your building is situated on a road with heavy traffic, a build-up of car exhaust particles clinging to any existing residue will also make windows appear dirty. If you are based outside of town or in a quiet area, windows will need to be cleaned less frequently.

During the autumn fall season, leaves and debris fall from trees more frequently and cause windows and gutters to become dirty.

Additionally, in areas of high rainfall, windows and gutters may need to be cleaned more often to prevent mineral deposits, smudge and stain marks.

    • Type of Business

It is especially important that restaurants, cafes and retail premises having a lot of customers should clean their windows more regularly, sometimes more than once a month.

Likewise, any business involved in either food preparation or healthcare will require more frequent cleaning.

Most office buildings require cleaning less often, however it is important that the appearance of the building be monitored, as there are always exceptional circumstances.

If you would like specific advice on your commercial window cleaning requirements, call Archer Window Cleaning on 0161 870 6503 to speak with a member of our team.