Have you considered how the cleanliness of your office windows could be affecting employee productivity?
A cluttered, drab, or dirty work environment can negatively impact employee wellbeing. And sick, unhappy or demotivated employees are not productive employees.
Keeping your office clean, tidy and comfortable can help employees to feel relaxed and motivated, resulting in an uplift in their productivity.
One part of your office that is very important to maintain is its windows. As well as having an impact on its aesthetics from both the inside and the outside of the property, they are also a very important source of natural light.
Here are just three ways that having your windows cleaned regularly can have a positive impact on employee productivity.
Whilst the sun is great at showing up dirt and smears on windows, it’s best to wait until an overcast day before tackling the job.
It may seem like it makes sense to clean your windows with the warm sun streaming through them, showing up all the dirty patches, but high temperatures and bright sunshine actually create the worst conditions for window cleaning.
During hot and sunny weather, the heat from the sun’s rays causes the cleaning solution to dry on the glass too quickly. This will end up leaving more smudges and smears behind, making it difficult to get a perfect finish. Cool and overcast weather creates the best conditions for achieving a flawless finish when washing windows.
Of course, if it’s the middle of summer, having your windows cleaned on a warm and sunny day may be unavoidable. In this case, it’s best to have the job completed early in the day before the sun gets too high in the sky.
In the past 30 years, the demand for commercial window cleaning has rapidly increased due to the modernisation of inner city buildings. If you look at the central areas of major cities such as London and Manchester you will be met with a view of glass and steel towering above everything. This has meant that window cleaning companies have had to adapt; no longer does a bucket and ladder cut it in the new age. Window cleaners now need to be able to work from great heights for long periods of time, meeting the high expectations of their clients whilst guaranteeing their own safety. So, to help you better understand these expectations and requirements with commercial window cleaning, we have compiled a concise list of everything you will need to consider.
When working from extreme heights your window cleaner will need to be trained in high rise window cleaning and how to safely use all the equipment. They will need to adapt to different working environments and equipment whether that be using a cradle or abseiling down the building.