When the sun shines, everyone is generally more positive and everything tends to look that little bit better. On the other hand, some things can look a little worse: your windows, for example. In all its glory, the brightness of the sun really can shine a light on dust, debris and dirt – especially on glass – so it might just be the right time to get your windows looking super clean and crisp.
Dirt can collect on your windows all year round but there are a number of reasons why summer is a particularly good time to get them cleaned:
The weather is better
Yes, this is true – even in the UK. Ideally, window cleaning should take place when the weather is clear and there is no risk of further damage during the cleaning process. And because dirty windows are more obvious in the sun, it’s advantageous to get them cleaned at the beginning of the season so they look nice and fresh for the rest of the summer.
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.
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.
Cleaning Your Gutters
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 you own a commercial property, the spring months are the perfect time to rejuvenate your building.
As the weather gets warmer it awakens inside us a desire to brush off the cobwebs and start afresh ready for the summer months. The winter has probably been tough on your property and a good spring clean will keep it looking great and feeling comfortable for your tenants.
Make your commercial building an attractive place to work both inside and out with our top spring cleaning tips for owners of commercial buildings.
Freshen up its external appearance
General maintenance of your property’s external appearance will improve its kerb appeal and give it a better reputation locally. This kind of quick maintenance tasks makes the world of difference to how your building looks and how its tenants feel about coming to work!
A few jobs that can help brighten up the building include caulking windows, freshening up the paintwork, pressure washing the exterior walls and pavement, and cleaning or updating signage.