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Have You Scheduled Your Exterior Windows to Be Cleaned Yet?

Ah… good old summer is officially here in the Washington, D.C. metro region. More time to spend in the sun is always fun and so is getting all of those critical exterior projects done to keep your grounds and facility looking pristine.

While the appeal of your parking lots, garages and curbs is always essential, maintaining a clean appearance with the exterior of your windows is as well. And with warmer temperatures out, now is an excellent time to get the exterior of your windows cleaned.

Over time the exterior of your windows accumulates dirt, debris, dust, bird droppings, spider webs and more. These items can be removed with a thorough exterior cleaning of your windows.  A good cleaning will allow more natural light can shine into your facility which can help improve employee morale, productivity and lower energy costs.

What’s also important to note is that if your facility is built with concrete, you run the risk that several of the minerals used to manufacture the concrete, such as calcium, leak out. This is one of the causes of those ugly streak marks on your windows. The longer these stains remain, the harder it becomes to clean and remove them.

Going with a professional cleaning company that provides quality window cleaning services is recommended. Make sure to ask about the process they use.  Employees hanging on ropes from roof anchors are a distraction and may not be needed.

If your facility is four (4) stories or less and is not facing a major road with a lot of traffic, you can use an environmentally friendly, pure water cleaning system. It will provide a clean, streak-free surface using state-of-the-art extension poles to clean your windows from the ground up and it is much better for the environment by eliminating the use of chemicals in the process.

An excellent looking curb appeal with beautifully cleaned windows will provide a positive first impression on employees as well as potential clients. While you are getting all of your important exterior projects completed this summer, why not get the exterior of your windows cleaned as well?

 

Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.

Garage and Lot Cleaning, Restriping Parking Spaces and Curb Painting, and Exterior Window Cleaning in the D.C. Area

Spring season is here, which means it is time for you to give some TLC to the exterior of your facility. Below are three (3) areas you don’t want to neglect this spring:

 

Parking Garages and Parking Lots  

Power Sweeping Garage

Imagine a customer pulling into your parking garage and lot, and all they see is trash, dirt, and debris. Not only is this an unsightly appearance, but this can also result in unwanted dirt and debris making its way inside your facility.

Power sweeping is the preferred method to extract dirt and debris from parking surfaces. It is also a recommended process to have performed before you power scrub to remove tough stains. All parking areas, entrance, and exit areas need to be addressed using top of the line equipment operated by skilled and trained personnel. Blowers should be used for corners and edges to remove all the dirt and debris, such as salt, sand, trash, leaves, and cigarette butts.

In conjunction with power sweeping your parking garage, it is also recommended that you power scrub the surface areas. Power scrubbing and pressure washing are two recommended processes to use to ensure your garage has an improved appearance by removing dirt, oil, grease and grime from building up on your surfaces. These processes can also help to eliminate some of those unsightly oil stains, which, if not treated, result in a major eyesore, and can emit an odor if not properly handled. By using the right approach with a trained technician, your parking lot and garage will not only have less harmful dirt and debris, but they will also have a lower risk of staining, cracking, and formation of potholes.

 

Restriping Parking Spaces and Curb Painting

re-striping parking spaces and curb painting

Parking lot restriping and making sure your curbs are properly painted is not only good for appeal, but it also increases the safety of your business environment. When parking spaces and curbs are properly marked and painted you help reduce the number of accidents. Also, customers are less likely to block entrances, sidewalks, and intersections.

Maintaining the appearance of your parking spaces and curbs is key. The more foot traffic or severe weather you experience, the faster these areas will deteriorate. Also, keeping up with pavement markings can help you avoid unwanted citations from your local government, especially with stenciling and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requirements.

Typically, re-striping and repainting curbs are recommended every 12-18 months, as long as the temperature is above freezing, and it is not raining outside. As always, it is recommended that you hire a reputable contractor that has experience performing these jobs. When you hire the right contractor, you can expect a better outcome using the right materials and equipment to ensure your parking surfaces and curbs provide an excellent impression each day.

 

Exterior Window Cleaning

Exterior Window Cleaning

An area of maintenance that is commonly overlooked is exterior window cleaning. Over time your windows accumulate dirt, debris, dust, bird droppings, spider webs and more. Removing these items with a thorough exterior cleaning of your windows will not only improve the appearance of your windows but will also help to bring in more natural light.

If your facility is built with concrete, then you also run the risk of having several minerals that are used to manufacture concrete, such as calcium, leaking out of the concrete walls over time. This will cause streak marks on your windows, which can result in unsightly stains. The longer these stains remain on your windows, the harder it becomes to clean and remove them.

By having your exterior windows cleaned on a frequent basis, you will help keep your windows free of these minor mineral deposits by removing them before they become permanently imprinted in the glass.

In terms of process, you don’t always have to opt for the window cleaning service that requires cleaners to be hanging on ropes from attached roof anchors causing a distraction among employees. If your facility is four (4) stories or less, you can use an environmentally friendly, pure water system that eliminates the use of chemicals for exterior window cleaning. This system provides a clean, streak free surface using state of the art extension poles to clean your windows from the ground up.

 

Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.