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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.

4 Practical Tips to Keep Your Office Clean this Spring

Hello Spring!  By following these four (4) cleaning (Kleening) tips you are sure to keep your office clean (Kleen) and healthy this spring!

KLEEN TIP 1 – CARPETS AND FLOORS:

Carpets

Winters can take a beating on your carpets and floors with all the salt, sand, snow, dirt and debris tracked into your facility. While it is good to maintain your carpets and floors by performing regular vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping, it is even more beneficial to perform a deep cleaning to restore these areas.

Don’t be deceived by the appearance of your floors. Just because your floors don’t appear to be dirty, more than likely they are. This is especially true with the dirt and debris that is lying dormant inside your carpet fibers, or the dirt and debris trapped within the grout of your tile floors.

Ultimately, when you have a deep restorative cleaning done to your carpets and floors you will improve your indoor air quality and promote a healthier environment as allergens (such as mold, dust mites, and dander) are removed.

Unsure of how to perform a restorative process of your carpets and floors this spring? Click here to learn more about our various specialty and restoration processes, or schedule a free consultation with a trained technician today.

KLEEN TIP 2 – UPHOLSTERY:

Upholstery

While carpets and floors can get a lot of tender loving care (TLC) in the spring, it is imperative that your upholstery receives proper care as well. After all, who knows how much dirt and debris is within the fabric of your upholstery (or how many people have tracked in dirt and debris from sitting on your furniture) until you actually clean it.

Whether you have office chairs, regular chairs, ottomans, love seats, sofas, or fabric partitions with your cubicles, the spring is the perfect time to get these restoratively cleaned. Similar to your carpets and floors, having a restorative cleaning performed with your upholstery can improve your indoor air quality as you are extracting dirt, debris, and harmful allergens.

Here are three tips to clean your upholstery this spring.

KLEEN TIP 3 – CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS AND KEEP THEM CLOSED:

Windows

Pollen is just about everywhere in the spring. While it is nice to open up your windows to allow fresh air in, you could be putting yourself in harm’s way as pollen counts are at its highest during the spring season. Also, what’s worse is that you are now contaminating your carpets and floors (that you just had restored) with outdoor allergens making the inside of your facility dustier and your allergies worse.

Keep your windows closed and make sure you spend some TLC on cleaning the inside and outside of your windows as your windows truly are a reflection of your business.

Click here for more information on window washing to showcase a beautiful reflection to you and your visitors this spring.

KLEEN TIP 4 – CLEAN GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS:

Gutters and Downspouts

You may not realize it, but all those remnants from blooming flowers and trees can accumulate quickly and clog your gutters, down spouts and drains. Be prepared as spring and summer months can generate large amounts of rain, which can lead to a flood inside your facility.

Remember to clean all your gutters and down spouts at least twice a year. Also, check all exterior drains for debris on a bi-weekly basis, and if you have a sump pump make sure it is working.

If the unfortunate does occur with flooding inside your facility, make sure you inform your insurance company, take pictures, and call a reputable water restoration company to extract the water and restore your carpets and floors.