Hidden Pain Points: Window Caulking & Blind Cleaning

Image of windowcaulkingWhy risk a first impression, spotless appearance, or the threat of falls with dirty windows? Dust, dirt, and moisture can erode the cleanliness of your windows and also cause lasting damage to your window caulking and blinds. Let City Wide wash away dirty windows forever with effective techniques and schedules that save you money.

Look at the needs in your building by taking a closer look at your windows. Do they need more thorough dusting? Is air coming in through the cracks? Window and Blind Cleaning, including checking on the status of window caulking, is not typically a part of a normal janitorial contract.

Let’s look at a few of the reasons why more and more companies are enhancing their janitorial programs with scheduled window cleaning.

  • Safety First: Window cleaning of all types, whether high-rise, mid-sized commercial buildings, or even in your home, means bringing out a ladder at minimum. This increases your risk for falls, injuries, and workmans’ compensation claims.
  • Lower Utility Bills: Maintaining your commercial building’s window caulking increases your insulation effectiveness, causing lower utility bills and more comfortable temperatures for employees and tenants in all seasons. Poorly done or aged window caulking causes costly problems in your commercial building, often doing damage and causing discomfort for years without being obvious.
  • First Impressions: Standard janitorial services do not typically cover regular deep-cleaning of blinds. This labor-intensive task is usually performed once or twice a year to preserve the look of decor and reduce the dust load in the building.

Regular Assessments: Twice a year is also a good time to check out the caulking on the interior and exterior of your windows. Ask your window cleaner for a no obligation assessment of the state of your caulking and blinds.

As with any forward maintenance services, plan to deep-clean first and do any needed repairs with the first treatment. Ongoing cost of maintaining caulking and blind cleaning will depend on the number of windows in question and the overall condition they’re in.

City Wide can help you assess and plan for the cost of these services, and choose the right cleaning methods for your building. Remember, blind cleaning is an important step towards reducing the overall dirt level in your building and proper caulking and window maintenance by certified, insured crews will help you avoid costly maintenance emergencies, such as water damage or falls.