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The Exorbitant Cost of Not Cleaning Your Windows

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With architectural trends across the world including using increasing amounts of glass it is becoming more and more important to ensure that you are caring for your windows to maximise their appearance and ensure their longevity preventing future replacement costs. As the building manager, strata manager, or homeowner you may not even be aware of the damage that everyday pollutants have on your windows and frames.

Windows are subjected to different weather conditions every day. Dirt, dust, and pathogens that are seemingly harmless can actually cause deterioration which stains the glass and frames to a point where the damage can not be reversed. This means that windows need regular attention to prevent damage. Many people believe that windows are made from robust materials like steel and glass and that cleaning them annually is not a high priority. At Shimmer Glass and Pressure Cleaning, we often see commercial windows, strata buildings, and residential windows that have been left for a number of years, and the customer is surprised when we are unable to remove all of the stainings. Some might say that having your windows professionally cleaned is expensive and unnecessary, but what does it really cost when you don’t get them cleaned?

The most common problem that happens is hard water staining

Hard water staining is caused when water runs over a building carrying tiny particles of cement, render, paint, etc, and embed in the porous glass. If windows are washed regularly these particles will be washed off the glass but over time they will embed in the glass. However, if left unchecked, regular cleaning will not be enough and instead, glass restoration processes will need to be carried out by professional window cleaners. There are some hard water stain removal chemicals you can buy to remove these stains, however, these need to be applied correctly. If not done correctly, these chemicals may further cause damage rather than help. Shimmer Glass and Pressure Cleaning have extensive experience in regards to treating hard water stains. Shimmer Glass and Pressure cleaning are very experienced in cleaning windows of commercial, strata and residential properties.

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Preventing your building and glass from deterioration is the best way to save on future costs

Getting a reliable window cleaner to schedule a regular clean twice or at the very least once a year will ensure that your windows stay in good shape longer. If you live on a coastal property, having your windows cleaned once a quarter is more preferable to reduce the continuous salt build-up. Take note that the more often you clean your windows, the less likely it will lose its integrity. If you’re unsure about the condition of your windows call a window cleaning professional to assess the situation for you.

Don’t let your windows deteriorate to a condition where it becomes beyond repair. Book a regular booking with Shimmer Glass and Pressure Cleaning by visiting their website www.shimmerglasscleaning.com.au or you may call 1300 090 914 to speak to a customer solution specialist.

 

So you think you can clean windows?

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Shimmer explains what it takes to become a professional window cleaner

Many people think that window cleaning can be performed easily by anybody and is an unskilled job like cleaning. In fact, this isn’t true. Window cleaning is a very highly skilled career that is developed over time through rigorous training and practice.

Many people think that just because they clean their own windows that they can work in a professional window cleaning company. You buy a commercial window cleaning product, apply it to the glass, wipe it, then it’s clean. But professional window cleaning is about so much more than just mopping and squeegeeing!

Speed

Sure, you might have cleaned your windows before, but there’s a difference between cleaning your house windows over a whole weekend than cleaning a retirement village 4000 windows in a couple of days. It takes great skill and technique to clean several hundred windows each day and repeat this every day for the whole week. You need to be able to finish these windows in a timely manner to complete the work to the timeframe allocated.

Accuracy

Aside from working fast, accuracy is likewise essential. What does it matter if you squeegee 200 windows when all of them have water dripping down them? Would the top retirement villages in the country be satisfied with streaky glass? A professional window cleaner cleans the window, the frames, the tracks and ensures it’s completed in a spot-free, streak-free manner. At Shimmer Glass and Pressure Cleaning our professional window cleaners are trained to deliver outstanding results for every customer.

Customer Service

Customer Service

Knowing the customer and knowing how to resolve their concerns is as much a part of window cleaning and pressure cleaning as carrying out the job itself. A good professional window cleaner knows how to clean your windows, but a great one knows how to assess what a customer needs when the situation calls for it. From the get-go, the customer must be informed of what the job will entail and any potential hurdles when they book the job.

Problem Solving

Difficult access, lack of taps, low pressure, obstacles, films, timing issues, tough stains, adhesive residue, paint and many other problems are a regular occurrence for professional window cleaners. When you work for Sydney’s leading window cleaning company, Shimmer Glass and Pressure Cleaning, you’re trained to overcome these many challenges. This also means your glass, frames and property are protected. At Shimmer, we only employ professional window cleaners and pressure cleaners across Sydney to ensure that when these difficulties are faced, they are resolved quickly and easily. It’s in these situations that the difference between a professional and an amateur become obvious. A professional experienced window cleaner cuts through the work with ease in the face of these difficulties.

Experience

To be a professional window cleaner, a person must undergo training to know the different techniques that work best for a specific job. It takes time before someone can actually go out on the field unsupervised. This is to ensure that a technician has the aforementioned skills before face a client. Shimmer Glass and Pressure Cleaning, one of the leading window cleaning companies, for example, has more than 10 years of experience in the industry and employs technicians with 2-20 years of window cleaning and pressure cleaning experience.

Conclusion

Professional window cleaning is a tough job. It takes hours of rigorous training in order to achieve the speed and accuracy required to finish every job. You must have the ability to communicate the problem to the customer and provide them with a solution specific to their problem. Once you find a trusted window cleaning company, you can never go wrong. You’ll always have someone you can trust cleaning your windows that deliver exceptional results.

 

The importance of proper disinfection during COVID-19

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies and businesses have a responsibility to carry out frequent cleaning and disinfection to keep their employees and clients safe.

Surfaces and Areas to be Cleaned

Although person-to-person transmission poses a higher risk, the CDC (Centre for Disease Control) recommends cleaning and disinfecting of all widely used surfaces. Among these high-touch areas are building entrances such as glass doors which are used throughout the day. Touching these surfaces or coming in contact with them can transfer pathogens posing a high risk of contamination to the next occupant. Therefore, it is recommended to clean these surfaces at least once a day

Many commercial organizations across the Sydney Metropolitan area have been calling Shimmer Glass and Pressure Cleaning to assist with disinfecting programs such as these.

Cleaning Steps to Follow

If you have the manpower to keep your surfaces clean, then you can follow these steps to ensure the cleanliness of your surfaces. Keep in mind that cleaning and disinfecting are two different processes. Here’s a brief look at them:

  • Cleaning – This refers to removing dirt and other various impurities from glass surfaces. Although cleaning doesn’t eliminate the bacteria, it reduces the chances of spreading infections. Cleaning is generally carried out by using soap, cleanser, and detergent before the disinfecting process.

  • Disinfecting – This process refers to the use of chemicals to eliminate germs and viruses on all glass surfaces. Only commercially approved disinfecting solutions are used to eliminate bacteria from surfaces.

 
After a disinfectant is used to clean a surface, wait a few minutes for the product to eliminate all germs and viruses. As glass is chemically inert, all kinds of cleaners and disinfectants can be used.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Wear either reusable or disposable gloves for disinfecting
  • Clean all surfaces with soap and water
  • Wash your hands as often as possible for at least 20-30 seconds.

Hire A Professional Window Cleaner in Sydney

Alternatively, to effectively reduce the risk of contamination, commercial property owners have to carry out professional cleaning and disinfecting. This ensures that all areas of their property are clean from potential coronavirus contamination. Professional window cleaners in Sydney, like Shimmer Glass and Pressure Cleaning, use the latest tools and highly-effective products to disinfect surfaces of your building.

All cleaning and disinfecting services are carried out using commercially approved products compliant with all safety regulations. The process will reassure your staff, visitors, and customers that your premises are entirely safe from infections. This on-going cleaning routine will help to further reassure that your business takes this matter seriously and maintaining a high standard of hygiene.

If you’re looking for a company that can take care of your glass surfaces, Shimmer Glass and Pressure Cleaning offers reasonably priced, high-quality window cleaning and pressure cleaning services. If you want a free quote for our services, please call 1300 090 914 or fill out our contact us form.

 

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