3 Factors to Consider When Scheduling Your University Window Cleaning Services

Posted on: 6 October 2016

Like all commercial spaces, keeping your university clean is a major undertaking, and you'll probably prefer to contract the services to one or more cleaning services to allow you to focus on your main line of business. Having your windows cleaned can help to maintain a pleasing internal and external environment for students, faculty and other employees in the university for higher productivity and fewer disease outbreaks. The following are the most important factors to consider when scheduling window cleaning services for the best overall effect.

1. Location off-campus

The climate of your region is the most important factor to bear in mind when scheduling your window cleaning. If you're located in a dusty, windy environment, your windows will get dirty faster and hence require more regular cleaning. Another thing to consider is proximity to foot and vehicle traffic. Institutions in the middle of cities or close to busy highways are likely to require more frequent cleaning because of the dirt-spreading impact of passing cars and people. In addition, you'll want to keep windows clean to make a good impression on the passing traffic. Dirty windows communicate sloppiness and are very bad for business, especially in busy/developed areas.

2. Location on-campus

Given the size of a university, it is possible to implement different cleaning schedules based on the location of different buildings on campus. For instance, the reception and administration and faculty offices where visitors are received often are most crucial and should be cleaned very often. They will also likely be the closest to highways and hence will get dirty faster. These are followed in importance by classroom areas which are further from the entrance and can be cleaned less often.

Windows that are close to trees get dirty faster because of dripping sap and falling leaves and should be cleaned more often. Windows close to kitchens will also get dirty faster because floating grease will adhere to the window surface and hold on to dirt/dust particles that would have bounced off otherwise. Windows of sensitive buildings like the sanatorium/hospital and some laboratories must be kept extra-clean and may need cleaning as often as once or twice monthly.

3. Weather

Rainy weather creates unsightly mineral deposits on window surfaces and will demand for more frequent cleaning. In addition, dusty areas will be more so in the spring, autumn and summer when the ground is exposed.

When it comes to cleaning schedules, there aren't any hard-and-fast rules. You can talk to your local cleaning services for advice in scheduling your window cleaning depending on the above-mentioned factors.


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