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        Why Should You Hire A Commercial Window Cleaning Company?

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        The cleanliness of your windows can speak volumes to your customers and can directly impact your business success. 

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        If you’re in the service industry and manage a hotel, restaurant, or bar - the way your windows look from the outside can shape customer perceptions of how clean and hygienic your premises might be inside. If customers perceive your business as being unclean due to the condition of your windows, they may think twice about eating, drinking, or staying the night on your premises, leading to a potential loss of business. 

        Even in office buildings, the cleanliness of your windows can have an influence on how professional your business is perceived by visitors and those passing by.

        Clean windows not only help your business make the right first impression - they also allow more natural light to enter your premises. This can create a brighter and more pleasant environment not only for customers but also your employees. And with studies showing that access to natural light can boost employee morale and productivity, there are clearly more business benefits to having clean windows than you might initially think. 

        However, cleaning windows effectively can be more challenging than it seems. Achieving a clear, streak free finish can be difficult, and

        many businesses have hard-to-reach windows that can be difficult to clean safely without specialist training and equipment. 

        This is why an increasing number of businesses are switching to commercial cleaning partners for their window cleaning.



        The benefits of hiring a professional window cleaning company

        Hiring a commercial window cleaner can bring a range of benefits for your business, keeping your employees safe, focused on their core responsibilities and delivering a professional image of your business to customers, clients, and anyone passing by:  

        A commercial cleaning company has the expertise to deliver a higher quality clean

        When you hire a commercial cleaning company to clean your windows, you can benefit from their experience and expertise, resulting in a higher quality of cleaning.

        Clean, sparkling windows can make your business premises more attractive and welcoming to visitors and guests. This can improve the perception of your company and potentially increase your foot traffic and sales if you’re in the retail or hospitality sector. 

        Professional window cleaners are likely to use advanced cleaning products and equipment that internal teams might not have access to, which helps them achieve a level of cleanliness and shine that would be difficult to achieve if you manage your window cleaning in-house. 

        Additionally, the trained eye of a commercial window cleaner will be able to pick up on issues like window seal failures or cracks that can help you address these problems early before they become problematic and costly. 

        A professional window cleaning company can save your business valuable time

        Outsourcing your window cleaning allows employees to focus on their main job roles, improving productivity. 

        Instead of distracting your staff and diverting their time to window cleaning, a professional cleaning company can handle this task, allowing your team to focus on what they do best. 

        Professional cleaners are also able to complete your window cleaning more efficiently and at a time that suits your schedule, minimising disruptions to your business. 

        Your business is able to access advanced window cleaning equipment without the financial outlay or storage challenges

        Commercial cleaning companies are likely to have access to innovative equipment that might be either cost-prohibitive for your business to purchase or inconvenient to store. 

        For example, water-fed poles and telescopic brushes might be affordable for your business, but they can be challenging to store safely and conveniently when they aren’t in use. 

        More innovative window cleaning equipment like commercial high-pressure washers, rope access systems and advanced cleaning solutions might be unavailable to businesses directly, or seen as too much of an investment for routine window cleaning. 

        By working with a professional window cleaning company, you’re able to access the latest technology without the financial outlay and without the hassle of figuring out where to store it. 

        Outsourcing to a commercial window cleaning company can minimise the risk for your employees

        If you’re looking for retail cleaning in a single-story building or have office premises on the ground floor, window cleaning might not pose too many health and safety challenges for your staff.  

        However, if your business premises have hard-to-reach windows, cleaning them safely and effectively can be a complicated task. 

        Reaching high windows might require the use of ladders or suspended platforms, which can increase the risk of accidents and injuries—especially for internal staff without the right training. 

        By outsourcing your window cleaning, you don’t need to worry about this risk. 

        A professional window cleaning company will have a team of fully trained staff who are experienced in working at heights and have all the relevant equipment to complete the cleaning safely. 

        A commercial cleaning company will also complete a thorough risk assessment before they start work, helping identify and mitigate any risks involved in cleaning your windows. So you can have complete peace of mind that the job will be done safely and professionally without any risks to your employees.

        A commercial cleaning partner gives you more flexibility and reliability

        Commercial cleaning companies offer flexible scheduling options designed to minimise disruptions to your business.

        Whether you prefer your windows to be cleaned early in the morning, in the evening, or over the weekend - a professional cleaning company will be able to accommodate your needs. 

        And with the consistency and reliability of professional window cleaners, you can always have peace of mind that your windows will always look their best. 


        How to choose the right commercial window cleaning company?

        Not all commercial window cleaning companies are the same , and it’s important to make sure you make the right choice for your business. 

        Make sure they are certified and follow industry best practices

        One of the first things to look for in a commercial window cleaning company is their accreditations and certifications. 

        It’s important to make sure your cleaning company is ISO certified and is a member of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc). When a cleaning company holds these certifications, it’s a good sign that they will adhere to industry best practices and deliver a consistent, high-quality service. 

        Check their experience and customer reviews

        When choosing a commercial window cleaning company, it’s important to choose one with a proven track record with businesses similar to yours.

        Customer reviews, testimonials, and case studies can be a good barometer of a cleaning company's quality and reliability. Look for feedback from clients in similar industries or with similar cleaning needs to understand how they might perform for your business. 

        Choose a company that prioritises eco-friendly cleaning

        Sustainability is becoming increasingly important for businesses today. 

        Choosing a commercial window cleaning partner that prioritises eco-friendly cleaning methods and uses green cleaning products can align with your company’s environmental goals and ESG initiatives.


        Green FM: An ISO certified, green cleaning company with decades of experience in commercial window cleaning

        If you’re looking for a commercial window cleaning company in the London area, speak to Green FM. 

        With more than two decades of experience, ISO certification, BICSc membership, a library of customer testimonials, and a commitment to sustainable cleaning - you can have complete peace of mind that we’ll leave your windows sparkling clean using products and techniques that are kind to the environment. 

        Want to find out more? 

        Get in touch today, and we’ll arrange a free assessment where we look at how your windows are currently being cleaned and come up with a tailored plan for how we could improve the quality and efficiency of your window cleaning. 


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