While the aesthetic benefits of clean windows are no secret, you may be surprised at the number of other benefits that accompany professionally-cleaned, sparkling panes. If you see dirt and grit building on your panes, you may want to keep reading; you may just find how serious the consequences of putting off window cleaning can be.
Window Cleaning Prevents Damage
Window cleaning is an important step in preserving the glass, lengthening the lifespan of your windows, and preventing damage. Dirt, water, and environmental materials build-up on the glass and absorb into the windows' pores, leading to permanent stains and damage. Accumulation of these naturally occurring items can also etch into the glass and cause corrosion, scratches, chips, and cracks. In extreme cases, materials can collect within the slide brackets of the window assembly; affecting the functionality of the window itself, while continuing to cause damage. Along with having streak-free, spectacular looking windows, regularly cleaning them protects you against any type of possible symptom for failure.
Window Cleaning Provides Health Benefits
Have you ever swiped your finger across a window and been disgusted by the result? Seeing the skin dander, dust, pollen, hair and many other allergens that accumulate on your windowsills can be jarring. But worse than the “gross” factor is the impact these materials can have on your immune system. Dirty windows allow for these unwanted agents from both inside and outside your home to accumulate, and can actually cause allergies for you, your family, or your employees. Many health conditions such as headaches, coughing, sneezing, fatigue, and nausea could all be a result of these allergens, which is why it is very important to make sure that your windows are not only cleaned, but also protected against the buildup of this unwanted grit and grime.
Along with a number of allergens, it's also not uncommon to fall victim to an accumulation of mold if your windows are left without cleaning. Mold generally forms in moist, warm locations; condensation in your windows can create these optimal conditions that dangerous mold needs to thrive. If you’ve not cleaned your window sills in a while, you may notice dark brown or black spots - that would be mold. It’s very important that you have this cleaned if it is present, or just avoided altogether, due to the fact mold has the possibility of causing dangerous respiratory infections.