This type of window cleaning service is for pre-exiting structures that maintain an annual regular service. This is generally an exterior clean. This is your typical maintenance type of cleaning which usually involves only the glass with no special chemicals or mechanical means of removing common dirt and pollution.
This type of cleaning is absolutely essential. When dirt is allowed to stay on the glass surface, damage is continuously occurring due to the movement of the dirt on the windows which acts like sandpaper. This damage is slow and will leave the glass surface rough and dull.
A common question is, "how often should I have these windows cleaned?" There's no standard answer to this question. There are several variables to take into consideration:
Typically larger buildings are cleaned twice per year. This would be considered the bare minimum. The best thing to do is ask a professional window cleaner. You might be surprised by the answer you get. There are some buildings where we might actually do the south side 4 times per year, the east and west sides 2 times per year and the north side once per year. Dirt will accumulate differently depending on each side of the building.
Why spend the money to clean a whole side of a building if its not dirty?
This type of window cleaning is a first time cleaning. Sometimes referred to as a Post Construction cleaning. It may involve interior and/or exterior windows. Different techniques and tools are employed. The use of chemicals is not included in a Construction Window Cleaning service. Construction window cleaning involves the cleaning of glass and metal frames employing mechanical means. This typically involves scrapers with sharp razor blades. Only highly experienced window cleaners should attempt this type of work.
Inexperienced window cleaners have been known to scratch glass, costing thousands or even millions of dollars in damage. Sometimes this damage occurs due to the window cleaner not using a new or sharp razor blade. Dull blades can scratch the glass. An experienced window cleaner will also be able to recognize when there are defects in the glass which could also lead to scratching, even with a sharp blade. A professional window cleaner will stop the work before any damage occurs. For more information on scratched glass in construction, please click the link below.
A specialty clean is one that may or may not fall into one of the other categories but one that may involve extremely unusual circumstances, methods, and/or equipment.
Variables in suspended access and rigging may also contribute to a special cleaning where the location of the work or the unique structure of the building require extensive planning.
Where the work or the surfaces are considered sensitive, it may be deemed to be a specialty cleaning.
This type of window cleaning can be done at the clients discretion. Whether in construction or on a pre-existing structures, there may be situations that involve various types of chemicals and solutions. Greater knowledge of chemicals and their affects on nearby materials is essential. All Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are provided prior to any work being performed. There are 4 main variables to consider:
Each variable will be different for each building. In fact, each variable may be different for each specific area of each building.
It is recommended that an assessment be done prior to the actual cleaning. This assessment will determine how much square footage actually requires the chemical cleaning process. If the assessment determines that only 50% of the surface area requires the chemical cleaning, then the cost will likely be reduced by approximately 50%. Saving the client thousands of dollars.
This type of cleaning involves historical, delicate, or sensitive glass. Great care and planning are employed prior to any work being performed. Clients are encouraged to obtain a Methodology Statement, from Skyline or another reputable company, prior to the work.
The clients may also consider regulations governing the work on historical buildings.
Stained glass is glass which contains lead or zinc. As such, typical window cleaning solutions will not work. Typical cleaning solutions contain ammonia which could cause an adverse chemical reaction with the lead or zinc in the glass. Cleaning can be time consuming and potentially damaging, and will need to be carried out by skilled professionals. high rise window cleaning window washing
It may look easy, but the important thing is to prevent scratching when cleaning. At Skyline, we have the experience, skill and tools to clean all glass and metal surfaces. With the right cleaning products and techniques, a skilled trades person will leave no film behind, leaving your building shining like a diamond.
This type of window cleaning is expected to be the most expensive option. It's purpose is to restore damaged glass. Highly dangerous and corrosive acids are used. As such, workers are required to wear positive air flow ventilation suites and fully suited with acid resistant clothing.
Its easy to see how metal cleaning would fall smoothly into window cleaning. As such, Skyline employees are professionals at cleaning all types of metals on all types of buildings and structures.
Unlike in the past where most buildings were made of brick and most of the metal was enclosed into the building, today's buildings are mostly glass and where the metal is exposed.
As such, metal smoothly falls into the realm of window cleaning where typically the metal is exposed and in close proximity to the glass.
At skyline, we can clean most metals, including;
Cleaning and repairing are two very different types of work. Sometimes the lines between the two can be blurred. As a client, you will want to make the right choice. Fortunately, Skyline is both. If you have even the slightest doubt, please give us a call. We are always here to help.
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