Special Cleaning Considerations in Windy Conditions
- Posted by Sonlight Cleaning
- On November 1, 2019
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Windy conditions created a hazardous situation for a pair of window washers this past May. Devon Tower, the tallest building in Oklahoma, was getting squeaky clean windows when high winds caused the scaffold on which the two window washers were standing to begin swinging wildly out of control. Video footage of the event at first looks like a questionable carnival ride… until the crane holding the lift sways to one side, breaking windows and sending a stream of glass glittering to the ground below. The terrifying ordeal ended without injury to the workers, thanks to quick work by the fire department.
Just this week, a cold front blustered its way through Texas, with gusts as high as 40 miles per hour recorded in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Gusts this powerful can damage trees, power lines, and small structures. Winds over 30 miles per hour can cause problems for high-profile vehicles. Clearly, high winds can be a very troubling weather event.
After the cold front swept through, I stepped out my front door and noticed what you probably noticed at your facilities as well. My formerly-pristine front walk was littered with leaves, dirt, and sticks. No more than a day passed and I noticed that the outdoors was steadily making its way indoors. Every time the front door opened or closed, a gust of air sent leaves and debris scampering into the entryway. Each new set of footsteps through the entryway crunched those leaves into a fine powder than then found its way into every square foot of the facilities.
High winds can be damaging, but even a light breeze can be demoralizing when it comes to the cleanliness of your facilities. And unlike the mess brought about by rain, no number of rugs can keep the ruin at bay. What your employees and patrons fail to track in, the wind will no doubt sweep in the next time that door opens! Whether you manage the facilities for a medical facility, school, church, office building, or financial institution, you know how much first impressions count. Don’t let a blustery day cost you business.
When you contract your regular janitorial cleaning through Sonlight Cleaning Services, its simple to solve the wind problem. Our day porter service is just what you need. While daily janitorial staff can focus on giving your facilities a much-needed end-of-day deep clean, a day porter’s job is to keep things looking neat and tidy throughout even the windiest day. With a combination of frequent vacuuming, sweeping, and rug swapping, our team members are skilled at making sure every person’s first impression is impeccable. After winds have subsided, call in our power washing team to remove dirt and mold from your sidewalks. Our window washing team is also on standby to wash away all the grime left behind by high winds (buildings under 40 feet only–no wild rides for our guys!).
Windy days and every day, Sonlight Cleaning Services is your partner in keeping your facilities clean!