Things you need to know about window cleaning in high-rise buildings

Cleaning windows in a high-rise building is not really an easy job, definitely requesting the service of a professional company is the most suitable option to save time and money in an activity that is demanding and dangerous.

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Architectural design has changed in the last century, because due to the use of space in large cities most of the constructions that are currently authorized are buildings, seeking to maximize vertical space.

Cities such as New York, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, are some of those that have skyscrapers and without doubt, each of the cities have large buildings, so it will be necessary from time to time to maintain them.

 

How often should commercial windows be cleaned?

The truth is that it is not necessary to do this work too often, six months or a year will be enough to clean the external glass, while the cleaning of the internal glass should be done daily, and even twice a day if there is a lot of traffic of people.

 

Is it dangerous to clean windows at heights?

 

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Of course it is, since the windows of the buildings are very high, generally above 50 meters, for this reason, those who work cleaning windows in buildings must have a safety course in heights, so that they really know how to tie the safety harness, since this is mandatory for those who work at heights.

In addition, in buildings with more than five floors, there should always be an external elevator, for the safety and comfort of workers, however, some workers prefer to do it only with a harness.

 

How long does it take to clean the windows of skyscrapers?

 

The cleaners of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, take between three and four months, always starting at the top. The time can be reduced according to the number of workers doing the job, but it will always be more than two months.

In a building of 180 meters, the cleaning takes one month, which is really short considering that most of the current facades are made of glass.

 

Is there special equipment for cleaning these high-rise buildings?

 

Of course there are. For a skyscraper it takes about 40 people, ten on each side. In this work it is necessary to have a microfiber dampener, which has a rubber band on the back, so that, with the cloth, the soap is distributed on the window, turning the tool to remove the soap until the end of the window, cleaning it with an absorbent cloth.

 

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Each microfiber cloth lasts approximately 800 uses, in a skyscraper can spend more than 500 of these elements in a day. While the rubber on the back can last two or three days, before a new change is made.

Mild soap is used, as it is easier to clean and does not leave that hated gray film on the glass.


All the elements for cleaning should be tied up in the gondola, or external elevator, since the wind can carry away some of the instruments, producing an accident for the passers-by.

Cleaning windows in a high-rise building is not really an easy job, definitely requesting the service of a professional company is the most suitable option to save time and money in an activity that is demanding and dangerous.

Proper training, knowledge and experience are a core value at Sapphire Window Cleaning.

If you are thinking of hiring services for high-rise buildings in Miami, ask about our services: Commercial high rise window cleaning.

 

 

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