They’re an eyesore, they leave a bad impression on guests or potential clients, and they can be downright disgusting. Dirty windows are much more than just a blemish in your vision, however. Over time, your windows will accumulate unwanted tenants like moisture and pollen that will not only blur your view but can also become a health risk and increase your energy bill. The collection of dust and mould on your windows accelerates the growth of unwanted bacteria and makes it more difficult for natural sunlight to enter your dwelling. Scheduling a regular window cleaning will ensure that you are eliminating potential health hazards as well as keeping those hard-earned dollars tucked safely in your pocket.
There are a variety of particles that can attach themselves to your windows and create unnecessary and preventable risks to your health. Let’s have a look at a few of the most common ones.
When it rains, water gathers on your windows and some of it will collect in tiny gaps in and around your windows. If this moisture goes unattended, you run the risk of allowing mould or mildew to develop. Rain is not the only moisture threat. If you have a dog, they probably like to stare out the window waiting for you to come home while they pant and wag their tails, you can bet that warm, moist air is condensing and collecting on your windows.
Pollen and other small outdoor particles have the ability to sneak through minuscule cracks in your windows or frames and collect on the interior. This alone can cause an issue for household members with respiratory problems, but combine it with dust and other particles, and the dirty windows could create a real hazard for vulnerable individuals. In the kitchen, cooking grease can find its way to your windows and act as a magnet for airborne particles.
Having dirty windows isn’t just an eyesore or a health hazard but it will hit you in your pocketbook as well. The layer of sediment that builds up on your windows reduces the amount of natural sunlight that can enter your home or office, which in turn reduces the amount of natural heat that can enter. This might sound alright in summer, but in winter you’ll want to get as much natural light as possible during those shorter days to reduce the money you are spending on your energy bill. An added bonus is that you are taking a small step to reduce the impact that artificial heating has on the environment.
Regularly cleaning your windows is a simple step you can take to reduce your energy bill, reduce your carbon footprint, and reduce your risk of respiratory illness. Along with these critical benefits, your home or office will leave a good impression on guests or potential clients. Taking the time to clean your windows thoroughly is a necessary step to introduce into your routine if not being done already. Equally, to ensure that it is done properly, you can call the professionals to book a window cleaning when it’s most convenient for you. Take the necessary steps today, to prevent health or financial challenges tomorrow.