WHETHER its April showers, drizzle or a full force storm you may wonder if there is any value in having window cleaning carried out? According to the Met Office there are 3 types of rain and depending on the area you live in or the pollution level where you live – this can affect how long your window clean lasts.
How clean is rain water?
Rain water is actually quite clean comparative to drinking water. See our article on pure water for details and measurements of relative purity. Often the direction in which rain falls from the sky can reveal the ability of rain to clean dirt from windows. On dirty windows you’ll notice that the top of most windows will be worst, remaining dirty. This is because falling droplets wash away dirt from the rest of the lower part of the glass, the top often shielded from the elements. Therefore, on a window that has just had pure water cleaning, rain will not affect this in a detrimental way nor make the glass dirty.
Is it a waste having my windows cleaned in the rain?
You may feel that the work carried out will be wasted. You may feel that the reach and wash cleaning with pure water will be contaminated or rinsed away giving you no benefit. In fact as mentioned above rain water will not leave streaks but will only continue to rinse the glass.
What about window cleaning and storms?
Perhaps the only rare exception involving British weather might be a storm. The combination of wind and rain can drive particles in the air onto the glass. We normally don’t work in extreme wind either as this proves hazardous when cleaning with our reach and wash poles.
So in summary, we will endeavour to keep cleaning schedules and arrangements unless there is an extreme circumstance. Reachnshine window cleaning seek to maintain a constant and reliable window cleaning service.