You have probably heard that cleaning your windows when there is rain in the air is a fool’s errand, a pointless task that will make no difference afterwards. And it has probably become ingrained into you to avoid failing fowl to a wasted task. But what if you live in a town, city or country whose dial seems to be permanently set to rainfall? Will there only ever be a small window of opportunity to have your own windows cleaned?
Well it’s time to dispel this notion as professional window cleaners can complete the job in most weather conditions and are trained to deal with the unpredictability that comes with this. It is also not the actual rain that will make a window dirty but instead the dirt that is already on them.
Windows are designed to use rainwater and sunlight to remove natural dirt and debris from them. But when other factors hit your windows, such as pollen, dust build up and pesky bird droppings and they cling to them, the next time it rains, the water from this will attach itself to the existing dirt. This in turn will make the dirt look worse but only because it was already there and not simply because it rained. If your windows are free of any external dirt, when the rain comes it will simply wash away and leave your glass clean.
Avoiding having your windows cleaned in wet weather will actually, in the long term, make them worse as water stains may build up and take more time to remove. It is important to keep on top of your regular window cleaning routine, to preserve them so that you reap the maximum benefits that clean windows create.
So the next time you see a few droplets on the horizon or the forecast seems to give you a never-ending episode of rainy weather, don’t cancel your window cleaning service. Show Mr Blue Sky who is in charge and maintain the upkeep for healthy clean glass.