Public buildings play a vital role in the health, well-being and daily lives of our communities, towns and cities. From hospitals and schools to council offices, museums and town halls, each houses services that individuals and groups within the community need to access. When budgets are squeezed, cladding cleaning for these buildings is frequently moved to the bottom of the list.
Improving Service Through Cleaning
Public buildings house different services and support systems for people within the local community. Therefore, it is important that they are accessible and welcoming and this starts with the outside of the building. If a building is dirty, covered in moss or algae, or showing signs of deterioration due to a lack of facade cleaning, it gives a poor first impression.
This may discourage individuals from searching for and using the services within. This can make a significant difference to how the rest of their day goes when that building is frequently visited throughout their week.
The health of the building requiring cladding cleaning can also affect the health of those who work in and visit the building. The build-up of pollutants can irritate skin, eyes and airways, and can be carried into the building by those entering it. Such particles can also be carried through air filtration systems and vents, affecting the air quality within the building. This can have a negative impact anywhere, but could be serious in the cases of schools and hospitals.
Save Money with Professional Cladding Restoration
Taking the time and budget to pay for cladding cleaning services will save you money. Cleaning cladding effectively before damage begins to occur means that more expensive restoration work is avoided. Even if restorative work is needed, when this is caught early enough, it can be done without disruption to the daily route of the people using and working in the building, and without them needing to vacate the premises.
To achieve this, not only does the cladding cleaning or restoration need to be done in a timely manner, it must be completed by competent teams of experienced cleaners. The company you hire to undertake the work must be able to recognise the type of cladding that has been used, know the best methods to clean or restore it, and have access to the best materials and equipment to undertake the work. If any of these elements are missing, then the finish will be substandard and could result in greater harm or degradation to the building.
When searching for a company, ensure that they undertake a site survey before any agreement is made. During the survey, ask questions about the cladding refurbishment and cleaning methods they use, how long the process will take, and what level of disruption you can expect.
As with any large-scale project, it is important to check what professional bodies the company is a member of and to ask for references from previous clients. This is one of the best ways to judge the quality of the cladding cleaning services that will be provided. Most companies that provide quality services proudly display case studies and will be happy to discuss details of previous projects.