Window cleaning may help the environment
Category: Window Cleaning
But if you care at all about the planet, you may be pleased to hear that frequent Window Cleaning can also have environmental benefits. At least that's what researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada reckon.
They have found that dirty windows can contribute to increased air pollution levels in towns and cities, because when sunlight hits dirt and grime on surfaces like glass and concrete, it can lead to the discharge of nitrogen gases, which in turn can create smog.
Dr James Donaldson, lead author of the study, said the findings show that dirty windows may be "quite a significant, and unaccounted for, contributor to air pollution in cities".
"The current understanding of urban air pollution does not include the recycling of nitrogen oxides and potentially other compounds from building surfaces," he stated. "But based on our field studies in a real-world environment, this is happening."
So if you've been looking at your windows for a while and thinking they could do with a good scrub, these findings could provide you with the motivation you need to get out your bucket and your squeegee, especially if you're someone who likes to live an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Alternatively, you could do your bit for the environment by calling in professional window cleaners to tackle the job for you. Not only will they be able to get your panes sparkling again much more quickly than you could yourself, but they may also do a much better job.
It'll also save you the hassle of climbing ladders and potentially buying new cleaning equipment if you don't have the right tools already.
Posted by Toni Tsocheva