Access. Access to the window areas, particularly
the outside upstairs window areas is often not easy and
therefore the cleanliness of these areas suffers.
Personal Motivations, Attitudes and Perceptions.
Some people are simply more inclined to clean all areas
of the house or office more frequently than others. They
may focus less on the time, effort, and potential risk involved,
and may be more focused on the positive rewards of doing
Looking Clean form the Inside
Outside cleanliness of window areas is often just a matter
of regular water based cleaning e.g. by a window cleaner,
and by relatively infrequent upkeep to the paintwork.
The window coverings inside can have a major influence
on the appearance and perceptions of how clean the window
looks. Curtains can often hang in an untidy way, can fade,
be damaged, or be stained in certain areas. Washing, repairing
or replacing them can be a major undertaking. Vertical blinds
provide a great way to keep the window area clean, or actually
looking clean in more than one way:
Many modern vertical
blind slats are resistant to water and stains. This
means that not only are they less likely to pick up any
condensation and mould stains, but they can easily be scrubbed
blinds are made up of slats which are of the same length,
width, and width apart. This gives a very tidy, uniform,
and ‘clean’ appearance to the window area.
are generally not used in conjunction with any type of curtains.
As such, when blinds are angled open during daylight hours,
dirty areas of glass can be spotted and cleaned more quickly.
Sometimes it’s easier and quicker to mask or hide
something until you can find time to put it right. Vertical
blind slats can do a good job of hiding any dirt or
irregularities in the window area whilst maintaining a clean
window appearance to those inside. Vertical
blinds can often help to mask any unpleasant views through
the window whilst maintaining a clean and tidy appearance
from the inside.