Why your medical facility needs clean windows

Why your medical facility needs clean windows

Medical facilities such as doctor’s offices, hospitals, outpatient practices, overnight and extended stay facilities, and even mental health offices often feature large windows which reach from the floor to ceiling. While your health facility probably institutes strict cleaning procedures for the inside of your building to promote patient health, you may be unintentionally neglecting the exterior side of your windows. Here are just a few reasons to pay attention to the cleanliness of the windows on the outside of your building:

Patients will associate the cleanliness of all surfaces with their health and safety.

Any built up dirt and grime on your windows will send a message to your visitors about the overall cleanliness and safety standards of your health center. Although particles stuck on the outside of your windows may not accurately represent your sanitation practices, this dirt contributes to the overall impression patients gather about your office. You need to be sure patients and visitors walk away from their appointment feeling confident that they will receive high quality services the next time they need to come back to your office.

Dirty windows can further aggravate illness.

If your windows are covered in pollen, mold, and other dirt which has built up over time, your windows may actually cause further irritation of your patients’ symptoms. Allergens could also cause new symptoms to appear, creating confusion about which symptoms are associated with the illness and which are allergic reactions. Health professionals and organizations recommend regularly cleaning windows to prevent harmful mold from growing.

Clear sunlight creates a better atmosphere.

The natural brightness of sunlight, when allowed to shine through clean windows, contributes to a fresh, cozy atmosphere in a medical office which may often feel sterile to patients. Sunlight has also been proven to contribute to a positive mindset and good mental health. Sunlight can even decrease anxiety levels, which can help patients who typically feel anxious when they have to visit the doctor.

Your medical facility can schedule regular, professional window cleaning from Innovative Window Cleaning to promote better patient health and keep visitors coming back. To get a free estimate for your window cleaning needs, please give us a call at 888-535-1440 or send us a message online.

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