Working in the Weather
Innovative Glass, Knoxville Tn
Here is another question asked by own of our followers and customers, especially since April is here and it is rain season, “ What happens when it rains”, “Will it ruin the work”. Well the answer is yes and No at the same time. A lot depends on what service is being performed and how much it is raining. My goal is to discuss this a little further, as to what I take into consideration when looking at the weather. But ultimately, its YOUR choice, YOU are the home owner, I’m here to help you.
When is comes to providing service, whether it be Window Washing, Pressure Washing, Concrete cleaning or Roof Cleaning, you must approach these differently. First off, if Lightning is in the forecast, the answer is absolutely NO! As we know, lightning can strike from 20 miles away, and since all of our equipment is a great conductor, we will not work.
Window Cleaning, Traditionally rain does not make your windows dirty, but if you have trees and such, yes a brief storm can transfer everything to the clean glass, so a light rain will not effect it too much but a heavy rain will. Since we are washing all the dirt and grime off your glass, its unlikely it will immediately be back on there as soon as we leave.
House Washing, again this depends on the amount of rain, once we spray the soap on your home, it must have a short dwell time to kill the mold and algae, heavy rains will wash the soap off, light to moderate rain wont, but if its windy… we end up getting more soap on the neighbors house, so we will pause. Light rain, in fact will help wash soap off any plants nearby, saving us from having to rinse them off.
Concrete Cleaning, yes this will effect, We do a pre treat to help break up the dirt and a post treat to help kill the tougher algae, and the rain will wash this away.
Roof Cleaning, The same that applies to concrete cleaning, applies to roof cleaning, as roofing has more texture and tougher algae, and since pressure can not be used, we wont be cleaning the roof . I have had a pop up shower wash away hundreds of dollars of soap… not fun :P
SO to some it up, window cleaning and House Washing is okay in the rain, the other services, not so well. Part of my job is to ensure you have the best possible service, with uncompromising quality, and since we do put a warranty on all our work, Please do have a little patience this time of year, we may have to re-schedule.
Innovative Glass, James Long.
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