Building a new office block
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Building a new office block

We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

Achieve a Sun-Kissed Home with These 5 Cleaning Tips for Your Blurry Skylights

Troy Medina

Cleaning skylight windows once every six months is part of routine maintenance. Practically, skylights function like regular windows, but they are atop the roof rather than on the walls. They are useful in providing warmth, natural light and ventilation to your home. However, if you allow skylights to be cloudy, dirty and blurry, you may not be able to take full advantage of the benefits they offer.

To achieve sparkling clean skylights, consider the following tips:

Always Begin with Dry Cleaning

It's wise to commence this exercise with dry cleaning. After placing old newspapers or towels below your skylights, run a feather duster, dry cloth or broom over the glass. Doing this helps remove any dry dirt and debris present. Avoid using moisture at this step to prevent dust from gumming up and sticking on the skylight glass. 

Scrub with Plain Ammonia 

After ridding the skylight of dry dirt, begin scrubbing its glass. Most people opt for various window cleaning detergents, but if you want to save extra money, try using plain ammonia. Ammonia is more effective at removing grease and preventing streaks than many glass window cleaners.

Ensure Proper Drying of the Glass   

You'll need to use moderate amounts of ammonia and ensure you thoroughly dry the glass to prevent streaks. Ideally, you can use a microfibre cloth to achieve this. Alternatively, consider using paper towels or newspapers. However, if your skylights are too high in the ceiling, consider using squeegees attached to a long pole.

Hire Professional Cleaning Services for Exteriors

After cleaning your skylight interiors, you'll know whether you need to clean the exterior part. Since cleaning the skylight exteriors involves climbing on the roof, you require safety equipment to prevent falling risks. However, rather than spending more on purchasing this equipment, it's wise to hire a cleaning service to handle this task professionally. 

Make the Required Skylight Window Glass Replacements

Sometimes, the glass in the skylight windows may become permanently cloudy. Such window glass is difficult to clean, and the best solution is replacing it. Additionally, if you notice steam building up between the exterior and interior glass panes, you may have gaps in your window seals. It would be best if you replaced these seals or added extra caulk around the skylight openings. 

These are the five tips to clean up your cloudy or blurred skylight windows. Doing this will allow for the smooth flow of natural sunlight, warmth and ventilation. Reach out to companies that work with skylight windows for more tips.