We have been cleaning windows on Gold Coast high-rise buildings for nearly 20 years. Most high rises on the Gold Coast are residential, hotels or holiday accommodation, with only a small number of commercial and healthcare high-rises. Most high-rises are situated close to the coastline to make best use of the beaches and ocean views.
The proximity of these buildings to the coastline means that they are exposed to the elements especially salt. Salt is very corrosive to aluminium window frames making regular window cleaning an essential part of any building maintenance program. Holiday high-rises have a large turnover of occupants on vacation, all expecting nice clean windows to enjoy the beautiful Gold Coast views. Many factors need to be taken into account with high-rise buildings before deciding which is the best method to clean the windows.
On the Gold Coast abseiling is the preferred method used to carry out work. Abseiling appears to be dangerous but in fact is very safe when operators are trained to industry standards. The abseilers that we are associated with all have been trained to the industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) standards. IRATA trained technicians are certified to levels that are recognised worldwide. Operators must be safe while they are doing their job. Also the public and property below the abseilers while they are operating must be safe at all stages of the process. Engaging qualified operators ensures safe work practice and limits liability for all concerned.
Some holiday high-rises on the Gold Coast have ledges outside the windows and in some cases these may be accessed providing anchor points that meet industry standard have been installed and tested on an annual basis. In this situation wearing a safety harness and attaching to the anchor points is necessary to ensure safe work practice.
On the lower floors of some high-rise and low-rise buildings it is not practical to abseil because of a change in configuration or lack of anchor points. In these cases we use a water-fed extension pole that carries purified water to a soft brush on the end of the pole. This method can be used up to 5 floors but ideally 2 to 3 floors is more suitable.
If you are a high-rise building manager, apartment owner, or body corporate manager please contact us to discuss your window cleaning requirements. All Clear Windows operates in many of the Gold Coast hotel, holiday, healthcare and residential buildings. We have many years experience helping create maintenance programs to suit different industry needs and budgets.
Balcony glass, balustrades and internal windows on high rises are usually cleaned more often than the difficult to access windows and we have an experienced team that can service these windows quickly and efficiently.
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