Why Providing Exterior Maintenance for Your Business is Important

by | Aug 1,2017

Running a successful business requires a lot of thought and consideration, including the care and maintenance of the structure itself. Presenting a clean and well-cared-for face of your business can be the difference between drawing in more customers and clients or driving them away.

In addition to wanting your business to look welcoming, there’s a good chance it will be held to local code and building standards. Allowing room in your business’ budget to include maintenance provisions will make it easier to arrange for any needed repairs or touch ups.

Maintaining Regulatory Compliance

All businesses within the United States are required to comply with a variety of exterior property and building maintenance. This just helps to ensure the safety of all any visitors, customers and employees stepping onto the property.

For example, all businesses are required to correct and maintain any safety issues that could lead to potentially hazardous or unsanitary conditions. Failure to maintain areas from cracks, holes, and other conditions that could allow for excess moisture or deterioration could mean unfavorable consequences for your business.

The easiest way to avoid this situation is to keep up with all aspects of exterior maintenance. These repairs and services can range from masonry work and painting to leaf removal, window washing, and gutter cleaning.

Curb Appeal Can Help Increase Foot Traffic

Regardless of what kind of business you run, if you have a storefront or building that invites customers inside, it is your outside that will draw them in. Maintaining a fresh and clean exterior will be more enticing to potential patrons as they pass by.

Take a step outside and evaluate the front for yourself. Are the windows clear enough to see inside? Are there leaves or garbage piling up in flower beds or the corners of the doorway? A few simple steps can escalate your business’s curb appeal.

Hiring a professional exterior property cleaning provider company that can handle these tasks for you not only allows you more time to concentrate on your business but can give you the peace of mind that your storefront will always be kept up, even if you aren’t there.

Keep it Professional by Looking Clean and Clear

Keeping the windows clean in any business is paramount for customers to see your displays or into the store itself. Did you know that regular cleaning and maintenance can also lengthen the lifespan of your windows?

During the cleaning process, harsh environmental pollutants such as hard water, acidic rain, and oxidation, are stripped away from the window panes. This will help them last longer, saving the business money in the long term.

Clean windows not only allow customers to see the merchandise in the store but gives them the confirmation that your business is professional and serious about providing a high-quality environment for customers to shop in.

Get Help with Your Business’ Exterior Maintenance

Luckily, you don’t have to worry about taking time away from your customers in order get this essential maintenance done. Hiring a company that provides services that include window washing and seasonal outdoor maintenance is an option.

They have the equipment needed to reach those out of the way places, second and third story windows, skylights and gutters. They will come per the schedule you devise when hiring them which leaves you and your employees free to continue running the business.

There are many businesses specializing in exterior maintenance, but be sure to find one that is licensed and fully insured to do the work. Reading the customer reviews can help you determine if they are reputable and live up to what they are offering.

Most importantly, know that by caring for the outside of your storefront or commercial building, you are making an investment in its future. Clean and clear windows, grime free gutters and walkways can only be a benefit to its success today and in the future.

Do you know Clean and Clear is rated as Minnesota’s #1 Commercial Exterior Property Cleaning Provider Company.

Sign up for exterior cleaning service with Clean and Clear. Choose the plan that works for you: Weekly, monthly or seasonal service plans available. And enjoy exclusive member benefits when you enroll, including priority scheduling and price matching. We carry liability insurance for all the commercial cleaning and washing services we provide.

This is the 2nd time (maybe more?!) that we’ve called Clean and Clear. Very personable and thorough window cleaning company. A four star business!! Also, when I called, DeShaun (excuse me if I don’t remember your name correctly!🤔) was very courteous and arranged the date and time to our liking. Thanks again, Clean and Clear!!
Mary Francis
Mary Francis
17:43 07 Oct 19
Appointment set for tomorrow, 24 hour turn around from request!! Best and quickest reply. If the work is as good as the responsiveness from JIM, I'll be writing another 5 Star review!! Thanks JIM
Patrick Carley
Patrick Carley
13:54 07 Oct 19
This company did a great job cleaning my gutters. Beyond that, they were professional, courteous, timely and charge a fair price.
Mark Jansen
Mark Jansen
18:43 04 Oct 19
Johann and Travis did a very nice job on Power washing my whole 2 story house. It was cold and wet but that did not deter them. I am very pleased with the result. I would recommend this company.
Patrick Finley
Patrick Finley
16:16 04 Oct 19
Quick and easy online scheduling with Jim.
Non W
Non W
04:22 04 Oct 19
Super fast responses and communication from Jim. Can't believe they were able to coordinate scheduling which exactly meets my needs.
Judy Berg
Judy Berg
18:39 03 Oct 19
We haven't experienced the service yet, but wanted to give a shout out to Jim who was GREAT in giving us all the information we needed and answering a ton of follow up questions.
marie damato
marie damato
16:50 03 Oct 19
This company is great — fabulous professional support from Jim and flawless execution. I’m a lifelong customer after two wonderful experiences. Second time around I added window cleaning to my gutter service. Like having Santa come while I’m at work. A real treat.
Lou Claude
Lou Claude
01:05 03 Oct 19
The service people were very nice and polite but the cleaning was not completed up to par. The ledges were filled with dirt specks and residue immediately after the windows had been "cleaned" both inside and out and there were also some large streaks left on the windows. I also was disappointed that the inside sills were still very dirty after completion. When I asked about this, I was told that I should've asked for the toothpick service and that I would've been charged more. I also pointed out a portion of glass that had been missed and was told that it was hard water residue and couldn't be removed. Our home is only 7 months old and we've always had soft water. I cleaned this portion with Windex and it came right off. I am very disappointed with the service provided and with this company as a whole.
Amy R
Amy R
17:34 02 Oct 19
Super easy to schedule! Jim was very kind on the phone and answered all my questions.
Anna Cohn
Anna Cohn
17:12 02 Oct 19
The ease of setting up an appt., and Jim's politeness and professionalism was refreshing. I wasn't expecting such courteous and prompt service over the phone.
Matt Krebs
Matt Krebs
20:26 01 Oct 19
Jim was great helping me to get work done on one of my properties his communication and scheduling was the best !Dawn Rosario Westport Properties
dawn rosario
dawn rosario
14:33 01 Oct 19
Excellent job working with Jim to schedule my cleaning!
Dena M. Sonbol
Dena M. Sonbol
20:19 27 Sep 19
I spoke with Jim. He was very professional and answered my many questions and concerns. I thought customer service was a thing of the past -- not so with this company.
Leslie Swan
Leslie Swan
16:37 27 Sep 19
Jim was very responsive, answered my questions and was reasonably priced.
Michele Ricci
Michele Ricci
14:14 27 Sep 19
JIM was professional over the phone and answered after 2 rings.JIM emailed the quote and scheduled date, as I requested, within 30 minutes.JIM responded that he would see to send the company insurance coverage even though JIM was asked twice to email it and his response was originally that it would follow the confirmed phone quote: In order to call to verify coverage, it would be best to have done before setting to work.I still believe that I will eventually get the paperwork to call on.JIM's company was very, very easy - JIM explained exactly what would be done with this job, no need to be at home to do it, quick email responses, clear communication , convenient, polite, and friendly, in processing the job for cleaning gutters in a 2 story home.
Rhonda Smothers
Rhonda Smothers
23:06 26 Sep 19
Jim as very responsive and helpful when trying to make an appointment that would work best for us. Appreciate his assistance.
Ronda Jorgenson
Ronda Jorgenson
22:10 26 Sep 19
Had greatly service getting scheduled with Jim today had my windows cleaned by Travis and JoHann they did a super job my windows are gleaming
Dorothy Neudahl
Dorothy Neudahl
17:28 26 Sep 19
Jim did a great job!
Jon Day
Jon Day
13:32 26 Sep 19
Cleaned our roof. Did a very nice job. Reasonable fee too.
Robert Adams
Robert Adams
19:52 25 Sep 19
5-stars here! Jim was able to provide me with a quote, which I found to be reasonable and ended up scheduling gutter maintenance in just a few minutes. The gentleman that showed up this morning (less than 24 hours after I inquired) was kind, professional and informative. I would absolutely use Clean and Clear again.
Chelsea Manning Bode
Chelsea Manning Bode
16:43 25 Sep 19
Carl Mitchell
Carl Mitchell
23:29 24 Sep 19
Jim was thorough with the pursuit of a sale. Deserved our business
Miki Byers
Miki Byers
16:33 24 Sep 19
Jim was very helpful scheduling my appointment and explaining the services they offer. Thanks!
Mary Bolles
Mary Bolles
15:30 24 Sep 19
Jim helped schedule a fast, simple, and fair-priced service!
Jesse Starkson
Jesse Starkson
17:30 23 Sep 19
Jim did an excellent job scheduling deck cleaning/sealing services and windows cleaning .
Michael Norton
Michael Norton
17:30 23 Sep 19
Terry did a great job cleaning my windows and screens. This is the second time I’ve used Clean and Clear and I’ll definitely continue to be a repeat customer. I'd also like to add, that scheduling my appointment was quick and easy with Jim. He was very courteous and professional, and answered all of my questions.
Monica Yeager
Monica Yeager
02:43 23 Sep 19
Sam Klyuch
Sam Klyuch
14:39 21 Sep 19
I had an awesome experience with Clean and Clear and will definitely use them again. From quoting to scheduling to the actual window cleaning - great customer service. I have old double-hung windows with storms as well, so I know it wasn't a fun job but they got them sparkling clean in no time. Thanks, Jim, John, and Terry!
Lindsey Gilbertson
Lindsey Gilbertson
22:00 20 Sep 19
Quick response and friendly service agent, Jim!
Mary Wildenauer
Mary Wildenauer
21:01 20 Sep 19
John & Terry were a great team! They were quick, quiet, and careful.
Christine Houstman
Christine Houstman
18:23 20 Sep 19
Making and confirming appointment was easy . Thanks Jim.
Paivi Vaisanen
Paivi Vaisanen
16:23 20 Sep 19
Good to talk to Jim. Very nice.
David Reinhart
David Reinhart
16:06 20 Sep 19
Jim was great in setting up service. Terry and Khalil were very friendly and professional with the gutter cleaning.
Jake Miller
Jake Miller
19:33 19 Sep 19
Extremely satisfied with my experience. Jim was helpful and professional every step of the way. Thank you again Jim!
Hector Hernandez
Hector Hernandez
19:19 19 Sep 19
Jim did a great job scheduling our work!
Randy Bey
Randy Bey
19:08 19 Sep 19
My husband had contacted Clean and Clear and said they were very easy to communicate with and set up our gutter cleaning. I happened to be home when they cleaned our gutters. They were very polite and quick. We would highly recommend and will use them again.
Alicia W
Alicia W
18:06 19 Sep 19
Steve battaglia
Steve battaglia
17:59 19 Sep 19
Excellent and quick communication
Boit AHL
Boit AHL
20:20 18 Sep 19
Jim,joshaua,anddeandra weregood people to do busines with.they did a fantastic job on my roof.friendly and polite. Again,nice job.100 %satisfied.
Richard Schmidt
Richard Schmidt
19:45 18 Sep 19
I've used Clean and Clear for several types of work and I have been pleasantly surprised by how professional, efficient, and thorough their work is. I highly recommend them.
Rebecca Moss
Rebecca Moss
17:12 18 Sep 19
I received a quick callback from Jim and very prompt service time at an affordable price. I thought I had a bunch of clogs in my gutters way up high where I couldn't reach them and our technician Terry quickly learned when he headed up there it was a shingle stuck in my gutter downspout. I will definitely be using them again esp. now that I know they do other things then just gutter cleaning.
Kevin Calgren
Kevin Calgren
15:07 17 Sep 19
Cleaned the gutters on my 3 story house. Terry and Joe were awesome!
Hectron
Hectron
21:57 16 Sep 19
Jim was very accommodating with scheduling and honoring past pricing; even including skylights! I'll post again after they complete the job.
Barb Boelter
Barb Boelter
21:45 16 Sep 19
Jim was easy to work with for scheduling an appointment for getting our gutters cleaned.
Eugene Huether
Eugene Huether
15:31 16 Sep 19
Would give 0 stars if we could. Charged more than our estimate. Lifted up our mesh leaf gutter guards to clear the gutters and then didn’t put them back down beneath the shingle. When we called back to request they come and put them back under the shingle, they came out and said “there’s no way we would’ve lifted the gutter guards, so we’re not going to fix it”. When I asked to speak to the owner, he simply said “we usually instruct our guys not to lift the guards, but I can’t confirm with the worker who did your gutters because we fired him”. He then asked for photos to prove the guards were under the shingles when they were installed, which of course we don’t have because we can’t get up to our roof (hence why we’re paying YOU to clean them!). So now we’ll be hiring another company to come out and fix the problem.
Kevin Coleman
Kevin Coleman
16:50 15 Sep 19
Would give 0 stars if we could. Charged more than our estimate. Lifted up our mesh leaf gutter guards to clear the gutters and then didn’t put them back down beneath the shingle. When we called back to request they come and put them back under the shingle, they came out and said “there’s no way we would’ve lifted the gutter guards, so we’re not going to fix it”. When I asked to speak to the owner, he simply said “we usually instruct our guys not to lift the guards, but I can’t confirm with the worker who did your gutters because we fired him”. He then asked for photos to prove the guards were under the shingles when they were installed, which of course we don’t have because we can’t get up to our roof (hence why we’re paying YOU to clean them!). So now we’ll be hiring another company to come out and fix the problem.
Melissa Coleman
Melissa Coleman
16:48 15 Sep 19
We found Clean and Clear online and selected them because of their great reviews and they are a local company. We were very happy with the quality of the work and the two personable young men that washed the windows, inside and out. We will not wait so long next time to get our windows clean and we will definitely call Clean and Clear!
Patty Kelley
Patty Kelley
21:58 14 Sep 19
Jim the office manager was very helpful in giving us estimates, figuring out how to stage the various jobs and scheduling us well in advance. Great levelof communication from them!
Jack Supple
Jack Supple
18:14 13 Sep 19
Prompt quote. Fair price. Jim
Erica Bergsland
Erica Bergsland
16:10 13 Sep 19
Joshua answered my call, gave me a quote, and set up an appointment in one call. Great service.
candille demars
candille demars
22:53 12 Sep 19
Lexia Bosch
Lexia Bosch
21:50 11 Sep 19
Becca Clearman
Becca Clearman
14:43 11 Sep 19
JIM was very easy to contact via their text interface. Got quote and scheduled the visit, all via text. Very convienient.
Greg Wong
Greg Wong
20:53 10 Sep 19
Fast scheduling of cleaning service and an extremely reasonable price.
Michael Goalen
Michael Goalen
18:03 10 Sep 19
Worked with Jim. They were responsive, work performed quickly, and left no mess left behind.
Erik Nimlos
Erik Nimlos
17:10 10 Sep 19
Jim set up the scheduling, and it was a very efficient scheduling process.
Andrew McIntyre
Andrew McIntyre
14:12 10 Sep 19
Easy to schedule, great communication.
Katie Fears
Katie Fears
13:55 10 Sep 19
Jim from Clean and Clear is great! Fast communication, got me a estimate, and scheduled right away. I would highly recommend him!
Katie Halpin
Katie Halpin
20:23 09 Sep 19
Clean and Clear were able to complete the gutter cleaning within 2 days of the request. It was done very well and am 100% satisfied with the results! Worth the $! Thanks Jim.
Dan Sampson
Dan Sampson
19:11 09 Sep 19
Excellent service! Answered all my questions. Gave me an estimate over the phone, then we set up an appointment. Tech arrived on time and completed all the work agreed upon and then some. Very happy with results. In addition, they sent me an invoice in the mail a few days after the job was done. I highly recommend.
Patrick Ledger
Patrick Ledger
19:23 08 Sep 19
I called Clean and Clear based on a friend’s recommendation. So glad I did. I do not like cleaning windows and screens. My friend told me I would be very happy with Clean and Clear. She was so right. From my initial inquiry to job completion, I felt like I was an extremely valued customer. Joshua arrived within the expected time. We walked through the house so he could make sure he knew what I wanted. He got right to work and now my windows sparkle! He was even able to make a window that had some adhesive residue from UV film become crystal clear. I wholeheartedly recommend Clean and Clear and Joshua. A great service with wonderful people working for them.
Craig B. Reno
Craig B. Reno
20:52 06 Sep 19
Worked with Josiah who provided great communication and customer service.
Chris Harrington
Chris Harrington
20:18 06 Sep 19
I just spoke with Jim to arrange for my window cleaning. He waspatient with my information, very clear with his information andarrangements. He emailed me with the directions promptly.
Jacky baker
Jacky baker
18:51 06 Sep 19
Jim was great to work with :)) Very responsive & polite!
Linda Gerten
Linda Gerten
16:26 06 Sep 19
DeShawn was great!
Stacy Condon
Stacy Condon
15:58 06 Sep 19
Jim was friendly and knowledgeable. I was able to get a quote and schedule my appointment in less than five minutes.
Victoria Reinhardt
Victoria Reinhardt
15:10 06 Sep 19
They get the job done! Professional, prompt and hard-working folks at Clean and Clear Window Cleaning (MN) are the reason why I would use their services again and again. They bring their own equipment, clean up the site and left behind sparkling windows.It was easy to book my appointment online. DeShawn called back immediately to confirm the day/time that worked best for my schedule.Ask for Kajuan and Dontae - this dynamic duo showed up EARLY and efficiently scrubbed several years of grime off of my 2 story windows. Thank you, gentlemen, for your professionalism. Because of the quality of your services, I am a satisfied repeat customer of Clean and Clear Window Cleaning (MN).
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20:32 05 Sep 19
Josiah and Deshawn were great to work with!
Sam Olson
Sam Olson
19:27 05 Sep 19
Excellent service and excellent work! Almost every window in our house is now spotless including some skylights and screens. The two gentlemen who did the work were extremely efficient and courteous. Appreciate all of the organizing done by Steven. Great organization I would highly recommend.
Karen Kitchel
Karen Kitchel
18:37 05 Sep 19
Nice interaction and quick response! Josiah was friendly and great to deal with.
Brendan Kramp
Brendan Kramp
17:27 04 Sep 19
CABDINADIR ISMAACIIL
CABDINADIR ISMAACIIL
13:03 04 Sep 19
Josiah gave me a very prompt response to set up a time to clean my windows.
David Stevens
David Stevens
22:17 03 Sep 19
DeShawn was very helpful in scheduling, and the gutters are now clear. I didn't have to be home for the appointment or the quote. The quote was exactly what I was invoiced (plus tax). An inexpensive maintenance task worth every penny to avoid overflows and tiny trees in the gutters!
Brandy Churchill
Brandy Churchill
21:02 03 Sep 19
Cindy Huseby
Cindy Huseby
15:22 03 Sep 19
Iseal did a wonderful job cleaning my gutters.
Rita Alberghetti
Rita Alberghetti
15:02 03 Sep 19
Pauline Johnson
Pauline Johnson
10:15 03 Sep 19
Cherry Williams
Cherry Williams
18:55 31 Aug 19