Why Buy? Rent Equipment for Winter Cleaning

by Lawton Brothers | Jan 21, 2021


The winter months in Florida bring a different kind of preparation than most states. While we are lucky enough to forgo the worry of salt and ice melts, we do have to deal with drastic temperature changes, sudden rain outbursts, bugs looking for a home, and even mold.  As your local cleaning experts since 1946, Lawton Brothers offers a variety of services and equipment for all of your winter cleaning needs. 

HVAC Cleaning

One of the most important items on the list for winter cleaning is your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). According to the U.S. Department of Energy, approximately 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating and cooling is wasted. This is typically due to the buildup of contaminants in the system, causing it to work harder for the same output. Even though we use filters and replace those regularly, the heating and cooling system still collects dirt through daily use.

With normal occupation of your building, dust, dander, and chemicals are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated through the space an average of 5 to 7 times a day. Long-term buildup of contaminants can contribute to larger health issues or adversely affect those with already existing health conditions. By performing an annual HVAC cleaning, you can improve your energy costs as well as improve air quality, keeping your guests and employees safe and comfortable year-round. 

Window Cleaning

Most of the time, windows go unnoticed in terms of daily (or even weekly) cleaning. Leaving windows unattended can lead to many problems, both aesthetic- and maintenance-related. For one, sudden rain can leave streaks on windows and evaporation can leave behind stains and mineral deposits. A problem for many concrete and stone-front facilities, efflorescence, is the chalky white powder that accumulates on the outside of windows and walls as mineral deposits are brought to the surface. Thankfully, this residue is easy to clean – with just a little bit of water and some scrubbing, you’ll be on your way! However, the longer you wait, it will become harder to remove as it is less water-soluble over time. By cleaning the windows regularly, you increase the attractiveness to potential customers, boost productivity and morale in the office, and allow in more light to help evaporate any moisture inside the building. 

Carpet Cleaning

Carpets are notorious for collecting germs, dirt, and dust. If there are carpets or rugs in your facility, you need to clean them regularly, with a deep clean once or twice during the winter season. While grime and atmospheric contaminants can get trapped deep in the carpet fibers year-round, it is especially beneficial to clean carpets during the winter. With lower temperatures and lower humidity in the air, carpets dry much faster than in the summer. 

Rent the Equipment You Need

Lawton Brothers has been through the winter (and summer) in Florida since 1946 and are proud to call ourselves your local experts. Over the years, we’ve cultivated an extensive fleet of equipment to provide you with a full range of services and options. Call us today to rent equipment, ask a question, or get a free audit! One of our trained professionals will be happy to help you: 800.432.0813.

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