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What FM companies can do for high-level and gutter cleaning

Updated: Jul 4, 2021

When FM companies need interior high-level cleaning and exterior gutter cleaning, we’ve got the expertise for the job.

High-level cleaning or exterior gutter cleaning from REACT
Whether it’s interior high-level cleaning or exterior gutter cleaning, we’ll get the job done

It’s the next in our occasional series of blogs looking at some of the services we can deliver for facilities management (FM) companies. Last time, we looked at Atex explosive environment cleaning, for which we need highly specialist, intrinsically safe equipment to operate safely. This time around, we’re focusing on another area that often requires specialist equipment, albeit more standard machinery. In this blog, we’re going to look at high-level cleaning for mid-height buildings, both interior high-level cleaning and exterior gutter cleaning.

High-level cleaning inside and out

So many modern offices are built to impress their visitors and make it easier for workers to move around. Spacious reception areas lead to workspaces with suspended ceilings and hidden ductwork. Similarly, commercial premises are designed with space and light in mind, often having high ceilings and sleek lines. And industrial buildings often need the space afforded by raising ceiling heights. But it can be tricky to keep the top of these spaces clean. High ceilings mean walls and corners that are hard to reach, and where dirt and dust can build up.

On the outside of buildings, there are also difficult to reach areas that need to be kept clean. One particularly tricky area is guttering. It can be a challenge to clean gutters effectively without damaging them or where they’re attached to the building. It’s important to remove organic residues such as leaf litter and bird guano to avoid a blocked gutter, which can cause structural water damage to a building if left unresolved. And making sure that downpipes aren’t blocked, and that they remain firmly attached to the guttering, is also of paramount concern.

Interior high-level cleaning: working safely at height

Effective cleaning of areas in hard-to-reach places at height requires specialist expertise and access equipment. Our operators are trained to work at height, to ensure premises look professional and visually appealing, and are compliant with legislation. We can focus on every element at high level, including ducting and suspended ceilings. And we can work in every part of a building, from reception areas through to industrial facilities.

What’s more, at all times our staff place a focus on maintaining the highest health and safety standards. If the organisation’s staff are onsite when we’re performing high-level cleaning, we’ll ensure the area is cordoned off with hazard signs. If we’re using an elevating work platform or other machinery, we’ll make sure that it’s clear of any trip hazards. And we’ll be meticulous about making sure everything is in order before we leave the premises.

Exterior high-level cleaning: focus on gutter cleaning

In a future blog in this series, we’ll be taking a closer look at IRATA rope access cleaning, another highly specialist cleaning method for the exterior of taller buildings. But for many mid-level buildings, rope access isn’t appropriate. We therefore have other ways of keeping the higher reaches of mid-height buildings clean.

Whether we use telescopic gutter cleaners or elevating work platforms (‘cherry-pickers’) for gutter cleaning, our focus is always on maintaining a safe perimeter. Once we’ve removed any organic debris, we’ll make sure to clean the gutter thoroughly. If necessary, we can also fit bird deterrents, should the building have problems with birds congregating and causing a mess.

To find out more about REACT Specialist Cleaning and our high-level cleaning and gutter cleaning services for mid-height buildings, contact one of the team today.

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Post by Shaun D. Doak

Shaun is the CEO of REACT Group plc., a business dedicated to specialist cleaning, hygiene and decontamination. He is deeply committed to making sure that every one of our company’s clients receives the highest possible level of service. An expert in HVAC and commercial and industrial cleaning methodologies, Shaun has extensive experience in the facilities management and renewable services sector.

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