Understanding the Window Cleaning Standard

Understanding the Window Cleaning Standard

You know how there are rules to any game? What happens when the players don't know the rules of the game? The few who know the rules will outscore those who know less. Now, what if fouls were called and it sounded like *ka-ching*? That is not fun at all.

I am talking about safety codes and standards that apply to exterior building maintenance, particularly window cleaning. There is such a standard that both the building owners and their representatives and the window cleaning contractor have to be guided by.

Aside from a purchased copy of this standard and the safety codes available in the OSHA website, there really isn't anything out there that will make "this game" easily understandable to property managers and building owners. 

Follow this link on our take on simplifying the window cleaning standard. Perhaps it will be a first step to more well-informed decision makers. 


A responsible window cleaning company will be in compliance with the ANSI/IWCA I-14.1 Window Cleaning Safety Standard. Although not legally enforced by the law, compliance to the standard is a step forward in meeting applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

There will be more answers than questions if we ask the right ones. Feel free to reach out to us if you simply have questions regarding this standard. We will help you find the right answers and happy to be an additional resource for you in maintaining your facilities.

I Never Get To Ring The Bell, But

I Never Get To Ring The Bell, But

Let the train jump the tracks and see who catches hell.

That's what facility/ building engineers feel of their job. It's not even their job to drive the train.

We recently conducted a discussion in LinkedIn addressed to chief engineers and facility engineers all over the country (and the world) to find out what makes them tick. The responses are unbelievably heart-warming. We meet building engineers in our line of work every day and I never really got the chance to know this part of them because chances are they are busy taking care of the next issue.


At Alliance, we have always viewed our job as service providers to property managers and engineers as - an alliance. We want to be a part of their solution. So we make it an important part for us to know them.

Facility engineers are most likely the first one in the building and if you ask me are the unsung heroes of property management - the Scottie Pippen while a Michael Jordan is basking in the limelight. What you guys really care about is to get the job done.


So here's to knowing our facility/ building engineers out there - the first line of defense in any building issue. I asked the question and they answered. View the original post here.