A clean ship is a well-run ship. Passengers on ships are naturally drawn to the windows, especially cruise ships, where guests are guided along scenic points. As well, passengers will be uneasy about what is on the ship if it is dirty, and this includes the ship’s windows. Ships need to clean all their windows to keep the salt from causing damage, maintain impressions, health and ease of viewing.
Large Ships, Cruise Ships and Other Large Ships
Large ships need professional window cleaning at a minimum once a year. Port windows can be opened to the interior, and the hinges can move inside the ship. The windowpanes must be held in place. You will need a scaffold to clean cabin windows. It is as hard as it sounds. This could be the reason why “I don’t do windows” is a common saying.
While the ship’s windows may be cleaned at sea or in port while it is still wet, hosing can only be done when there are designated areas where the water can run. This is so that any debris does not get into an unspecified area.
To remove saltwater, some cruise ships clean their windows every day. Robots and humans are used to clean the windows. Robots clean the hard-to-reach places. When there are no balconies on the upper decks, metal baskets can be used by the crew. Due to environmental regulations, cruise ships cannot wash in all ports. Cleaning often occurs at sea or while sailing.
Clear vinyl windows are used on most recreational and smaller boats. They are sensitive to ultraviolet rays. It is important to maintain your windows using professional window cleaning. Clear vinyl windows can become yellowed and brittle if they are not cleaned or treated.
Start by removing all dirt and debris from the boat’s vinyl windows using a hose. Use mild soap to clean the windows. Avoid harsh cleaners. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, and dry using a microfiber towel.
You can buy protective sprays, but it is best to contact a professional window cleaner to choose the right product. Clear vinyl windows can be cleaned with protective sprays. Protect your windows from sun damage by applying the polish or protectant often. Avoid regular window cleaners or alcohol-based detergents. They will dry the vinyl. They are too rough and can scratch windows.