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Tips on How to Choose a Window Cleaning Service

Jan 22, 2011
Window cleaning is the job we all love to hate! It's the job nobody wants to do, and it can often be a very tedious and dangerous task, especially if you have high, hard to reach windows, which are present in many modern homes. Often the only way to reach these windows is by setting up scaffolding that may be unstable or purchasing expensive extension poles and scrubbers, neither of which really make your job any easier, as correctly cleaning glass can take years of experience to master.

A typical question that arises regarding window cleaning is, "Why waste your hard earned money on a window cleaning professional when you can do it yourself?"

If you have chosen your window cleaner correctly, you will get a far better result via their skills and cleaners than you could yourself, even if you spent twice as much time.

Hiring a professional window cleaner means your safety is not at risk and neither is your bank account. If you are two stories up on a ladder, desperately stretching for that last top corner, but then fall, it's possible your insurer won't care that you can't work any time soon.

Last but not least - it will actually get done! Cleaning windows is a job that most people put off, often for years, but every day dust, grit and grime will build up on windows, dramatically affecting the appearance of your home, and the appearance of the world outside for anyone looking out.

This all begs the question - how do you choose a window cleaning service that is right for you? Unfortunately, this is often a last minute decision because you're either selling your home or your landlord is visiting soon, so you simply go with the first window cleaner who picks up the phone, and rarely get the results you really need. The list below will hopefully help you make an informed choice the next time you're looking for a window cleaner.

Equipment and technique - Most window cleaners will be using the correct equipment and techniques, but it is important to make sure exactly how they will be cleaning your windows. Ask them how they go about cleaning high windows and what equipment they find is best for the job.

Quality and price - A window cleaner or company who is serious about their work will be using their own high grade chemicals. Professional window cleaners don't require a variety of chemicals to clean your windows. Generally a mixture of a light, environmentally friendly soap and an acidic component will do the best job.

What's included - Many window cleaners will not wipe down framing, dust or wash flyscreens, and some won't even clean the inside of your windows. These are all things you'll need to ask your cleaner whether they do or not.

Always remember that there is more to window maintenance than replacing a window because of broken glass.
About the Author
Daniel Collins writes on a number of topics on behalf of a digital marketing agency and a variety of clients. As such, this article is to be considered a professional piece with business interests in mind.
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