Window Cleaning Tips
Avoid Direct Sunlight – cleaning windows on a bright sunny day might seem like a good idea because you can see the dirt more easily, but cleaning windows in direct sunlight leads to other hazards; water will dry quickly, resulting in watermarks and windows that are messier than when you started.
Keep Your Tools Clean – dirty tools won’t do you any good. A dirt-free bucket, clean squeegee and fresh water will ensure the dirt washes off how it should.
Minimal Detergent – use a small amount of detergent to prevent smearing and keep costs down.
Avoid Sponges – sponges collect dirt and spread it around. Particles caught in the sponge could scratch and damage the glass leaving it looking awful. A lambswool mitt or similar applicator will keep dirt away from the glass and result in a cleaner, shinier window.
Sideways Squeegee – if you’re using a squeegee, turning it sideways can make all the difference – forcing water to flow down the window rather than across both sides of your tool. Keeping the squeegee clean also prevents leaving blade marks and traces of dirt on the clean glass.
Plenty of Water – washing windows involves using plenty of fresh water. Wash that dirt away.
Mind the Edges – be sure to wipe the edges of the windows where watermarks and spots are more likely to form.
Microfiber Magnificence – if you’re looking for an excellent finish, then glass microfiber cloths are your best option. With tiny, gentle fibres, they lift dirt away as you clean and polish and lead to a better shine than you’d get from any other cloth or wipe.
Speed or Quality? – you need to think about whether you’ll be cleaning a lot of windows and need to do it quickly or opt for quality instead. Most professional window cleaners’ use an 18″ squeegee, but for residential properties that might be a bit unnecessary.
Mind the Inside! – It goes without saying that you need to do both sides of the glass for a truly sparkling clean, but it’s important to be careful not to spill water inside the house/establishment.
When was the last time you had your windows professionally cleaned? Regular maintenance cleaning can prevent mold, mildew, and possible oxidation from sprinklers and screens that could cause permanent stains.
Don’t forget your skylights! While inside your home or office, a great deal of care is exercised when we perform our services. We use drop cloths and shoe covers to keep your floors and personal belongings clean.
Protect your investment by keeping your windows clean on a regular basis. Ask us about signing on to a frequency program to save money. Clean windows will clearly brighten up your day!
What is a water fed pole? Poles that go up to 60 feet can reach and clean high windows while our technicians remain safe on the ground. There are no squeegees involved because the water that goes through the pole is filtered and will dry spot-free on your glass.
Having Beautiful, Sparkling, Clean Windows Really Is Possible
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What to look for when choosing the right company
How do we price your window cleaning
How can you help prepare for our arrival
Glass restoration and do you need it
Your home is your castle. And when your castle has dirty windows, the king or queen can get a little testy. But unlike castles, yours isn’t a fairy tale. It takes work to keep it clean and shiny.
Regular window cleaning to keep your windows clean is more than just keeping up appearances. It feels good knowing that the windows of your house sparkle and give your home the added curb appeal of beautiful and regular maintenance because friends, family, and visitors do notice
Here are some things to look for, and to ask for when choosing a window cleaning company:
Will they open each window and clean your sills and tracks? Most window washers never open the windows.
Do they actually scrub your screens instead of just wiping them off? It makes no sense to have clean glass and dirty screens.
Do they look professional and are they in company uniforms? If they’re not willing to invest in looking professional, then they’re in this for the short term.
Ask for plenty of references along with phone numbers. A reputable window washing company should be glad to provide them to you.
Are they insured and bonded, and do they carry workers’ compensation? Things happen. You need to be fully protected in case of unforeseen situations.
How do we price your windows:
Window Cleaning services are competitively priced and our estimates are calculated by the pane for our window washing service. We routinely check the marketplace to be sure our prices are lower or at most, right in line with reputable insured competing companies
Frequently Asked Window Cleaning Questions
We’ve compiled a list of questions a lot of homeowners and business owners have asked about getting their windows washed on this page for you.
There are many commonly asked questions that only a true professional could answer properly. Within our company, we literally have hundreds of years experience cleaning windows from homes to massive airports to sporting stadiums to high rise buildings and new construction. I personally have been cleaning windows 27 years. I know how to get windows streak free, without smears, and what tools and tricks are necessary to get your windows to look perfect!
What do professional window cleaners use?
Professional window cleaners use two very important tools when washing windows. Weather it’s for your home or business, professionals use dish soap in water, and a squeegee to leave a streak free shiny window or mirror.
How do you professionally clean windows?
Professionals clean windows with several vital tools designed for their trade. A squeegee and a window-washing mop are vital to wetting and cleaning the glass. A ladder and a pole are important for reaching higher windows to clean.
Why should I get my windows cleaned?
Getting your windows cleaned helps keep your home or business looking it’s best. Windows that are not cleaned over time will become stained and will not be able to be restored. The sun will bake the dirt, grime, and hard water spots into the glass eventually making it impossible to clean.
How much can you make as a window cleaner?
A window cleaner typically starts out earning just above minimum wage until his skills improve, but over time and if he or she learns all the skills within window cleaning they can earn anywhere from $15 to $30 per hour. High-rise window cleaners will earn more then a novice, and technicians in larger cities earn more because of cost of living is higher than in a smaller town.
The Dos and Don’ts of Window Cleaning
With the spring knocking on our doors, it’s time to think about cleaning our windows. Usually, we recommend window cleaning twice a year but to be fair, the best time to clean your windows is in the spring. You don’t want the bright summer sun to show all the imperfections of your windows, right?
Just like with any other type of surface cleaning, knowing how to clean windows correctly can save you a ton of time. Here’s what to (and not to) do!
Wipe excess water with a soft microfiber cloth.
Wash the window in sections. Soap, rinse and dry one section at a time. If you put soap on all windows at once it will dry up until you get to the last section.
Use a stable ladder and apply ladder pads to avoid scratching the windows if you’re cleaning windows that are too high.
Even if you think you’ve cleaned the window perfectly step back and look from a different angle. You may see some streaks and smudges left.
Wash your windows in the spring. That’s the best time for window cleaning. Don’t wait for the hot summer days. It’s harder to wash windows in a hot day as the water evaporates much faster and you’re left with a lot of streaks on your window.
Dust the blinds and clean the sunscreens before you start cleaning the windows. Otherwise, your windows will become dirty again.
Don’t always use a scraper. A scraper is required only when the windows have persistent marks and stains such as sticker residue.
Don’t use abrasive cleaning detergents. Abrasive cleaning detergents or tools with abrasive surfaces must not be used for window cleaning, as they may scratch the glass. If your window turns out scratched it’s hard and expensive to re-polish the glass and sometimes it requires complete change.
Don’t use a newspaper instead of a microfiber cloth. One of the biggest mistakes when cleaning a window is drying the glass with newspaper. They contain chemicals, which may damage the window and often you can find ink smudges on the glass.
Don’t use a towel. The towel leaves particles behind, which will make your window look dirty.
Don’t use too much soap. The residue will attract dust and pretty soon your windows will look dirty again.
Don’t clean your windows in hot, sunny days. The sun will dry the window very quickly and you’ll end up with marks before you get to rinsing the window. The perfect time for cleaning your windows is early in the morning, or at dawn.
Is special equipment needed for window cleaning?
The trade of window cleaning is about 99% labour and 1% equipment. It is amazing, though, that this 1% you’ve spent on the right window cleaning tools can reduce the amount of time it takes you to clean a window dramatically.