Hiring a window cleaner

Clear advice on professional window cleaning.

Few household chores are as difficult as cleaning windows. Doing a great job on the inside only reveals more dirt on the outside that is difficult, if not impossible, for you to reach. Maybe it's time to call in a pro. 

Here's what you need to consider:

Access: Cleaning second-story windows or hard-to-reach window interiors can make doing it yourself difficult and even dangerous. Professional window cleaners have equipment designed to take the stress out of making even the hardest-to-reach window just as clean as the one at arm's length.

Quality of work: Good window cleaners should be accountable and responsible for the work they do. If you have the time, get a few estimates before hiring someone.

After you select a window cleaner, do a walkthrough to make sure that you're getting what you pay for — it's easy to miss basement windows or top-floor nooks that might have been omitted from an estimate. Also make sure that your window cleaner is insured in the event of breakage or other damage.

Scheduling: Clean windows are more resistant to accumulating dirt and dust. Some window cleaners also will offer treatments to your windows that will help them resist residue even more. Bringing in a professional cleaner once a year will help keep the view beautiful both inside and out.

Additional work: You may consider applying window film to increase your home's heating and cooling efficiency, or the insallation of new window treatments to beautify a room's interior. 

In either case, it's a good idea to consider window cleaning as a first step. With window film, you'll ensure the best possible application. Clean windows also will vastly improve the look of new curtains, blinds, or shutters.

From saving time and the effort of doing it yourself to improving the look and livability of your home, it's easy to see the benefits of hiring a professional window cleaner.

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