Window Washing Frequently Asked Questions
does window cleaning need to be performed?
often do my windows need cleaning?
materials are used in the process?
your cleaning products safe?
should the result be?
do I need to do prior to window cleaner arrival?
are other things I need to know?
Why does window cleaning need to be performed?
Not only will it enhance the appearance of your house,
but your windows will get the protection they need. We use a super
concentrated solution found at window supply houses. This solution
cuts through the dirt and grime, and also acts as a barrier against
minerals and chemicals found in rainwater and sprinkler systems
How often do my windows need cleaning?
We recommend at the very least once per year.
Many of our customers get it done twice per year. By having
a professional wash your windows on a regular basis, he/she can
remove bugs, pollen, dirt, give your home a nice year-round luster,
and protect against hard water stains. If your glass is not cleaned
regularly, severe hard water stains can occur over time. This is
due to minerals like calcium and iron from water getting in the
pores of the glass. Once this happens, no amount of scrubbing, scraping,
etc. will remove it.
What materials are used in the process?
We use a soft strip washer for scrubbing and wetting
windows, a scraper (brand new blade for each job-no scratching),
a piece of fine steel wool, a super concentrated window cleaning
solution (not joy soap as some window washers use), a variety of
different size squeegees with new rubbers in them, and dry lint
free towels to wipe squeegee between strokes, and to wipe excess
water around pane.
Are your cleaning products safe?
Our products are home-safe and biodegradable.
We do not use any ammonia or alcohol-based solutions that could
affect flooring or home fabrics.
What should the result be?
Windows and doors will be streak free, shiny, and
very clear (you won't get that result with Windex and paper towels).
Note: we recommend putting small decorative stickers on sliding
glass doors so you know whether they are closed or open.
What do I need to do prior to window cleaner arrival?
If there is something blocking windows in garage or
if you have items on window sills, you could move those, but other
than that, we will move all furniture if we need to. When we leave,
everything will be put back where we found it. You won't even know
we've been there, except now you have clean glass.
What are other things I need to know?
When selecting a window cleaning service, make sure
you use a window washer who is properly insured. Our liability insurance
protects you, the homeowner. We will provide you with our insurance
company's name and policy number upon request.
Our Year-round Sparkle Plus Program can
save you money. This is a window cleaning program that saves you
money based on frequency. The more you use Sparkle Plus in a 12-month
period, the more you save per cleaning. We will design this program
tailored to your needs.