5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Window Cleaning Company

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About the Author: Michael has been working online for several years. He is currently the Outreach Manager for Splash & Sparkle. He also loves carpentry, diy stuff, and love to read when he has time.

Spring cleaning is just around the corner and one of the most important tasks on your list is to hire a window cleaning service to get gleaming and streak-free windows. If you have been thinking of hiring a professional window cleaner, there are important things you need to do to ensure you are employing the right one.

Moreover, a professional window cleaner can save you money, time, and handle this tedious job for you. Window cleaning is one of the household chores that gets easily moved to the bottom of your “To Do” list but once this task is accomplished, you’ll see the huge difference clean windows do to your home’s curb appeal.

Now, let’s discuss some things to do before hiring a window cleaner:

Hiring a window cleaning professional requires a few phone calls to make inquiries. It would be worth your time to ask a few questions before making your final decision to get the service you need. Here are some questions to start with:

1. How do you ensure the safety of your employees?

One of the most common accidents that happen during window cleaning is ladder-related. It is the main cause of injuries for cleaners. Therefore, it is wise to ask about the company’s safety measures. Do they provide safety training or education to their employees? Hard-to-reach windows or those placed at upper stories require climbing and sometimes need roof access so it is crucial to keep all window cleaners and other people at the area safe all the time.

2. Do they clean blinds?

Windows, no matter how much you clean them regularly, can still gather dust and grimes from blinds. If you’re not up to the task of cleaning your blinds before hiring a window cleaning professional, then it would be wise to ask if they accept blind cleaning too. If the window cleaning company accepts this kind of job, ask for the additional fees. However, if they do not, it’ll be good to clean your blinds before getting your windows cleaned. If you don’t, all that dust and grime can shake off and mar your freshly cleaned windows.

3. Ask for reference and check for reviews online

Experienced and reliable window cleaner professionals should have a list of references and good reviews — this goes for both residential and commercial services. Take some time to reach out to the potential services you have on your list or check their social media pages or websites for reviews, you can also check their Yelp reviews for your reference to know their trustworthiness.

4. Do they move fragile items or furniture?

There are instances when moving fragile items or furniture is not included in a window cleaner service’s task inclusions. Let’s face it — no matter how extremely careful and professional window cleaning services are, accidents can happen in reality. So if they don’t offer this kind of service, you can move fragile items of furniture to safety ahead of time. Again, if they are accepting this kind of service, it is essential to ask for the additional fee that they would charge.

5. What are other services they offer, if any, what are those?

Many window cleaning professionals expand their services to tasks such as a house, roof, or gutter cleaning. There are instances when they even offer pressurized washing too. That’s why it is essential that you ask this when you make an inquiry — combined services are more efficient and cost-effective because of bundled pricing. Furthermore, this can help you deal with your spring cleaning tasks that can sometimes become a challenge to accomplish, especially when you don’t have the luxury of time.

Interior and exterior window cleaning can seem like a difficult job to take on. However, if you know whom to rely on about getting the job done excellently, this task can be done in no time!