Hiring A Window Cleaning CompanyJanuary 4, 2013
Itâs easy for many to clean the inside windows of their home, but itâs a whole other story for the outside. Often that means climbing ladders, which can be scary and dangerous for the inexperienced. By hiring a window cleaning company, you take away the risk and put it in the hands of competent professionals.
So how often should you have the windows cleaned? It often depends on the climate. Homes near the ocean can be covered in salt if they arenât cleaned often enough. Dust, rain and snow also do their part during the seasons to obscure your views. When you request bids from a local window company, they will be able to advise you of the best timetable for your climate.
Get Bids For The Job
Itâs a good idea to request bids from several window cleaning companies. This ensures that you will be able to compare and make sure you arenât being gouged for the job at hand. Before you request a bid, youâll need to provide the following information to the window cleaning company:
- The square footage of your home
- The window count
- What types of windows you have including divided or French panes.
- The height of the windows above the first story.
Check Out The Company
Before you have any workers come into your house, regardless of if you will be present or not, you should make sure the company is licensed, bonded and insured.
If local, county or state laws require licensing, then itâs important to ask the company for the license number to ensure they have completed all licensing requirements.
Insurance is important to. Not only does it provide you the homeowner with peace of mind guarding against theft or damages, it also protects you if someone from the cleaning company gets injured while working on your home.
When a company is bonded, this ensures they have done thorough background checks on their employees to make sure they do not have criminal records.
Prepare Your Space
Before the window cleaners arrive, there are several things you should do to prepare your home. First, move furniture away from the windows so that they are easy to access. Also move any dÃ©cor that is in the windowsill. This cuts down on the time required to clean the windows, and the chance that things will get broken. Youâll also want to make sure your pets are secure so the workers donât let them outside.
You should also disarm your security system so that it doesnât get set off by the windows being opened. Finally, you should tie back your window treatments so that they are out of the way. It’s even better if they are taken down. And since they are down, this is a good time to have them sent out to the dry cleaner for a good seasonal cleaning.