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Hiring a Window Cleaner: Vital Things to Remember

So you are having some issues with your windows and need to hire a window cleaner. Whether you have improper drying technique, forgetting to clean the glass outside, dust on the window, using dirty or cheap cleaning materials, focusing on too large an area at once or are just looking for someone to make sure your window is kept up-to-date, hiring a quality window cleaning company is critical to avoiding bigger issues in the future.

Hiring a Window Cleaner

When hiring window cleaners, it's important to note that not all window cleaners are the same. You'll find companies that are cheap, and you'll find some that charge an arm and a leg. The key, is finding a quality window cleaner that you feel comfortable with and does a job that is up to or exceed your expectations. To do this, we've listed the top factors to keep in mind when looking to hire a window cleaner.

Hiring Window Cleaners

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Ask for Window Cleaner Referrals

One of the first few places to start when you're looking to hire window cleaners is your friends, neighbors and co-workers. You'll want to ask them if they know of a window cleaning company that they have hired before that they would recommend or refer.

If you have a specific issue with your windows, like forgetting to clean the glass outside, you can ask for referrals of window cleaning companies that they know of that have helped them with their forgetting to clean the glass outside or whatever other issue you are having (ie. improper drying technique, focusing on too large an area at once, using dirty or cheap cleaning materials, dust on the window, etc.)

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Reviews of Window Cleaners

After checking out references that you received for window cleaners, you'll want to check online reviews. You should be able to find online reviews for just about any window cleaner in your local area. This can very helpful, but can also be overwhelming and misleading at times. Here are a few guidelines to help you as you sift through all of the reviews:

An overwhelmingly positive or negative review of a window cleaner could be a sign of a fake review- so take that into considerations.
Make a special note of window cleaners that have received a great deal of reviews. A lot of reviews combined with 4.5 to 5 stars is a big sign that the window cleaning company got those legitimately.
Keep an eye out for reviews that compare their experience with other window cleaners. Giving these details adds validity to the reviewer who has actually hired a local window cleaner.

Here are a few examples of valid reviews of window cleaners:

"Melkamu and his crew are incredibly hardworking, efficient, and kind. They cleaned out condo building's common area windows as well as 6 units. They refused to leave until we were completely satisfied. They worked into the evening on a Saturday! It was a pleasure to have them here and will for sure hire them in the future!"

"As good as it gets. I loved the fact that he wore protective covers around his shoes while walking in the apartment and stepping on our window sills. I will be definitely hiring them again."

"I had been considering a professional service for a couple of years. When I finally got serious I started my research with HOME ADVISOR, ANGIES LIST and googling for local outfits. I had the house and pane specs and called about a dozen, based on reviews. Many wanted to see the house first, some would give me ballpark figures. Walter told me the cost over the phone. The cost was considerably below all the others, which was somewhat surprising. Came on time and the work was excellent. Pointed out a defect on my chimney of which I was unaware. In the future, I see no need to even get bids or shop around. Over my 30 years plus here, I have built a coterie of go-to service providers and he has been added to the list."

Hiring Window Cleaners

Pro Tip:

Always make sure the window cleaner is using the proper tools and a specialized window cleaning software program custom to the industry.

Window Cleaner References

Once you have gathered referrals and checked online reviews of the window cleaning companies, you want to call the company directly and ask them for at least 2 recent references. These should be from customers they have completed work for within the past month. Also, you can ask for references for specific issues like improper drying technique, forgetting to clean the glass outside, focusing on too large an area at once, dust on the window, using dirty or cheap cleaning materials or just general window issues. Here are some questions you could ask the window cleaners' references:

What work did the window cleaner do for you? A small window issue or big window issue will give you insight as to the scale of the project. Was it for focusing on too large an area at once, using dirty or cheap cleaning materials, improper drying technique, dust on the window, forgetting to clean the glass outside or just general window issues?
Did the window cleaner provide a contract with details of the work? Did they provide what methods will be used, possible issues, etc.
How was the staff that completed the window cleaning work? Professional, clean, friendly? Ask about the things that you care about.
Was the window cleaning work completed per the agreed upon budget?
How were the window cleaners results? Did they meet or exceed your expectations?
Would you hire the window cleaner again?
improper drying technique

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Licensed and Insured Window Cleaning

When hiring a Window Cleaner, that last think you want to do is hire one that is not a legitimate business and has no license and insurance. Just because you know that Window Cleaning companies should be licensed, bonded and insured, don't take this for granted.

Window Cleaners that do not have a license will most likely try to cut corners because they understand that they are not as accountable for their work. In fact, it's illegal for them to operate without a license.

Professional window cleaning companies will have no problem showing you all the necessary documents, licenses and insurance to operate their business.

Final Notes on Hiring a Window Cleaner

Hiring a window cleaner can be challenging at first, but using these tips above should get you started in the right direction. And keep in mind that it could take a couple different window cleaners that you hire before finding that perfect one- and when you find that perfect one, don't let them go!

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