A window cleaning service can be a lifesaver if you have hard-to-reach windows or aren't physically capable of cleaning high windows on your own. To get the most from the service, keep the following information in mind.
Decide which windows need cleaning
Many people are comfortable cleaning first floor windows but they need help for tall windows or those on the second floor. Before hiring a cleaner just to do the hard-to-reach windows, though, make sure that it makes financial sense. Your cleaner may offer a discount that makes it cost effective to have all the windows cleaned. Also, make sure the cleaner will clean all the windows. For example, some cleaners may only wash exterior windows, leaving you to clean the interior window. Others may not clean skylights.
Ask about the screens
A properly cleaned exterior window will require the removal of window screens, which most window cleaners are prepared to do. You will need to find out if screen cleaning is part of their window cleaning package or if this is an extra service, though. You definitely don't want them to put the dirty screens back on. You can also opt to hose down the screens yourself while the window cleaner works on the windows.
Prepare the home
You will need to do a bit of preparation before the window cleaner arrives, especially if you are having interior windows cleaned. Begin by wiping down and dusting your window treatments and blinds – you don't want dirt from dusty blinds soiling your newly cleaned windows! Curtains should also be vacuumed or laundered. Then, make sure both the exterior and interior windows are easily accessible. Trim back plants and move garden décor out of the way outside, and indoors, take a few minutes to relocate items from the windowsills and to move furniture.
Inquire about extras
Window cleaners don't just clean windows. Many will also use their tall ladders and pole cleaners to help you freshen up other hard to reach areas around the home. For example, window cleaners may offer ceiling fan and light fixture cleaning services or they may help you clean out the high corners in a room with vaulted ceilings. It doesn't hurt to ask, and the small fee could be well worth it to have the job completed with the right type of tools.
For more help or information, contact a residential window cleaner in your area such as Grover Cleaning Service Inc.