How to Choose the Right Window Cleaner
There’s not much of a debate on the importance of clean windows for you, your family, or your business. But, there’s a lot that goes into selecting the right window cleaner for your property. From how a company charges to whether or not they are insured, it’s tough to decide on a good professional company.
Browse our step-by-step guide below on choosing the right window cleaning company for your needs.
Step 1: Evaluate your property.
Some companies don’t come out and give you a free estimate (we do, by the way.) It’s important to have an idea of how big or complex your project is. To do that, ask yourself these questions:
- How many windows need to be cleaned? If you have a lot of windows, select a professional that doesn’t charge by the pane.
- Is your property more than one level? Choose a window cleaning company that can handle multi-story properties.
- What types of windows do you have? Some companies don’t clean all window types.
Step 2: Start Your Search for a Reputable Cleaner
With so many companies in the industry, choosing an expert window cleaner can be difficult. There are a few ways that you can search for a reputable window cleaning professional. Here are some of your options:
Do an internet search
The internet has grown much more intuitive since its start. Simply doing a search for window cleaners near you can bring up all kinds of results, including maps showing their locations, ratings by other consumers, and their hours of operation. This is a great starting point for choosing a professional window cleaner.
Even with the internet word of mouth is still one of the best ways to find a cleaning company. Chances are that a neighbor, co-worker, or friend has experience with a window cleaning company and will be happy to share. Whether it was a good experience or a bad one, it’ll be more feedback about your options.
Browse review sites
If a search and asking around hasn’t produced many results, consider browsing a review site. Review sites have the benefit of comparing companies side by side and offering up the most positive, or the most critical, reviews. This allows you to see relevant information quickly without a lot of extras. Labor Panes, for example, is rated five stars by many different review sites.
Step 3: Research the Window Cleaning Company
After narrowing down your list to a few providers, it’s important to research them on your own as well. Choosing a window cleaner seems like it should be as simple as searching on your device and then making a phone call, but it isn’t. There are some important factors to consider when choosing a window cleaner—we even wrote an article on the seven questions you should ask your cleaning company.
Are they insured?
For some people, it can be awkward to ask if a company is bonded and insured. But, asking upfront rather than finding out after an accident is preferable. There are some key ways to tell if a company is insured before asking, but it’s still good to be upfront and ask.
What about experience and training?
Experience and professionalism are the two most important virtues for residential window cleaners. You need to trust a well-trained and truly experienced team with your space. Less experienced cleaners, or hiring the wrong type of cleaning service, can result in poor results and a bad experience. It is better to avoid that situation altogether.
Do they specialize?
Some companies are better equipped for complex needs or commercial properties. For clients with specific needs, ask about their specializations to cut out companies that won’t meet your needs. Your top searches should specialize in both trades, which are commercial and residential. This usually guarantees more versatile, skilled, and experienced cleaners.
How far out are they scheduled?
Any reputable window cleaning service should work according to your schedule – not theirs. You have a busy life, and you need to work with a flexible service company that is ready to cooperate with you. A pro cleaner should allow you – the client – to pick a date and time that is more convenient with your busy schedule. This is the best antidote for future frustrations.
Do they guarantee their work?
A good window cleaning company should be willing to back their work. For example, if you’ve noticed that we missed a spot or you aren’t happy with our service, let us know within 48 hours. We’ll come out and fix it free of charge. It’s important to us that you’re happy with our service and feel confident in what we do.
Step 4: Choose the Right Professionals for Your Windows
All of our Labor Panes locations meet the requirements we've listed above. We train our employees in safety and cleaning techniques so that we can do the job efficiently—and without risking our safety or damaging your property. In case something does happen, though, we’re insured so that you can rest easy.
It’s important to choose window cleaners that are trained, insured, and can offer you the kind of services you need. Selecting the wrong company can result in something as minor as smudges, or as serious as a lawsuit filed against you for accidents on your property. Don’t take a chance, choose professionals that you can trust.
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