Nashville High Rise vs. Residential Window Cleaning
Understand everything that goes into cleaning your high rise windows.
As the largest city in Tennessee, Nashville has experienced a huge growth in recent decades. According to the World Population Review Nashville's population has increased nearly 13% since 2010. With new people moving to Music City every day, it’s no wonder the skyline is now sprinkled with high rise buildings. But with condo or apartment living comes a very different kind of window maintenance. Read for more information about how to make sure your window view of Nashville stays beautiful.
DIY vs. Hiring Professionals
If you are moving from a residential home, you are probably used to cleaning windows yourself. However, living on the 25th floor can complicate how the job is done. First, it’s important to learn whether or not your windows can be removed from the frames for cleaning. If this is the case, you are likely able to get this job done yourself with some DIY window cleaner and elbow grease. However, if your windows are not removable, you will end up only being able to clean the inside panes. For the outside portion, you will need to hire a professional.
Who to Hire
Many times, your landlord or building owner will have recommendations for a company to use for a professional window cleaning, like Labor Panes Nashville. Get in contact with them first to make sure this service is not already a part of your lease agreement. If it does come down to you finding someone on your own, here are 7 questions you should ask before making the hire.
We have all seen the photos of window cleaners scaling skyscrapers like it’s no big deal.! When it comes to these jobs, crews will use either a movable platform or a harness called a bosun’s chair. Both operate on a pulley system to maneuver workers up and down the building. Common tools used on these jobs are squeegees, glass scrapers, and your old fashioned bucket and washrag.
If you are hiring a window cleaning professional on your own, it’s important to know what the going rate is. According to Home Advisor, some crews charge by the hour and others charge per window. An average hourly rate for the Nashville area is $85, however it’s important to note that for safety reasons, many crews require at least two people on the job. And paying per window will run anywhere from $5-$15 depending on the size of your windows.
How frequently your windows should be cleaned depends on a variety of factors, including location, weather, and window direction. For instance, since weather patterns in Nashville are pretty mild, you can get away with having your windows professionally cleaned once a year with some DIY upkeep in between. The Squeegee Squad has a lot of helpful tips you can walk through to narrow this down though. Ask yourself some important questions like, do my windows overlook a busy parking garage with a lot of fumes? This will dirty your windows at an accelerated rate. One general rule of thumb is if your windows are higher up (i.e. need an elevator to access), they require a twice-yearly cleaning, while windows lower to the street will require more.
Follow these tips to help your view of Music City stay beautiful and streak-free!