home window cleaning

The Importance of Home Window Cleaning for Your Family

By Tyler Kirk | Window Cleaning

Running a household involves a million little things to do throughout the day, month, and year. They add up, and it gets exhausting.

Sweeping. Maintaining the kitchen. Taking care of the lawn.

A lot of things fall by the wayside, and home window cleaning seems like one of the least important items on the list. A little dirt on your windows isn't cute, but it isn't hurting anyone, right?

In reality, dirty windows have more negative effects than you think, and making time for regular window cleaning - or hiring a professional service to take care of it - may be worth the investment. Read why below.

Home Window Cleaning Improves Your Mood

It's widely understood that being cooped up in your house all day is no good for your mental health. People need natural light, views of the outside world and socialization.

Clutter and dirt in your home also affect your mental health. An organized home is so related to an organized mind that the ancient philosophy of feng shui was dedicated to keeping the environment around you in order.

Window cleaning is the ultimate crossover activity to hard-hit all the areas of home living that can drag on your mental health. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. Cleaning your windows gives you a better view of the outside world.
  2. Filthy windows block out natural light. Wiping them down lets the light in.
  3. Clean windows add to the general cleanliness and positive feng shui of your home.

Don't think of a home window cleaning as a chore. Treat yourself to some tidiness, natural light, and outdoor views.

Leaving Windows Unclean Can Encourage Damage

Think about it. If a piece of dirt gets on your eyeglasses, it's easy to wipe it off without damaging them.

But, if you leave the dirt there, it causes abrasiveness against the glass and eventually leaves a mark. Right?

The same thing applies to the windows of your house, except on a bigger scale. Smears of dirt or sand can scratch. Random outdoor substances can have acidic or abrasive qualities that cause damage to your windows.

This damage can be subtle. It's often called etching, to refer to the tiny but affecting indents caused by such abrasion. Even if you can't see it, it is still shortening the life of your windows and lowering your home's value.

If you neglect home window cleaning, here are a few substances that can get to your windows, depending on where you live:


Sand can be one of the most abrasive substances, especially in windy weather. Sand buildup can be incredibly harmful to home or business windows.


Living near the ocean is a double-whammy to your windows.

Salt is a bit of an invisible danger. It's harder to see than sand or dirt build-ups, but it will get to your windows before you realize if you don't clean them regularly.

Hard Water or Reclaimed Water

You're not even safe if you live in a grassy suburbia. A lot of neighborhoods use these types of waters or have additives like fluoride in their water.

This is something to watch out for because the minerals and levels of acidity in suburban water can build up on your windows and cause serious harm.

Bark, Mulch, and Other Landscaping

If there are a lot of trees or landscaping around your house, residue or sap from the plants can quickly stick to your windows and become harmful. Mulch, especially low-quality mulch, can even harbor bacteria that can be the culprit of window spots.

Clean Windows Affect Home and Neighborhood Value

Keeping your windows clean boosts curbside appeal and can help increase the value of your home. Even if you aren't going to sell your house anytime soon, keeping the windows clean is important.

If the neighborhood value stays high, then your home will also retain value when the time does come to sell.

According to Money Magazine, window cleaning provides a 769% return on investment. This is higher than anything else you can do for your home.

Professional Window Maintenance Increases Safety

Allowing a professional to clean your windows on a regular basis can actually increase the increase the safety of your home maintenance.

Professionals can reach hard places that would be difficult or dangerous to clean yourself. Plus, those spots are often where insects like wasps and bees like to build nests.

Professionals are also more likely to spot any warning signs that windows need additional help besides a window cleaning. They can help you notice any structural damage to window panes or identify other problems early on.

Spotting problems early means they will be easier and cheaper to fix than later down the road when something finally breaks.

Investing in professional home window cleaning on a regular basis -- even if you do it yourself sometimes in between -- means that your windows will be getting the special treatment.

The professionals know the most effective products and window treatments to use. They also have easy access to supplies and tools that the average homeowner couldn't or wouldn't be able to buy.

Get a Professional Window Cleaning ASAP

What's stopping you? Window cleaning is affordable and practically pays for itself by increasing the lifespan of your window panes and increasing your home value.

Windows are also a more important aspect of home safety maintenance than you may think. Plus, it'll just increase the loveliness of where you live and give your home an extra feel-good sparkle.

Check out our website for more information. We also provide helpful tips and advice about home window cleaning to help you get started today!

Let's Get Cleaning!
We can take care of your external cleaning needs. Get your FREE quote today.

Hear from Our Customers

They arrived on time and completed cleaning the gutters in a safe and thorough manner. We have hired for them to wash our driveway and to clean outside windows since. These people are sharp and worthy of your consideration. They are really good.

Vincent D.Mount Pleasant, SC

The guys were efficient, arrived early and were very professional. They cleaned the gutters, blew leaves off the roof, patio and driveway. A great job!!

Judy C.North Charleston, SC

They cleaned my windows inside and out and pressure washed some of our decks. Nate was very professional and responded to my request quickly. His crew did a great job and they were all polite and hard workers.

Allison B.Sullivan's Island, SC

This was an unbelievably good experience with this company. Nate Van Valkenburg and his crew were the ultimate professionals. Came on time. Took off their shoes when they came in the house.Did all the inside of the windows at one time, so I could go run errands. Washed part of garage even though that was not part of the deal. And they cleaned up after they were through. You could not ASK for a better experience, better service and nicer people.

Roger C.Charleston, SC

We could not be more thrilled with how beautiful our house now looks, and with how professional the team was.

Suzy F.Clemmons, NC

Fence had dirt, grime and mildew growth and my siding needed pressure washing including my screen patio area. Pete and the crew arrived on time and they did a superior job on my windows as well.

Amos P.Winston-Salem, NC

Great experience. I will use them again and have already recommended them to family who also used them for window cleaning and were thrilled. Great value and care of my belongings while servicing my home.

Jerry B.Kernersville, NC

Cleaned windows inside and out and pressure washed. Great work. Will call next year.

Maria M.Advance, NC

The quality was excellent. The owner and his team were very polite, professional and did an excellent job.

Alison D.Winston-Salem, NC

Wow - three young pros, who know what they are doing, work efficiently, make sure nothing else is touched and do a wonderful job in no time. They were punctual, willing to change the dates when it seemed like it was going to rain.

Bob B.Winnabow, NC

Great job! I'd use them again in a heartbeat!

Jessica B.Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Great. They showed up on time in both the fall and spring. There was no mess. I thought the gutter mess would be on my yard or deck, but that was not the case. Everything was very clean.

Marie J.Bolivia, NC

Went excellent. Power washed the house and drive. Extremely professional, excellent job.

Garret P.Leland, NC

The gentleman than owns the business is very responsive and professional. The workers showed up on time. They were easy to work with. Cleaned our windows and gutters. They were very agreeable and worked quickly and did an excellent job.

Greg H.Wilmington, NC

Excellent service. Personable workers. Prompt communication. Cleaned windows and washed our siding. Came out great. Would use again.

Lynette C.Southport, NC

Great, they arrived on time and were very courteous. They did the work quickly and effectively. The house looks great and there was no mess left behind. Great Experience!

Chris T.Raleigh, NC

The crew was right on time. Called ahead to advise us of their arrival time. Went right to work. Used ladders to clean windows which we liked. They did a very good job and we shall have them come back in the future.

Mary J.Raleigh, NC

Excellent Service. Everyone that I had contact with was courteous and professional. Highly recommend them.

Mary D.Raleigh, NC

Loved them. Prompt, good communication and professional. Asked them to replace some bulbs in my motion sensors. Cleaned all my gutters and I have a pretty big home. didn't try and charge me extra. Yes, I'd definitely recommend them.

Jane L.Raleigh, NC

It is a large house with a large number of windows. They were aces! I've never seen anything like them. The team was made up of 4 or 5 guys. They worked well together. It was excellent work! They were super professional. I will be using them again. It took them a day and a half to do the work.

Derek B.Cornelius, NC

Very pleased with the results. Even though they were running behind slightly, i received a call to let me know that morning. I had a rust stain they were able to remove which was a huge relief as it looked really bad. My gutters are very high and they I were able to reach them. I will plan on using them for other projects.

John P.Cornelius, NC

Cleaning window inside and outside and power washing window sills and gutter cleaning. They were nice and respectful of my plants. I will definitely have them back next year.

Patricia F.Mooresville, NC

Cleaned all gutters. Did a good job.

James L.Concord, NC

They were super-professional and did a great job, including pointing out a repair we need in one gutter. They also did our windows and will definitely use them again in the future as I was very impressed by their work.

Staci R.Denver, NC

Very professional. Provided written quote, showed up on time, he and his crew did the work the following day. No issues.

Vicky T.Summerfield, NC

My husband and I cannot say enough nice things about their diligent work ethic. The results of their labor have made us both very happy and we told everyone we know about him and his company. The crews commitment to our satisfaction made a great impression on us.

Heather K.Greensboro, NC

Very well. Used them previously for pressure washing the entire house, including deck areas. Very professional and hard working. Highly recommend Pete and his crew.

Jerry B.Oak Ridge, NC

Excellent. Took his time to ensure that the job was done right!

Chuck Y.Greensboro, NC

Very well, workers were polite and respectful. Did a great job.

Sean M.Durham, NC

Team did great. punctual answered email immediately. I bought a coupon deal and then added in additional windows. I have high peaks on my house and the team did a great job of getting all windows spotless!

Angela K.Hillsborough, NC

Had our house, deck and driveway powerwashed and our windows cleaned. Everything was great.

Tim B.Apex, NC

Windows inside and out and gutters...excellent job.

Ellen J.Chapel Hill, NC

I have used this company for several years to clean my gutters and do some power washing. They always do a good job and clean up after themselves.

Lynn K.Waxhaw, NC

Came promptly during scheduled appointment and cleaned gutters and replace security light bulbs. Very efficient. Recommend.

Ed C.Matthews, NC

They showed up on time and cleaned the windows as requested. They were very polite and nice young men.

Cathy S.Fort Mill, SC

Great service, very responsive. Washed off the mildew from our siding. Will use next year.

Patricia B.Belmont, NC

Labor Panes have cleaned our gutters and windows for years now. Their people are always courteous and professional. They arrived on time, cleaned the gutters removing all of the debris, and did their work quickly.

Tom C.Charlotte, NC

I highly recommend Tyler and his company Labor Panes (Now, The Go To Crew). He called and came out to give me an estimate the following day. Tyler and his workmen are extremely professional and pleasant to be around. Everything glistens! My chandeliers have never looked so good! I will definitely use them again....

Susan P.Charlotte, NC

They are the most professional window cleaners I’ve ever used. Everything was put back the same way it was before they started the job. Each crew that has been to my home takes so much pride in their work and they do such a great job. They are respectful, professional and overall just awesome....

Dana C.Charlotte, NC

Labor Panes cleaned our gutters. They did good work and were thorough. Very friendly and they communicated exactly what they would be doing. When there was a delay to the originally scheduled service, they were quick and fair with rescheduling.

Martha G.Charlotte, NC
Got Friends with Dirty Windows? We Can Help
Refer a friend, neighbor, or family member today.
Your Nearest Labor Panes Location

Please complete the form below and we'll be in touch asap to schedule your FREE Quote or Service.

Or you can contact us directly at the Location Phone Number Below!

Refer a Friend or Family Member

Please complete the form below and we’ll get in touch with your referral. Thank you!

best contact:
Franchise Information Request

Please complete the form below and we’ll get in touch asap. Thank you!

best contact:
LP Careers

Please complete the form below and we'll be in touch asap

Please attach your resume

I understand that if I'm employed, false statements on this application shall be considered sufficient grounds for dismissal. I agree that all persons and previous employers supplying information about me, for reference purposes, are released from liability. If a job opportunity is offered, I shall comply with all of Labor Panes policies and uniform requirements. I understand the selection of employees will be on the basis of occupational qualification, education and character without regard to age, sex, race or national origin.