One of the first things many people notice when entering a home is the amount of natural light. If you have a lot of windows, you want to make sure the focus is on the sunshine coming in – not discolorations and smudges collecting all over your windows.
Unfortunately, lots of windows can equal a lot of cleaning. Dust can accumulate on blinds and screens and rub off on windows. Grubby little hands can attract food and dirt. Sometimes birds even see their reflection on windows, mistake it for another bird, and run head on into the glass!
How can you keep your windows clean and sunlight pouring in without spending a lot of extra time doing it yourself? Consider using a professional window washer who can clean your windows thoroughly, quickly, and without injury.
Save Yourself Time
It might seem silly to hire someone to wash your windows – until you look at what’s actually involved in all the steps to clean them. Take a look at this laundry list of steps – not only do you need to create a solution and soak the windows, you then need to squeegee them, dry the frame, and wipe the glass clean! And that doesn’t take into account the accompanying items you’ll need to clean to ensure your windows don’t immediately get dirty. Window screens, blinds, sills and tracks also require cleaning. And if you have any mineral deposits, they may require extra steps to remove. All of these steps add up to time you could be spent on other activities. And because window washers do one task on a regular basis, they are much more efficient than the average homeowner.
If any of your windows are taller than you are, you’d likely have to use a ladder to thoroughly clean them. Using a ladder is actually pretty dangerous. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 90,000 people go to the emergency room each year for ladder-related injuries. Thirty-two percent of those injuries are fractures. The reasons for these injuries vary, but the main ones are using the wrong kind of ladder, using a defective or damaged ladder, putting the ladder in the wrong place, and using the ladder incorrectly. Hiring a professional window washer can take the risk out of the equation. Window washers use ladders every day. Not only are their ladders more likely to be in good condition, employees are also trained on safety practices for all equipment (including ladders).
Get Long-Lasting Results
Professional window washers are also much more likely to produce long-lasting results when it comes to cleaning your windows. Though there are plenty of resources for doing it yourself, you may end up making your windows dirtier while you clean them, or leaving streaks as you try to dry them. Window washers know the right cleaning products to use for specific types of glass, and what materials to steer clear of so they don’t damage your windows. In addition to providing high-quality work, window washers can help find issues you might not be aware of. Wood rot, clogged window channels, insect infestations, and damaged glass can all be identified and resolved by a skilled window washer.
Washing windows might seem like a task you can easily complete on your own. However, you could end up spending a lot of time and effort without a quality job and risking a major accident in the process. If clean windows are a priority, consider contacting ABC for a quote on professional window washing. ABC uses a water filtration system to remove stubborn water stains. Learn more about our window washing and power washing services here.