Have you ever had your windows cleaned professionally? I did this year and I couldn’t believe the difference. It was really impressive. My wife wanted the outside of the house fixed up really nice because the annual family holiday party was at our this year. She has a big family and every year the family party is held at a different person’s house. This year was our turn. So, in order to impress all the relative we rarely ever see she wanted everything fixed up. My chore list was a mile long! I had to trim all the hedges, put up all the Christmas lights, make sure the paths were all clean and she wanted me to clean the outside windows too.
I have a full time job and I had no interest in spending my entire weekend, or more likely at least two weekends, doing all those chores and cleaning the windows too. I wanted the house to look nice too, but not enough to put myself through that. I don’t even think we have a ladder tall enough to reach the second story windows.
So this year I called a professional window cleaning service. I’ve never done that before but after getting the windows done by pros I’ll never clean them myself again. It cost a fair bit, but less than I expected. And definitely less than the value of the time I would have had to put into cleaning them.
The window cleaners came on time and they had all their equipment ready to go. They got right to work and they had all the windows done in a day. And I got to sit inside and watch the game the entire afternoon while they cleaned the windows. Now my wife’s happy with the way that the house looks and I’m happy I didn’t have to waste two weekends and risk my life climbing a ladder to clean those windows. Now the decorations are up, the windows are sparkling, and we’re read to survive an evening with my wife’s family. At least I won’t have to put up with a lot of digs about the way the house looks from her crazy uncle Joe who loves to find any flaw he can and make comments about them all night.
I am now a believer in getting your home’s windows cleaned professionally. If you want to get your house looking great for an event or if it’s just been a long time since the windows were cleaned and you don’t want to get stuck outside cleaning all those windows yourself do what I did and hire a professional window cleaning service. Just make sure that you do these things before hiring a window cleaning company:
Get An Estimate
The job will probably cost less than you think, but it’s always a good idea to get an estimate first so that you know what it’s going to cost. And make sure that you look for a company that gives you a flat rate estimate so that you don’t have to worry about extra charges being added on later.
Make Sure They’re Insured
The company I used was totally professional. But accidents can happen even if a company is great. So when you call to get an estimate ask if the company carries insurance for any damage to your home or property that might occur while the cleaning is taking place. It’s always better to ask and be sure than to assume. Because not all companies will carry their own insurance, although all of the them should.