windows can make your home brighter and improve its
professional window cleaning can also provide an early
warning of potentially dangerous problems, according to
owner Bill Volkart of Dazzle Services in Cincinnati,
are some reasons you should consider hiring a
professional window cleaning service to keep your
windows sparkling and functional.
your windows can be a time-consuming project, according
to Mike Giustino, owner of Affordable Window Cleaning in
Round Lake, Ill.
says he can finish a project that would take a homeowner
five hours in less than half the time.
Spotting general problems
professional window washer can identify problems such as
sashes that are painted shut, ill-fitting window
screens, wood rot on windowsills or damaged or
the problems early can often save you a big expense
later, Volkart says — and it could even save your
things like painted sashes and clogged channels might
spell the difference between getting out in case of fire
or being forced to take another way out of danger in a
very stressful situation," Volkart says.
Removing insect infestations
and hornets sometimes build nests behind window
shutters, and wasps can build paper nests between
three-piece storm windows, according to Volkart.
Ladybugs also can build nests in channels, making the
windows hard to operate.
Extending the life of a window
aluminum screens left in place for years gradually etch
a pattern of deposits on the glass, much like lime
deposits in the shower," Volkart says. The etched
glass is not only unattractive, but it is also more
prone to cracks and chips.
professional window washer can restore the glass and
extend your window’s life with a treatment of muriatic
acid or, in less severe cases, Bar Keepers Friend and
grade 0000 steel wool, he says.
Providing the right window cleaning supplies and tools
window cleaners can ensure that the right products are
used to clean glass without damaging it.
you have leaded glass or stained glass, you may be
unintentionally damaging it by using an ammonia-based
window cleaner, Volkart says. With repeated use, an
ammonia-based cleaner can cloud leaded and stained-glass
windows, and the damage can’t be repaired, he
window washers also have the right equipment, such as
ladders and telescoping window-washing tools, to safely
clean hard-to-reach windows, according to Giustino.
Finding the cause of spots on your windows
about what’s causing the spots on your glass? Your
mulch may be to blame, Volkart says.
mulches often are infested with a fungus aptly named
shotgun fungus," he explains. "When mature,
the fungus shoots out black spores that glue themselves
to glass and vinyl siding and are very hard to remove
professional window-cleaning service can pinpoint the
cause of the problem, and replacing your mulch with a
higher-quality product can help your windows and siding
stay cleaner and last longer, according to Volkart.
you hire a window cleaner
much window cleaning costs varies, but Volkart says you
usually get what you pay for. Anyone with a bucket,
squeegee and window mop can call himself or herself a
questions before you hire just anyone," he advises.
"A true professional will make sure your windows
are not only clean, but functional and will advise you
on ways to protect the biggest investment most people
ever make — their home."
who recommends getting your windows cleaned at least
once per year, says it’s important to ask for
references and read reviews before hiring a window
them how long they’ve been in the business," he
also recommends asking companies whether they clean
windows with a hose or a power washer, and what types of
products they use to wash windows.