Don't Wash Your Free Time Away
Window cleaning isn't something most homeowners think about until their windows are beyond dirty. Even then when their windows are at their worst homeowners tend to ignore the issue simply because they don't want to spend time cleaning windows themselves and many are uncertain as to how to clean their windows properly. Unfortunately many of the same persons will eventually get around to cleaning their windows themselves which often times does more harm than good. Most homeowners are unaware that there are many different types of glass used in the construction of residential windows and that utilizing the wrong tools and chemicals can damage windows rather easily and quickly. This is how do-it-yourself window cleaning can make windows worse rather than better.
Some homeowners may shrug off the idea of hiring a professional window cleaner though it's likely these people don't understand that professional window cleaners approach each home in a unique manner and know exactly what type of glass needs to be cleaned and what type of chemicals and tools to utilize. Furthermore and perhaps most importantly professional window cleaners can get a homes windows cleaner than any layperson could ever hope to. This is based in large part due to their use of commercial tools and chemicals but their experience as well. Proper cleaning techniques go a long way in determining just how clean a window is going to look when a job is finished.
There's also a misconception amongst laypersons that essentially says cleaning windows on their own costs far less than hiring a professional window cleaner does. Nothing could be further from the truth however. Even buying store grade cleaning chemicals, a couple of squeegees, and some soft dry cloths can add up to quite a bit. When you factor in the time it actually takes to clean windows however the cost was through the roof. Generally speaking it takes laypersons two to three times the amount of time to clean a single window than it does for even the most average of professional window cleaners. This means that homeowners will spend a great deal of their free time cleaning windows and end up with results that are less than spectacular 99% of the time.
As is the case with professionals in other industries, some professional window cleaners will be outrageously priced but for the most part individuals interested in professional window cleaning services will find that they are very fairly and competitively priced. It's not uncommon for window cleaning professionals to charge per window rather than per hour or size of a home. This helps keep costs low and ensures that homeowners can get all of the windows on their home cleaned.
There's one last big difference between an individual cleaning his/her own windows and a professional doing the job. Professional window cleaners not only clean windows but usually treat windows as part of their standard service as well. These window treatments are designed to protect windows from scratches, debris, and even calcium deposits. Furthermore some window treatments help keep a homes windows clean between visits from a professional.
With the myths of professional window cleaning costs and effectiveness dispelled here it should be very difficult for one to spend any time at all cleaning their own windows. Calling a professional in to handle it for you is really the only way to go. Fortunately professional window cleaners aren't difficult to locate as every city has at least one or two at minimum at the ready. A simple Internet search and speaking with neighbors can help one find a window cleaning professional that they'll be comfortable with.