If you are a homeowner whose house has hard-to-reach windows or a building manager whose building property has a glass façade in need of washing; in either case, you may require the services of a professional window cleaning contractor. When prospecting the services of a professional window cleaner, you can expect the following standard procedures to happen:

Getting price quotes: A professional window cleaning expert can normally accept phone inquiries. Expect to be asked the following details: number and size of windows to be cleaned, the kinds and condition of the windows, and their location/accessibility. If the windows are standard in size, made of standard materials familiar to the cleaner, requiring no special cleaning, and located in very easy-to-access areas, the window cleaning contractor may be able to provide a firm quote over the phone. For more complex jobs, professional cleaners would prefer giving price estimates only over the phone and providing a firm quotation on the actual delivery of the service or when the cleaner has done an ocular inspection of the windows. The cleaner needs to confirm if any special window cleaning solutions are required or special equipment will be needed to access windows.

Pricing: Professional window cleaning is rarely price based on the number of windows to be cleaned. Typically, they set a minimum basic service fee and add charges based on size of windows, difficulty of cleaning; a good example is windows that may already have extreme dirt build-up or hard water stains and accessibility. They will also charge extra for window cleaning accessories like screens, storm windows, etc.

Preparation: On the day of service delivery, you should make sure to clear windows of objects that could obstruct access to window cleaners. Some window cleaning technicians would be okay with doing this clearing but some would not be. At the same time, this activity eats up into the time of the cleaner, time better spent on the actual window cleaning. In certain cases, this may require that you to cut branches from obstructing trees or plants, move heavy furniture, remove curtains or blinds from windows, etc. On their part the window cleaning professionals are required to provide temporary covering on property floors to protect them against spills from the cleaning process.

Time requirements: The window cleaning professionals will normally tell you to just set aside a whole day for completion of cleaning. It is difficult to put an exact number on the hours they will need to complete the job as there are many variables which could prolong the window repair process and all of these are hard to foresee from the start.

Window cleaning supplies: The professional window cleaning company will have their standard cleaning solutions. However, if the homeowner may have a preference for certain brands, he may request the cleaner to use those instead. This could happen in cases where the homeowner may prefer using more eco-friendly cleaning solutions. Hire only licensed and bonded professional companies so you can make an insurance claim in case of botched up jobs.

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