While we all understand the importance of clear, sparkling clean windows, not all business owners get the point of having someone do it for them. It seems like such a simple chore after all – a spray bottle filled with soapy water and a squeegee is all you need. Why pay someone so much for this task?
First of all, window cleaning is not as ‘simple’ as you think it is. If you really want squeaky clean glass panes, you’d need the right tools. You’ll also need a whole lot of time, not to mention patience, for that. If you don’t have any, don’t even bother doing it on your own because you will only stress yourself out.
If you are worried about how much you will be spending, check out the list below of what could affect the total fee:
- The number of windows and the size of the panes
More often than not, window cleaning companies charge per pane. The price would range from $2 to $7. From this alone, you’ll have an idea about how much it would cost you. There are some which would charge you per hour, though, so it’s best to ask the company how they work on their pricing.
- The dirt level of the glass
Newly constructed buildings and homes would have paint-splattered panes which will have to be removed carefully. Really old buildings would have windows that have hard water stains on them – another pretty difficult thing to get rid of. Obviously, dirtier windows will require more work and will be charged more.
- Accessibility of windows
If your business is on the first floor of a building, window washing would be easier. But if your office, for example, is on the 15th floor of a building, special machinery would have to be used so that the cleaners can reach that area. That will definitely add to the total cost.
- Interior and/or exterior cleaning
If you want really clean glass panes, it would be best to choose both. That, naturally, would cost more than choosing to have just one side of the window cleaned. But most companies allow you to choose which side(s) to be cleaned and that can save you some money.
- Additional charges you should expect
Sunscreen cleaning ($2 – $4), tracks and window sill washing ($1 – $2), and stain and paint removal ($4 – $6) will definitely be added on top of the regular window washing costs mentioned above.
Most companies offering this service offer free inspection and estimates. Take advantage of that and call an expert window cleaner as soon as possible.
If you’re a smart entrepreneur, you should know that there are jobs best left to the experts. You run your business because you’re supposed to be good at that. So let the professionals do the window cleaning for you.