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This is an impossible question to answer accurately. I don’t want to take a guess and then have a frustrated customer because I “changed my rate after he gave me a quote.”
Here are some of the elements we consider as we weigh the cost of a particular cleaning.
How much dirt is there on the windows, the screens, and in the tracks?
Single story or 2 story building?
Fallbrook or Pt. Loma? (The distance issue from our home base)
Inside and outside window cleaning, or only exterior cleaning?
Are most of the windows large or small in size?
Are their obstructions to working inside? Obstructions outside that block ladder usage?
Is the house on a canyon that effectively makes it a 3 story house?
If there are windbreaks or skylights…do you want them cleaned and how many?
Is the cleaning “post construction” or “post remodeling cleaning” (Post construction-Can take 3 to 4 times longer to complete)
Do we have to walk on a tile roof or other “dangerous” arrangement?
Are there screens on the windows? What type of screens are they?
Can we use a water fed pole and pure water system and avoid ladder climbing
This is a partial list but it helps one to understand the difficulty of quoting a per pane price. We will gladly provide a written estimate at no charge and then you can determine if it makes sense for you.
Make sure sprinkler heads are pointed away from windows to discourage mineral deposit build up.
When cleaning windows, don’t use abrasive pads, which can scratch glass and plexiglass. If you’re using a scraper, make sure it’s sharp, and that you scrape in a forward motion without dragging the blade back, which can scratch the glass and gouge the window frame.
Whether it’s your Home or Commercial space salty air, moisture, and pollutants deteriorate metal and vinyl window and door frames, the mechanical components, as well as the glass itself. By cleaning windows and doors regularly, you extend their life and this is protecting your investment. It also discourages spiders and other bugs from calling your window areas inside “home.” Lastly, clean windows allows the sunshine in, and the feeling of clean windows is pure delight.
Professionals know about the proper cleaners, have the right tools, and know how to use ladders and other equipment to safely clean your windows.
Professionals know how to safely clean solar panels that have electrical components as part of their structure.
Professionals know how to avoid damaging tile surfaces when working on a rooftop.
Professionals come equipped with drop cloths and shoe covers to protect your floors and walls when working inside.
Professional possess the required insurances, background checks, workmen’s compensation insurance, and licenses to protect you in the event something unfortunate occurs.
Again, whether residential or commercial property in order to protect yourself and your investment, insured cleaners are essential. All legitimate businesses carry liability insurance, workmen’s compensation insurance and a bond to protect you against any eventuality.
When cleaning windows yourself don’t use abrasive pads, which can scratch glass and plexiglass. If you’re using a scraper, make sure it’s sharp, and that you scrape in a forward motion without dragging the blade back, which can scratch the glass and gouge the window frame.
You can use basic dish washing soap and water with a squeegee if you want to DIY between professional service visits. Just make sure to dry the edges when you’re done!
Make sure sprinkler heads in the landscaping are pointed away from windows to discourage mineral deposit build up.
Skylights and solar panels can be a challenge as they are on the roof. They need to be cleaned too as they collect more dust and dirt than any surface because they are laying flat. Solar panels need frequent cleaning to maximize electrical output and skylights need frequent cleaning to maximize the amount of sunshine inside.
Well, you can call us and we will provide an estimate and if that fits your budget we will pick up the screens, fix them and put them back in place. If any don’t fit properly when we return with them we remake them.
If you do it yourself these are the steps:
- Remove the screens
- Find a repair shop
- Transport them to a repair location
- Take them in and arrange for there repair (It can be expensive)
- Drive home
- Wait 4-6 days
- Drive back to the repair shop
- Pay (likely a lot) for the repairs
- Load and transport the screens back home (make sure you don’t puncture one?)
- Find where each screen goes so it fits properly
- Install each screen
- Latch each screen
Ooops…2 of them don’t fit properly!!!
Take the 2 screens that didn’t fit properly and follow steps 1 through 12 above