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Window cleaning can seem like a luxury that you consider only once your streaky glass situation gets out of hand. Fortunately, hiring window cleaning services is more affordable than you might think, meaning your foggy and grimy windows can be a thing of the past.

Here's everything you need to know about window cleaning services, to help you decide whether to hire one or go the DIY route.

How do window cleaning services work?

Window cleaners work on your exterior and interior windows and glass surfaces to tackle the dirt, dust and grime that's accumulated. These service providers are kitted out with the professional tools needed to effectively clear up your windows, especially those hard to reach places, and the right combination of cleaning solution to meet your cleaning needs.

What does a window cleaner do?

Window cleaning services typically include:

  • Residential windows
  • Balcony
  • Commercial windows
  • Pool fences
  • Mirrors

Additionally, you can usually request a deep cleaning of window frames, sills, cracks and door cleaning including tracks and rails.

How do I hire a window cleaner?

There are several services that can connect you to window cleaners, especially online. Oneflare and Hipages are examples of marketplaces that connect customers and businesses using a quote system. It's free to request quotes and you can read verified reviews of each business to help you decide on the best fit.

How much does a window cleaner cost?

As a guide, you can expect to pay approximately $20 per window or an average of $150-$220 in total for window cleaning. However, there are several factors that can impact the price of your window cleaning. These include:

  • Interior or exterior cleaning. It is possible to just clean the outside of your windows, which makes the window cleaning cheaper; but results will likely not be as impressive.
  • Window height. The size of the window can vary greatly and could involve more speciality equipment or effort.
  • Accessibility to the window. Ease of access is a big factor and might require the window cleaner to use a ladder or navigate tricky access points.
  • Removing and cleaning fly screens. Your window cleaner may charge extra for cleaning window or door screens.

Keep in mind that some window cleaners will charge you by the hour, while others bill by the number of window panes.

How do I compare window cleaners?

The best way to compare is to arrange for multiple quotes through online marketplaces such as Oneflare and Hipages. You should look for credible and verified reviews and get a feel for the window cleaners you'd like to work with.

Window cleaners can provide you with a rough estimate over the phone or online but for the most accurate price, consider an at-home inspection. Alternatively, take photos of your home to give your cleaners a better idea of the work involved.

How should I prepare for a window clean?

Once you've scheduled your window cleaning appointment, there are several things you can do to make things go more smoothly on the day.

  • Move fragile objects. Even the most professional and careful cleaners are not perfect and accidents can happen. Prevent your precious items from getting damaged by moving them out of the way until all the cleaning is done. Clear any window sills, shelving and nearby side tables.
  • Create space for easy cleaning. Remove any furniture in or outside the home that might obstruct access to the windows to ensure a smooth and seamless clean. For any bulky or heavy items, your window cleaners are usually happy to help you move them.
  • Clean your blinds. Blinds can collect quite a bit of dirt and dust which can be transferred to your just-cleaned windows. You can do a quick wipe with soapy water or a gentle cleanser before your cleaning or this can be an additional service you request from the cleaners.
  • Secure your pets. Place your pets in a safe and secure location while the cleaning is happening. Even if they are comfortable around strangers, ladders and strange equipment could be a cause of stress or even scare them.

How long does a window cleaner take?

This depends on the size and complexity of your property. Generally speaking, a three or four bedroom single story home can take around three hours to clean. You can expect a quote for both time and price before you commit to the work.

Do I need to be home for a window cleaner?

For exterior-only window cleaning, you don't necessarily need to be at home but you will need to make sure the cleaners have easy access to your property.

If you've organised an interior window cleaning, then you will need to arrange someone to let them in but are not required to be at home for the full clean.

Can I book a same-day window clean?

While a same-day window clean is possible, you will need to contact window cleaners directly compared to arranging quotes online. You'll also have limited options and could potentially pay a higher price for a rushed service.

Pros and Cons of a window cleaner

Pros

  • Longer lifespan for your windows
  • Far safer to use a professional - especially for multi-level properties
  • Pros can spot a problem before it becomes a major issue
  • No need to purchase expensive cleaning supplies

Cons

  • Finding the right cleaner can be time-consuming
  • Need to budget for a regular cleaning
  • You may have to schedule the time needed into your day

Frequently asked questions

How often should I get my windows cleaned?

You should request window cleaning services at least annually with twice-annual cleaning the most effective at making sure mineral deposits on the glass can be removed. You should consider a monthly clean for your external windows if you live near salt water, as salt can stain glass easily and possibly become permanently embedded.

Do I need to provide the cleaning supplies?

No, the vast majority of window cleaning services will bring all the cleaning supplies and equipment needed to complete the job.

Will the cleaning products be dangerous to my pets or plants?

Some products have chemicals that may be strong but safe to use in the right hands. Discuss your needs when requesting a quote as you can ask for environmentally friendly products and even chemical-free cleans.

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