A professionally Cleaned window

#1
new to the site.. cool!

ok... i'll be honest, i'm a lawn guy but with a couple customers asking for windows to be cleaned, it's hard to say no.

so as an amatuer i think how hard can it be... wash it up, dry it off... i know, ignorance.

So the question, what's the difference between some hack washing a window, and a window cleaned by the professionals...

technique.... materials...????
 

mhpoole

New Member
#2
Both,

You can get by with washing with dish soap and water, but you should really have squeegee and scrubber and learn a bit. You can get pretty good money from cleaning windows.
 
#3
One huge difference between a hack and a pro window cleaner is the amount of time it takes to do the cleaning. A pro is going to know how to "fan" a window to squeegee it in one big stroke. A pro is going to know when to use steel wool to get the tough stuff off, and how to use a scraper so as not to scratch the glass. And a pro is going to know pretty close to how long a job is going to take so he can bid it correctly.
 
#4
We have seen some of the window jobs that the handymen do in Naples, FL and they are not good, this is where windows get scratched.
I am not saying you will do this but do you not know any professional window cleaners that you could recommend, do a good dead.
 
#5
Just like with PW'ing... its all in the technique.

Some people will get windows cleaner than others, some will take more time than others.
 
#6
One huge difference between a hack and a pro window cleaner is the amount of time it takes to do the cleaning. A pro is going to know how to "fan" a window to squeegee it in one big stroke. A pro is going to know when to use steel wool to get the tough stuff off, and how to use a scraper so as not to scratch the glass. And a pro is going to know pretty close to how long a job is going to take so he can bid it correctly.
A pro would not use steel wool on a window. A scrapper should be more than enough. Ine 6 years of cleaing windows Ive never once even though about touching a window with that. It doesmt matter how gentle or good you are there a high chance of a scracthing it
 
#9
Interesting takes on this. To be honest there are as many ways to clean a window as there are to wash a house. No one technique is superior. In fact if we leave the residential arena you can clean a commercial plate with a pressure washer if you know what you are doing.
 

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