To ensure that you are able to enjoy the very best view possible, and to get the window as clean as it can possibly be, years of experience have enabled us to discern and employ the most effective soaps, tools and techniques available to professional window cleaners. Following is a little information about how we go about that:
Our soap of choice is a product called Glass Gleam 4 from Titan Laboratories.
I know many window cleaners use dish soap on a daily basis. My own feeling is this – dish soap is for dishes. Dish soap is intended to wash opaque dishware rinsed in hot water, with a reflective film left behind to give a shiny surface on the dish. This is good for plates, not so much for window glass, and, while suds in the sink are fine, they will cause streaks and haze on transparent glass. This film builds up so much over time that eventually scraping with a razor blade is necessary to remove it all. Also, when dish soap is used to clean exterior glass, the resulting film causes dust, dirt, debris and, you’ve probably seen this, pollen in the spring, to stick to the glass leaving a window that needs cleaning again sooner than it normally ought to.
Our scrubber sleeves are exclusively of micro-fiber construction to enhance their ability to pick up and absorb the dirt and debris from the glass rather than just push it around, and we use the finest squeegees, poles and ladders available. Of course, our tools also include various scrapers, solvents and absorbents to adequately handle the most stubborn or challenging of situations.
It is always best that our initial service at your home is inside and out. We will clean the outside only on an initial cleaning if you request it, but it is not recommended. There are many reasons for this, however, the simplest is probably that we would have a difficult time expecting your total satisfaction if we only clean half the window! We want you to know that you have received the greatest value possible from your window cleaning service.
We will never wear shoes inside your home, and we will with the utmost care move and put back the things that impede our access to the window. We will respect your private space, and move as swiftly as is safely possible so as to minimize the intrusion in your home. Your comfort while we are in your home is paramount. Our goal is that at the end of the day, the only way you will know we were there is that the inside of your home will seem much brighter and you’re no longer sure if there is glass in the window!
On the outside, depending on the specific needs of your home and its environment, we will use soap, scrubbers and squeegees, or water-fed poles utilizing deionized pure water, or a combination of the two methods.