The Affordable Window Professionals
10 Jul 2019
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Why Hire Professional Window Cleaners? 

Gold Standard Services Blog: Residential Window Cleaning in Ontario

The Benefits Of Hiring a Professional Window

Cleaner? 

 

Glass is porous, gradually the dirt will erode the surface. Window cleaning professionals have the perfect equipment to ensure there are no accidents that cause injury or damage to your home windows. 

Window cleaning done regularly will extend windows lifespan, curb appeal and increase heat efficiency in your home, but is time-consuming, especially if your property has multiple levels of windows. Hiring professional window cleaners who are trained, insured and have proper equipment to limit accidents will reduce injury or damage. 

The Cost of Window Cleaning in Ontario

Yes, of course, anyone with a squeegee, a bucket and a mop can call themselves a professional window cleaner. Therefore, it is vital you do your own research before hiring anyone to service your property and is important to understand that professional window cleaning companies price their services differently, with many factors altering the price of a full-house window cleaning. 

Furthermore, the number of panes you need cleaned determines the cost of window cleaning. The average residential window is two panes of glass. Although window cleaning is straightforward job, below is a list of factors that will give you a better understanding of the top factors that impact costs.

  • Whether you require exterior, interior, or both window cleaning
  • The type of windows that need to be cleaned (Single or Double Pane, French Windows, Etc.)
  • The number of stories your home has and the complexity of your home (Are ladders and extension poles needed)
  • How often you need your windows cleaned
  • How dirty the glass is
  • Do you have stain glass windows

These are a few factors that will affect your home window cleaning prices. 

Data shows that the average full house interior and exterior window cleaning in Ontario is $260 to $320. For best results, clean your windows twice annually, once in the spring and once in the fall. Homeowners that leave their windows contaminated will cause window damage and windows are expensive to replace. 

Saves Time

No matter what size your home is, there is one thing we can all agree on, window cleaning is a pain, but when the summertime is upon us having sparkling clean windows is a MUST. Having your windows clean makes any room feel bigger, brighter, and cleaner. Not to worry. Professional cleaners love the jobs you hate. Hiring professionals can save you tons of time and hassle while minimizing accidents or injuries. Spend your beautiful weekends doing something you really enjoy, struggling to clean your windows.  

Extend your Windows Lifespan

Regular professional window cleaning keeps environmental contaminants like dirt, hard water, debris and oxidation off of your windows. Professional window cleaners are trained to spot problems with damaged glass, seals and frames and effectively take care of your home windows.

Heat Efficiency

Hiring professional window cleaners is a big investment, but an important one also. Did you know that having clean windows can actually save you tons on your energy bill? You may not know, but window cleaning can help heat your home. If dirt, grime, and dust is left on your windows it blocks the sun’s UV rays and doesn’t allow your home to generate the free heat the sun has to offer. This over time will cost you hundreds on energy bills to heat your home.

Curb Appeal 

Nonetheless, your windows are a focal point of your home. Clean windows allow sunlight in your home which brightens it up and contributes to the overall curb appeal. Window cleaning professionals are capable of cleaning surfaces to restore curb appeal without the cost of repairing or replacing panes. 

DIY Tips

If you are interested in cleaning the more accessible windows in your home by yourself, remember not to use tools that can scratch or scrap the windows that could result in damages or repairs. Also, avoid washing windows in direct sunlight because although it may dry the windows faster, it means increased streaking. 

Additional Add-ons 

Homes that reside near saltwater may encounter more maintenance due to the salt content within the air. Thus, being located on a busy road may result in a higher level of debris on your residential windows. Moreover, the cost of window cleaning on the first two stories of your home are generally the same, but when you exceed two stories the cost can go up per pane on stories three and four. 

 

26 May 2017

We Bet You Can Clean Your Own Windows, But Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t

A residential home with clean windows.
Don’t waste your days off cleaning your home’s windows. Give our professional cleaners a try TODAY!

We get it. You’re strong. You’re independent. You want to take charge of your life and show those pesky neighbours across the street that yeah, you still got it and no, you don’t need help from any so-called “professional”. But even if you are Canada’s Next Top Window Cleaner, here’s why you should put the squeegee down and let us take over:

1. Let’s be honest, there are probably better things you could be doing right now…

It’s finally summer. You want to be outside with your family enjoying a couple of root beers beside the pool. The last thing you want when you get home from work (or even worse, on your day off) is to climb up on an abnormally high ladder, move it around the parameter of your house with a squeegee and a bucket, cleaning all of your windows (which you really didn’t think was that many before you started).  Window cleaning is time consuming. It takes an average homeowner approximately five hours to clean the exterior of their windows. Our cleaners take half that time. The best part? You don’t even have to lift a finger.

2. We hate to break it to you but that 15-year-old squeegee stored in your garage is just not going to cut it.

Okay maybe it’s not 15-years-old. 14? Regardless, there are countless products our cleaners use to ensure the best possible clean that a common homeowner just wouldn’t have in their toolbox. The Gold Standard crew has telescoping window washing tools to get into tough-to-reach crevices alongside non-ionic cleaner for stained glass and streak-free drying solutions. Do you have a tall ladder to get to your upper windows? Are you currently running out to Home Depot to prove us wrong? The problem is that you are still going to have to store these items somewhere (most of which you will probably never use again after you realize how tedious window cleaning can be).

3. Is proving to your neighbours that you “still got it” really worth a potential injury?

Got high windows? Our window cleaners are IRATA, SPRAT, and Bosun Chair certified! They do countless ladder training sessions throughout the year and annual Fall Arrest training. Besides the possible injuries you could get from climbing up a high ladder, you also have to think about protecting yourself from the harsh chemicals used as cleaning agents!

4. Our crew can identify general problems with your windows and how to solve them!

Our cleaning crew has been a part of the Gold Standard team for over 10 years! They’ve seen it all, and yes, they know how to solve it all. They can identify sashes painted shut, rot on window sills, damaged windows, and poorly fitted screens (and these are just some of the unforeseen problems that could be noticed). Our team can also remove insect infestation and find the causes of stained glass and spots on your windows. These tips can ultimately extend your window’s life!

So… did you put the squeegee down yet? Yeah, we thought so.

24 May 2017

The Benefits of Window Cleaning on Your Small Business

The window display of a local dress shop.
Clean windows display your company as professional and prestigious to those walking by.

 

It is an obvious fact that businesses that thrive are those that keep their store fronts well-maintained. We can all recall a time when we went window shopping and were too distracted by a shop’s dirty, unkempt windows to notice the beautiful outfit the mannequin was sporting behind it. Although it may not be high on your list of daily priorities, it is proven that routine window cleaning is an investment that pays off.  Here are three reasons why:

1. An Increase in Professionalism

Yes, having your store front windows masked in fingerprints and dirty streaks can actually dissuade a potential customer from entering your shop (and yes, that was sarcasm). But why? Because first impressions matter. If the first thing a new customer sees is your stained, cobweb covered windows, what do you think they are going to assume about your business as a whole? Or even you as the owner? Your business reflects your personality and professionalism. Having them professionally cleaned regularly increases the value of what is on display behind it and, in sequence, increases consumer confidence about your brand.

2. A Decrease in Long-Term Costs

Although we know that getting your windows cleaned isn’t number one on your list of daily priorities, it is essential for one very simple reason: it will, in time, reduce costs. Grimy windows actually deflect the suns rays, leading to less heat entering your shop naturally. What does this result in? You cranking up your electric heat, costing you money day after day in the winter. Also when left uncleaned, window tracks become clogged with debris and filth which can lead to the window not opening and closing properly or can even create mold! Do you want to pay more later to remove the mold and mildew in your shop while potentially risking your own health just because you were to lazy to get your windows cleaned? I think not.

3. An Increase in Employee Satisfaction

Having dirty windows can make employees feel trapped and demotivated. With a clear view of the bright city street, your employees will feel uplifted and even proud to work in your shop. Clean windows project a business that is professional, sophisticated, and prestigious and that projection is emulated by it’s employees.


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