All homes need regular window cleaning. Clean windows can increase curb appeal, let in more light, and help with energy efficiency. Professional window cleaning is also an important element for preventative maintenance. Having windows cleaned at least once, preferably twice, a year can help prevent damage and may alert you to any issues before they become big (and more expensive) problems.
But is window cleaning something you should tackle on your own? There are multiple factors to consider, but let’s take a look at the three most common signs you should look to professionals for your window cleaning.
Safety: Windows are Hard to Reach
Even a single-level home can have hard-to-reach windows. If your home has more than one floor, it may be even more difficult and dangerous when it comes to window cleaning. To clean the outside of the windows, it may be necessary to climb a step stool or ladder. It can be hard to stabilize the ladder on soft or uneven ground, which is a hazard. Your ladder may not reach, and that will be a problem as well.
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (via the World Health Organization) reports that the U.S. leads the world in ladder deaths with more than 300 deaths each year as a result of a fall off a ladder. Most of those deaths are from a fall of ten or fewer feet. In addition, injuries from ladder falls are numerous, with nearly 165,000 each year needing medical treatment.
Professionals not only have the proper equipment to reach even the highest windows, but they know how to safely get the job done right the first time.
Health Concerns: Cleaning Stirs Up Allergens and More
Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, reports the ACAAI (American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology). Many people suffer allergy symptoms year-round, and anyone affected by dust and mold should be cautious when it comes to certain cleaning projects.
Window cleaning can stir up a range of allergens, which increases the risk of triggering allergy symptoms and asthma. Keep breathing easy and let the professionals take care of the windows.
Wrong or No Tools: The Right Cleaning Products and Tools Make a Difference
Proper window cleaning requires more than a rag, a bucket of water, and a squeegee. Spending money on tools, including a sturdy ladder, to clean windows can be expensive. In addition, you’ll need to determine which cleaning products might work best and how to use the products and tools so no damage is done. Professional window cleaning companies like United Window Cleaning have the expertise, products, and tools to get the job done. Our techniques won’t scratch the glass or damage any parts of the window.
Spring is here, and it’s time to get those windows clean. This year, let the professionals handle the job. Schedule your appointment with United Window Cleaning today. We do windows plus other hard-to-reach places like carriage lights, skylights, ceiling fans, and more.