Clean windows can improve the look and feel of your home’s interior and curb appeal. Whether your foyer windows are impossible to reach or you simply do not have the time, here are 5 great benefits of hiring a professional window cleaning company.
Regular window cleaning is important to remove grime and buildup that have settled onto the glass over time, preventing natural light from shining through. Here are a few tips on the importance of clean windows.
Beyond curb appeal, and increased home value, why is window washing an important part of spring cleaning? Etching from dirt and debris can weaken windowpanes, home improvement experts weigh in:
Realtors and professional home stagers know the importance of curb appeal and cleanliness when it comes to selling a house. Topping their list is sparkling clean windows. Elizabeth Weintraub at About.com writes in
How To Prepare Your House For Sale:
“Prepping and staging a house. Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it’s not luck that makes that happen. It’s careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. Here is how to prep a house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home.”
Following is her list of items for Make the House Sparkle. By the way, be sure to clean your windows after spraying down the exterior!
- Wash windows inside and out.
- Rent a pressure washer and spray down sidewalks and exterior.
- Clean out cobwebs.
- Re-caulk tubs, showers and sinks.
- Polish chrome faucets and mirrors.
- Clean out the refrigerator.
- Vacuum daily.
- Wax floors.
- Dust furniture, ceiling fan blades and light fixtures.
- Bleach dingy grout.
- Replace worn rugs.
- Hang up fresh towels.
- Bathroom towels look great fastened with ribbon and bows.
- Clean and air out any musty smelling areas. Odors are a no-no.
Clean Windows Help Give Curb Appeal
Janet Wickell, also a contributor at About.com, says in her article How to Improve Curb Appeal, Home Selling Advice to Help You Attract Potential Buyers:
“A large percentage of home buyers decide whether or not to look inside a house or take it seriously based on its curb appeal—the view they see when they drive by or arrive for a showing. You can help make sure they want to come inside your house by spending some time working on its exterior appearance.
“Make a list of the problem areas you discovered. Tackle clean up and repair chores first, then put some time into projects that make the grounds more attractive.” Her lists includes:
- Kill mold and mildew on the house, sidewalks, roof, or driveway.
- Stow away unnecessary garden implements and tools.
- Clean windows and gutters.
- Pressure wash dirty siding and dingy decks.
- Edge sidewalks and remove vegetation growing between concrete or bricks.
- Mow the lawn. Get rid of weeds.
- Rake and dispose of leaves, even if your lot is wooded.
- Trim tree limbs that are near or touching the home’s roof.
Article used by permission – The Window Cleaner AZ – http://thewindowcleaneraz.com/selling-your-house-top-dollar/
One of the many things that positions the Window Cleaning Experts apart from other companies is our desire to learn, grow, and strive to become better and safer. The Window Cleaning Experts are proud members of the International Window Cleaning Association, (IWCA), a non-profit organization whose main goal is to promote safety and professionalism within our industry. Every year the IWCA has their annual conference, and this year it was held right here in Florida in St. Petersburg. All of our crew leaders and I attended the convention and we all found it to be rich in information; it was great networking with others, trading stories and learning from other peoples experiences. At the convention, OSHA approved safety classes were held as well as other seminars about the latest in glass cleaning techniques, ladder safety, customer service, insurance and goal setting. All in all, it was an amazing time!
The Window Cleaning Experts have safety as our #1 priority. The company was started in 1979 by Tom Cruickshank, by going door to door. Thanks to our dedicated, professional, courteous, and hard-working team we have grown to service all of the Tampa Bay areas! It is important to note that the Window Cleaning Experts are licensed and are insured with both liability and workers’ compensation. All of our employees undergo extensive background checks and drug screens prior to joining our team. Along with safety, we contribute much of our success to our attention to detail and excellent customer service. The Window Cleaning Experts are also a proud recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award, and have received yet another one again this year for 2012! We have come to realize that word of mouth is the best advertising, and we make sure to fully satisfy our customers to give them the good word to spread. To thank our customers, we offer an excellent way to reward referrals through our “clean cash” program. You can read all about this as well as all the other services we offer by clicking on the highlighted links that interest you!