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9 Services Window Washers Provide that are Worth Every Penny
Posted on Tuesday, September 15th 2020

 
 

Whether you own a home or run a business, your time is precious. So is your money. Though paying for professional window washers may seem like an expense you can live without, it can actually be well worth leaving it to professionals.

Beyond the money you’d spend on necessary equipment, window washers provide more value than the simple dollars and cents that would stay in your pockets. Many of the services a professional window washer offers can save you time and stress, ensure safety, and more.

Searching for a window washer? Here are nine services Fish Window Cleaning offers to make it worth your while.

  Interior and Exterior Window Cleaning

The basics done right. We provide commercial and residential window washing inside and out, ensuring your employees get natural light in the workspace, and doing the same at home while improving curb appeal.
  Storm Window Cleaning

Surviving the elements. Debris, hail, and dirt can all damage your windows over time. Regular window washing, including caring for storm windows, can extend the life of your windows and save you money.
  Mirror Cleaning

Tired of water spots and build-up on your mirrors? Tired of leaving streaks when you clean them? This may be one of the smaller chores on your list, but one that can easily get pushed to a later date. If you’re already bringing in window washers, it may be worth your time to add the mirrors to their task list.
  Gutter Cleaning

It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Keeping your gutters clean, and water flowing properly, can prevent roof damage and control the distribution of water around the foundation of the home.
  Ceiling Fan Cleaning

One of those chores that may not even reach your to-do list! We often neglect ceiling fans, but they are in need of care as well. Allowing window washers to also clean your ceiling fans can prevent any accidents during a task that would make even the biggest DIY enthusiasts nervous.
  Skylight Cleaning

Keep the light streaming in by maintaining those hard-to-reach skylights! As with gutters and ceiling fans, trusting professionals to work on projects involving heights, can save both time and money, not to mention peace of mind.
  Screen Cleaning

Having a window washer clean your windows, but not the screens that block them, would leave you without much value. FISH offers screen cleaning to ensure the improvements to your windows are emphasized.
  Chandelier Cleaning

It takes care and expertise to maintain some of the more delicate lighting fixtures in a home or office. It could be well worth your time and stress to employ a professional window washer to climb the ladder and get the job done right.
  Sill Cleaning

It’s one of the areas that invites build-up of dust and grime, so don’t let your window sills ruin an otherwise clean window. Fish Window Cleaning will make certain that any dirt, small debris — or even bugs — aren’t blocking the window tracks.
In addition to these services, Fish Window Cleaning offers many more to ensure your time and money aren’t wasted. The professionals at FISH offer reliable year-round scheduling, emergency cleanings, various billing options, and customized cleaning programs for a combination of the services laid out above.

Save yourself or your employees time, stress, and risk that these jobs require. Call now or click the “Free Estimate” button below for more information.

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Supplies Needed to Start Your Own Window Cleaning Business: 9 Must-Haves
Posted on Tuesday, September 15th 2020

 
 

The pandemic is causing a lot of people to question the benefits of corporate life while dreaming of the independence of entrepreneurship. A window cleaning business can be a great way to break out of the monotony of Zoom calls and e-mails and get you outside in the fresh air. It also has a low overhead, which is always attractive to those who are just starting out in the world of business ownership.

If you are thinking of starting your own window washer business, there are 9 supplies you can buy now.

  Squeegee

The squeegee is the single most important item in a window cleaner’s tool kit. It is commonly a T-shaped tool with a rubber blade, and it provides a streak-free way to clear cleaning solution and dirt from windows.

You will want to make sure you have a quality squeegee on day one!
  Water-Fed Pole

A water-fed pole is a long, extendable pole with a brush head and internal pump, which allows water to be dispensed on demand.

There are a few factors you should consider when buying your first water-fed pole, including budget, what kinds of buildings you plan to clean, and how often you will be using it.

Water-fed poles are usually made of aluminum, fiberglass, or carbon fiber. Aluminum is the cheapest, while carbon fiber can be the most expensive. Carbon fiber is also the most rigid, allowing you to wash windows more efficiently.

If you are planning to mainly clean residential windows, you can get by with a 30–40 foot pole, while commercial buildings may require poles in the 50-foot range.


  T-Bars and Sleeves

You can think of sleeves as mops for cleaning windows. They allow you to scrub away at dirt and tough problem spots. The sleeves go on T-bars that come in different sizes so you can wash windows of all dimensions. 

The sleeves are often made of microfiber and come in different levels of abrasiveness. When choosing your sleeves, you will want to consider how absorbent they are. Sleeves that hold more water let you clean windows for a longer time between dips in the bucket.

Scrapers 

Scrapers are an important part of a window cleaning supply list because some windows cannot be cleaned using soap and scrubbing alone. Most scrapers include a razor blade, which comes in handy when you are trying to remove tape or paint from windows. 
 


 


 Belts and Holsters 

If you are going to start a successful window cleaning business, you should invest in a sturdy belt and holsters that can carry a lot of your supplies. The holsters should be able to hold dry towels, spray bottles, steel wool, your mop, and a few small squeegees. 

Wearing a belt with a holster will give you easy access to anything you may need, and it will keep your supplies clean and dry while you move around the building. 

Cleaning Solution 

The cleaning solution you choose will go a long way in determining the ease in which you can clean windows. Professionals swear by the effectiveness of dishwashing liquid! You may also want to have other solutions at your disposal. There are many new green and environmentally friendly solutions on the market. 

 

   Buckets 

It could be easy to forget about the basics as you are building your window washing business, but you can’t forget buckets! Buckets are essential to any window cleaning mission. You will want to have more than one so you can keep clean water nearby. Empty buckets can always be helpful if you are trying to keep supplies dry and away from dirt. 

Towels 

Towels are another basic that cannot be ignored. Every veteran window washer will tell you how valuable a simple towel can be. Be sure to invest in several microfiber towels that can be used for everything from drying supplies to cleaning small window corners.  
     A Sturdy Ladder 

Any professional window cleaner to needs to have one or two sturdy ladders in his or her truck. Ideally, you would be able to reach and clean all windows with your water-fed pole, but you will need a ladder from time to time. 

A ladder is not a place to cut costs. You should invest in a ladder that is sturdy and safe. Research ladders that work well in grassy areas since you will often be setting up on a lawn. 

Deciding which squeegee, water-fed pole, and other necessary equipment to buy can often be tough for a beginner. 

Franchise owners at Fish Window Cleaning receive guidance from a company that has been cleaning windows for more than four decades. Fish Window Cleaning franchisees purchase supplies from a trusted vendor that assures quality and value, so you will know you are using top-of-the-line gear. 

For more information, visit www.fishwindowcleaning.com/franchise, or call 1-877-707-FISH (3474)
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