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The Value of Hiring a Window Washing Service
Posted on Thursday, June 11th 2020

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You have probably heard the phrase, “I don’t do windows.” Maybe you have even said it. But there comes a time when your windows will need attention — and not even a good set of shades will shield you from seeing the obvious.

Aside from removing the dirt and grime, there are six benefits of hiring a window washing service.

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One obvious reason for hiring a window washing service — washing windows can be extremely dangerous! The second you get on a ladder; all bets are off.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
  • 500,000 falls from ladders occur annually
  • 43 percent of fatal falls in the last decade have involved a ladder
  • Among construction workers, an estimated 81 percent of fall injuries treated in United States emergency departments involve a ladder
  • 97 percent of falls occur at home
Most professional window cleaning services take ladder safety very seriously and implement strict safety training and practices which adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules. It might be best to save yourself the trouble and potential tragedy and go with a pro.

Extend the Life of Your Windows

Regular cleaning of your windows helps them last longer. Dirt, debris, hard water, and rain can damage your windows eventually. These materials etch into the glass and cause scratches. A professional window washing service removes corrosive contaminants from your windows, protecting them from this danger.

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Lower Your Bills

According to window manufacturers, dirty windows can wreak havoc on your energy bill. Damaged windows seals can cause leaks, fogging, and condensation, which can lead to higher energy bills and mold issues. Painted sashes and clogged window channels can keep windows from opening during a fire emergency, which may cost lives. A professional window washing service will notify you of any problems they notice, so you can fix them before they become serious.

Pest Control

A variety of insects are attracted to windows, and their invasion could become a major problem. Yellowjackets and hornets like to build their nests within door frames and behind window shutters. Spiders can build large webs in the corners of window areas to trap bugs and feed on them. All these unwanted guests can make it tough to operate your windows. When a window is opened, or if you come close to the nest, you may be stung or bitten if the insect feels threatened.

A professional window washing service can help spot and dispose of any of these problem areas so that your family is kept safe from bug bites, stings, and from malfunctioning windows that could prevent emergency escapes.

Save Time and Money

Have you ever tried to clean your windows yourself? Washing your windows is a time-consuming task. An average-sized house can take several hours to clean. To do it right, you also need special cleaning tools and equipment. At minimum, you will need a mop, squeegee, towels, a scraper, and a ladder. In case you forgot already, go back to the previous paragraph for our warning about ladders.

Hiring a professional window washing service will free up your valuable time to tackle other projects around the house and save you from spending extra money on unnecessary supplies.

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Curb Appeal

Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner, it is important to keep up appearances when it comes to your property. Over time, your windows build up a layer of dirt, water deposits, streaks, smudges, and fingerprints. This grime can obscure the incoming light and become an unsightly distraction to visitors.

Clean windows help to create a positive first impression for guests and customers. For business owners, sparkling windows tell your customers that you are conscientious and pay attention to details. And they help promote your retail products in the best possible light. It also makes your business more inviting.

A professional window cleaning can boost the aesthetic of your home, which can be crucial when you are trying to increase your curb appeal to encourage a sale.

So, you see — there are a lot of great reasons you should hire the right window cleaning service to come and do a professional job. Fish Window Cleaning is that company. Founded in St. Louis in 1978, FISH is now the largest window cleaning franchise in the country, with over 275 nationwide locations.

FISH provides service to more than 200,000 commercial and residential customers nationwide. Free estimates and customized service plans tailored to each customer’s needs and budget are just a few offered benefits.

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

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