The Joy of Cleaning
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The Joy of Cleaning

Hello and welcome to my cleaning blog. Cleaning can bring you a lot of joy. Without it, our homes and businesses would literally be covered in old food, dust, and garbage. My name is Penny, and in this blog, I'm going to cover cleaning techniques and tips for staying organized. Whether you are trying to wash a stain out of a shirt or keep on top of the vacuuming, I hope these posts help. I also plan to write about hiring professional cleaners for your home, office, or even your industrial facility. My hope is that this blog brings you as much joy as a clean space.


The Joy of Cleaning

How To Know You Hired A Great Window Cleaner In 5 Easy Steps

Catherine Edwards

Having strangers come into your home to work on projects can be tough, particularly with window cleaning. You are not only trusting them to do a good job, but you are also trusting them to be in your home for several hours. Sometimes you think you made the right choice only to be disappointed later. There are a few tricks to knowing if you made the right decision, however. 

1. On Time: Window cleaning is not like having the cable come out. A window cleaning crew should show up in on time. They can be 15 minutes early or late, but anything beyond that warrants a phone call. Unexpected things can happen on their previous job or with traffic, but being late without prior notice or, worse, 'no showing' is completely unacceptable.

2. Appearance: While window cleaning is a dirty job, the crew should show up in presentable clothing, preferably uniforms. A nice, collared shirt with their business name embroidered on it creates a professional image that you, as a customer, want to see. Cutoff jeans and a ripped t-shirt do not have the same effect.

3. Manners: Like anyone that comes to your home to work, a window cleaner should be respectful. General, good manners would dictate that he or she remove their shoes when they enter your home to work or put on removable 'booties' to avoid tracking dirt in. It also means that they address you in a polite way. Rudeness is never acceptable and is a sign that you did not hire the right window cleaning company. 

4. Quality Work: You expect people to do a good job when cleaning your windows. In fact, you probably hired them because you can't clean the windows. If you pay to have professionals clean your windows, expect a streak-free shine. Nothing else will do. Window may have pre-existing scratches or a broken seal, which can't be fixed, but there is no excuse for streaks. A window cleaner should be able to wield a squeegee well enough to prevent streaks. 

5. Insurance: Ask before the appointment if they have insurance. Don't work with anyone who doesn't. There are fly-by-night companies out there run by people that think window cleaning is an easy way to make a quick buck. They won't have insurance. A professional window cleaning company is just that - professional. They know that buying insurance is part of running a business. 

Having your window professionally cleaned is a treat when you hire the right window cleaning crew. They need to be respectful of your time, your home, and your windows.