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

Should You Start A Window Washer Service In Your Area?

Catherine Edwards

You can make decent money as a window washer, depending on who you service — residential or commercial clients, or both — and how much you want to work. In general, this is a service that you can charge for by the hour or on a per-window basis, whichever works best for you. The average window washing service costs around $213 nationally. Your services may be more or less on average, depending on your local economy and other factors.

Should you start a window washer service in your area? It might be a great way to start your own business, and window washing supplies and equipment can be relatively cost-effective to get. However, this career choice isn't for everyone, especially for those who don't have much experience working autonomously. Still, it's worth looking into and can be very lucrative. Learn more about what it takes to be a window washer here.

You have some experience in entrepreneurship

Have you owned and operated a business before, or at least worked as an independent contractor for someone else? When you operate your own business as a window washer, you need to understand how to calculate your startup costs, acquire a customer base, maintain a reputation for your business, and work with the safety legalities of your job. This is true of any job, but to be a great window washer, you have to go one step further because this is a niche field that can be harder to get into since many customers might feel their cleaning companies or janitorial services have this job covered.

Being a window washer can also be dangerous, so you have to make sure you have yourself insured, licensed, bonded, and have an umbrella insurance, just in case. This is on top of being able to manage your own hours, understanding overhead costs, and being able to organize your work and home life schedule during slower seasons.

You have to be a people person

If you're not a people person, then hire someone or work with a partner in your window washer business who is. You'll need to work with customers directly to know which windows to clean and to take tours of facilities, plus you'll be working with clients over the phone to schedule consultations, appointments, to take payments, and to answer questions. In a window washer emergency, clients might be upset and need urgent care — can you handle a variety of customer encounters and situations?

Being a window washer goes beyond wiping windows down. There are many ways you can succeed in this field, so check into what it costs legally and financially in your area to start a window washer business and make sure the market in your area isn't already flooded with similar work.