How can I choose the best window cleaning contractor?
5 questions every home owner should consider before choosing their window cleaning contractor.
Which window cleaning company can I trust inside my home?
None of us would let a stranger inside our home without an assurance that he is trustworthy, so why would we let an unknown window cleaner into our homes? Your safety and that of your property should be your #1 consideration when choosing a window cleaning company.
Before choosing a WindowCleaning contractor make sure that your contractor has a verified reputation in your community. Ask your window cleaner to provide local references or testimonials. Choosing a contractor that is backed by an established company will also help guarantee a high level of accountability.
What kind of guarantee should I expect from my window cleaner?
Don’t be satisfied with a vague “Money back guarantee” from your window cleaning contractor. Ask for the specifics: How much will the contractor refund? Is the refund based on you not being happy, or the contractors opinion? A good contractor should never ask for payment before the job is completed, and you have inspected the work and are completely satisfied.
Can’t just about anyone clean windows?
Finding a qualified window cleaner is not that different from finding a qualified plumber or electrician. Many window cleaners have not received proper training and use cheap tools and cleaning agents.
An unqualified window cleaner not only may provide a below average job, but can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home. Improper use of window cleaning tools can cause scratches on the surface of your windows, ruin seals that are essential to the insulation factor of your windows, and result in the need to replace windows.
Before hiring a window cleaning professional make sure they have received the proper training. Take note of your contractor’s tools, a good contractor will invest in quality tools and keep them in good condition. If you wouldn’t choose an electrician that didn’t have proper tools or training, don’t make the same mistake with your window cleaner.
How can you be sure that you’re really getting the most value?
Value is relative to all of us. What we want is to feel happy with the price we pay for a given product or service. If we are thrilled with our purchase, we never feel bad about the money we spent on it.
Your contractor should understand that and not ask for payment until you are thrilled with the job. Make sure you have this in writing. Once again, dealing with a contractor that is backed by a reputable company will provide assurance that the guarantee is more than just words.
How can you sift through the hundreds of local cleaning contractors to find a great one?
That’s the hardest question. Unfortunately many home or business owners go through several unfortunate experiences before finding a contractor they are happy with. Make sure you make an educated decision, not just choosing the first contractor to come along. Some services like Angies List also can be a good help in researching contractors, though this requires paying for a membership with them and spending possibly hours of research time.
WindowCleaning.com is another way to make sure you are choosing the most qualified window cleaner in your region. They do all the work before hand reviewing each window cleaner in your city and then choosing the best one to work with.