Window and glass cleaning

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How often and when should you clean windows?

We recommend cleaning windows once or twice a year – in spring and autumn. Regular cleaning of windows and glass surfaces guarantees clean windows year-round.  The frequency of window cleaning depends on the location of the building, whether it is in an urban environment or surrounded by large flowering trees. In such cases, windows and frames need to be cleaned more frequently.

Our window cleaning service also includes the cleaning of window frames, grooves and sills. Additionally, we offer the cleaning of venetian blinds and vertical blinds.

While window cleaning can be performed outdoors in temperatures as low as -5°C, the best time to clean windows is when the weather is dry and warm and temperatures are above zero.

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What should you consider when ordering window cleaning?

The summer window cleaning season actually begins in late spring: usually in May, sometimes as early as April. As a result, the window cleaning schedules of cleaning companies already start to get full by March. Therefore, if you do not book your window cleaning early, you will have to wait longer than you would want to.

Ideally, clients should order window cleaning twice a year: for example, once in April and then again in September or October. This ensures that windows stay nice and clean all year round. In this case, you should book your next window cleaning in advance as soon as the previous cleaning has been completed. This should become a routine. That way, you have one less thing to worry about and the cleaning company can accommodate your needs when making their schedule.

How should you prepare for window cleaning?

Where possible, please make sure that the building is accessible with a window cleaning lift, i.e. that it is not surrounded by parked vehicles or other vehicle access barriers. Ensure that window cleaners can access the windows with a lift. Should it be necessary for the lift to be placed on neighbouring land or a parking space to carry out the cleaning, please obtain the necessary approvals in advance.

If, however, it is necessary to close a footpath or street, the cleaning company will obtain the necessary authorisations from the city. Please note that this requires extra time as officials do not usually respond to e-mails on the same day.

One more thing: all windows should be closed from the inside. This is especially important in the case of ‘Reach and Wash’ or water-fed pole window cleaning, otherwise the water will run down the open window into the room.

If you order indoor window cleaning, preparations should also be made in the office space. Since window cleaning is a quiet job, it can be performed during the working day, if necessary. However, it is better to schedule it for the weekend or after work hours so that it does not disrupt the work in the office.

We also kindly ask that whenever cleaning day comes, your employees remove their items from window sills. While our team of window cleaners can move a few pictures and honorary certificates out of the way, they may not be able to put them back in the exact same spots. Therefore, in order to avoid any trouble, we ask that your employees take care of this task beforehand.

Should your office have any glass walls where developers have written important pieces of code that you do not want to be erased, please mark them with a post-it note.

Lifting equipment, rope access or water-fed pole window cleaning – which one is right for your building?

If we are dealing with a multi-storey building and you have ordered the window cleaning service at the very last minute, you are in a tough situation. Even if the cleaning company can squeeze you into their schedule, they may not have any lifting equipment available at the time. Lifting equipment, however, is essential to clean the windows of multi-storey buildings as other types of equipment just cannot reach as high.

Most cleaning companies who provide window cleaning services rent the lifting equipment, which is why it is possible that, due to high demand mid-season, the job may not get done because there are no lifts available. In some cases, more expensive lifting equipment may be available, so that is an extra cost you have to take into account. But if you schedule your window cleaning well in advance, you can easily avoid all of these problems.

The water-fed pole system, also known as the Reach and Wash system, is an alternative to lifting equipment. A cheaper, faster, and more convenient alternative.

Water-fed pole window cleaning is more affordable because there is no need to rent expensive lifting equipment. The water-fed pole system is suitable for buildings up to four or five storeys high.

Water-fed pole window cleaning is faster because cleaners can focus on cleaning windows the whole time – there is no need to move the lift from one side of the building to another and set it up. Moving and setting up the lift takes up more time than you think.

Water-fed pole window cleaning is more convenient because cleaners can more easily access the windows and no damage is done to the surrounding greenery. Whereas the lift will definitely leave marks when placed on soft ground. Flower beds, hedges and trees are all obstacles that get in the way of the lift.