Hiring a Window Cleaner
1. Hiring a window cleaning professional regularly prevents windows from being etched or pitted over time. Pollution is a window's worst enemy and can lead to pitting. Once the damage has been done, usually the only solution is to replace the windows.
2. Always make sure to get several estimates. Usually window cleaning professionals can do the estimate over the phone if you know the number of windows in your home.
3. Do a walk through with the hired professional before they start the job.· This will ensure all your windows will be cleaned and basement or attic windows will not be overlooked.
4. After the job is complete, walk back through to ensure your satisfaction before paying for the job. This allows you to point out any missed spots and they can fix them on the spot.
5. The inside of windows should be cleaned about once a year, unless you smoke, have pets, or have kids, then it should be more often.
6. The outside of windows should be cleaned twice a year.
Hiring a Cleaning Company
1. Ask your potential cleaning company if they offer any satisfaction guarantees.· Do they stand by the work they do?
2. Be sure to ask what kind of cleaning products they use and if they are safe for your household pets and your kids.· Some companies will use your cleaning supplies if you ask them.
3. Find out if they bring their own equipment (vacuums, brooms, mops, etc.) or will they be using yours or asking you to go out and buy certain items.
4. Another important question to ask is, if you are not happy with a cleaning job they performed, will they come back out and re-clean at no cost to you?· Most cleaning companies should also be open to suggestions, if you have a particular area you want extra clean.
5. Make sure your cleaning company has a main telephone number and office where you can contact someone if something should go wrong.
Definitely ask for a list of references.· You need to be able to trust the company you are allowing into your home and around all your valuable items.
Increase the Life of Your Carpet
There are a few easy tips to help increase the life of your carpets:
- Vacuum at least 1-2 times a week
- Remove stains quickly by using seltzer water or white vinegar mixed with water. Never dig or rub the spot. Absorb as much moisture as possible.
- Have your carpets professionally cleaned every 9-12 months, depending on traffic.
- Have any pet accidents cleaned by a professional.
- Place area rugs in high traffic areas, such as entrances and hallways.
Proper window cleaning is all about having the right supplies and the right technique! It is not rocket science, but there is a big difference a professional can deliver. Go enjoy life and let us make your windows sparkle! Window Washing
Have a stain in your carpet that you just can’t seem to get out? For most of us, cutting a chunk of the carpet out is not an option, but we understand if you just can’t see that stain there one more day. Here’s a home solution that you might try. First, mix one part white vinegar with one part water. Put this solution in a spray bottle and saturate the stain. Let the vinegar and water sit on the carpet without blotting for ten to fifteen minutes. Use a clean sponge in a rubbing motion to pull the stain from the offending area. Rinse the stain with warm water, then fluff up the carpet into its natural direction. Take a bunch of paper towels and a heavy book and place it atop the stain to soak up the excess liquid. Allow it to dry and vacuum. If you were not successful, you may have to call a professional to get the stain out. Stains that have sugar, such as syrup and wine can be hard to remove as they tend to come back. If you need professional assistance, please use one of our pre-screened contractors and they will be able to get that darn spot out!
So you’ve decided that you are going to wash your own windows and you want to know the best way to do it and what you will need. Well, we are going to tell you! First, you will probably need a stepstool or ladder, a brush (we suggest the ones that look like a lamb cloth is wrapped around it) , newspaper, a bucket and clean cloths. Dust the window frames and sills first. Picking up all that dirt and spreading it around on the windows doesn’t help! Wipe the glass first to get rid of the big stuff and then wet a cloth with a vinegar and water or ammonia and water mixture. Start at the top windows and wash each pane. Make sure you get those corners!Â Take a clean cloth and wipe the window down to minimize streaks. If you decided that this is actually too much work or you don’t like being on a ladder, please use one of our Denver pre-screened contractors!