Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I have my windows cleaned?

I am often asked that question when setting up a schedule. Personally I recommend a Spring cleaning, where we wash the windows inside and out, take the screens out of storage, wash and reinstall them. I recommend an exterior wash mid-summer (late June, July), then a winter cleaning where we wash all the windows inside and out and remove the screens and store them. I recommend quarterly window cleanings when a home is either near the ocean, or surrounded by dense tree cover. Also, I have numerous customers who have many events at their home which require more maintenance to keep their pristine appearance.

Do you recommend removing the screens for the winter?

Absolutely, yes, for a couple of reasons. During the late fall and winter, there is a lot of wind , rain and snow. Here in the Metro NY,NJ area we have found that if screens are left on the windows year round and the windows are not maintained, that oxidation from the screens imbed into the window. In the industry, we call this screen burn. When this occurs, regular window cleaning will not be sufficient. To clean the glass an acid or compound will be needed to remove the stain.

How much does it cost to do my windows?

It really varies depending on the kind of windows you have. It all breaks down to labor and how much is needed to complete the task. For example, I can wash an Anderson window with no removable grates inside and out in about 3 minutes wherein a Marvin true divided lite window (each individual panes in a frame) of 6 panes over 6 panes inside and out would take 20 minutes. As always I would come over and give you an estimate at no cost to you.

What is the pure water technology you speak of?

With pure water technology, we are speaking of exterior window cleaning. Simply put, we take the water from your outside tap which has impurities in it and run it through our pure water system which removes 98 – 100 percent of the impurities. Water that goes through a carbon filter, reverse osmosis filter then two de-ionized filters, becomes pure water which is a powerful cleaning agent. A good example that most folks would understand would be this. How many of you have sprayed your windows with your garden hose and later see white spots on your windows? Those are impurities that are left behind once the water dries. With the pure water, the window and frames are washed with no residue remaining. Spot free window cleaning. Customers that have true divided lites would benefit greatly from this technology as it greatly reduces the labor needed to clean the windows.