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Window Cleaner

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Window Cleaning

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Window Cleaner, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Window Cleaner commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Window Cleaner? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Window Cleaning is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Window Cleaner - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Window Cleaning at a fair price?Find a Window Cleaner that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Window Cleaner prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.
What should I expect to pay for Window Cleaning?Most Window Cleaning work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Window Cleaner ranges from $27 to $41. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Window Cleaner.
Do I need to use a licensed Window Cleaner for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?Window Cleaning is commonly performed without a professional license.
Should I use an insured Window Cleaner for my project?Your Window Cleaner should carry appropriate insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Window Cleaner need to be bonded?A bond is generally not required for Window Cleaning.

Window Cleaner - Services

A Window Cleaner can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Window Cleanings. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Window Cleaner - Finding and Hiring

Not every Window Cleaner has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Window Cleaner matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Window Cleaner to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Window Cleaner - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Window Cleaner. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Window Cleaner. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Window Cleaner's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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