Window Cleaning & Carpet Cleaning A To Z

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Window Cleaning & Carpet Cleaning A To Z


1. Window Cleaners. 2. The Best Windows Cleaners. 3. Commercial Window Cleaning. 4. The Cost of Commercial Window Cleaners. 5. DIY Commercial Window Cleaning. 6. Commercial Window Cleaning Services. 7. The Best Window Washers. 8. Window Washers for Your Home. 9. Getting a Commercial Carpet Cleaning. 10.Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning. 11.Having your Commercial Carpets Cleaned . – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Window Cleaning & Carpet Cleaning A To Z

Window Cleaning Carpet Cleaning A To Z
  1. Window Cleaners
  2. The Best Windows Cleaners
  3. Commercial Window Cleaning
  4. The Cost of Commercial Window Cleaners
  5. DIY Commercial Window Cleaning
  6. Commercial Window Cleaning Services
  7. The Best Window Washers
  8. Window Washers for Your Home
  9. Getting a Commercial Carpet Cleaning
  10. Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning
  11. Having your Commercial Carpets Cleaned

Window Cleaners
  • Large business and industrial firms often employ
    window cleaners on a permanent basis. There are
    many well-known window cleaning companies.
  • Window cleaners work in both private homes and in
    offices washing glass surfaces. You will find
    them in many other types of buildings.
  • They clean more than just windows. They often
    polish mirrors, glass partitions, and other glass
    surfaces using sponges, brushes, or wet cloths.
  • Window cleaners work on windows that are above
    the ground floor quite often. This takes some
    bravery. They use ladders, scaffolding, or
    swinging seats. Oftentimes they have to crawl
    outside through windows to get to the safety
    belts and brackets used to support them.

The Best Windows Cleaners
  • Vinegar and water by using distilled white
    vinegar and water, you can have sparkling clean
    windows. The vinegar will remove the grime and
    film from the glass leaving your windows
    sparkling cleans and streak-free. Just mix
    together like portions of vinegar and water pour
    into a spray bottle, and you have yourself some
    homemade window cleaner, that will work better
    than the store bought chemicals you buy and an
    added bonus, you do not have to worry if your
    little ones get a hold of this stuff, it is not
    going to poison them in the least being made from
    edible products, (might give them a bit of a
    tummy ache from the distilled vinegar, but no
    need to call the poison control center).
  • Non-liquid cleaning when windows are only
    slightly dusty, you can use a dry cloth to dust
    the windows, or a piece of newspaper or chamois
    cloth. Sometimes you may need to dampen the
    cloth a bit, but for the most part, just a clean
    cloth will dust the window and leave it looking
    clean again.
  • Borax and cornstarch These two ingredients,
    together with some white distilled vinegar will
    also work wonders on your windows. With just two
    tablespoons of borax and three cups water. Use
    the borax and cornstarch cleaner and then wipe
    away with white distilled vinegar.
  • Other cleaning agents Lemon juice also works
    wonderful for cutting grease, and clean glass
    surfaces. Just used a tablespoon of lemon juice
    in a quart of warm water. Put in a spray bottle
    like with the vinegar and water mixture, and you
    have yourself a spray cleanser.

Commercial Window Cleaning
  • Some roofs on buildings do not have enough roof
    anchors or tie off points, therefore, the
    commercial window cleaning company has to use
    mobile roof anchors. Exterior window cleaning
    can be done with the use of a Bosuns Chair In
    these cases. A Bosuns chair is an apparatus
    that keeps the window washer suspended in the air
    in order for them to clean high rise windows.
    The Bosuns chair is usually just a plank of
    board or a piece of heavy material such as
    canvas, that is connected to ropes or chainsnot
    unlike the same type of harnesses used when rock
    or mountain climbing.
  • Another way commercial window washers clean a
    high-rise building is with the use of
    scaffolding. Scaffolding, is a device that is
    constructed temporarily to assist construction
    workers or window washers in doing their job in
    areas that are too high for a standard ladder.
    Scaffolding can be dangerous to use if it has not
    been constructed with the proper safety measures
    in place.

The Cost of Commercial Window Cleaners
  • The cost of commercial window cleaning can vary
    company to company and for various reasons such
    as, are the windows single-pane or double? How
    many windows are there? Also, a very good concern
    the company will have is your business on one or
    more floors? Most companies will charge a flat
    rate per pane, and extra if double-pane if the
    windows are to be cleaned inside and out that is
    something else to be addressed.
  • If you have a building with several floors, such
    as a high rise building, you will need to get an
    estimate on the price first because companies
    tend to charge a bit extra for high-rise
    commercial window washing due the danger it poses
    for their employees and the extra insurance the
    company has to carry to protect their employees.
  • Some additional charges you will have to think
    about include
  • The cleaning of screens, if any
  • Cleaning storm windows
  • Cleaning any window frames
  • Cleaning any skylights
  • Any exterior light fixtures
  • Also, cleaning any window wells

DIY Commercial Window Cleaning
  • How To Get It Done Like A Pro In 5 steps
  • Fill your bucket about half way with cold water .
    Hot water will evaporate the water too quickly.
    Then add a few squirts of detergent.
  • Apply the detergent-water mix to the window.
  • Take your brush or sponge and pass it along the
    window to get any debris your squeegee may not be
    able to pick up. If you need to use the scraper
    for those tough obstacles, be sure to pass it in
    a forward direction only! Doing otherwise can
    cause scratches on the glass.
  • Now get your squeegee ready. Starting from the
    top left, drag your squeegee in a reverse-S
    pattern(if you are left handed, start at the top
    right). Be sure to dry your squeegee before your
    next run! This prevents any streaks from forming
    due to the excess water left on the squeegee.
  • Finally, use a microfiber cloth to dry your

Commercial Window Cleaning Services
  • Professionals just have tools most people are not
    going to find under their kitchen cabinets.
    Pressure washers are an example, but that is more
    of a garage item anyway. If you are in a high
    rise building, the building owners may employ a
    cleaning company and part of your rent will go
    towards paying them. If you own the building, you
    can get a free estimate for services and have a
    tenant meeting to discuss price. Tenants should
    be responsible for windows in their own units or
    offices but the company may offer discounts to
    them because they do the exterior of the
  • Indoor windows being clean will not only impress
    visitors, it will improve employee morale.
    Sunlight is a huge mood booster, and when you
    clean windows it removes dust and allergens from
    corners where they can recirculate. This improves
    employee health meaning fewer sick days! Also, it
    is one less thing you have to ask your staff to
    do which increases their productivity. If a
    qualified professionals do the work, it is
    insured, and really anytime chemicals are
    involved professionals should be employed.
  • Results are better and longer lasting when you
    hire a window cleaning company. They know how to
    get the grime off, dry and squeegee the windows
    so that it does not reaccumulate right away, and
    they know how to get into all of the crevices
    that keep the borders from looking crisp. There
    is nothing like looking out a window with a dust
    frame, but it is more than that. If there is a
    problem with the caulking on a window, it can be
    caught and repaired in time. Many commercial
    companies will have that as part of a package

The Best Window Washers
  • Certain tools such as a chamois cloth are best
    used for window washing to scrub the dirt and
    grime away, followed by the use of cheesecloth
    for buffing and shining the glass. Other tools
    needed to clean the glass are water and a
    squeegeethe squeegee is a cloth covered tool
    with a handle that can be used to scrub difficult
    parts of the glass. Certain chemicals can be
    added to the window washing solution, such as
    dish soap and glass cleaner to Trisodium
    Phosphate and etching salt. When the weather
    gets to sub-freezing temperatures, there needs to
    be another chemical that is added to prevent the
    liquid from freezing on the glass before it can
    be wiped off.
  • When cleaning windows that are several feet above
    ground, to avoid using a ladder, the use of a
    water-fed pole can be used to spray water jets
    and cleaner on the glass and then spray clean
    water on to rinse the chemicals away. These
    poles can be fed from water tanks that are on a
    truck or they can be sourced from the local
    water outlet.

Window Washers for Your Home
  • Number of windows
  • Some professionals charge by the window and if
    you have a lot of windows, this may not be the
    one for you. If you have very few windows but
    they are large, go with a per window company.
    Why? Because the other option is to charge by the
    homes square footage. If you have several larger
    windows, you probably have a large home. As a
    general rule, the more windows you have, the more
    dollars they will charge.
  • Screens
  • Window screens will have to be taken off to get
    to the window. Window screens also need to be
    cleaned. You can tell them not to clean them but
    expecting your windows to look and stay clean
    with dirty screens is like brushing your teeth
    while eating Oreos. The price will go up a bit
    but the results will last longer.
  • Sills and tracks
  • This may actually be included in the cost of
    typical window repair, but it is a nice reminder
    of why it is so awesome to have a professional do

Window Washers for Your Home
  • Have you ever gone the extra mile and tried to
    clean the sills and tracks of your windows? There
    are not enough Q-tips, toothbrushes, and bottle
    brushes in the world to do the job a pro can do
    with their tools.
  • Multi-level
  • Newer homes have made cleaning windows, even on
    the second floor, harder to ignore. They have
    this thing where you can just fold the window
    inside to clean the outside. There is still the
    portion of the window that does not move, the
    screen, and those pesky sills and tracks though.
    If you have a multi-level home, it is just best
    to have someone come and take care of it for you.
    Save the fancy fold in windows for a day when you
    are stir crazy with nothing to do. Psst. If you
    have those windows it could knock down the
    overall price. Ask your window cleaning
  • How dirty are your windows?
  • If you have a lot of stuck on dirt and mineral
    deposits, no worries. A professional will have
    the tools and chemicals to get the job done. This
    may increase the cost, but it has to be done
    before the price can go down next time.

Getting a Commercial Carpet Cleaning
  • How often do Manufacturers recommend carpet
  • Carpets should be cleaned once a year,
    particularly if they are in high-traffic areas,
    as commercial traffic carpet is. Carpet
    manufacturers actually recommend cleaning every
    12-18 months for optimal care of the carpeted
  • If your carpet is a nylon based carpet, it is
    important to clean it often, nylon contains a
    hydrogen molecule which is what causes the
    carpet to literally bounce back to life when it
    has been cleaned.
  • Hot Water Extraction and Steam Cleaning
  • This is another term that is most incorrectly
    called steam cleaning. With hot water
    extraction cleaning, it is quite different from
    actual steam cleaning. What happens with this
    sort of cleaning is that hot water (usually
    combined with a cleaning solution to get rid of
    any stains) is sprayed onto the carpet and then
    sucked off with the machine. This is actually
    quite different from steam cleaning. Todays
    carpet cleaning era is using the two terms
    interchangeablyhot water extraction and steam

Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning
  • Professional cleaning will eliminate allergens,
    smelly particles, and pollutants that are trapped
    in the carpet.
  • It is the only way to eliminate carpet mite
    infestations effectively.
  • In the parts of your building that are humid,
    professional carpet cleaning helps prevent mildew
    and the growth of mold.

Having your Commercial Carpets Cleaned
  • With a professional steam cleaning machine, the
    professionals use either a portable or a truck
    mounted machine. Portable units are much easier
    to bring inside to apartments or condos however
    a truck mounted machine has much more power and
    can clean even the dirtiest of carpet.
  • There are so many do-it-yourself steam cleaners
    on the market, many wonder if it is
    cost-effective to hire a professional at all
    however, for small areas, it is okay to
    do-it-yourself but for the deeper stains,
    youre much wiser to call the professionals.
  • Risks of doing it yourself
  • Along with anything else, when you chose to
    do-it-yourself you must ensue you do it
    correctly. The carpet should not remain very wet
    after a professional machine has cleaned them,
    however, with a home style machine it often
    isnt powerful enough to suck out all the water
    and therefore, leaves the carpet very wet. Do not
    put your furniture back on the wet carpet. Use
    fans to dry the carpet first. There are so many
    things that can go wrong when trying to attempt
    to steam clean your carpet yourself such as too
    much cleaner being used, not knowing the speed to
    go along the carpet when putting on the cleaner
    and then sucking it off you are much better off
    and in the long run it will be more cost
    effective to call a professional.

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