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Barlow Window Bros is your professional window cleaning service in Provo, Orem, and other surrounding areas. Whether you need window cleaning, hard water restoration, screen cleaning, or even Christmas light installation, our experts are here to help. Give us a call today to schedule your professional window cleaning or other home improvement service. We look forward to earning your business!
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Most Asked Questions (MAQs)
Have you ever tried cleaning a window? It is not normally easy, but when you watch a professional window cleaner clean a window, it looks super easy. How is this? We called Ryan from Thee Window Ninjas to ask him this question ourselves. Cody explained that he has been cleaning windows for nearly 20 years now and that his job is fairly easy. A word of caution though, Cody also told us that learning to clean windows effectively, fast, and without streaking took him nearly a year to get the hang of it. He explained it like this. If you practice something each and every day for 8 hours each day, you will most likely be efficient and good at it in a years time.
Washing windows or glass in your business or home can be such a daunting task! It will get you mad and aggravated trying to get rid of all the smearing on the glass. Let's ask a professional how he gets windows looking perfect when he cleans them. We gave good ole Kent at Heartland Pro Gutters a call and asked how he does it.
Kent immediately said, "You need the right tools!" Without the right tools you cannot do the job flawlessly. Go buy a good quality squeegee from a janitorial store and watch a YouTube video on how to clean windows. It's that simple, he said. Well, that is insightful, but how do you squeegee a window without leaving smears? It starts by keeping the water and soap mostly on the glass and not on the window frame. The frame will bleed water back onto clean glass. WIpe your squeegee and gently and smoothly pull it down the glass from the top to the bottom all in one even stroke. Then use a clean dry rag to wipe the sides of the window to prevent drips.
The best way to wash windows is probably to watch a professional work all day and take some really good notes. OK, so what do professionals do that the general public does not do when it comes to cleaning windows. First, they clearly have high quality window washing equipment they use. Professionals use a mop to apply soap to the glass and scrub, the npull out a long squeegee and wipe all the soap away. What is left behind is nothing. Literally. No streaks or dirt! This appears to be the best way to clean windows according to Sedona Window Cleaning.
Cleaning windows with vinegar is an age-old remedy. How exactly do you clean windows using vinegar, and how much do you mix? Well, let's ask an expert. Ryan at Olsen Brothers Window Cleaning in Mesa, AZ gave some insightful information on the subject.
"Vinegar has a clean smell to it for sure.", Ryan says. In the window washing business, we rarely use vinegar unless we are using it to remove hard water spots. If you are going to use a squeegee to clean the windows, then you will need something to lubricate the glass for the rubber to glide across it. Vinegar will not allow the squeegee to glide across the glass, so you may need to add some dish soap to your solution.
If you wish to use vinegar on its own, mix about a half cup of vinegar for each gallon of tap water. Then apply it with a wet scrub rag to the window, and dry it with a soft micro-fiber cloth to leave the glass sparkling clean.
High Rise window cleaners are the experts who tackle the large skyscrapers in downtown cities all across the world. It's seems to be the scariest job on the planet, but believe it or not, most of these window washers absolutely love what they do! Ken from Window-Brite in St. Louis asked his crew who would work for free because they love their job. When he asked, 2 out of 25 guys raised their hands and said they love their jobs. This is eye-opening that some do it for the love of being high up on buildings where the views are amazing.
The average skyscraper window cleaner gets paid between $16.50 to $45 per hour. This will depend on how much experience they have, and where they work. Some cities pay higher wages simply due to the cost of living in those cities.
Ok, you are ready to get your windows cleaned at your home, business, or even in your car! So which cleaning agent is best for cleaning windows? Vinegar or ammonia?
First off, if you have window tint of any sort, do not use ammonia. It will discolor it, fade it, and eventually peel it off the glass.
Ammonia is great for cutting second hand cigarette smoke and tar it leaves on glass, stubborn dog marks, kids hand prints, and other grease near the kitchen window.
Vinegar is best for removing hard water scales off the glass. You can even use super fine steel wool to scrub the hard water spots with. Simply mix vinegar with some water, and dish soap. This will do a great job cleaning windows. You can find the steel wool at a nearby Ace Hardware or other home improvement store.
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If you are planning on getting your home ready for the window cleaners to show up, or simply to clean the windows yourself, here are some helpful pointers to help you prepare for window cleaning.
The absolute first thing you should do is to remove anything valuable or breakable away and out of your window sills. This is the area that most items get knocked to the ground and breaks.
If you have any beds, tables, couches, or other furniture in front of your windows, it is always helpful to move them away. You really don't want someone standing on your furniture to access your windows.
Some homeowners like to remove their screens for the window washers, but this may be counterproductive. These guys are professionals, and really know how to handle your screens without bending or breaking them, so leaving them in is probably the best idea. The last thing that will help speed up the process is being prepared to pay the service tech when he or she is done working. Timely payments are always appreciated in any industry.