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A few things to be mindful of when choosing a window cleaner:

1.  It is extremely important that any worker you have in your home be covered under general liability insurance.  Don’t hesitate to ask them if they have it.  If you are not convinced by talking to them, REQUEST PROOF.  Anyone in this industry or others like it should have no problem emailing, mailing, or faxing you proof of insurance.  If they are hesitant, beware!

2.  There are a lot of window cleaning businesses out there; hire one that you are comfortable with.  Because you are inviting a worker into your home and giving them access to every room of your house, do your best to get to know them and learn what you can about the company before you give them the OK to start.  Price is not everything!  There are plenty of “window cleaners” out there who are not licensed, insured, or even trained and are just out to make a quick dollar.  A huge portion of our customers have used other window cleaning companies who either did less than acceptable work, didn’t show up when they were said they would, or worst of all, left the house with property that they didn’t come with.  Go with your gut.  If something doesn’t feel right, move on to the next company.  It is sometimes better to pay a few extra dollars for quality work and a trustworthy worker.

3.  Inspect the work.  You wouldn’t pay your lawn service if they only mowed half your yard; don’t feel inclined to pay a window washer until you are completely satisfied with his or her work.

4.  Suggest a good company to a friend!  To an extent, you can’t know exactly what you will get for your dollar until the job is done.  If you find a window cleaning company that you like, make sure to tell others about them so they don’t have to go through the same guess-and-check process.  You will also help to weed out the scammers and untrained.