How often should you have your windows cleaned?

Homeowners frequently ask me how often they should have their windows cleaned.  There are a number of factors to consider.  First, how important is it for you to have clean windows?  Windows will always get dirty.  We clean many commercial accounts on a bi-weekly basis to keep them clean all the time, but chances are you don’t want to spend that much money on the windows in your home.

The second factor is environmental.  If you have a lot of trees around your house, your windows will probably get dirty faster from the dirt and pollen from your trees.   Also, if there is construction, or unfinished building lots, near your home, the dust and dirt will get your windows dirty.

The outsides of your windows will usually get dirty before the insides.  Children, pets, candles and fireplaces all make windows dirty on the inside.  But if you don’t have these things affecting your windows on the inside, a higher frequency cleaning on just the outside may be right for you.

Once we clean your windows, pay attention to them after 2 weeks, then a month, then two and three months, and notice when they get dirty enough that you are aware of a significant difference.  This may be the cleaning interval for you.

Next, think about which windows in your home you look through the most, and which ones you don’t.  Many of us never open the blinds in our bedrooms, or laundry rooms, or garage.  Maybe you want us to clean your windows every month, but only in the kitchen, dining room, and family room, and only on the outside.  This type of cleaning schedule can be very affordable, and the windows that you look through the most will stay clean almost all the time.

I can look around your home with you and help you to come up with a cleaning program that will give you the most satisfaction for your money.  There is no obligation; as always, our estimates are free.  Click here for more details.

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