Hiring a Window Cleaning Company – Things to Consider
One of life’s simple pleasures is gazing through the crystal-clear windows of your home or business. Hiring a window cleaning company can do that for you. Having sparkling, clean windows also creates incredible curb appeal. Truly achieving that streak-free standing requires outside help. Read on to find out what to look for when hiring a window cleaning company that will do a great job.
When it comes to hiring a window cleaning company, one of the most important factors is experience says Bob Pergolotti of CT Window Cleaners. Choose a company that has been in business for a significant amount of time, has lots of satisfied clients and has experience that suits what you need (residential or commercial). It’s also important to ask if the employee that’s going to be doing the job has a lot of experience as well.
Do They Carry Liability Insurance?
This is an important consideration because if there is an accident on the job you don’t want to be held liable. A professional window cleaning company will have liability insurance to make sure that any accidents are covered. To be extra careful, ask the company you’re considering to provide you with a copy of the insurance policy and read through it. Also, make sure that the company has a minimum of $1,000,000 coverage. Once the window cleaning contractor you’re considering produces proof of insurance, this concern can be set aside.
While you may want the window cleaning company you’re considering to lock in a price before they start the job, there are things to consider. Industry experts highly recommend allowing the window cleaner work within a set range, with the knowledge that the price is not going to exceed the high end of the quote. There could be unanticipated challenges that come up that can prolong the amount of time that was initially quoted to complete the job efficiently. In addition, if the window cleaner understands that some flexibility is built into the price quoted they won’t feel like they need to cut orders to complete the job at a fixed set price. This way you’ll not only be assured that they won’t rush through the process and that the window cleaner will be paid a fair price for their time.
Do they Guarantee Their Work?
Guaranteeing their work demonstrates a company’s professionalism and the fact that they take pride in their work. It is also a sign that they’re confident with their ability to deliver excellent customer service which is why they stand behind what they do.
Excellent Customer Service
There are window cleaning companies out there that aren’t customer service oriented so it doesn’t make sense to expect them to do an excellent job. While there are companies out there that aren’t in touch with customer needs, there are those that are very service oriented. Take the time to read their online reviews and not just those posted on their website.
Hiring a window cleaning company that meets the criteria listed here will save you from major hassles, including trying to DIY, time and potentially expensive problems.