And I've found, as a professional window cleaner in the Scranton area since 1986, that what my customers expect varies to the point where I am wise to explain beforehand what my standard service includes.
Among residential window cleaning contractors, I find from speaking and connecting online with them, that some focus mainly on the glass itself, and a good cleaning of frames, sills, and screens demands an extra charge. This can be a good customer option for the budget-conscious or downright confusing and disappointing to others. Again, it all depends on what each customer wants or expects. Other companies include more of the window area as standard service and charge extra for screen cleaning, or just include screens along with everything else.
Pros and Cons of Selected Services It is a smart strategy to compare the advantage of saving money with an 'a la carte' window cleaning order with saving time and potential frustration by getting the whole spectrum of luxury window cleaning. You may potentially cut your costs considerably by getting glass cleaning only. This would be where you pay extra for sills, frames, and screens to be cleaned. Still, these 'upcharges' as some companies define them, may be quite reasonable in the big picture. Something to think about is how you will feel if you know the glass is perfectly cleaned, but the screens are dirty enough that you still are not getting the clear view you had hoped for. Or what about when you open your windows and there are spiders, grime, and dirt in the openings? If this is something you don't mind handling yourself, you've saved yourself some money! If you know you won't or really can't take the time to do it, the 'full service' is probably the best option. My company decision, after many years of cleaning windows for residential clients, is to provide all features listed above as my standard offering. I feel that I want a lasting reputation for homeowners and their visitors to be a contractor who leaves things looking amazing automatically.If you'd like all-in-one pricing for window cleaning in Honesdale, Hawley, Carbondale, Scranton, or anywhere nearby call or text us! 570-630-0326