How does the pole system work?
With world leading carbon fibre poles, virtually every window is now accessible, including those above conservatories. We stay at ground height meaning privacy for upstairs rooms, and no more holes in the lawn from the ladder. Wet soft brushes loosen dirt on the glass and frame and then pure deionised water is pumped to the window to rinse the glass and frame which will dry to clean and smear free – guaranteed.
Two separate technologies, reverse osmosis and resin beads, purify water from a typical local reading of 120 ppm (parts per million) down to 0 ppm. It means no need for detergents. Soap attracts dirt, and soap residue from traditional window cleaning does give something for dirt to be attracted to. With no detergents used and the frames being cleaned each time we find windows stay looking good for far longer between cleans. We are happy to clean windows to a height of 35ft, typically 3 stories high.
Are there any disadvantages with the water fed pole system?
Any system has its plus and minus points. We carry deionised water so the van needs to be parked within on your drive or within 30 metres of your house to facilitate reeling out the hoses.
If your windows have been cleaned traditionally in the past, or are new to window cleaning, it can take up to three cleans to remove detergent buildup or trapped dirt in rubber seals and around the edges of the windows. Occasionally this can lead to a run down on the first or second clean. If this happens let us know and we will reclean the window.
How often do you come?
We work on a 4 weekly schedule. Generally most customers find having their windows cleaned 4 weekly suits them. If a less regular clean would suit you better, any multiple of 4 weeks is no problem. Some customers have their windows cleaned every fortnight and as long as we are in the area we are happy to accommodate this too.
Does rain make much difference?
Rain is essentially pure water, being distilled by the sun, and it has a very low level of impurities, so cleaning windows in the rain won’t make a difference to the finished result. If you have any concerns, please let us know, and we’ll happily come and have a look.
Do you clean flats?
Please note we don’t generally clean individual flats above ground level, unless we already clean the ones below you, or we are booked to clean the whole block.
How much does it cost?
Pricing depends on a lot of factors, but as an idea a typical 2 storey 3 bed semi would be from £15. The work involved in one off jobs means they cost more than having the same property done regularly. We don’t make any extra charge, however, for the initial deep clean of a new regular booking. We are happy to provide a quote from photos, or call in at your property at a time that works for you.
How does it work?
Interior windows are cleaned traditionally with an applicator and squeegee. Apart from arranging access there is nothing that needs doing in advance. We also carry the Unger professional interior cleaning kit to reach high internal windows, these include extendable poles with interchangable microfibre pads.
Many customers book an interior clean every 6 or 12 months.
A tip for in between cleans
Toddlers and pets sometimes can’t resist touching the windows. Here’s one answer. Mix a solution of 50/50 white vinegar and water and put it into a spray bottle. Spray onto the glass and polish off any marks with a dry microfibre cloth. It works a treat.
How much does it cost?
As all the work is done by hand, an interior clean is typically 1 1/2 times the cost of the exterior clean.