“Can you see Me now” Glass Can Be restored

Hard water stains can not only damage the glass but also make your building look horrible. Costing you long term tenants itching for a new place and also loss in rent.

Hard water deposits form on windows that are exposed to over-spray from sprinkler

hard water stains

Can you see me now

systems. Mineral deposits in the water collect on the glass and appear as a haze and/or white spots. If the mineral deposits are not properly removed from the glass surface it can etch the glass. If not cleaned the stain can be that much more difficult to remove.

Your Cialis windows can be safely restored with the proper cleaning solutions and eliminate the risk of expensive window replacement. After you restore your windows to its original condition it is highly recommended to ask your professional window cleaner to apply a glass protectant. Glass protectant  is an invisible barrier that protects the glass surface against hardwater stains, masonry run-off and atmospheric pollution.

The process is pretty simple, identify the stain and use the right chemical to remove it.  When your dealing with a stain thats ground level its simple enough its when its 8 stories up that having a experienced window cleaning company really is the only choice.

 

Window Cleaning companies or brothers

We stopped in our local window cleaning supply business in Pittsburgh and at first we were just by ourselves,on a rainy day. I was with my partner,my wife, my love Mercedes.

We’re picking up window cleaning supplies; blades, some blue hucks and soap. As we were being waited on about four other window cleaning companies came in. I recognized a few of them, good guys salt of the earth types.

It seems that window cleaners are the hardest working people on the planet. And what it seemed is that no one was talking to each other and my wife was thinking that no one could hear her. When in reality you could hear a pin drop in the place.

She says out loud to me “Are those the window cleaners? Is that the enemy?

“You can tell that everyone in the room was curious what I was going to say. As if their ears got bigger it seemed to have gotten quieter too. I turned back to my wife, my partner in the business and said to her “no glass is the enemy, these are my brothers in arms no swords, just squeegees ”

I know it sounds cheesy but it’s true there is this unspoken bond this fraternity of window cleaners.

Now I don’t know if there’s a patron saint for window cleaners but there should be! High-rise window cleaning can be quite dangerous. I would like to say that every window cleaner that I’ve ever met I would consider them to be a brother and I try to operate my business that way. I love to talk about business I am passionate about cleaning windows. Save the chest bumping for something else there is enough glass out there any how.  I operate a straight forward business. I bid on jobs and I win some and lose some.

Do you think fellow window cleaners are brothers or the enemy?

Window cleaning top 3 business waivers to protect your business

So as a business owner your introduced to the idea that you can be sued. You

man taking out a the trash

Its your responsibility

can protect yourself and your business.With theses protections you also help your clients understand the relationship. Its like a marriage some one has to take out the trash this just puts it in writing.

Limiting your risk and communicating to the customer is paramount in our litigious society. Being aware about what your responsibly is and what the property owner is responsible for is not an option to assume , Get it in writing!!

WORKMAN’S COMP WAIVER

 Most window cleaning companies are operated by just 1 or 2 partners everyone

Wearing all the hatts

I do everything cause there is no one else

having a 50/50 share in the business. Your requirement to have workman’s comp is not required in most states if your the owner of the business. If your the only one that works for your company- if you wear all the hats  A simple letter on company letter head is enough to cover your liability.Workman’s comp requirements differ stat to state.Check with your states workman’s comp requirements and always speak to your attorney for clear understanding of the laws and regulations .

Samle letter  of workman’s comp waiver                                                       Workman’s comp waiver

FABRICATING DEBRIS

Most customer have never heard of fabricating debris  As a window

Scratched glass

Fabricating debri

cleaner hopefully you don’t find out when the glass has been scratched, and you have received a letter from an attorney saving your responsible for 29 windows about @ $15,000 .00  yeah fifteen thousand dollars, and you think insurance will cover it? Only if you have “Extended Broad Form Property Damage Liability Coverage” . This endorsement will does extenze quick work give you back coverage for care, custody, and control. In other words, you can be covered for the exact thing you are working on. But still a no starter the cause of scratched glass is not the window cleaner and you need to know this. Get educated on fabricated debris educate your customers. I will do a post or a series of posts on fabricating debris.  But to protect your self get a waver signed , its just that simple.

Fabricated debris waver form thank you IWCA

WRITTEN FALL SAFETY PLAN

The last one is not really a wavier but really a statement of fact, ” A to Z window cleaning knows how we are going to clean this building, here is how and if something go wrong this is what we will do”

A fall safety plan is necessary on every job you do that is above three stories. It’s a simple plan to write it makes sense and it could save your life. Knowing the risks and how to prevent false is half the battle. Communicating to your team where the fall risks are and how to avoid them is critical to having a productive and safe work environment. Having a fall safety plan is just one small part of your safety of your company safety policy.

Fall safety plan

5th ave safty plan

These are just examples of fall safety plans, This is good work to under take during the winter or slow months. Its your home work, fall safety is not a competitive secret, share your expertise. Lets be safe and covered from the unexpected.

Always seek legal advice were applicable.

Window Cleaners Top 10 rules to pick a Window cleaner

Window cleaning ; how to find the right company.

1. Are they responsible and dependable Window cleaning company?

Most Window cleaning companies can say they’re reliable, until you speak with the owner or previous customers you have no idea. Talk is cheap. Window cleaning companies are comparatively easy to start and many just operate autonomously without any consequence for not showing up.  Ask for testimonial, talk to the owner, get the info you need.

2. What is the cost of  window cleaning service and where do they service?

Most window cleaning companies charge somewhat the same. Be wary of  window cleaning companies that charge too little or too much, as they may be a fly-by-night company you want to steer clear of. Where they service is important because the chance of them showing up on time is increased if they are familiar with your area. Trust your instincts you didn’t get where you are by ignoring them.
3. Do they have proper insurance, bonding, and licensing?

All though not all states / cities require window cleaning companies to be bonded and licensed; ALL companies need commercial liability insurance. Be sure to ask if they have at least a $1m commercial general liability insurance policy. If they have employees as well they typically need to have workman’s comp.
4. Is there any evidence of unprincipled activity?

A simple Google search may be what you need to do. Search the web for any comments or blogs regarding unethical activity. Look up their facebook page see what customers are saying. You can also ask for customers who have had work done and ask how their experience was, or check with the better business bureau for any information regarding unethical business practices.

5. Can they provide testimonials?

Most window cleaning companies gladly share testimonies. Most, if not all window cleaning companies should be able to provide testimonials. If not, either they’re a brand new company or they’re not confident in their work! If they can’t provide any be sure to get some sort of guarantee.
6. Is the work guaranteed? What if I’m not happy?

Ask if they offer any type of guarantee and what happens if I find something I don’t like when they’re done. Not talking about a rain guarantee. Some window cleaning companies just do their work, and some will do what it takes to make you happy (within reason). Most important is for the company to set proper expectations before beginning the job so you’re both on the same page. Be sure to talk about the condition of your windows to the company. Stellar service is what you want so ask what happens when something goes wrong.
7. How long have they been in free vivaxa business?

Typically, one would think the longer the company has been in business the better, HOWEVER, this isn’t always a guarantee of good service. There are a lot of companies that have been around for a while bogged down by the industry or just plain not excited anymore. Many new companies are excited to have fresh customers and provide high levels of quality and service. It’s best to do your homework and speak with an owner or manager responsible for the particular cleaning you want.
8. Who ACTUALLY does the cleaning?

There are a lot of NSP’s (national service providers) that sub out the window cleaning.  Most NSP companies are constrained by one factor price. This is important; as many company salespeople boast about the quality of the company but fail to point out the fact they’re in a time crunch and are sending their brand new employee to clean your windows. Just because the company is good doesn’t mean your work will be good! Probe and try to find out who is going to be sent to clean your windows.
9. How many people work for the window cleaning company and how many jobs do they do per year?

Some times this can be a touchy question. This should give you an indication as to how busy the company is and how much time they have to do a quality job. Larger organizations tend to have more work that may result in less time spent at your home so be sure to do your research. Bigger isn’t always better.
10. What safety precautions do they put in place?

With high rise window cleaning safety is more than just a good idea it can save a life. IWCA ANSI/IWCA I-14.1 standard requires a work safety plan be made for every building that a window cleaner is working on. Although the company may have the proper insurance you want to be sure they’re doing everything possible to avoid any mishaps. Things could include ladder safety straps, no-slip footwear, etc. When you hire a company to clean the windows on your building you want to make sure they are the cheapest, you need them to be safety conscience. With residential if they are not safe and have an accident on your property the liability can be the home owners responsibility.

 

 

11. Trust your instincts.

With a handshake you can tell, look into the eyes of the contractor. It’s not a sciences but an art and when you know you just know.  Red flags can come up with the best companies if you’re not sure ask,  if you need more information get it. You’re in the driver’s seat and trust your instincts.


Southpointe Window Cleaning

Window cleaning in Canonsburg well Southpointe which is really in Cecil but its still 15317, Can be kinda confusing.Then there is phase II of Southpointe what is it called Southpointe II, not the most original name but not the worst. So that’s Southpointe a business park, golf coarse.

Most of the buildings are placed perfectly in site of the fare way , I wonder if what the affect on productivity is with a golfer in view of your desk. But who could say that its not a motivator.

A to Z cleaning takes pride in cleaning windows for theses buildings. Cleaning buildings smaller than 7 stories and taller than 3 has its own challenges for most window cleaners. With no roof access or no flat roof, theses types of buildings require lift experience and that is not an easy skill to acquire.

Even the most experienced lift operator will tell you things can still go wrong in the best of circumstances. Having a plan and how your going to do the job takes a lot of the risk out of the equation.We create  a detailed plan made on each building and how it will be cleaned.

Cleaning windows with a vp-rx yorum lift can be very dangerous, a lot of hazards are present but are unseen. I believe the first rule about having the windows cleaned by a boom lift is the equipment itself.

A good rental company will have maintained the equipment and also make great consultants when selecting the right lift for the job. We use NES from Butler,  we have a great relationship with them It makes us more compditive to have them on our team and that’s important .

The buildings in Southpointe are almost all done with a lift with a few exceptions. With the work being done with a 100′ JLG lift you need to make sure that the window cleaner can do it safe.

A to Z cleaning, cleaning windows for Cal building using a 60′ jlg lift and doing the windows on the left side , you have cars and pedestrians getting as close as they can. With access to the sides of the building only by lift  having the right window cleaner is not only smart, its necessary.

If you have a building in Southpointe , Canonsburg 15317 let us give you a quote.

 

Why everyone say’s “Dress up like Spiderman and clean high-rise windows.

Why does every one suggest that A to Z cleaning clean high rise windows dressed in a Spiderman costume?

You know I think deep down we all want to put on a costume (underwear on the outside) and do something dangerous. Living vicariously through other people with no risk, yet nice little reward.

Maybe they just want to know a super hero.

Window cleaning is serious business, so at first I think “Don’t you take me serious Dad”

Its always your dad that comes up with it first.

“You know what you should do” says dad after hearing you do high rise window cleaning.

I would do it but then I think will I fit in a Spiderman suit or will I look like this guy.

Spiderman ( spanish version )

"It fit when I was 10"

May be it will look a little better. My friends all say you should do the spider man thing and you have to say;

“Wow I never thought Capsiplex of that, thats has to be the most original idea ever and I mean ever . Never before time has there anything been more original.”

To all my friends that can get sarcasm I am so sorry. To those who can not get sarcasm, this is sarcasm.

I mean thats why I do high rise window cleaning. @My job I can dress up like Spiderman or any super hero and its okay. Can you say the same for your job? so its me and  Tobey Maguire that get to do that “sweet“.

I do like to hear it every now and again “have you ever thought of ……..”

Also waiting for the CIA to call and use me to bug an office from the outside. That one never gets old, and just to be extra critical  Spiderman doesn’t use ropes , now Batman thats a guy that would do some window cleaning even in Pittsburgh.

Top 5 questions when hiring a highrise window cleaning company.

When we look out the window and see well dirt.

Dirty window with a blind

Don't keep looking out this window!

That’s when you know its time to have the windows cleaned. The task of finding the right company is not always straight forward.

5. Make sure they are insured. Pretty basic almost doesn’t need to be mentioned. With in high rise window cleaning there is no licence required to start. Insurance is a must have for any high rise window cleaning company for your protection. Make sure they fax email a copy of their coi .

4 How do they perform the task of getting to the glass. Cleaning the glass is pretty straight forward . Using ropes and bosuns chair or a tracktel swing stage. The level Intivar of experience and expertise. Ask what kind of knot do you use?Figure eight knote

3. Ask for a fall safety plan. It’s not just a good thing, it is the difference between a professional and a johnny come lately window cleaner . Ask what standard do they follow practice.

2. How many guys will be on site? At-least two , for safety reasons you need one guy to manage the roof work . If there is an accident the other can preform a rescue. Min of two guys.

1. How much should getting windows cleaned? Now this is a hard one most building are not the same.  A lot of factors go into the price of cleaning windows. How many floors how many windows drops , ease of hook points and the difficulty of the rigging required.

Why have the our High rise windows cleaned?

The obvious reasons.  Its looks better. A lot better.

It increases all dimensions of your building, from rent to tenant satisfaction. I cannot say that having cleaned windows will have you show up to fix a broken door knob less.

dirty windows clean windows dirty windows

Down the middle

If you’re the type to have the windows cleaned then it goes to show that you take care of the building. Having the windows cleaned is just part of that solution.

Cleaning your windows is a preventive measure. If you don’t clean the windows they can become permanently stained.  To clean them then require a very complex and costly restoration cleaning

This is called glass degradation. Over time, glass can become infused with contaminates such as oxidization, hard minerals, acid rain and over spray (paint, caulking, etc.). Since glass is porous, these pollutants settle into the surfaces’ grooves and valleys. Regular cleaning is necessary to prevent permanent damage.

 

This window will require a restoration chemical to become new again

How much rent will you lose ?

One of the best reasons is it’s always more than a window cleaning, it’s a exterior building inspection as well.

How often do you get eyes on that part of the building?  Well here is VolumePills the chance what does it look like? Ask to have a picture taken even cell phone quality is good enough to see if there is any damage. If you need repairs glad you caught it now then when a piece of the building is not repairable.

We cleaned a building that had ac units (window units) installed in the wall 5 or 6 stories up. When we began our descent we noticed the ac unit housing moved. We let the maintenance manager know about our concerns. Latter on that week we helped remove and place windows in the holes left by the removed ac units. Disaster averted and I would say money saved and investment protected.

When we are cleaning the windows you should hear what tenants say. “Yes I love it when they clean the windows.”  “They never did this at the last office I worked at.”  ”Wow they really take good care of this building”

Having the windows cleaned does so much more than just make the building look good, increase tenant retention, or save you thousands of dollars in restoration repair or replacements. That’s why you should have your windows cleaned. So have your high rise windows cleaned by a professional service.

 

 

 

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