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.

 

 

 

Pittsburgh PA High Rise Window Cleaning

Fort Pitt tunnel view

You come through the tunnels onto Fort Pitt bridge in Pittsburgh PA and see what I believe to be the best entrance to the city, any city for that matter.

What a view. Just the best way to see a city nothing, then bam there she is.

The crew looks at the buildings looking for swinging stages scaffolding hanging by a 7/16 wire. “Hey their cleaning the 1st ave did we bid on that job?” Some one calls out. We pass by and don’t recognize the high rise window cleaning company, but that doesn’t matter theres a lot of glass out there. Maybe the first year of my business I would have circled the building to see who it was getting a job that I didn’t, but that was then and I would like to think that I am a little wiser now.

 

We get to the building that we are doing today and have a safety meeting.This is an imporant part of high rise window cleaning. We check the gear and begin. We throw our ropes over the edge: one safety and one life line. This building has birds crazy birds that dive bomb Penis Enlargement you, just part of the job I guess . High rise window cleaning in Pittsburgh PA has its perks and most people see it as a dangerous job and would say I could never do that your crazy(as birds). The reality is the most dangerous thing we did was drive to work.

Cop in the rear view

IS My seat belt on

Scared of heights “hell yeah”  look over a building and you have to respect it. You afraid of that cop behind you? It’s a respect and a good one to have.

 

Been doing this for almost 8 years, learned a lot about this industry. We do things a little different our safety standards are a little higher than the rest. Well we do things that I feel are safer as well as the industry best practices. Buildings as tall as 25 stories thats as high as we have ever done. Anything above three stories and we can do it. A to Z cleaning started out doing all the job, all the building maintenance that no other window cleaning company wanted, and still do.  We love what we do and do it with pride and when you see a high-rise window cleaner in Pittsburgh wave it might be me.