Bringing in a professional window washing company to clean the windows in your home is always a good idea — but in the winter months, it’s even more important to make sure that your windows are clean and that they’re cleaned safely. There are plenty of “cleaning hacks” to be found online, which will suggest that you try out a mixture of alcohol, salt, water, soap, and even antifreeze from your car — but if you don’t have experience with window cleaning in cold weather, then it’s probably best to leave it to the professionals.
If you still think that you can “hack” this cleaning task on your own, here are three points that might just change your mind:
- It’s easy enough to give the interior side of your windows a quick wipe with a cloth, but when it comes to washing your windows in freezing temperatures, it can actually be a bit dangerous — or just very frustrating, at the least. First, you have to make sure that the cleaning solution doesn’t freeze up. Second, you have to make sure that the solution isn’t too warm; putting warm water on cold glass can cause it to crack or brake in just seconds. Window washing in the winter is actually serious business.
- As far as safety goes, cleaning windows above the ground level of a building can always be a bit risky — being able to climb a ladder, stand stand, and wash a window without falling over is a tough skill to master. But especially during the winter, when there are sheets of ice and snow on the ground, along with terrifying icicles hanging from the roof, safety issues go to a whole new level. The possible injuries just aren’t worth it.
- And finally, if you’ve been using the excuse that you cleaned during the fall and that you can wait until the spring — you probably haven’t thought about how much your entire house is affected by dirty windows. When your body gets less natural sunshine, you naturally feel a little down in the dumps; when the rooms in your house don’t receive as much sunlight, your furnace has to work overtime to heat up the house. By allowing more sunlight to come inside, you’ll feel better and you’ll save money on heating costs — and you can’t wait until spring for these benefits.
If you don’t know where to start looking for help, Fairfield County Window Washing Services is just one of the 124,000+ exterior cleaning businesses around the U.S. that can clean your windows no matter what season it is. Find more.