Why You Should Avoid Cheap Window Cleaning Service Companies

When you are shopping around for a window cleaning company, it is so important to have a strong criteria for evaluation.

You need to consider many different factors if you want to make the best choice. Professional window cleaning services should be fast, efficient, affordable, hassle-free and should leave your windows with a stunning clean.

Some people make the mistake of gravitating towards the lowest price. This is a huge mistake. Clichéd to the point of being painful, you’ll have to forgive our mention of the old saying, “you get what you pay for.”

It simply isn’t possible to sustain a business at the rate offered by some start-up companies. So long as the business owner is not being greedy, window cleaning prices are relatively easy to understand.

The cost of high-quality materials, training, and legal coverage are all reflected in the window cleaning prices that you see the service offered for, and you can gauge a company’s professionalism often by where they fall on this functionalist price scale.

Poor Employee Training

One common area that a low-ball window cleaning company will cut costs on is training expenses. Everybody has cleaned a window in their life, (with mixed results) so amateur window cleaning companies send out untrained individuals to lean ladders on your home or navigate its interior.

As anyone who has wielded a squeegee will tell you, there is some finesse involved to ensure a high-quality, streak-free clean… in a timely manner!

Proper chemical handling is crucial if you want to avoid spills in your home. Furthermore, ladder work is a very high-stakes task to undertake without adequate training, since any error or misjudgment could mean serious injury or damage done to your home.

Lack Of Insurance Coverage

Some companies intentionally avoid commercial liability coverage and workman’s compensation to keep their company costs low.

This is one way that amateur companies are able to offer low window cleaning prices. The aforementioned lack of high-level training makes this an even scarier proposition, making you much more likely to witness a fall or experience damage done to your property.

An amateur window cleaning company without insurance puts you at risk of being ruined by both sides of the legal process.

First, you are more likely to be sued by a poorly trained pseudo-professional who just hurt himself, likely by his own doing. Maybe he set up his ladder on uneven ground, or is working alone on a two-man job to save the company money.

Whatever the case, he is hurt, and now may pursue legal action against you for some bogus unsafe conditions claim. This happens with some fly-by-night companies, or is pursued by desperate employees whose parent company won’t help them with medical bills.

Secondly, if their unprofessional conduct gets your property damaged, you will not be able to get your money. Suing them may not make for a difficult case, but for what is likely a low-earning amateur company, getting your money out of them will be like trying to bleed a stone.

Glass Geeks offers an affordable professional window clean – our crews are highly-trained and staffed by upstanding citizens who have been screened, trained and will arrive ready to tackle even the most complex of window cleaning tasks.

Get your free quote today for all of your residential and commercial window cleaning needs in the San Antonio area!

Pressure Washing Secrets From The San Antonio Pro’s

We all know that a good house wash will increase curb appeal and that pressure washing your patio or deck can help prolong their lives.

But there are some benefits that are a little more obscure. These benefits are either not talked about often or you might not have known about them. For many homeowners there is an “out of sight, out of mind” thought process.

Healthier Living

Pressure washing isn’t often associated with healthy living, but pressure washing can help fight allergies and illness. Mold and pollen are two of the most common allergies in the world.

Siding and roofs are notorious at catching pollen. A thorough house wash will not only eliminate pollen from your house, but can also prevent future pollen from sticking.

Pressure washing will also remove mold and mildew. While pollen is annoying, mold can be really dangerous. According to the CDC “Some people are sensitive to molds.

For these people, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions.

Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold. These people should stay away from areas that are likely to have mold.”

Reducing Risk Of Shingle Damage

A favorite spot for algae, lichens, and moss to abide is your roof. Like I mentioned earlier, “out of sight, out of mind”, most homeowners don’t think of roof maintenance until it’s too late.

When a roof begins to become a problem with a leak, only then do homeowners truly begin to pay attention. The three organisms mentioned earlier can actually damage your shingles.

Shingles are a great source of food for these organisms and once they start grubbing they don’t stop. A soft pressure wash with a chemical will kill these nasty villains and will help keep them away.

Reducing Risk Of Injury

Honestly, most homeowners hire pressure washers because they don’t like the way their house or concrete looks. But a great side effect is that concrete and wood will become less of a fall risk.

Sidewalks, patios, decks, and especially concrete around pools can become extremely slippery when wet. Add to the wetness other factors like dirt, algae, mold, and what you have is a slip-n-fall factory.

A skilled pressure washer or a flat surface cleaner can get rid of this problem quickly. If a member of your family is elderly and/or lives alone, please consider pressure washing any of these areas.

Pressure washing is the best way to maintain your home. Dirt, mold, mildew, and algae that has built up over time and leave your home, driveway, sidewalks, patios and decks unsightly.

Not only can regular pressure washing greatly increase the longevity of your home, but it can also keep your family safe. Pressure washing is as much protection and maintenance as it is aesthetic.

Get your quote today for the best professional pressure washing service in San Antonio

Commercial Window Cleaning: The Glass Geeks Way

While so many businesses today have been switching to online-only service, it’s even more imperative to have your brick and mortar business in San Antonio looking its most clean, professional, and approachable.

Here at Glass Geeks, we fully understand the impact a business’s appearance has on its overall success, which is why we are dedicated to providing comprehensive commercial window cleaning services to all of our San Antonio clients.

As part of our commercial window cleaning services, we use a system that allows us to clean your business with the highest quality water in the most economic, safe, and efficient way possible. By using this advanced system we can provide all of our commercial clients with services that benefit both them and the environment. Find out what we can do for your business below:

Gutter Cleaning

Cleaning your gutters is a key maintenance task, imperative to running a successful business as skipping gutter cleaning could cost you significantly in the future.

Gutters are meant to catch and direct the flow of water, which means if you have poorly maintenanced gutters, this can lead to nasty buildup that could (in turn) lead to a leaky roof, a home for pests, and extreme water damage. Cleaning and maintaining your gutter system regularly will save you valuable money and time in the future.

Pressure Washing

You would be pleasantly surprised to see what a proper pressure washing can do for your business’s curb appeal. Cleaning your building, walkway, and even your parking lot, regularly keeps your business looking as good as new, which means it will be more enticing to current and future customers.

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The disgusting appearance that dirty windows provide can seriously have a negative impact on your business’s credibility and reputability to passersby.

After all, the extent in which you take care of your business is a real reflection of how you would take care of your customers, thus, you want to show the world that you’re not only attentive to your business, but organized as well, at all levels of your operation.

Glass Geeks Window Cleaning for All Your Commercial Cleaning Needs

As the holidays approach, so does one of the busiest spending seasons of the year. This means, there is no better time than the present to book a commercial cleaning service for your San Antonio business.

Glass Geeks of San Antonio is here to ensure your business is looking as fantastic as it performs. Click here to contact us today!

If you’re unsure of your abilities, or simply don’t have the time or equipment necessary to get the job done successfully, contact Glass-Geeks today. Our technicians are expertly trained and equipped with the latest in pressure washing technology, which means we can fully restore your business’ exterior to its original beauty.

We hope you’re enjoying our blog! To get the best window cleaning, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and house washing in San Antonio, contact us today.

Window Cleaning Tips: Kid Proofing Your Home’s Windows

Many parents and babysitters have answered a phone call or simply looked away for a moment, to come back and find the most glorious artwork on the windows. Don’t throw your hands up in despair.

The situation isn’t as hopeless as you may think. Let’s take a look at ways we can encourage a child’s creative side safely, while cleaning glass windows.

Helpful Options

If you don’t want to stifle your little one’s creativity, but need to be able to see out your windows, here are a few options you may want to check out. They can save you time, and of course peace of mind.

  • Crayola Window Crayons: The crayons come in a box full of different bold and bright colors, so your little one doesn’t have to give up their favorite color. They go on smooth and are easily washable, so that’s great news for cleaning glass windows. The crayons dry quickly, and can be used in the house, car or any glass surface.
  • Washable Window Markers: here is a package of more bright colors, only in marker form. They work on windows, picture frames and mirrors.
  • Window Writers: these marker-like pens are very similar to the washable markers. They still come in bright colors and are easily washed off.
Removing Crayon, Marker and Permanent Marker

There are many ways to remove artwork from your windows, some require careful skill and others just need a cloth. Here are a few simple steps for removing crayon and marker while cleaning glass windows.

If you have used washable markers or crayons:

  • Spray the decorated area with a glass cleaner.
  • Using a clean, dry cloth, or paper towel, wipe off the cleaner.
  • Wipe again with a dry cloth, paper towel or cloth towel.

Try to wipe with a dry cloth, if you don’t the crayon or marker could smear.For all types of crayons and markers, a combination of vinegar and warm water, or dish soap and warm water, will work just fine. You may have to scrub, but these are non-chemical options.

You can also try nail polish remover with Acetone, or try rubbing alcohol with a cloth or sponge, if the window isn’t tinted. As always, consult a window cleaning professional if you need help or have any questions.

Safety

Kid-proof windows would not be complete without including safety measures. For children, falls are the most common accident to happen at home.

Cleaning glass windows won’t prevent accidents, but some of these ideas will.

  • Special “Childproof” Locks for Windows: These locks are available for all types of windows. They prevent children from opening the windows on their own.
  • Window Guards: The window guard is a grill-like protector that is hard to open for young children, but is easy for adults if there is an emergency.
  • Screens: Any screen needs to be used along with another childproof method like guards or locks.
  • Cordless Shades: The possibility of strangulation by blinds and cords is removed by using these handy inventions on your window.
  • Window Stops: these handy gadgets prevent your window from opening too far. Most stops are easy to use and you have control over how much the window is open.

So there is a safe, and easy way to let your child enjoy colour and drawing, but still be able to enjoy cleaning without tears.

San Antonio Window Cleaning: Exploring Different Types of Glass

While calling the San Antonio window cleaning experts at Glass Geeks is always the smartest option, there are still plenty of folks who prefer to do the bulk of their house cleaning on their own. However, when it comes to cleaning your own windows make sure you know just what type of glass you’re working with.

Keep in mind, windows come in all sizes and shapes; the glass itself can vary widely from window to window, and the techniques used to clean these windows varies as well. In order to gain some clarity, let’s explore the common types of glass and how to clean them:

Annealed Glass

Annealed glass is a commonly used type of glass and you more than likely have this glass in your windows right now. Annealed glass is created with a process that involves slowly cooling the glass in order to relieve the internal stresses after it is formed.

This glass is usually flat and is extremely simple to clean. As a matter of fact, because it’s difficult to scratch, professional window cleaners will typically use a razor blade to scrape this glass. If you’re not a professional, however, the recommended method is to use dish soap, water, a microfiber towel, and a squeegee.

Heat-Strengthened Glass

Hence it’s name, heat-strengthened glass is heat treated in order to induce surface compression, but not to an extent of causing it to “dice” on breaking in the manner of tempered glass. This type of glass is harder than annealed glass, but can have fabricating debris.

Keep in mind, while this type of glass can tolerate rapid variations in temperature, it does tend to have blemishes, thus, these windows should never be scraped with a razor, as the debris in the glass can cause the window to become compromised. Cleaning a window made of heat-strengthened glass should be done exactly the same as annealed glass, without the scraping.

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass can be up to 5 times stronger than annealed glass and is frequently referred to as safety glass because, when this glass breaks, it does so in small pieces that prevent any serious injury.

Tempered glass is typically etched or stamped in order to make it easy for identification, and is one of the most difficult types of glass to clean. Because tempered glass is extremely easy to scratch, it’s important that you make sure to use a microfiber towel and quality cleaner. You should also be mindful not to scrub the window.

Low-E Glass

Low-E glass has a coating or film applied to it in order to prevent your home from heating up due to ultraviolet rays.

As such, these windows are very expensive and, if you happen to have these installed, it is highly recommended that you avoid using window cleaner that contains ammonia. The ideal way to clean these types of windows is with a microfiber towel and an ammonia free cleaner.

Not all glass is created equal nor should they be treated as such. Cleaning your windows might seem simple in theory, but it is important to note the differences between the types of glass whenever you’re attempting a window cleaning.

Scratching your glass is next to impossible to repair and can be expensive when it is possible. Window cleaning on your own is time consuming and difficult to do with successful results. However, your local Glass Geeks technicians are ready to do the window cleaning for you. Get a quote for your home’s window cleaning today!

San Antonio Window Cleaner…Why Hire One?

Why Only a Professional San Antonio Window Cleaner Should Clean Your Windows

Millions of people make the trek up an unstable ladder to clean their windows. They believe they can do the task by themselves with the aid of a bottle of Windex and some old rags or newspapers rather than hire a San Antonio window cleaner. However, these people usually run into problems. Whether it’s streaks stripping the windows or a fall from attempting to clean beyond their reach, most do not know how to properly and safely clean their windows.

To avoid such issues, you should hire a professional window cleaner. While a professional cleaner may be expensive, his or her expertise will outweigh and outdo any of your probable window cleaning attempts for the five reasons below.

They Have the Proper Tools

You need more than some old rags to clean and wipe down the windows. A professional San Antonio window cleaner have squeegees, dryers, sponge scrapers, and other tools to ensure that your clean window is also a streakless window. These tools are difficult to find in the average supermarket, meaning you will have difficulty in replicating professional results since you probably do not know professional cleaning tool sellers.

Reach is Not a Problem for Them

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Instead of using a cheap ladder from a supermarket to reach the high corners of a window, a professional San Antonio window cleaner has industrial ladders and sometimes even lifts to help them reach any high windows. If the ladder does not go high enough, their tools have extendable arms, enabling them to reach any part of all of your windows – high or low.

They Know the Proper Cleaning Techniques

After years of cleaning windows, a professional San Antonio window cleaner knows which techniques provide excellent results and which provide poor results. Sometimes, the cleanliness of a window depends on the speed and direction of motion a person applies or dries a cleaning solution. Depending on what type of windows you have, the proper cleaning technique changes. Some windows require more care than others. Some need to be cleaned twice with various scraping tools, while others just need a soap and water. Technique changes according to a window’s condition and type and because this is new information to you, having a professional cleaner swipe down your windows is ideal.

They Use Commercial-Grade Cleaners

Even if you do manage to obtain professional grade tools and learn the proper techniques, you will have difficulty in finding industrial strength cleaning solution without paying significantly more than what you would pay for a bottle of generic window cleaner. A professional San Antonio window cleaner uses commercial-grade cleaning solutions that can cut through grime and grease without messing up your window in the process. Some brands even add a protective coating to your window as they are being applied. This protective coating can thwart small scratches and can make the window less vulnerable to gathering dirt. Because of this, professionally cleaned windows stay cleaner for a longer period of time, which saves you money.

You’re Not Liable for Their Mistakes

Any mistake you make while cleaning a window, whether that be poorly cleaning the window or breaking some thing in the process of cleaning, you are responsible for. You have to replace that broken item. You have to re-clean that window. On the other hand, if a professional makes the same mistakes, you can sit back as they correct their own errors and compensate you for any damage done to your property.

Stop wasting time cleaning your own windows. Get a professional to make your windows shine more than you ever could.

If you’re looking for a San Antonio window cleaner, Glass Geeks Window Cleaning is available to come by and give you a free quote. Your home will be treated like our own, with world class care and service. Call today or request a quote. We have 5 star reviews on Home AdvisorThumbtackYellowPages and Google.

 

San Antonio Window Cleaners…10 Mistakes

10 Mistakes When Choosing San Antonio Window Cleaners

Cleanliness is a big must in every situation. When your surroundings are clean, you are assured that you won’t get sick from viruses, bacteria, germs or other harmful microorganisms. In San Antonio, there are window cleaners that are available to help you solve this kind of problem.

There are various mistakes that may happen when choosing San Antonio window cleaners. As you read this article, you will know the 10 mistakes when choosing San Antonio window cleaners. Fortunately, you can avoid all of those mistakes for the next time that you will choose window cleaners.

What are the 10 Mistakes that Usually Happen when Choosing San Antonio Window Cleaners?

Given below are the 10 mistakes that usually happen when choosing San Antonio window cleaners. This can be useful to you so that you can avoid it next time. Here are as follows:

  1. You did not choose a reliable brand

Usually, this is this is the most common scenario that happens. Since you want to save money, you go for the cheaper one, but it should not always be like that. You don’t always need to go for quantity, particularly when it comes to cleanliness.

By choosing a reliable window cleaner, you can guarantee that this could also give you a high-quality service in return. It may cost a lot at first, but in the long run, you will realize that you made the right decision.

  1. You failed to ask for some referrals

Asking for some referrals from your friends or acquaintances can help you avoid making a mistake when

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choosing San Antonio window cleaners. You have to keep in mind that you don’t have to be in a hurry. Exert some effort and time to ask for referrals in order for you to guarantee that you can choose the right one.

  1. You don’t search or browse online

Searching online is one of the best methods that you can do to choose the right window cleaners to suit your needs and wants. There are plenty of window cleaners that are accessible online which offer numerous services. Just browse and browse until you select the best one that you think can give what you want and can value the fees that you will give.

  1. You failed to choose an expert

Window cleaning is not an easy task to do, particularly for big buildings that have glass windows. Failing to choose an expert in this kind of field is one of your biggest mistakes when you are choosing San Antonio window cleaners.

An expert can help maintain the original appearance of the windows and prevent any cause of danger, which you can get if you choose the one who doesn’t have any background in this.

  1. You did not recognize the window cleaners that you hire

Knowing everything about the window cleaners that you’ve hired is truly a big must as it assures you that you have chosen the right one. There are plenty of window cleaners who promise to give a high quality service, but in reality it only ends up as a promise.

Once you hire them, you will realize and notice that their promises are only in words, but not in action. Knowing how they provide their services to their customer can help you choose the best one, something which many people fail to do.

  1. You easily believe their persuasive words and failed to ask for some evidence

Usually, this is one of the main reasons why many people make a mistake when choosing San Antonio window cleaners. Keep in mind that words are not enough to guarantee that they can give you 100% satisfaction.

Ask for some evidence. How do they treat their customers? How do they offer their services? Are they reliable? Those are some basis that you have to find out in order for you to choose the best one.

  1. You failed to conduct even a simple interview

Conducting an interview, even a not so formal one, helps you recognize the best window cleaners that can provide 100% high quality services. During the interview, you can find their sincerity and know if they are really worth to be trusted and hired. Unfortunately, many people fail to do so and end up not getting their desired results.

  1. You failed to choose window cleaners that are ready to serve you anytime

The most common mistake of many people when choosing window cleaners is that they don’t consider choosing window cleaners that are ready to serve them anytime they need it. It is a big must to consider how fast they can respond to your inquiries. The best window cleaners provide immediate action and give you satisfaction once you call them.

  1. You did not consider the equipment that they are using

Considering the tools or equipment they use when choosing San Antonio window cleaners is a big must that many people fail to consider. Expertise is not enough assurance for a high-quality outcome.

Using different high-tech equipment can assure you that your windows are in the right hands. Glass windows, in particular, need extra carefulness.

  1. You don’t consider what might be the results of their services

Sometimes, when you are in a hurry to look for window cleaners, you almost forget to consider what might be the results of their services, which is the most important part in choosing the right window cleaners.

Don’t focus on the quantity. Instead, put more attention on the quality. Search for some evidence or check the outcomes of the window cleaners that you are interested in hiring. You can also ask their past customers about their experience with the company. This way, you can decide which one really meets your needs.

These are the 10 most common mistakes when choosing San Antonio window cleaners. Keep these things in mind so that the next time you will hire one, you will be able to avoid these mistakes and get the best professional for your needs.

If you’re looking for San Antonio window cleaning, Glass Geeks Window Cleaning is available to come by and give you a free quote. Your home will be treated like our own, with world class care and service. Call today or request a quote. We have 5 star reviews on Home AdvisorThumbtackYellowPages and Google.

San Antonio Window Cleaning…Your Worst Nightmare

What is your worst nightmare for your San Antonio window cleaning? The answer is….House Painters! 

Very few people in this world enjoy painting their homes and so a house painter is great, wonderful, a true

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blessing. But if they don’t do their preparation work correctly, they become big trouble. I’m talking about taping and covering your carpets, trim, fixtures, switches and…..your windows.

Throughout my visits to homes doing San Antonio window cleaning, it is very rare that I find a home that doesn’t have either paint or scratches on their windows. When a painter doesn’t take the extra time to properly cover your windows before they paint, you will definitely get paint on the glass, spatter and overspray.

Unfortunately, many painters will try to resolve this issue themselves by scraping the glass clean. The problem with that: they’re usually not trained at San Antonio window cleaning. They use scrapers and blades that are designed for drywall applications and this results in scratches.

Most homes that we visit have existing scratches on their windows and yours probably does too. When I ask about the scratches, 99% of the time, the response is that it was from the painters cleaning the paint off the glass. Not only is scratched glass a very expensive problem because it rarely can be repaired and has to be replaced, but cleaning paint off windows will increase the cost of San Antonio window cleaning services.

To avoid this common problem, clarify (consider in writing) with your painting contractor that they will cover your windows correctly before the work is started and if there is paint on the glass, that you will receive a certain amount of money back to hire professionals for  your San Antonio window cleaning. Do not let them clean your windows, you will regret the damage and the cost of replacing the glass.

If you’re looking for San Antonio window cleaning, Glass Geeks Window Cleaning is available to come by and give you a free quote. Your home will be treated like our own, with world class care and service. Call today or request a quote. We have 5 star reviews on Home Advisor, Thumbtack, YellowPages and Google.

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