Oct, 2020

Residential Window Cleaning – Don’t Try This at Home!

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We’ve been in the residential window cleaning game for a long time here at J&M, having provided such services for the people of Clarkston, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester Hills, Northville, and the wider Oakland County area for almost two decades now. In that extensive time period, we’ve come to identify and accept a few fundamental truths. 

One of them, however much we don’t like to admit it, is that… window cleaning doesn’t look that difficult! From the outside in fact, to the untrained eye, it seems pretty darn easy! You just get a sponge and a bucket of water, perhaps with a bit of soap in it, and give the windows a good scrub… right? It seems like just about anybody could do it! 

Well, in reality, you’ll be surprised to learn that… it’s really not that simple. We certainly understand the temptations for attempting to take the DIY approach to residential window cleaning. It seems a lot quicker, after all, and obviously saves you money. When you factor in the risks you’re unwittingly taking, though… you’ll quickly see that the tried-and-tested route is the smarter choice for a reason! 

For starters, you will almost certainly get inferior results by cleaning your own windows, compared to whatever you’d get from a professional residential window cleaning company in Oakland County. With an untrained eye, you’ll inevitably miss spots – or entire areas – of hard-to-see dirt and grime. Even worse, you’ll likely end up with an unsightly, streaky finish on your windows, which is the undisputed hallmark of amateur window cleaning! 

On top of those visual issues, there are some even more serious considerations to make. For one, if you’re going to start bringing ladders into the equation – which you’ll almost certainly need to, for getting at your upper windows – then you’re obviously taking a risk with your safety. It’s been estimated that some 500,000 people in the USA fall off ladders every single year, with many of these resulting in serious injuries. 

In addition, DIY residential window cleaning poses risks to the safety of your home itself. Without the proper training, you risk scratching windows or damaging the frames around them, both of which are costly to replace. Unlike a professional window cleaning company in Bloomfield Hills, Rochester Hills, Northville or Clarkston, you’ll also fail to spot any pre-existing damage to the frames around your windows, which might be indicative of a serious long-term problem. 

Ultimately, it’s your property, and you can do whatever you like with it, including cleaning your own windows! We believe the much smarter approach, however, is just to take the relatively minor financial hit. Not only will this deliver better results, but it’s a vastly safer option too. Within the Oakland County area, you also have a lot of different options when it comes to residential window cleaning companies, so you can take your time to pick and choose the best one for you. 

Alternatively… you could just save yourself the trouble and go for the best option – J&M Window Cleaning – straight away! We’re comfortably one of the longest-serving companies around, having been in business since all the way back in 2003, and we draw on this mountain of experience for each and every residential window cleaning job we undertake. We also firmly tick the ‘safety’ box too, carrying full liability insurance for up to $1 million per incident.

Rather than wasting your time attempting the DIY approach, simply make the choice and hire a professional window cleaning like J&M today. To get started on that straight away, simply send us an email at CleanWindows@JMWindowCleaning.com, give us a call on (248) 605-2243. 

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