5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Window Cleaner

A professional window cleaner can extend the life of your home's windows by applying special treatments and cleaning products.

Everyone appreciates clean windows for enhancing the aesthetics of a home. What most customers of a professional window cleaning service seldom realize is it also helps provide early warning of problems and might even save their lives someday.

Below are five reasons that hiring a professional window cleaning service can help keep your windows sparkling and functional.

1. Spotting general problems.

First and foremost is identifying problems that need correction. Sashes painted shut, ill-fitting screens, damaged or non-functional window weights in older double hung windows and wood rot on sills are just a few problems that if spotted early can save big expense later.

2. Removing insect infestations. 

Bees and hornets build nests behind shutters, wasps build paper nests in between older three-piece storm windows and ladybugs also build nests in channels to winter over, making the window hard to operate.
Little things like painted sashes and clogged channels might spell the difference between getting out in case of fire and being forced to take another way out of danger in a very stressful situation.

3. Extending the life of a window. 

Old aluminum screens left in place for years gradually etch a pattern of deposits on the glass, much like lime deposits in the shower. Not only is it unattractive, the etched glass is more prone to cracks and chips.
A simple treatment of muriatic acid or, in less severe cases, Barkeeper's Friend and 0000 steel wool can restore the glass to gleaming brilliance and add years to the working life of the window.

4. Providing proper cleaning products. 

If you have leaded glass or stained glass you may be unintentionally damaging it by cleaning it with an ammonia based store brand. Ammonia is a liquid abrasive and the main ingredient in a process called wet sanding.
With repeated use, it clouds leaded and stained glass and that damage cannot be repaired. By having a professional look at your windows, you will learn what is safe to use to touch up your own windows.

5. Finding the causes of window spots.

Spots on your glass? Your mulch may be to blame. Cheap mulches often are infested with a fungus aptly named shotgun fungus. When mature, the fungus shoots out black spores that glue themselves to glass and vinyl siding and are very hard to remove completely.
A professional window cleaning service will point this out to you and the mulch can be replaced with some of higher quality and your windows and siding will stay cleaner and more attractive longer.

How much you pay for professional service varies, but in the case of window cleaning, you usually get what you pay for. Anyone with a bucket, squeegee and window mop can call themselves a window cleaner.

Ask questions before you hire just anyone. A true professional will make sure your windows are not only clean, but functional and will advise you on ways to protect the biggest investment most people ever make – their home.

Lighthouse Window Cleaning is founded in faith by John Shanahan in 1996. John has built his business on hard work, integrity, and service. Lighthouse Window Cleaning now proudly serves hundreds of home owners and businesses in Placer county, Nevada County, Sacramento County and El Dorado County.


  1. Thanks John for sharing this information on window cleaning! I would have never guessed that not cleaning your windows could shorten their life. That makes sense that dirt would build up on the screens and other parts which may etch the glass. I will be sure to be more diligent about hiring window cleaners to keep the windows in proper order.
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