Window Cleaning Services

You deserve to live in a clean space with plenty of natural lighting. Having clean windows will brighten your home and your mood. It can often be an after thought – having clean windows, but when windows are dirty, they are one of the first things to notice. The beauty of clean glass enhances the interior of your home and makes your place of living more inviting.

Cleaning windows and glass can be difficult to get right sometimes – often if not done well, there will be streaks left. There are also hard to get places if you have high ceilings and windows, if the panes of glass that are dirty, are in the in-between areas of your window sill, or blocked off by the window screens.

Types of Windows

Glass making is estimated to have started in Ancient Mesopotamia roughly 5000 years ago. It wasn’t until 2000 years ago that the Romans started using glass for their windows. Prior to that, it has been documented that paper windows were used in East Asia.

From the start of the Roman Empire popularizing the usage of glass, it quickly spread across to Italy and then the rest of Europe.

Between 14-1600’s, Cathedrals in Western Europe have left a big imprint on the history of glass and windows, as it popularized stained glass.

Modern day windows really started booming in the mid 20th century. We’re able to utilize windows the way we do today in buildings after the invention of insulating glass. By the late 2000s, it was estimated that about 90 percent of all windows utilize a similar technology to insulating glass.

The mark of a well cleaned window is when it is crystal clear and streak-free. This depends on the cleaning solution used, how well the window is scrubbed, and if the squeegee job was done well. Along with that, the weather also affects the cleaning procedure.

In hotter weather, water will dry up quickly, leaving dirt in the area to stain the window. In the winter, water may freeze on the winter – depending on how cold it is, window cleaning will have to be done quickly, or an antifreeze solution might need to be added.

Depending on the height of your windows, you may need to hire a professional to get the more difficult to reach areas. Our team of professionals is prepared to go above and beyond to reach heights and get the job done! Window cleaning can often see cleaners climbing ladders, roped to a suspended platform,  on scaffolding, on scissor lifts, or other aerial based platforms.

Equipped with the proper equipment, most tasks for window cleaning in your home can be accomplished – just give us a call and we’ll do a quick inspection to see how to tackle the job in the most efficient way possible.

A window is made of a few basic pieces to keep the glass in place. Every window has a frame, that provides the structure and support and forms the perimeter for the entire window. The frame is support that is external to the glass. A widow frame is composed of a window sill, side jamb and head jamb. What keeps the glass in place is known as the sash. The glass in windows in formally known as panes.

Depending on the climate of a geographical region, architectural design, or needed functionality of the window space, residential or commercial spaces may have different types of windows.

There are fixed windows and movable windows. As you may guess, fixed windows are windows that are stationary and do not open. They provide light, but not ventilation to a structure.

Movable windows are designed in several ways. The most common found windows that we see include windows like singly hung, double hung, casement, sliding and projecting windows. Some windows, such as jalousie windows are more popular in hotter climatic regions, as they can stay open for air and ventilation, but keep the elements out – such as rain.

Window Cleaning With Us

BRILHO’s team of professional window cleaners aim for three things:

Satisfaction – Our team appreciates a job well done, and hopefully that translates to you, our customers as well. With that in mind, we do our best to aim for the highest quality in window cleaning services.

Safety – As mentioned earlier, this job can take you to precarious heights. It is within ours and your best interest that we do the job in the safest environment possible. This takes into account inclement weather, assessing the job and job site, and keeping our team as up to date as possible on the safety and health regulatins.

Sustainability – As with every other cleaning service that BRILHO offers, we do our best in keeping our cleaning solutions as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible.

Our residential services are tailored to help you get the job done right. We offer cleaning of windows, window frames, screens and screen doors, door cleaning and window tracks, removal of stickers, drywall, or concrete splatter.

This is a very subjective question to answer. During the year, windows can get very dirty from the elements. Minerals, dirt, and dust can get picked up by the wind, splattered onto by rain, falling leaves carrying dust or dirt may find their way near your window, bird droppings may bomb your windows, unfortunate insect casualties from flying into your windows can also happen. Whatever the case may be, your windows may need cleaning as often as you see fit. On average, if you would like your windows in a state of pristine and clear transparency, it may be a good idea to get your windows cleaned every two weeks to a month.

As with every cleaning solution utilized by BRILHO, we maintain a strong effort in abiding to eco-friendly business habits. All products that we use are eco-friendly. In fact, the most effective do it yourself cleaner you can put together and get an effective window cleaning experience at home is a mixture of vinegar and warm water. Most resources say a ratio of 1:10 works great. This mixture is very eco-friendly, and if you are up for the job, and can reach the hard to get to areas of your windows, go ahead. Pro-tip: use a squeegee to get the shine that a professional gets.

Unfortunately, this is something we cannot do. This is a common issue with older windows, as the sealing between the panes of glass for the windows have deteriorated. This leads to condensation and water getting in-between a glass that should in theory be a vacuum sealed region of your window. As this seal breaks, it also means that the insulating qualities of your window is also losing its effectiveness. It may be a good idea at this point to consider getting your windows replaced.

Our services includes window cleaning interior and exterior. In fact, our window cleaning team will also look into cleaning of window frames, sills, and screens. The most important thing is that we are thorough with our job, so that we leave your windows looking completely transparent and sparkling.

Depending on the job, weather certainly can affect our services. However, inclement weather is always included into our plans. If the job is on ground, more often than not, the weather will not affect the process of window cleaning. Ideally, windows are cleaned when the weather is in a more controlled state. As long as it is not hailing, or the wind and rain is unforgiving, you can count on our team of cleaners to be there!