We clean the exterior windows using a non-abrasive scrubber, squeegee specific detergent, fresh rubber squeegee blades and lint free towels.
We carefully move any furniture out of the way, lay down drop cloths to catch any drips and clean the interior windows.
We clean both sides of all railing glass with a scrubber and squeegee.
Dusty screens can transfer dust back onto the clean glass so screen cleaning is a must for a good result. We remove all window screens, scrub them with soap and water and towel dry before re-installing.
We wipe the window frame and ledge to complete the cleaning. Track cleaning may be requested with an additional cost.
Before we pack up, we double check our work for any smears or streaks to ensure your windows are brilliantly clean. We always send two technicians so that they can double check each others work.
Small house (Simple Rancher without extension ladder work or railing glass) - $150
Townhouse (average walk out unit with some railing glass) - $175
Average 2 story home (walk out rancher with some railing glass) - $200
Large home (two or more story home with multiple decks) - $400 +
Executive home (view home with extensive railing glass) - $500 +
We quote every job prior to scheduling an appointment to ensure that you know the price and eliminate any surprises. Completing a quote prior to scheduling the work allows us to send the right crew and equipment for your particular home.
Our detergent is designed to keep the windows wet longer to prevent our squeegees from streaking and helps the squeegee slide over the glass with less friction. We don’t use Windex, ammonia, vinegar, dish detergent or any off the shelf cleaners, our detergent is biodegradable and scent free. Off the shelf cleaners can leave a film on the glass that can make the windows dirtier faster or cause our squeegee blades to chatter and streak.
We change our rubber squeegee blades daily to ensure that they have a crisp edge and are free of knicks. Squeegee blades wear out from glass friction and start to leave streaks and smears over time, so we are diligent about keeping our squeegees in pristine condition.
We use a lint-free towels to wipe the perimeter of the windows and wipe down the window frames and sills.
A crew of two or more uniformed window cleaners will arrive in a company branded vehicle. We always send at least two crew members so that they can help one another with ladders and for safety purposes. All of our window cleaners are employees and we never subcontract our work. On average our window cleaners have worked for the company for two years with some having worked for Sun Valley Window Cleaners for five or more years. In a high turnover industry like window cleaning, this is an unusually long tenure. We pride ourselves on a great working environment and passionate crew members.
There are two options for appointment scheduling. Our first appointment of the day is 8:30-9am arrival time, so if you need an exact arrival time please request the first appointment of the day. Our next appointments have arrival windows (11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm etc) so we ask that you be home for our crew. We will always call before our arrival to remind you that we are en-route to your home. If you are only having your exterior windows cleaned and your screens are removed ahead of time it's not necessary to be home for the cleaning. We will call the day before your scheduled appointment as a friendly reminder.