window cleaning frequency
One of the more common questions that we get asked is "How frequently should I get my windows cleaned?". For many people, budget and location are going to be the biggest factors in determining your frequency. Below are our recommendations.
Monthly or Bi-Monthly - This frequency is only suggested for customers with houses that are right on the Bay or Gulf. Our product does an excellent job at repelling rain, pollen, and dust, but unfortunately there is nothing currently on the market that repels salt from the ocean. If salt sits on windows for too long it will start to stain the windows so it is important to wash the exterior panes pretty regularly. No Streaking offers these customers partial cleaning options and also standing appointments. Some customers will only have their windows most exposed to the water washed monthly, and the rest Bi-Monthly or Quarterly. The Interior Panes are also somewhat exposed to the salt, but should only need cleaning Bi-Monthly or Quarterly. Some might even be ok with Semi-Annual cleaning. These customers receive discounted pricing based on frequency.
Quarterly - This frequency is generally recommended for customers that live close, but not directly on the water (Gulf or Bay), construction sites, or homes in VERY high traffic areas. These homes only need the Interior Panes cleaned Semi-Annually. Our customers receive 10% off up to $25 on EACH of their Quarterly cleanings for up to $100 savings per year.
Semi-Annual (6 Month) - Most Common - We recommend this cleaning to all of our residential customers who do not live near the beach/water, construction, or VERY high traffic areas. Generally, our product will repel rain, pollen, and dust for 4-6 months in homes in subdivisions or away from these more exposed areas. We recommend the Interior and Exterior be cleaned twice a year; however, to save on their budget some people will clean the Exterior twice a year and the Interior once a year. A Semi-Annual cleaning will help minimize scratching and etching. Windows generally will not develop hard water stains with a Semi-Annual cleaning. No Streaking has a guarantee against hard water staining for our Semi-Annual customers.
Please see our guarantees for more information. Our customers receive 10% off up to $25 on EACH of their 6 Month cleanings for up to $50 savings per year.
Annual - This is recommended for people who are looking for basic maintenance and are more concerned with preventing staining than actually keeping the windows sparkling. An annual cleaning minimizes the deposits on the window and will reduce the chances of developing hard water stains. No Streaking cannot guarantee against staining with Annual service. Customers who schedule service a minimum of Annually will have their price locked in for life.
18 Months - This service is not recommended, but is available. After one year, mineral deposits and other elements become embedded in the glass and begin to stain, scratch, and etch the glass. Most stains at this stage are at Stage I. No Streaking is able to treat these stains for an additional charge. The average charge is $15.00 per window for Stage I Hard Water Stain Removal.
2 Years - This service is not recommended, but is available. After 2 years, most stains become permanently embedded in the glass. These are known as Stage II stains. There are no products currently on the market that will treat these stains, and usually you just need to replace the glass and/or window. As of March of 2012, No Streaking will be offering a service to repair Stage II staining, etching, and scratches. This service will be offered at about 50% of the cost of replacing the glass/window.