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How often should I have my windows cleaned?

How often should I have my windows cleaned?

November 10th, 2016 by PPC Pete

This is a question we are often asked by our customers and the honest answer is as often as you like!

There is no right or wrong frequency for having your windows cleaned and it’s much more of a personal preference to how clean you would like them according to your monthly budget. Having many years of experience in window cleaning we have come up with a short guide below for you to make up your own mind in how often you should have them cleaned but you should first consider a couple of factors before making a decision on the regularity of your service before instructing your window cleaner.


Monthly budget – will the cost of the window cleaning fit into my monthly household budget?

The cost of the window cleaning although very low in comparison to many other household bills should still be considered carefully before entering into an agreement with your window cleaner. Budgeting for this will save any unexpected bills and help keep a good relationship with your cleaning operator.


Is my house exposed to the elements – Do you live near the sea or by a busy main road?

If you answer yes to the question above then you may want to consider having a clean more regularly to keep a good standard as your environment will have a big bearing on how long your windows stay clean for. Living by the sea can cause salt to build up very quickly on the glass and frames and we would certainly recommend cleaning more often. Other exposed areas to think about are by building sites, quarry’s factories and train lines.

Having thought about the two factors above the short guide below should help you make up your mind on your cleaning frequency which we would always advise discussing with your window cleaning prior to booking a regular service.


Monthly service

For the best possible result all year round then this is the service for you. This is our most popular regularity across the company and along with the frame cleaning will keep your property and views from the window to the best possible standard.


Every other month

Cleaning the windows every couple of months will keep your windows and frames to a good standard. You will only really start to see the dirt coming back on both the glass and frames after about 5 weeks if you’re in an exposed area but this won’t be quite as much if you in a more rural location where the elements do not play such a big factor. This service is most popular where budget can be a factor but a good quality service is still required.


Every 3 months

We do offer a 3 monthly cleaning frequency for our customers who would like to keep their windows to a fair standard through the year and where budget can also be a factor. Cleaning every three months will keep a good standard for around 5-6 weeks with the dirt returning for the last month and a half.  A three monthly service is ideal for more rural customers who want their property keep looking clean and tidy all year round.


Ad hoc service

If a regular service is not something you require then we as still happy to offer an ad hoc service for when you think they need a clean or to accommodate a special occasion. This service is best to be pre booked with as much notice as possible as it may also be subject to slightly higher pricing as the operator may need to travel out of his way.

All of the regularities offered above will keep the windows and frames on your property to a good standard all year round. A monthly service is our most popular and also probably the most cost effective overall as the price for a regular service will be less than the ad hoc jobs due to the time needed to get the windows and frames back up to standard. Ultimately the regularity is down to you and can be changed with your cleaning operator at any time.
At PPC we provide a regular and cost effective window cleaning service and this is partly down to us being able to cover a large geographical area in the most efficient way possible. Our operators all work within their own territory areas and plan their work the week before to maximise efficiency and to ensure that the properties on their round are grouped together to allow them to service the window cleaning in the most streamlined and cost effective way possible. This allows us to pass the savings on to our customers for a regular service as there is very little or no time wasted in going out of our way to service your property, resulting in PPC being one of the most competitive window cleaning companies in Sussex.

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