Wait, how can you wash windows when it’s this cold? Washing windows in the winter does raise some good questions. Here are the answers to the most common:
How warm does it need to be for window cleaning? Our crews regularly wash windows in temperatures as low as 10 degrees. However, we generally postpone work if the day time high temperature isn’t forecasted to be above 25 degrees.
Won’t the water freeze to the window? There are a lot of tricks to keep the water from freezing on the outside of a window. The most common is to add a little bit of isopropyl alcohol to the cleaning solution. Depending on the ratio, isopropyl and water will not freeze in temperatures as low as -30 degrees. Isopropyl alone will not freeze until -130 degrees! A little sunlight on a window can go a long way towards keeping the water from freezing as well.
Is it safe for your employees to wash windows in the winter? We take the safety of our employees very seriously, and would never ask them to do something dangerous. For this reason we may use some different strategies to clean some of your windows in the winter time, such as cleaning windows from the inside. It takes a little bit longer, but it ensures a clean window for you, and safe employees for us.
Won’t my windows just get dirty again from the snow?
Surprisingly, snow doesn’t make windows spot up as much as rain. Spots on your windows after a storm are actually from dust, not from moisture. Rain groups more dust together into spots on your windows than snow does! But to make you really confident, check out our Winter Weather Guarantee
for residential window cleaning jobs.