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Does it take skills to run a window cleaning business?

 

The window cleaning business is a service-oriented business catering to both residential and commercial clients. It involves indoor and outdoor window cleaning for both homes and businesses alike. Starting or buying a window cleaning business is relatively easier than other businesses as the cost of starting up is low, the work is easy to learn and it can be quite profitable.

 

When I started looking into cleaning businesses the first thing that came into my head was cleaning windows for skyscrapers which gave me the chills because I am scared of heights! but as I started asking around and looking more into it I discovered that almost everybody could actually use a window cleaner, here are a few examples...

  1. Homeowners: you may think why would someone hire a window cleaner when I could do it myself, but the average home has about 10 windows ( source of info: windows and more ) wrote in a blog post, so imagine a homeowner having to clean 10 windows they might take your offer if you offered the service with a decent price! 
  2. Small businesses: If you take a look at how any small business there is their main entrance determines if a new customer will walk through that door, you can offer to clean glass fronts for small businesses once a month or even once a week.
  3. Skyscrapers: Now skyscrapers require much more, this business needs insurance, special permits and licenses, and heavy machinery to get you up to that last floor.
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Requirements of Window Cleaning Business for small businesses 

The equipment needed for a window cleaning service is highly dependent on the type of job. For ground-floor glass windows, traditional equipment consisting mainly of cleaning solutions, buckets, squeegees, sponges, and scrapers may suffice.

For more commercial window cleaning especially for skyscrapers and such, professional equipment is used. This includes water-fed extension poles, mobile elevated platforms, and abseil window cleaning. Additional training of the staff is required to operate such window cleaning equipment.

It is necessary to get legal and health insurance on starting a window cleaning service. On a smaller scale it might not be required but to become an established business you should register as a sole proprietorship or an LLC. Getting health insurance will improve your legal standing in front of the client and will also be beneficial in case of an accident at work since the job requires climbing and working at heights. It is also advisable to get liability insurance for your business.

 


 

How to Get Customers?

The best way of getting customers for the business is canvassing if you are just starting out where you go from door to door advertising your services. The other way is to invest in marketing for your business by engaging a professional to get your name out in the vicinity.

Another way is to establish perimeters like a working neighborhood having 6 businesses in one block is better than having 30 businesses spread out! 

 


How to charge?

Charging for a window cleaning service again varies depending on the nature of the cleaning job. It can be charged per square foot, per windowpane, or per number of windows. Usually, for high-scale jobs cleaning office buildings, it is convenient to charge per square foot as charging per window can be inefficient and time taking.

Smaller businesses with 1-3 glass fronts can charge 20-30 for each window but when you find a window cleaning business for sale, the seller will provide that information to you.

 


To the best of our knowledge, the information provided on this website is not intended to be taken as professional financial advice. Consult a professional financial, business broker, or tax expert if you require this advice. 

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