Keeping your windows clean is often an overlooked area of property upkeep and one that can have a big impact on the appearance of your facility! Especially true for commercial properties, window cleaning also becomes more complicated for hard-to-reach glass panes, and buildings with more height. An annual window cleaning programme is vital for maintaining a professional outlook, as well as preventing the build-up of dirt, grime, and bug infestations.
Using a professional cleaning company means you can get back to running your business, and your commercial cleaners can come in at regular intervals to keep your windows and glass sparkling clean. The big question is, how much does this service cost?
Factors That Influence the Costs of Window Cleaning
The cost of window cleaning depends on several key factors — each relating to the scope of work that will be required for the service.
Number of windows
The number of windows on a property that need cleaning will affect the size of a job and consequently, its cost. Take primary and high schools with hundreds of windows to clean, a team of multiple experienced window cleaners will be needed to cover the work area. Coupled with the need for more cleaning materials and equipment, having more windows to clean will raise expenses.
Size of windows
Larger outdoor windows will naturally necessitate the use of specialised window cleaning equipment. Purified water systems along with carbon fibre poles are used to clean exterior windows on building facades at warehouses and offices as it allows the flexibility and efficiency to get these large windows effectively cleaned, resulting in a higher quality outcome.
Accessibility of windows
Windows that are difficult to access or at odd angles will be much harder to clean, even with the help of specialised equipment such as carbon fibre poles or scissor lifts. The expertise of trained cleaners will also add to the cost of cleaning inaccessible window panels.
State/Cleanliness of the windows
Windows can accumulate grime and dust over time that are not washed away by rain. If they have not been cleaned often, windows may need more intensive cleaning effort and specially formulated cleaning agents for cleaning and protection.
Type of windows
Certain designs and types of windows can also affect the cost of window cleaning. For example, louvre windows are more time-consuming and intricate to clean than standard windows, which may impact overall costs.
Reasons to Hire a Professional Cleaner
Prevent damage from improper maintenance
Professional window cleaners are equipped with the correct tools and knowledge to clean windows without causing damage. Improper cleaning techniques with DIY jobs can lead to scratches or deterioration of the window surface.
Access hard to reach areas
Professional window cleaners have the necessary equipment to safely and effectively clean windows that are difficult to access, ensuring a comprehensive clean that might not be achievable through DIY methods.
Average Cost of Window Cleaning in Sydney
As any commercial cleaning company will tell you, it’s tough to provide a price estimate for window cleaning without knowing the specifics of the job.
Commercial window cleaning, has variable pricing, depending on the job and whether the window cleaning is being performed as part of a larger cleaning service.
Hourly rates for commercial window cleaning:
- $50 – $100 per hour for smaller-sized buildings with fewer windows and easy access to windows from the inside and outside.
- Rates between $80 to $150 per hour will apply to bigger or taller buildings with more windows. This also applies to windows that require specialised equipment for cleaning access.
Day rates for commercial window cleaning start from $300 and can increase based on the factors outlined above.
- Window cleaning for single storey commercial buildings will cost between $500 -$900 per day.
- Multi storey buildings or structures with complex designs may cost up to $1500 per day.
The above costs are only an estimate, especially for commercial buildings. To get an accurate cost estimate, it’s always best to contact a professional cleaning service directly to get an onsite quote.
How Often Should You Get Your Windows Cleaned?
The frequency of window cleaning largely depends on the property’s location, the surrounding environment, and personal preference. However, a general recommendation for commercial properties is for annual cleaning to maintain visibility and aesthetics.
Showpiece Commercial offers effective and affordable commercial window cleaning services in Sydney. Our team of cleaners have over 22 years of professional experience in ensuring spotless and clear windows for commercial properties. Contact us today to get a quote on your window cleaning services.