FAQ

FAQ

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Question: “What do you charge to wash windows?” 

Answer: As of this writing we charge $3 to clean the outside of a 4’X4′ window. We charge $3 to clean the inside of a 4’X4′ window. Large windows are more, small windows are less.

Question: “Why should I hire St George Window Washing vs. any other window washing company?” 

Answer: Two reasons: 1. We have a 100% satisfaction, money back guarantee. 2. We provide a 30 rain guarantee. If it rains and your windows get spotted within 30 days after we clean your windows, we’ll come back and make them sparkle again.  No other window washing service provides this.

Question: “How often should I have my windows cleaned?” 

Answer: Most of my customers have their windows cleaned inside and out every 6 months. If I was doing my own windows I would do them about every 3 months.

I’ve found that well cared for windows get cleaner and usually stay cleaner than ones that have been neglected.

Question: “My windows are foggy and I can’t get them clean. Why did this happen?” 

Answer: Foggy windows are caused by moisture getting in between the two panes of glass that make up your window. The moisture is getting in there because the seal that holds the moisture out is no longer working right.

This usually happens in windows that are face west or south which leads me to believe that sunlight or heat is causing the issue.

Question: “How often should I have my windows cleaned?” 

Answer: Most of my customers have their windows cleaned inside and out every 6 months. If I was doing my own windows I would do them about every 3 months.

I’ve found that well cared for windows get cleaner and usually stay cleaner than ones that have been neglected.

Question: “What time of year is best for window cleaning?”

Answer: It depends on where you live and how often you have your windows cleaned.

For example: I lived in Phoenix for many years. You didn’t want your windows cleaned during monsoon season because of the rain and dust. Ask yourself, “when is it likely that my windows will get rained or snowed on (or dust blown) and skip that time of year.

If you have a schedule that you stick to for window cleaning for instance every 3 months, just stick to your schedule.

Question: “What will you use to clean my windows?” 

Answer: For scrubbing and squeegeeing the windows I use tap water and a little Dawn dishwashing detergent.

The spray bottle is my polishing mix and has purified water, Dawn dishwashing detergent, and rubbing alcohol.

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5784 N 2070 W
St George, UT 84770

Window Cleaners Survey: What To Do When It’s Slow

Window Cleaners Survey: What To Do When It’s Slow

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Window cleaning survey parameters:

These following survey information involved a total group of 142 respondants who own window cleaning business. There were 73 reponses which could be included in the data.

Not all respondants included information which was pertinent to this survey.

Data was provided by Window Cleaning Resource Window Cleaners forum.

This information can also be found on https://lovewindowcleaning.com/articles-blog-posts/

 

The question asked was, “What do you do to deal with seasonal slow downs?”

  • WORK RELATED: Power Washing, Snow Removal or other complimentary work. 18 percent 18% 18%
  • Close down the business for one month – 11% 11% 11%
  • Works on obtaining commercial jobs which are non-seasonal – 12 percent 12% 12%
  • Use money saved from busy months – 5% 5% 5%
  • Book out as far as possible when it’s busy – 1% 1% 1%
  • MARKETING: Increase USPS mail marketing to obtain additional jobs – 12% 12% 12%
  • Mail or email past clients – 9.5% 9.5% 9.5%
  • Have their employees hand out flyers – 8% 8% 8%
  • Revamp Online Marketing – 4% 4% 4%
  • Temporarily discount prices – 5% 5% 5%
  • Use “bandit” signs – 3% 3% 3%
  • EMPLOYEES: Ask or tell employees to take unpaid vacations – 7% 7% 7%
  • Average out your employees income over a year and pay them that average monthly – 4% 4% 4%
How Is Glass Made? Plus 11 trivia facts about glass

How Is Glass Made? Plus 11 trivia facts about glass

Woman enjoying her clean windows

I clean a lot of glass, but how is glass made?

Glass is used everywhere. It is an integral part of our lives, from the window we peer out of to the glass we drink out of. People have been creating glass for centuries, and nature has been making it since the earth’s formation.

 

We take it for granted, but how did it get from the ocean to your window? Glass is made by melting sand and combining it with limestone and ash. It can be further combined with other chemicals to create different types of glass. Glass can be made naturally by lightning and volcanic eruptions.

 

Keep reading because we will explore a brief history of how glassmaking has changed over the centuries. Oh, and stick around for the fun part, as I have compiled a list of facts about glass.

The History of Glass Making (Study hard! There will be a test later!)

Archaeological finds have dated the first man-made glass to 2500 BC from the Mesopotamia area. (The first glass cleaning business was probably started at the same time.) Glass vessels began appearing in 1450 BC in Egypt during the reign of Thutmose III. Glassmaking in these two areas featured a soda-lime-silica composition. This method traveled to Phoenicia and from there to Cyprus, Greece, and the Italian Peninsula.

 

Following the conquests of Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC, glassmaking spread to the east, including India. In Alexandria (around 100 BC), the process of creating open beakers and shallow dishes was developed. Around the beginning of the Christian era, the Phoenicians began glass blowing.

 

 Roman and Egyptian Glass Making

The Romans and Egyptians most likely used sand mixed with ground seashells as raw materials for silicon and lime. Hardwood ash was the source of the soda. These two groups also showed remarkable ingenuity in how they used metallic oxides as coloring for the glass.

 

After AD 200, glassmaking skills in Europe declined considerably, remaining far below those of the Romans for a thousand years. The stained glass windows that began appearing in churches in the 12th century did not reach their peak until the 13th and 14th centuries.

 

Following the decline in glass making skills, the Venetians redeveloped all Romans’ skills. (including how to make Venetian blinds!) Most of their creations were soda-lime glass. By the 15th century, they developed new materials, colored glass types, and techniques for decoration.

 

In 1453, following the capture of Constantinople by the Turks, the Venetian glass trade fell. Venetian glassmakers immigrated to other European countries.

The 18th and 19th centuries’ chemical revolution brought a greater understanding of glassmaking principles. The following were all developed (contributing to the establishment of a large-scale industrial supply of purified raw materials):

 

    • Systematic quantitative chemical analysis
    • Chemical formulas
    • Chemical equations

For the record, I don’t make glass. Sorry. Not. But I do clean glass really, really well. Click here to be taken to the home page and explore more on this site. 

12 Interesting Trivia Facts about Glass

What would this blog post be without some glass fun facts? So the next time you’re at a party, you can impress your friends with your knowledge about cocktail glasses!

Fact #1: Glass is Made from Liquid Sand

Ordinary sand is mainly composed of silicon dioxide. When it is heated to its melting point of 1700 ℃  (3100º F) it turns into liquid sand. When it is allowed to cool, it becomes an amorphous (shapeless and flowing) solid, which is physically similar to a liquid and a solid.

 

Fact #2: Chemicals Change the Properties of Glass

Manufacturers add chemicals to liquid sand to create a desired result in the final glass product. For example, cobalt salt is added to produce blue glass while chromium- or iron-based chemicals produce green glass. Boron oxide is added to make oven-proof glass. Lead oxide is added to make an easily cut fine crystal glass.

 

Fact #3: Glass Shatters Faster than the Speed of Sound

We all know that glass can break easily under the right circumstances. But what is not commonly known is that the cracks move at a 3,000 miles/hour speed. To put that into perspective, the speed of sound in dry air is only 767 miles/hour.

 

Fact #4: Tempered Glass will Shatter into Granular Chunks

Tempered glass is manufactured through the application of controlled chemical or thermal treatments. These treatments make the glass four times stronger than regular glass. Because of the difference in the way it is manufactured, it will shatter into granular chunks instead of the jagged shards that regular glass shatters into.

 

Fact #5: Optical Fibers can be Made of Glass

While some optical fibers are made of plastic or polymer, many manufacturers use glass to produce Optical fibers. They can transfer data at speeds up to 10 Gbps.

 

Fact #6: Glass is a Natural Phenomenon

While humans have been producing glass since 2500 BC, nature has been making it since the earth was formed. Naturally occurring events like lightning and volcanic eruptions can produce glass.

 

Fact #7: Bulletproof Glass

Bulletproof glass is manufactured with several layers of laminated glass. With multiple types of glass, different layers of polycarbonates are also used. This type of glass is designed not to shatter if there is any impact.

The glass’s thickness ranges from 19 to 89 mm (3/4 of an inch to 3.5 inches). The thicker it is, the safer it will be. However, it will also be heavier. There is no bulletproof glass that is completely indestructible.

 

Fact #8: Glass is Fully Recyclable

Glass is nearly 100% recyclable, meaning that you can recycle a piece of glass without losing the purity or quality of the glass. It is a risky process and not very cost-effective. Because of this, most countries do not make it a priority.

 

Fact #9: Glass Windows Became Common in the 1700s

In the 1700s, people started using glass windows in England. Before this, the expense was too great for them to afford to use glass. Going back in history, we find that the technology to incorporate glass in windows was first invented by the Romans in 100 AD.

 

Fact #10: Glass has Unique Properties

Glass is known for having several unique properties:

  • First, it’s transparent with a smooth surface
  • Glass is erosion-resistant
  • Glass can transmit, reflect, and refract light

Glass is also chemically resistant and corrosion-resistant.

 

Fact #11: Largest Museum of Glass Art

The Corning Museum of Glass is the largest museum dedicated to glass in the world and was established in 1951. It houses over 50,000 glass objects, with some of its collections over 3,500 years old.

Interestingly, the owner of this museum is Corning Inc., a renowned glass company. Most smartphone manufacturers use Corning Gorilla Glass on their devices.

 

Fact #12: How much glass weighs

A solid cubic foot of ordinary glass will weigh from 100 pounds up to about 185 pounds. A window that is 4 feet wide by 8 feet tall and ¾ of an inch thick would weigh approximately 320 pounds and cost up to $5,000 to replace if broken.

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Living room with large windows

They make the glass and I clean the glass. Call for free estimate or to schedule to have your windows washed.

Window Washing Robots – Soaring from the Jetson’s cartoon to you.

Window Washing Robots – Soaring from the Jetson’s cartoon to you.

What is a Window Washing Robot?

Did you know that 60% of window washing incidents are fatal? Dropping an unsecured squeegee can be life-threatening to a window cleaner and a pedestrian. Therefore, it is no surprise that window washing robots burst onto the scene to automate the window washing business.

 Window washing robot on a window

What is a window cleaning robot? A window cleaning robot is a device or machine designed to clean windows autonomously. These death-defying machines can clean windows on a skyscraper, your home, and clean any glass.

 

With robotic window cleaners in the market, you do not have to wait for the rain to wash away the smudge and filth on the windows in your two-story home or 10th-floor apartment building. Cleaning your windows is as simple as pushing a button.

 

In this article, you will learn how a window cleaning robot works, if they get the job done, are worth your money, and much more.

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How do Window Washing Robots Work?

There are many designs and models of robotic window cleaners. However, they come in two main shapes, round and square.

 

The square type usually has a microfiber pad that drags over the glass while cleaning it. The round window cleaner has two rotating microfiber pads going in different directions to clean the glass.

 

A window cleaning robot should stick to your window and move while cleaning the glass. There are two ways the device can do this. One is through powerful suction, and the other is magnetic connection. A magnetic window cleaning robot needs an additional device on the opposite side of the window to hold the robot on the glass.

 

Advanced models of robotic window cleaners have a reservoir where you pour in the cleaning liquid, and the machine will spray as it goes. Other devices require pre-spraying your windows before attaching the robot to your window.

 

After the robotic cleaner is attached, you push the ON button, and the robot cleans, going up and down your window. This smart machine will wash all types of windows regardless of shape and size. Some robotic window cleaners can sense frameless windows and do the job accordingly.

 

After finishing cleaning, the machine will notify you by beeping or displaying a light that will come on to show that the job is done. The concept is similar to when you are charging your phone. When it is charging, the phone will show a red light, and when charging is complete, the light will turn green.

 

Some window cleaning robots are cordless, and some are not. The ones with cords can be limited to height because if they go too high, the cable can pull the robot down, causing damage. Most people buy the cordless types because they can go much higher, and there are no messy wire setups.

 

Robotic window cleaners have wet and dry cleaning pads options. These pads can be made from cleaning cloths, brushes, and squeegees to keep your windows streak-free.

 

If you want to use a spray cleaner, it is best to go for a robot with wet pads. Dry microfiber pads are best when you want to remove dust. The best part about these pads is that they are washable and reusable.

full color drawing of robots

Are Window Cleaning Robots any Good?

Having one less chore around the house is always a good thing, but not if you have to re-do it later. Truthfully, there are a lot of mixed feelings and reactions regarding whether robotic cleaners are effective. The bottom line is that it depends on the robot you choose.

 

You should consider some things when buying an effective robotic window cleaner. They include;

  • Size, shape, and weight
  • Quality of the motor
  • Safety features
  • The type of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology used
  • Advanced features available

 

What are your window dimensions?

 

The size of your windows should guide you to the robot size to buy. A small robot is best if you have small windows and vice versa. If you have circular windows, go for a robotic cleaner with dual spinning pads.

 

Robotic window cleaners can be loud, and some slower than others. That is where a quality motor comes in handy. A high-quality motor ensures your robot is fast, silent, and has excellent suction power. Safety features are sometimes included. For example, an extra battery to ensure your gadget doesn’t fall off when losing power.

 

Advanced robot window cleaners have AI technology that tracks the movement of the machine on the window as it moves. This saves time because the robot knows where it has to clean next. If the technology powering your machine is advanced, you will be more satisfied with how your robot works.

 

Lastly, as window cleaning technology improves, some robots in the market are coming with new features like automatic sprayers and remote-control options. This means you don’t have to pre-spray your windows before cleaning, and you can operate your robot from a distance.

Picture of me in Kayenta

Not a window cleaning robot either.  Don – the owner of First Impressions Window Cleaning

What do Window Cleaning Robots Cost?

A basic model of a robotic window cleaner will cost you between $99 and $160. Most of these models don’t have advanced features like remote control or extra safety features like a spare battery.

 

A high-tech robotic window cleaner will cost you $180 to more than $500, depending on the extra features and brand you buy.

 

Pros and Cons of Window Washing Robots

These are some of the most common pros and cons of window cleaning robots on the market today:

Pros Cons

You won’t die because you don’t have to get on a ladder to wash windows!

 

Robotic window cleaners have weather limitations. You can’t use them when it is too hot, snowing, or raining.

 

You don’t have to hire a window washer.

Mirrors with three millimeters in thickness or less can break if you clean them with a robot.

Robotic window cleaners are fast and effective.

 

Window cleaning robots can be noisy as some come with a loud motor.

 

They are portable, meaning they are light, and you can carry your robot from one window to the other. (Try doing that with a human window washer!)

Limited battery life. Most robotic window cleaners last for only 30 minutes. You might need a cord if you have over ten windows to clean.

Say goodbye to streaks on your windows because robotic window cleaners will leave you with clean and clear windows. (Maybe)

 

 

Santa Clara, Utah, Beautiful Red Rock Dreams:

Santa Clara, Utah, Beautiful Red Rock Dreams:

Table of Content

1. Introduction

2. About Santa Clara

3. Outside activities

4. Inside activities

5. Santa Clara for Energetic Families

6. For those in need of rest and relaxation

7. Experiences of a Window Cleaner

Santa Clara is a charming town in Washington County, Utah.

As part of the St. George Metropolitan Area’s population of approximately 180,000, Santa Clara is home to 10,000 residents. The city’s population has nearly doubled in the last 20 years, and it’s easy to see why.

 

2.  About Santa Clara

The area offers something for everyone. Whether you enjoy spending time out in nature, exploring captivating shops, eating delicious food at new restaurants, or spending time at family-friendly spots with the whole family, everything Santa Clara provides to visitors and residents alike ’ll enchant you.

 

Back in 2018, the St. George Metropolitan Area, which includes Santa Clara, was named the third fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States. This is caused by people falling in love with the gorgeous views of red rocks and canyons.

 

3.  Outside activities

For the Outdoors person in Santa Clara

Red rocks and more red rocks are what you can look forward to when being “outdoorsy” in the area.

Santa Clara and St. George are in the southwest corner of Utah, near the borders of Arizona and Nevada. For an avid hiker, this area is a paradise. Nearest to Santa Clara is Red Cliffs Recreation Area, which offers a wide variety of trails for all skill levels.

 

For the outdoors Theatre Lover

Can’t get enough “outdoorsy?” Then it’s time to catch a show at the outdoor Tuacahn Amphitheatre put on by the Tuacahn Center for the Arts. They specialize in classic musical theatre, and you’ll find your favorite musicals on their stage season after season.

When it’s warm, you can see the bats from the nearby hills catching bugs in the lights of the theater, therefore keeping those bugs away from you.

 

For the Peaceful Garden Seeker

Another outdoor endeavor is gardening. Some gardeners consider growing plants their craft. If that is the case, you’ll love this next spot.

The Red Hills Desert Garden is Utah’s first desert conservation garden and every garden lover’s dream. It is a creative use of desert landscape, and each plant is clearly identified and labeled. The pathways are accessible, and the garden turns into a winter wonderland around the holidays. The light display is a sight to behold, and it’s the perfect spot for a romantic date night or a peaceful afternoon away from the worries of the world.

4.  Inside activities

For the “Indoorsy” Craft lover in Santa Clara

If you have a sensibility for crafts, you’ll love the Clover Patch Quilt Shop. Some say that Clover Patch Quilt Shop carries over 9,000 different fabrics with an impossibly wide variety of prints and patterns. Whether you’re an avid quilter or just curious about what you might find, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Santa Clara

This image was provided by Wikimedia. Creator: AliveFreeHappy

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5.  Santa Clara For Energetic Families

If your family still has some “Get up, in their Go” you might consider visiting the St George Children’s Museum.

If you have youngsters who are curious about absolutely everything and constantly asking, “Why?”, then visit to the St. George Children’s Museum. This non-profit organization offers engaging exhibits that will inspire your children to see the world differently and think creatively. Whether you have toddlers, grade-schoolers, or teenagers, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the St. George Children’s Museum.

 

6.  For Those in Need of Rest and Relaxation

Once you and your family have used up all that energy, it’s now time for you. If you need to get away from it all, you must try Sagestone Spa at Red Mountain. For reasonable prices, you can experience the height of luxury and enjoy packages that include a massage, facial, pedicure, and a meal. Guests rave about their experiences at Sagestone.

 

Because Santa Clara has something for everyone, you and your family will discover your own personal dream among the beautiful red rocks.

 

If you need a great (not just good) handyman try one of these three guys.

Old house behind Frei's market

Old house behind Frei’s market in Santa Clara

Santa Clara City offices & museum

Santa Clara City offices and museum

7.  Experiences of window cleaners in St. George, UT (Oh, and Santa Clara too!)

Cleaning windows has been my profession since 2017.

Eleven months of the year, the weather is comfortable enough to work outside. My services are available year-round, because I don’t mind the heat or the cold.

If you’re doing a Google search for window cleaning, window cleaning near me, or St. George window washing, I am available to get your windows sparkling clean.

To schedule an appointment to have your windows cleaned by someone who does an excellent job, please call me at (435) 574-4643.

A picture of me cleaning windows in Santa Clara, UT

This is a picture of me cleaning windows in Ivins / Kayenta which is next to Santa Clara, UT.