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How to find a good window cleaner

Keeping your windows shiny and clean makes your house look fresh and inviting, but it can be an awkward and time-consuming job. If you don’t have the time or energy to clean windows yourself then it’s time to find the best window cleaner in your area to do it for you.

Keeping your windows shiny and clean makes your house look fresh and inviting, but it can be an awkward and time-consuming job. If you don’t have the time or energy to clean windows yourself then it’s time to find the best window cleaner in your area to do it for you.

In this guide, we look at top tips for finding professional window cleaners in your area and have some useful advice on how to choose a reliable domestic window cleaner.

How do I find a good window cleaner?

It might sound like an easy task, but when you’re looking for a window cleaner you want to choose one of the good ones who will leave your windows sparkling clean. Here’s how:

1. Use our handy online searchProfessional window cleaner at work

Our handy online search is a great way to find good local window cleaners. It’s a quick and easy way to find the best window cleaners who have been recommended by your neighbours and checked by us to make sure they’re real and reliable. You can also see photos of their previous work on their profile and get in contact with them using the contact details.

Or, you can use our request a quote feature to post details about your window cleaning jobs and we’ll send it out to professional window cleaners in your area for you.

2. Ask friends and family for recommendations

Speaking to your nearest and dearest is another good way to find reliable domestic window cleaners near you. By asking your friends and family to recommend the best window cleaners they know, you’ll be getting positive first-hand suggestions.

3. Ask other tradespeople for recommendations

Reliable tradespeople like to work with other reliable tradespeople so, if you’ve worked with other tradespeople who’ve done a great job for you, ask them to recommend the professional window cleaners in your area. It’s highly likely that good local tradespeople will be more than happy to recommend window cleaners for the job.

4. Check window cleaning trade associations

Most window cleaning will be members of a trade association, such as the Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC), Window Cleaners Alliance (WCA) or the British Window Cleaning Academy (BWCA). Belonging to an association like these is typically a sign of a good quality window cleaner fitter with a professional attitude and dedication to their work.

5. Create a shortlist and interview your favourites

Once you’ve done your research finding recommendations and/or other domestic window cleaners you think could be right for the job, pick your favourite(s) and organise to meet them in person.

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5 top tips to find the best window cleaner near you

It’s not always easy to pick the right window cleaner, especially if you live somewhere with a lot of choice. But you’re in luck, we have a few handy hints to help you hire the right person (or people):

  1. Choose a window cleaner with lots of local experience doing work that is similar to what you’ll be hiring them to do
  2. Always read their reviews to see what previous customers are saying about them – the odd negative review is OK, as long as the majority are very positive
  3. Ask for multiple quotes to compare to make sure you’re being quoted fair and competitive prices for the window cleaning work
  4. Check that they have the right insurance that covers them for the work that you’ll be hiring them to do
  5. Make sure they have the right safety equipment to safely clean all of your windows without posing a risk to themselves or members of your household

How much does a window cleaner cost?

One of the factors that will no doubt influence your choice of window cleaner will be their price, and a common question we get asked is ‘how much is a window cleaner?’.

Here are the average prices for how much a window cleaner costs in the UK, depending on the nature of the job, the size of the property and the number of windows that need to be cleaned:

  • Terraced property – £40
  • Semi-detached – £45
  • Detached property – £50
  • Bungalow – £30
  • Commercial property – £100

Domestic window cleaner cleaning a windowTo find out more about costs, check out our guide to window cleaning prices.

Why hire a professional window cleaner?

If you’re on the fence about hiring a window cleaner, here are some of the reasons that might persuade you that it’s a good idea:

  • They have all the tools and the right cleaning products to do the job
  • Professional window cleaners are trained and experienced to do work to a high standard
  • Hiring a window cleaner avoids you accidentally damaging or scratching windows
  • Getting the best results from window cleaning involves skill and know-how
  • It’s safer than doing it yourself, especially if you have windows located on upper floors of the building
  • A professional window cleaner will do the job faster and more effectively than a DIY novice


What is the best window cleaner you can hire?

The best window cleaner you can hire will fill you with confidence that they have the skills and experience to clean your windows to a professional standard. They’ll be friendly and responsive, and offer excellent customer service every time you deal with them. If they don’t, look for another window cleaner who can tick all those boxes.

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What others think of this article:

Tammie Houston

You made a great point when you said that window cleaners can do a better job than I can since they have the necessary tools and training to clean windows better than I. My mother's windows have all grown grimy with age and I don't think that I could effectively wipe the muck from it on my own. Hopefully, I can find a good window washer that can identify what exactly they are and use the right tools for the job without damaging the windows.

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