There is nothing simple about construction window cleaning. I know. I have been in the business for over 30 years, having learned the trade from my father, who learned from his. I have seen many changes in the industry, good and bad. I have seen innovations come and go and I have survived, profitably.
Construction window cleaning includes the removal of several types of construction debris from glass surfaces, including plaster, stucco, concrete, paint, texture, taping mud, mortar, silicone, stickers, and tape. Removing this debris without scratching the glass is the real challenge of construction window cleaning.
Although a hands-on examination of the actual scratch is required to conclusively determine the cause, there are several commonly occuring trends. Listed below are some of the more frequent causes of scratched glass.
In recent years scratched glass in the construction industry has become a major issue for Builders and Construction Window Cleaners alike, with no solution in sight. I'm a third generation window cleaner with over 40 years construction window cleaning experience, with a work force that has cleaned over 4500 houses for local and national builders per year.
The axiom "You never have a second chance to make a first impression" is at least as relevant for business as it is for personal relationships. The appearance of one's company to potential customers has a direct bearing on that company's bottom line. A clean, well-maintained establishment will be more appealing to Joe Public, resulting in more business for the company, more work for its employees and better profits.
Window cleaners and builders alike realize that post construction cleanups require the most efficient methods, including properly used glass scrapers. Alternatives to scraping, such as solvents, chemicals, or scrubbing can be harmful to seals and surrounding surfaces, and may also be hazardous to workers.
Post construction window cleaning involves some of the most difficult challenges in the window cleaning industry to- day. Although most builders do make an attempt to protect windows during construction, many fail to accomplish this goal, leaving the window cleaner to deal with how to best remove construction debris (plaster, paint, texture, concrete, tape, stickers) and anything else that come into contact with the glass.